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Charter school settles on home inside Federal Building

February 27th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Newburgh Preparatory Charter High School has found a location where it will soon begin to carry out its mission of providing students, ages 16 to 21 who have left high school, a second chance to earn a diploma.

The school will be located upstairs at 471 Broadway in the City of Newburgh, in a space known as the “Federal Building.” The building, which was last occupied by the BOCES Adult Education Center, is well known to city residents since a branch post office is located on the ground floor.

According to Newburgh Prep’s Executive Director Tom Fitzgerald, the 10,000-square-foot space is large enough to house 12 classrooms as well as several offices and meeting rooms. It’s also practically move-in ready.

“It’s not one of the original locations we considered but other places would have required a lot more work and a lot more money,” said Fitzgerald, explaining that what little renovations the space needs will begin in March.

“It’s a very nice location and we’re pretty anxious to get in there,” he said.

Newburgh Prep will begin to conduct its registration process in April. The school will open its doors to the first group of 105 students in August.

By JESSICA MURRAY
jmurray@tcnewspapers.com

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