New charter school proposed on Skillman would support non-traditional students

A program born to assist troubled youths in getting their lives on track eventually transformed in Texans Can Academies, a series of charter schools that supports students who don’t thrive in traditional classrooms. It has a special emphasis on supporting those who have dropped out and are seeking a way back into education.

The nonprofit is proposing a new campus in Lake Highlands, on Skillman Avenue north of the LBJ. It already operates six campuses in Dallas Country, from which 1,100 students have graduated.

Those interested in learning more about the new school can attend the Lake Highlands Chamber of Commerce Forum on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 11:30 a.m. at JJ’s Cafe. The event includes lunch and a discussion with Richard Marquez, president and CEO of the charter school, including a Q&A. Tickets are $15 for chamber members, $20 for non-members and available here.

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