Charter moves school to Johnson C. Smith University’s campus

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After years of working to prepare at-risk children for college, the leaders of Kennedy Charter in Charlotte have landed on a new approach: moving the school onto a university campus.

Kennedy’s high school students began classes last week in a building tucked onto the campus of Johnson C. Smith University. Kindergarten through eighth-grade classes will soon follow, when a new building finishes construction nearby.

The move marks a new chapter for a charter school created in 1998 to serve students moving through the foster care system.

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