WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Wilmington-area parents could have another option of where to enroll their kids in school starting in 2015.
Norman George III of Raleigh submitted a letter to the N.C. Office of Charter Schools last week indicating his interest in opening a charter school in Wilmington beginning in fall 2015.
Charter schools are tuition-free and receive state funding.
"The mission of New Hanover Charter School is to inculcate within its students, knowledge, clear thinking, and high moral character," according to the letter of intent.
In a telephone interview, Norman said the school will take a "classical approach to education" and feature a "robust character-development program."
Norman submitted ten letters of intent in January to open charter schools in fall 2014. One of those schools, Maritime Academy, was to be located in New Hanover County. He submitted only four applications for the potential schools. None of the applications were approved.
Norman said he has been involved with about ten successful charter schools since 1997.
Copyright 2013 WECT. All rights reserved. AP contributed to this report.
322 Shipyard Boulevard