The old Wilson Middle School could become west Charlotte’s first charter school, if the private school that took over the building succeeds with a plan to become an independent public school.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools closed Wilson this year, moving students into newly created preK-8 schools. StudentFirst Academy, a K-12 private school where tuition is based on family income, took over the building on Tuckaseegee Road.
School officials are holding community meetings today and March 29 to talk about converting to a charter school, which would provide state, county and federal money and eliminate tuition.
Charters require state approval; legislators recently lifted the 100-school cap. Earlier this month, the state approved the conversion of Corvian Community School, a small private elementary school in Huntersville, to a charter school.
The StudentFirst meetings start at 7 p.m. at the school, 7020 Tuckaseegee Road. Details: 704-394-8749 or www.studentfirstacademy.org.