Monarch Academy plans a lottery

April 05, 2009|By Nicole Fuller

Because of what school officials are calling an overwhelming response, Monarch Academy Public Charter School, will hold a lottery to choose its first students.

The Glen Burnie school has received more than 350 applications but has room for about 195 students this fall, when the school will open to kindergarten, first- and fifth-grade students.

"We couldn't be more pleased with the community's overwhelming response to Monarch Academy, and we're looking forward to providing our incoming students with a unique and enriched learning experience this fall," said Maurine E. Larkin, Monarch's principal.

The lottery will be held April 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. In accordance with federal law, the random drawing must be conducted at a public event. A Monarch representative will announce the names of the incoming students as they are selected. The drawing will also sequentially determine wait-listed students in each grade. Students do not need to attend the lottery to be selected.

Monarch Academy will continue to accept applications up to the April 15 deadline. The application, as well as information about Monarch Academy and the lottery, is available at www.monarchchart er.org.

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