The N.C. State Board of Education has approved the application for what could become Moore County’s third charter school next year.
 
If it opens in August 2018 as planned, Moore Montessori Community School will be the first to open in Moore County since Sandhills Theater Arts Renaissance School opened in 1999. North Carolina initially allowed no more than 100 charter schools statewide, but lifted that cap in 2011.
 
Per its 61-page application, the school is seeking a location in or near downtown Aberdeen to serve 90 K-2 students in its first year. The school’s long-term goal is to enroll 200 K-6 students in 2022. About 600 Moore County students already attend charter schools. STARS and The Academy of Moore enroll some 700 students between them.
 
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