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SUNY Board of Trustees Approves Truxton Academy’s Renewal


Earlier last week, the SUNY Board of Trustees voted to approve the Truxton Academy’s renewal as a charter school. The Trustees met on Tuesday, January 30th to both discuss and later approve charters for six schools within the state. Truxton Academy was the only charter school located outside of the New York City Area.

The approval renews Truxton Academy’s charter for another three years. The school currently has 75 students enrolled in grades K thru 6th. Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year, opened on Thursday, February 1st.

“We are so grateful to the SUNY CSI team that keeps us on track and accountable to our students and families and how they presented their confidence in our team to continue growing Truxton Academy into the school our founding team and current Board of Trustees envisioned. We have been strengthening our foundation and have a clear vision of our path ahead to meet our vision”, said Patty Dawson, Executive Director.

Truxton Academy was the state’s first rural public charter school. In a release to X101 News, Truxton Academy says the school prides itself on small class sizes, outdoor learning, small animal barn, frequent field lessons, guest speakers and hands-on project based learning.

The school plans to continue their Ag and Rural Life Lab program this year. A small animal barn was recently approved by the NYSED and delivered on November 27th of 2023. The first Truxton Academy “animal residents” are expected to arrive soon once details are finalized.

You can learn more about Truxton Academy and learn more about enrollment, HERE.

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