Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will spend $771,000 for a modular classroom to launch a new high school on Central Piedmont Community Colleges Levine campus in January.
The new middle college high in Matthews will be a clone of the school on CPCCs Cato campus in east Charlotte, which serves 200 juniors and seniors. It provides a college campus experience for students who earn college credits while finishing the work they need for a high school diploma.
Both CMS and CPCC want to expand the program, which has been successful in preparing students for higher education. But space is a challenge at CPCC, where enrollment growth has outstripped space on its six campuses.
Students who plan to attend the new Levine school are starting the year at Cato Middle College High. The school board approved the modular classroom purchase Tuesday so the temporary building can be in place for classes to start at Levine second semester.
CPCC and CMS plan to add a third small high school at the Harper campus in southwest Charlotte in 2014-15, with the CPCC bond package providing money to expand that space.
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