You’re not crazy: If you hit the roads of west and northwest Charlotte Monday, you probably saw buses rolling and kids returning to school.
It’s back-to-school time for students in four Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools year-round schools that are part of Project LIFT. About 2,700 students at Bruns, Byers, Druid Hills and Thomasboro, all pre-K through eighth-grade schools, are in session for 2015-16, even though most of their CMS counterparts won’t go back until Aug. 24.
Project LIFT, which raised more than $50 million in private donations to boost performance at West Charlotte High and its eight feeder schools, hopes the year-round schedule helps maintain skills that are often lost during the summer. Students get a chance to attend free enrichment programs during breaks.
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And while it may seem rough that kids have to go back so early, they’ll be gloating in late September, when they get a fall break while the other schools remain in session.