CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A charter school organization offering an alternative education to working students or those with family commitments got approval from Coral Springs this week to begin the process of opening a new high school.

Coral Springs Academic Solutions Academy will be run by the nonprofit, Academic Solutions Academy (ASA), at 10044 NW 31 Street on the former site of North Broward Preparatory School, which is just west of the Broward Health Coral Springs hospital.

Up to 350 students in grades 9-12 will get classroom and computer-based instruction that will allow them to work in a flexible, self-paced environment, according to ASA’s website and plans submitted to Coral Springs.

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Most students attending the school will come from “all socioeconomic backgrounds” who “have previously been unsuccessful throughout their high school years,” ASA explained in documents provided to the city. That includes students who are working, have children, or take care of other family members, a school representative told city officials.

There will be two shifts at the school days, from 7 am  – 12 pm and 1 pm – 6 pm. And most students will get to the school on public transportation and others will come by carpooling, biking or walking. The school will have 18 parking spots for students.

ASA runs two other campuses, one in Sunrise (153 students) and the other in Fort Lauderdale (181 students). The Sunrise location will be closing and students will attend either the Fort Lauderdale location or the Coral Springs location, according to ASA.

Coral Springs City Commission approved Wednesday for ASA to begin moving forward with opening the school after it adds more sidewalk space at the front of the building.

It’s not clear yet when the school plans to open.

 

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