Harrisburg School Board approves Capital Area School for the Arts Charter
The Harrisburg School board held a special meeting on Tuesday to hold a vote to approve or deny a charter application for the Capital Area School for the Arts (CASA) Charter School.
The charter was approved in a 7 to 2.
With the new charter status, CASA will expand its curriculum to a full day of study that offers students advanced studies in art and academics, with a focus on college preparation.
The school also plans to expand capacity to 200 students soon.
CASA will open as a charter school in the 2013/2014 school year.
Full academic programs for grades 9-12 will be available to students attending the school.
The school will still be using portfolio submissions and auditions for admissions, but in accordance with state law, interested and qualified students in the Harrisburg School District will have the first chance to enroll.
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