5 new campuses are opening here
Stepping Stones, KIPP, Harmony Science hope to build on success
— reported by the Houston Chronicle(1)
Students may begin registering next month to attend three new charter
schools operated by the much-touted Knowledge is Power Program, a
college-preparatory school known for its extended class hours and
strict discipline policies.
The new campuses, scheduled to open in the summer, should help relieve a waiting list that’s more than 1,000 families deep.
KIPP will open the schools with one of 13 new charters granted in the
fall by the State Board of Education, putting Texas just six charters
shy of the state-mandated cap of 215. Harmony Science Academy and
Stepping Stones Elementary were also given permission to open new
campuses in Houston.
About 1,200 students attend Harmony’s four Texas campuses. The new
charters will increase enrollment statewide to 2,900 by the end of next
year and to 5,600 by 2010.