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Leman Academy to Open Oro Valley Campus

Credit: Arizona Daily Star

By Yoohyun Jung for Arizona Daily Star

Leman Academy of Excellence, a charter school that first opened in Marana in 2015, will open a new campus in Oro Valley next school year.

With the new school, the Leman Academy network would be up to four schools, including one in Parker, CO. The network opened its second Arizona school in Sierra Vista for the current school year.

The Oro Valley area is growing rapidly, said Kevin Leman, the school’s founder. “We’re glad to be able to put a school where we can help a lot of families with rigorous education.”

The Oro Valley school would serve about 550 students in K-6. The plan is to offer seventh grade in the following school year and also add eighth grade at the Marana school, according to Leman.

Leman Academy had planned to open a campus in Mesa in a building previously occupied by another charter school. That plan was withdrawn because Leman said there were issues with the previous school’s management.

But it hasn’t abandoned its plans to move into the Phoenix area altogether. The organization will continue to search for a suitable option, Leman said. The school is also looking to open schools in Texas, Indiana and North Carolina.

Read more at Arizona Daily Star.

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