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A local Atlanta TV station says that New Birth Missionary Baptist Church plans to reopen its New Birth Academy on Thursday! In December the academy announced that the school would close after 18 years; due to the sluggish economy and low enrollment. The announcement sent hundreds of parents and students scrambling to find a new school.

New Birth spokesman Art Franklin confirmed to Channel 2 that it was announced at Sunday’s worship services that the academy will reopen through a cooperative agreement with Aurora Day School. Franklin declined to release details on what role Aurora Day School will play in New Birth Academy operations, saying the details would likely be released during a news conference later this week. Aurora has campuses in Tucker and Roswell.

Franklin told Channel 2 that all students, including those previously enrolled at New Birth, will need to enroll this Wednesday at New Birth between 7 a.m.  and 7 p.m. He said New Birth Academy plans to reopen its doors this Thursday.

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution | Fran Jeffries

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