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Friday, July 24, 2009

News from Rockford's New Charter Schools

Today's Rockford Register Star has a great article on the new Legacy Academy Charter School, which talks about Jarmoro wanting to get into a good kindergarten but missing the age cut off. Thankfully, Legacy was able to cut through the red tape and secure Jarmoro's admission.
He and his family attended a recruitment session Thursday for the school. Legacy was the answer for his family, said Jarmoro’s mom, Myrah Bean.

“I couldn’t even get the public schools to look at him,” Myrah said, because of her son’s late birthday.

Myrah’s mother, Melma Norwood, teaches seventh-grade science at Flinn Middle School in the Rockford School District, and she supports her daughter’s decision to send Jarmoro to Legacy.

“The school provides education for the kids,” Norwood said. “And that’s what it’s all about: Making sure kids learn.”
For more information about Legacy, visit:

The other charter school opening this fall is Galapagos Rockford Charter School. It will be a K-3 school at 2605 N. School St., the old St. Patrick School. If you are interested in a student application, an informational meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at the Northwest Community Center, 1325 N. Johnston Ave.

For more information, go to or call 815-388-4644.

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