If you have concerns or questions about the proposed new charter school in town, you'll be able to have them sorted out next week.
Organizers of the proposed STEAM Studio Charter High School will hold information sessions on Sept. 19 and Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, on the third floor.
STEAM" stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, and Mathematics. Andover resident and School Committee member David Birnbach is spearheading the idea and hopes to have the school open next September.
Birnbach and his team of educators and technology and health sciences experts have submitted a proposal to the Massachusetts Department of Education for a new charter school for high school students, and he's spoken with Andover's superintendent, principals and School Committee.
The school, as you may guess by its name, would focus on technology. Students would work in teams, called "guilds," and learning would be project based.
"Students will take the same MCAS tests in these subjects that all public school students take," Birnbach said.