State denies Polaris Charter School bid

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The New Mexico Public Education Commission voted to deny the Polaris Charter School application Thursday.

In light of the PEC decision, leadership at Los Alamos Public Schools plans to schedule a meeting with the charter school planning team to discuss how to best work together to pool local resources and help all students in Los Alamos succeed, according to a release sent out Thursday by the district.

“We appreciate the team’s creative thinking and dedication to designing options for our middle school students in Los Alamos,” Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus said.

The Polaris Charter School proposal included many positive educational approaches like engaging the whole child, recognizing the importance of social emotional learning, building community through advisory groups, and offering personalized and project-based learning opportunities. A commitment to further developing and implementing many of these innovative ideas is shared by staff and leadership at LAPS. 

“We look forward to continuing to collaborate in order to provide the best options for all students in Los Alamos,” Steinhaus said.

Check back with the Monitor next week for more details on this story.

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