Do Melrose children need access to another charter school in the area? It's a pertinent question now that the Pioneer Charter School of Science (PCSS) has reached the final round of the application process to open two new charter public schools—one of which would serve Melrose and five other communities, according to a statement.
The new schools, if approved by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in February, would serve 360 students in grades 7-12 in communities north of Boston, according to the statement.
The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School already educates Melrose students, but perhaps families are searching for something different.
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