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Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School celebrates 20th year

Emily Putnam
Updated: September 15, 2020 10:58 AM
Created: September 15, 2020 07:03 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — As kids return to classes, a local charter school is celebrating a landmark year.

Twenty years ago, the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School started with 120 students in grades k-2. Now, they also have middle and high school students and three different campuses.

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 As far as students returning amid the pandemic, high school Principal Wellinthon Muñoz said the school is ready for both students and staff to “come back home.”

“We are doing everything that we can,” Muñoz said. “We have read all of the guidelines, we have laid many things in place to ensure that they are safe. As I was telling you before, one of the main goals that we have at the school administration is for everyone to be safe students, staff and the community.”

Currently, the school has a graduation rate of 80%, higher than the Rochester City School District.

For more information on the school’s reopening plans, click here.


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