TAMPA – More than two dozen charter Hillsborough County elementary, middle and high schools are scheduled to participate in the first Charter School Choice Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22, in the gymnasium at Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School, 10948 N. Central Ave.
The free event is designed for parents, guardians and students to learn about charter school choices, in addition to educating guests about the important role the schools play.
“This is an important event because parents need to be informed about charter schools as free, public education, serving the needs of diverse populations of students” said Kristine Bennett, principal of Brooks-DeBartolo and president of Charter School Leaders-FL, the organization sponsoring the Feb. 22 event.
Participating schools include: Brooks-DeBartolo; Pepin Academies; Seminole Heights High School; Terrace Community Middle School; W.E. Phillips Learning Academy; King’s Academy of Health Sciences; Tampa Charter School; Valrico Lake Advantage Academy; Village of Excellence; Literacy Leadership Technology Academy; Kid’s Community College Southeast Campus; Trinity School for Children; Pivot Charter Schools; RCMA Leadership Academy; RCMA Wimauma Academy; Community Charter School of Excellence; Community Charter Middle School of Excellence; New Springs Schools; West University Charter High School; Focus Academy; Lutz Preparatory School; Learning Gate Community School; Mount Pleasant Standard-Based Middle School; Walton Academy of the Performing Arts; and Florida Autism Charter School of Excellence.
Parents with questions about the event can email firstname.lastname@example.org.