Two new charters for Wake among 14 approved

Two new charter schools for Wake County are among a batch of 14 schools that won State Board of Education approval Thursday to open in 2018.

Carolina Charter Academy would open in Fuquay-Varina, according to its application, and would enroll students from Wake, Johnston and Harnett counties. It plans to become part of the Challenge Foundation Academy school network.

Raleigh Oak Charter School proposes to use Waldorf teaching methods. It expects to enroll students from Wake, Durham and Johnston counties.

The Charter School Advisory Board had recommended 15 schools for approval, but the state education board voted to return one for further review.

One school board applied to open two schools in 2018 – Monroe Charter Academy and Anson Charter Academy – and there was a question about one board running two new schools. The Monroe charter was sent back to the advisory board, but it can again recommend the school for approval.

Lynn Bonner: 919-829-4821, @Lynn_Bonner