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New K-3 Charter School For Mount Vernon Children Planned

A new charter school for children in grades K-3 is proposed for Mount Vernon.
A new charter school for children in grades K-3 is proposed for Mount Vernon. Photo Credit: The Daily Voice/File photo

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Concerned citizens of Mount Vernon will submit an application to the State University of New York (SUNY) Trustees to open a new kindergarten through third grade Public Charter School in Mount Vernon.

The proposed name of the school is Friendship Tech Public Charter School. The intended location for the proposed school is 261 East Lincoln Ave. in Mount Vernon. The targeted population is Mount Vernon children between the ages of 5 and 8.

The proposed grades are Kindergarten through third grade with an estimated enrollment of 240 students. The first class would be enrolled in the fall of academic year 2015-16.

The mission of the Friendship Tech Public Charter School is to decrease educational inequalities in science, technology, English language arts and mathematics education among Mount Vernon children. The school will provide education designed to develop the fundamental critical thinking skills necessary to launch a strong and successful academic journey.

The focus of the program is to increase awareness and provide exposure to science and technology during the developmental years

For more information, email friendshiptech2015@gmail.com or call 914-668-1210.

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