Brick Church Middle School will be the second school in the Metropolitan Nashville Public School district to enact a public-charter partnership between MNPS and charter organization LEAD Public Schools.
MNPS Schools Director Jesse Register, along with representatives from LEAD and the state's Achievement School District, announced the move at a press conference today.
The BCMS public-charter partnership will be modeled after Cameron Middle School, which was taken over by LEAD at the beginning of this school year.
“We're very lucky, as a city to have a template to work off of,” LEAD founder and CEO Jeremy Kane said. “We have a template we can bring to Brick Church and essentially cut-and-paste.”
Kane and Register both applauded the public charter strategy and said it was working well at Cameron.
“To me, it's not about charter schools, it's not about private schools, it's not about public schools,” Register said. “It's about good schools for all children and that’s what we have to be about in this school system.”
BCMS is currently one of 10 MNPS schools in the state-recognized Achievement School District for low-performing schools.