Escambia Charter School Closing

May 16, 2018

Escambia Charter School in Gonzalez is closing after 22 years.

“Over the last six years, student enrollment has been low and it has been a struggle financially for the school. Due to this continued low enrollment, it is not fiscally responsible to keep the school open,” the school said in a press release.

Escambia Charter was designed for high school students who have excessive referrals or have a case for expulsion. The program provided high school students the opportunity to complete their academic work and receive counseling services as well as other interventions, according to the Escambia County School District.

The school district will assist in the placement of current students.

“Escambia Charter School will be missed not only by the students and parents, but by the faculty and stakeholders that have worked so hard to educate the students that have come through the doors. It has not always been easy, but it was always worth it,” the school news release said.

The graduation for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on May 22 in the University of West Florida’s Conference Center, Building 22.


2 Responses to “Escambia Charter School Closing”

  1. Not sorry on May 16th, 2018 7:38 pm

    This school is in my neighborhood and we have had several break-in robberies by the students at this school. Not too long ago several students kicked in the front door of an elderly neighbors home in the middle of the day stole a large amount of cash, jewelry and other valuables. I’m sure they are not all bad apples, but those rotten apples spoil the whole basket. Personally I am glad to see the school closed.

  2. ProudArmyParent on May 16th, 2018 9:17 am

    I’m sorry to see this school close!

    When my child repeatedly struggled, (failed twice) with a mandatory class that was only taught by one teacher (and was expected to try again under the same teacher) at NHS this Charter School was our only option. My son did well (a B+), in the class under the guidance of the understanding teacher at Escambia Charter.

    Thank you Escambia Charter!