Mavericks High Charter School Approved

Feb 08, 2011, 13:15 ET from Mavericks in Education Florida, LLC

Revolutionary New School Utilizes High-Tech Mastery-Based Curriculum Specifically Designed For At-Risk Students

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mavericks in Education Florida, LLC announced today that the Palm Beach County School Board approved Mavericks High's charter school application which allows the new school to open in August 2011. Mavericks is a tuition-free, public charter high school offering a high-tech, mastery-based curriculum specifically designed for students at risk of not graduating from traditional high schools.


Mavericks High seeks to improve graduation rates with a revolutionary new educational model that includes self-paced, mastery-based learning tracks, technology-rich facilities, a highly-qualified, state-certified instructional team, individualized tutoring, flexible schedules, career and family counseling, and a safe and motivating school culture.

Mavericks High's Frank Biden (brother of Vice President Joe Biden), who worked tirelessly with the Palm Beach School District over the past year to bring this charter school to fruition, said "The alarming increase in the number of high school dropouts in America is quickly becoming a national crisis.  Mavericks High is a solution for children who are not succeeding in traditional high schools and provides a place where they can succeed, prosper, be prepared to pursue their dreams, and contribute to their local community and their nation's future."

Mavericks' Chief Executive Officer, Lauren Hollander, stated, "The Palm Beach County School Board's decision to approve this charter school demonstrates that their commitment to the needs of students and their families in this community is clear and unquestionable. It shows their desire to provide what at-risk kids need most, an exciting and innovative school model which meets their unique learning and lifestyle needs so that they can earn a high school diploma as they prepare for continuing education or a meaningful career."

Governing Board Chairperson Jennifer Russell stated, "The trust and confidence placed in Mavericks High by the School Board motivates us to deliver the very finest next generation educational program to at least 400 Palm Beach County students who are at risk of not graduating from community high schools."

Mavericks High will create at least 30 new jobs for local educational professionals.

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