North Carolina’s Charter Schools Review Board yesterday approved two new charter applicants from the Movement Schools network. The new public charter schools will serve economically disadvantaged students in grades K-5 in the Greensboro and Gastonia areas. Both schools are expected to open in 2025.
CSRB members voted unanimously to give the schools the go-ahead to open.
‘World-class academics and virtues’ for families lacking education options
Movement Schools is a mission-driven charter network, affirming a commitment to “teaching world-class academics and virtues in areas where families have historically lacked access to education options.” Movement currently operates charter campuses in Atlanta, Charleston, and in multiple Charlotte-area locations. The network expects to expand to other locations in the Southeast, with 10 N.C. schools planned by 2028.
Both new North Carolina schools will offer families full bus transportation and lunch, a tuition-free Pre-K program, and trauma-informed support.