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Dozens Turn Out For School Lottery

Posted: April 6, 2013 at 3:08 a.m.

Rhiannon (cq) Steele and her daughters, Eve Steele (left), 5, and Carolyn Steele, 8, all of Farmington watch the screen as it displays student names for the Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy on Friday, April 5, 2013, at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville. The new charter school coming to Bentonville held a lottery to determine which students it will accept from the applications it has received.

Ben Girdner liked what he heard about Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy, the new charter school planning to open this fall in Bentonville.

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The Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy has identified a pair of neighboring buildings — 1300 and 1302 Melissa Drive in Bentonville — that it wishes to hold classes in starting this fall, but that is pending approval by the state Board of Education. The school initially identified a building on Runway Drive in southwest Bentonville as its preferred location in its application to the state last year. Switching to the new location requires board approval. The new site is just north of the Benton County Jail.

Source: Staff Report

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