Friday, June 3, 2011

Achievement First Mayoral Academies hearing in Providence, June 9, 6pm, Alvarez High School

For those who may be following the progress of the Achievement First Mayor Academies proposal to open a charter school to serve Cranston and Providence students, please note that there will be a hearing in Providence on the matter on June 9 at 6 p.m. at Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School, located at 375 Adelaide Ave. in Providence.

For those who would like learn more about the Achievement First Mayor Academies charter school proposal:
Providence people, please try to attend the hearing next week on Thursday, June 9, 6 p.m. at Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School, 375 Adelaide Ave. I am exceedingly frustrated that I cannot go; I have a the final meeting of the PPSD Parents Advisory Council group, of which I am an active member. This hearing is an opportunity to express whatever views you may have about possible impact this proposed charter school, which would serve up to 900 students from Providence.


  1. The most important thing from the POV of a Providence parent is that if 900 students go to this school from the PPSD, at current funding dollars it would be about $12 million out of the PPSD budget. How many more program cuts and closures will that cause?

  2. As a Providence parent the most important thing that I need is to know and have piece of mind that my child is getting a great education. I have one main concern on my mind every single day and that is the future of my child. Having the opportunity to send my child to a school that will provide an excellent public education will be a huge step in the right direction for the parents of Providence.

  3. As a parent of three Achievement First Scholars, I am happy and also very excited to share the AF family with other families. We have been a part of AF for six wonderful years. I am proud to say that I could not ask for a better education or for better role models for my scholars. Long Live Achievement First!!!!