Future of Guahan Charter School in the hands of charter school council

Guahan Academy Charter School (PNC file photo)

Guam – The future of Guahan Academy Charter School is now in the hands of the Guahan Charter Schools Council, which met to discuss the renewal of the academy’s charter.

The Charter School had their candidacy for accreditation withheld after a scathing review from the Accrediting Commission for Schools of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

GACS had five years, by law, to attain accreditation.

Now in their fifth year and with the withholding of their candidacy, GACS may have to cease operation of their high school and middle school programs.  The council decides whether or not the school’s charter will be renewed.

The meeting will clarify the interpretation of the law, in regard to GACS’s failure to attain accreditation within the five years allotted.

Education Oversight Chairman Sen. Joe S. San Agustin says GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez has assured him that GDOE is prepared to absorb the more than 700 students back into the public school system in the event GACS’s middle and high schools shut down by next school year.