SCOTTVILLE — A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning to mark the official start of construction of the Gateway to Success Academy, a charter school that is scheduled to open in September 2016.
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The school will be located in the old grocery store building on North Scottville Road between Johnson Road and U.S. 31. While it is technically located in Custer Township, the area is under the municipal authority of the City of Scottville.
During a presentation held at the Mason County District Library Ludington branch, John Wilson, founder and board president of the Pennies from Heaven Foundation, spoke about the need in this area to increase education success rates. The foundation is one of the leading funders of the school, which is chartered by the West Shore Educational Service District.
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