2014-06-12 / Front Page

Sierra Charter wait list will be longer in 2014-15

By Greg Knight | Associate Editor

Students engage in project-based learning at Sierra Foothill Charter School in Cathey’s Valley. The waiting list for enrollment in the coming school year will be long again, according to principal Alphonso Garagarza. (Erik Skindrud | The GAZETTE)Students engage in project-based learning at Sierra Foothill Charter School in Cathey’s Valley. The waiting list for enrollment in the coming school year will be long again, according to principal Alphonso Garagarza. (Erik Skindrud | The GAZETTE)Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 1:10 p.m. - Sierra Foothill Charter School in Cathey’s Valley is starting to become very popular among parents seeking a different educational environment than what is offered by the Mariposa and Merced school districts—and it has a lengthy waiting list to prove it.

The school, which opened its doors in the 2012-13 school year and had a total enrollment of 118 students this year, was unable to find space for six children this year who remained on a waiting list to get in. That list, according to principal Alfonso Garagarza, is even longer for next year.

Read the entire story in the June 26, 2014 edition of the GAZETTE.

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Obviously, many in our

Obviously, many in our community think that the Charter has surpassed the local school District. Hopefully, a Charter High School will be coming shortly...

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