Laramie, WY – A charter high school organization based in Oregon is applying to start schools in Casper and Cheyenne.
The Redmond Proficiency Academy teaches 300-400 students in grades nine through 12. The academy does not give failing grades, but instead requires students to demonstrate knowledge of a skill before learning the next.
Charter schools are public schools that receive state and federal funding through school districts but operate independently of local school boards.
Wyoming has three charter schools in operation. State law requires that new charter schools be approved by local school boards.
Redmond Proficiency Academy principal Michael Bremont tells the Casper Star-Tribune that his program is the only one of its kind in the nation and will work in Wyoming.