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Temporary campus lined up for next year; enrollment projected to reach target

The school remains on track to move to a temporary site for the 2013-2014 school year, the Sophie B. Wright Charter School board announced at its monthly meeting, Aug. 15.

Pending renovation of the Napoleon Avenue building, the school will occupy portable classrooms at the former James Derham Junior High School in the Hoffman Triangle between Rocheblave Street and Washington Avenue, principal Sharon Clark said.

In her report to the board, Clark said the school has 520 students enrolled and will meet its projected target of 535 in the coming days. She noted that the school was having some trouble working with students transferring from Orleans Parish School Board schools who did not use the Recovery School District’s OneApp process.

All students will take a diagnostic test during the first few days of school to gauge their academic standing. The results will help teachers tailor instruction in areas that need improvement, Clark said.

The school is adding six advanced-placement classes this year, up from four reported at the last board meeting.

The 22-minute meeting was adjourned at 6:04 p.m.

Board member Alvin Porter was absent.

The next meeting is Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m.

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