Parents and Teachers Keep School Curriculum Alive

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Parents and teachers are working hard on getting their new school building ready for students by August 20.

For the past several months, parents and teachers have had to fight to keep their school curriculum alive.

“It’s a very unique program because it’s a four-day a week program and it uses the core knowledge curriculum,” said parent Laura Daggett.

“We had this amazing group of teachers and curriculum where the program is just so amazing. It’s such a great hands-on environment for our kids to learn, so we kept looking or a place to really call home,” said GiGi Roberts, a parent.

When Horizon Charter School closed its doors in the fall with just two days’ notice, parents, with the help of devoted teachers, held study groups for their students in the strangest of places.

“We met in pizzerias, in living rooms, in Raley’s Grocery store to keep the kids together and keep learning together,” said Roberts.

Parents believed in their curriculum so much they kept fighting for a new school building. Finally, Harvest Ridge Charter took Placer Academy under their wing and the New Castle School District provided them with a New K-7 public charter school building.

“It’s wonderful and we couldn’t have done it without the support of New Castle school district and harvest ridge,” said Roberts.

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