Hebrew Language Academy Charter School in Brooklyn
Gets Charter Renewal from Board of Regents
State’s first Hebrew language charter school to add grades 6-8
NEW YORK — The New York State Board of Regents today formally granted a four-year charter renewal for the Hebrew Language Academy Charter School in Brooklyn, approving the New York City Department of Education’s recommendation.
As part of the charter renewal, HLA was also authorized to expand to serve students in grades 6 through 8. The state’s first Hebrew language charter school opened in 2009 in South Brooklyn and currently serves 475 students in grades K-5. It will add sixth grade starting in the fall of 2015 when the school moves into its new permanent home on Mill Avenue in Mill Basin.
“We are overjoyed and grateful that the Board of Regents and the NYC DOE have given us the opportunity to build on the great progress we have made and to continue serving our wonderfully diverse community of students through middle school,” said HLA founder and board chair Sara Berman.
The Hebrew Language Academy Charter School is one of seven Hebrew language public charter schools in the Hebrew Charter School Center (HCSC) network. HCSC is building a national network of academically rigorous dual-language charter schools that teach children of all backgrounds to become fluent and literate in Modern Hebrew and prepare them to be productive global citizens.