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NC virtual school holds info sessions in Matthews, Gastonia

North Carolina’s new virtual charter school will hold in-person information sessions in Matthews and Gastonia on Wednesday.

North Carolina Connections Academy, which opens this year, offers free online instruction to students in grades K-9 (higher grades will be added one year at a time). It can enroll up to 1,500 students statewide for 2015-16.

The Gastonia session is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the Courtyard Charlotte Gastonia, 1856 Remount Road.

The Matthews session is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Matthews, 9420 E. Independence Expressway.

Ann Doss Helms: 704-358-5033, @anndosshelms

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