District eyes military academy

ROCHESTER — An advisory committee to the Rochester City School District’s board of education has recommended that plans to open a military academy move forward.

The board convened the committee in February to determine the feasibility of and interest in a military academy. The group gathered information from surveys, focus groups and interviews with community leaders.

Based on the input, the committee issued a report in support of creating the academy that would serve primarily city students as well as students from other Monroe County districts. The school would open at the ninth-grade level and add two grades a year until reaching maximum enrollment of 450 students in grades 7-12, according to the report at http://bit.ly/1ObCVRS.

The report will be reviewed by the board’s finance and excellence in student achievement committees. If approved by the board, the planning process would take about a year and would also include obtaining approval from the state education department.

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