Jamie Bandstra has never been more excited about education than he is today.
“It is pretty cool,” he said of the plans for the new Gateway to Success Academy he will head up as superintendent when it opens in the fall of 2016.
After years of working as the principal at the recently closed Journey middle and high school, he was asked to research, travel, ask for help with and contribute to the design of a school he believes will serve local students well.
The new charter school — with an emphasis on hands-on and project-based learning — is especially for students who aren’t learning well in the traditional school environment, although G2S will be open to any area student in the sixth through 12th grade.
An unveiling of the plans is set for Wednesday to show off drawings and share plans for a capital campaign to make the school a reality.
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