MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A new all-boys charter school created and supported by the NBA Grizzlies is set to open Monday in Memphis.
Grizzlies Prep School will start with 75 sixth-graders and add a grade per year until it runs through eighth grade. The charter school, which is funded by a mixture of public and private funds, was proposed by the Grizzlies Foundation last fall and approved by the Unified School Board in May.
School director Elizabeth Simpson said the curriculum is challenging, with a strong focus on math and literacy. Students will be part of a strong mentoring program as well.
Proponents said the school's small size will allow students to get more personalized instruction than at larger public schools in the Memphis district.
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