Providence Creek Academy Charter School enrollment numbers reached a record high this year with 671 students compared to last year’s 667 students.


 

Providence Creek Academy Charter School enrollment numbers reached a record high this year with 671 students compared to last year’s 667 students.
    Here is the enrollment for 2008 at the school in Clayton, broken down by grade:
    • kindergarten, 75 students;
    • 1st grade, 74 students;
    • 2nd grade, 77 students;
    • 3rd grade, 77 students;
    • 4th grade, 75 students;
    • 5th grade, 75 students;
    • 6th grade, 77 students;
    • 7th grade, 77 students;
    • 8th grade, 64 students.
    In PCA’s first year, 2002-03, only grades K through six were offered with 451 students enrolled. The charter school added seventh grade the next year and became a K through eighth grade school for the 2004-05 school year when there were 621 students enrolled.
   Principal Audrey Erschen said as a public charter school, PCA’s enrollment is based on the number of students who choose to attend the school, and is not necessarily affected by population growth in the community. The school’s enrollment is capped by the charter granted by the State Board of Education.
   “We are at our max,” Erschen said. “Our charter says we can have 659 students plus or minus 5 percent. Our enrollment isn’t affected by the new housing developments.”