School starts August 12 for Confluence Charter Schools
School starts August 12 for Confluence Charter Schools
Posted on 08/07/2013

Walnut ParkOn Monday, August 12, Confluence Charter Schools will be filled with students and staff, ready for a new school year.

On the first day, students will get to school by bus, car or walking through their neighborhood. They’ll have new shoes, new clothes and backpacks filled with pencils, pens, notebooks, crayons and folders. They’ll be greeted by teachers, staff and principals who are energized by the opportunities a new school year brings. Parents will walk kindergartners to their classrooms. Older brothers and sisters will help little brothers and sisters get to their classrooms, and new students will meet new friends to make their day a little easier.

Since 2003, Confluence has grown from one campus and 245 students to five schools serving more than 3,500 students in the City of St. Louis in kindergarten through high school.

As the new school year begins, Confluence has plenty to look forward to:

·         There are more than 100 new teachers and staff among the five campuses.

·         Student enrollment is approximately 3,645.

·         Confluence Preparatory Academy will have its third class of seniors, the class of 2014.

·         Grand Center Arts Academy is growing into a high school, welcoming its first class of sophomores.

·         Confluence Academy-Walnut Park has a new principal, Sheldon McAfee.

·         Grand Center Arts Academy will have performance space and a theater in spring 2014 as renovations at the Sun Theater are completed.

·         Old North, South City and Walnut Park earned bronze-level recognition for their Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) programs. PBS is a systematic approach for improving student behavior and academic performance. Banners and a framed certificate are on display at each school to show success for their effort.

Confluence is a non-profit charter school network with two university sponsors – Missouri University of Science and Technology and Saint Louis University – as a result, the network has two local education agencies, or LEAs. Missouri University of Science and Technology is the sponsor for Confluence Academy-Old North, Confluence Academy-South City, Confluence Academy-Walnut Park and Confluence Preparatory Academy. Saint Louis University sponsors Grand Center Arts Academy.

Confluence Charter Schools is governed by one Board of Directors. Confluence is an independent network and is not affiliated with an education management company.

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