Future of Two North Fulton High Schools in Question

Posted by Jeff Aughey on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 9:58pm.

Old Milton High School BuildingMilton High School - The Old Location

The old Milton High School may be getting a new tenant -- if the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Alpharetta can attract a 4-year private university to Alpharetta. The 52-acre campus is still owned by the Fulton County Board of Education, but the committee formed to investigate this option hopes to utilize the old high school campus. The committee formed by Alpharetta's Mayor (David Belle Isle), the Chamber of Commerce's Public Policy Director (Liz Hausmann) and developer Penn Hodge. The group hopes it will economically benefit the downtown area, will help Alpharetta to compete with similar cities that do have a 4-year institution of higher learning, and will help boost the local technology industry. The timeline for the proposed University is still uncertain since it is still in the planning stages.

Fulton Science Academy High School

The future of students attending the Fulton Science Academy High School will remain unknown as the school year ends. The Fulton School Board ended the school's status as a charter school effective June 30 and is currently preparing to assimilate the student body into the public system. The Academy is still awaiting a hearing on the appeal of the board's decision, but that won't come until after school ends this year, leaving approximately two hundred students and their parents without information on what next school year will bring.

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