HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – On of the Commonwealth’s top performing charter schools, the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School, has officially filed an application for renewal of the school’s charter with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The school first opened in 2007 and it’s charter was last renewed in 2012.
PVCICS is a public charter school that serves students in grades K-12 and is the first and only Chinese immersion school in Massachusetts.
Students at the school learn Mandarin Chinese starting in kindergarten and continue learning through 12th grade.
It is the only tuition-free public charter school in the state to offer Mandarin Chinese and the prestigious International Baccalaureate diploma program for 11th and 12th grade.
PVCICS also requested to increase its maximum enrollment, which would allow the school to enroll more students currently on its waiting list.
The Board of Education will vote to renew PVCICS’s charter in early 2017.