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Abilene charter school expanding junior high classes

ABILENE, Texas - The Texas Leadership Charter Academy of Abilene is in the process of building a million-dollar facility by next fall to offer more junior high classes.

TLCA Principal Carmen Crain said the student enrollment has increased by 35 percent and every year, they add a new class.

"We definitely need a space that those students can grow into and where they can feel like they are part of a middle school or junior high campus rather than being part of an elementary," Crain said.

The school offers kindergarten through 7th grade. The new building will have eight new classrooms and a multi-purpose room. The school will move their 6th and 7th graders to the new building and create a program for 8th graders.

 "We have about a million-dollar building, you are looking at a million-dollar impact in this community right here in the heart of Abilene that needs growth and revitalization," said Crain.

The school plans to break ground on the new building in January. Crain said they will be looking into building a high school in the near future.


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