Hillsboro Charter Academy held its enrollment lottery for the 2017-2018 school year on March 8, yielding full classes for the kindergarten through fifth-grade public charter school and a wait list of 60 students.
In all, the school is projected to enroll 126 students next year.
That’s big news for the Hillsboro community. Previous School Boards had threatened to close Hillsboro Elementary School, which was previously housed in the building, because of declining enrollment. At one point, enrollment had dwindled to 66. Parents and teachers from that school community joined forces to create a charter application and, with the School Board’s blessing, they opened Hillsboro Charter Academy in August 2016.
“We were so thrilled at the level of excitement and interested as evidenced by the number of applications we received,” Rebecca Baldwin Fuller, president of the school’s board of directors, said this week. “I see it as a sign that Loudoun families are recognizing the benefit of creating an innovative hands-on STEAM focused learning environment within our public school system.”
Because the academy is a tuition-free public charter school, enrollment is open to any elementary student living in Loudoun County. Learn more at lcps.org/hillsboro.