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Event officially opens and dedicates school to community

INDIAN TRAIL, NC. (Sept. 21, 2016) –Union Preparatory Academy at Indian Trail will hold a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at 2324 Younts Road in Indian Trail.  The dedication will begin with opening comments from Mayor Michael Alvarez, the school’s governing board vice president with remarks following by Principals Joan Roman and Allison Simpson. Following student performances, closing remarks will be delivered by Jon Hage, president, founder and CEO of Charter Schools USA (CSUSA). The new school opened this fall to serve students in grades K-6 and will expand in subsequent years to grades 7 and 8.

“I am so excited to be part of this beautiful new school in Indian Trail,” said Joan Roman, principal.  “The students and parents are thrilled with the beautiful classrooms. It’s so energizing to all of us as educators to see them enthusiastically starting each school day ready to learn.”

Union Preparatory Academy at Indian Trail is one of eight schools currently managed by CSUSA in the state of North Carolina. It is governed by the Union County Charter Education Association.

“As a board, we have been eager to see the process of opening Union Preparatory Academy at Indian Trail and seeing the students embrace their new school,” said Rosalie Greene, president of the Union County Charter Education Association board.  “It has truly been a community effort to bring this school to its ultimate reality and we are so thankful to have been a part since its inception.”

About the Union County Charter Education Association

The Union County Charter Education Association is a not-for-profit governing board created to open high quality, high performing charter schools in North Carolina.  The board is comprised of local community leaders: Rosalie Greene, Michael Alvarez, Jim Turner, CPA, Nicole Blevins, Mian Rex, Heather Whillier, Tricia Green and Mitchell Sells.

About Charter Schools USA

Union Preparatory Academy at Indian Trail is part of the Charter Schools USA Inc. (CSUSA) family of schools. CSUSA, the first education management company to receive district accreditation through AdvancED, is one of the nation’s leading charter school management companies. The company manages 84 schools in seven states serving more than 70,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  CSUSA educational advantages include integrated technology, parental involvement contracts, student uniforms, enforced discipline policies, highly qualified and motivated staff, community focus and high academic performance.

Applications are still being accepted, but seats are limited. Those interested may apply online at IndianTrailPrep.org