This afternoon was the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Ricardo Flores Magnon Charter School at 72nd and Irving in Westminster. The school is authorized by the state Charter School Institute. It'll offer grades K, 1 and 2 this year, but grow until the school is K-8. The school will use the Core Knowledge curriculum, SRA Reading and Saxon Math. Already they have a wait list at every grade level.
The Head of School is Marcos Martinez, who went through the Building Excellent Schools fellowship program. The Director of Instruction and Curriculum, is Antonio Vigil, a former KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy teacher and published poet.
If you know of anyone looking for a good school in the Westminster area, this is one to recommend!