State BOE Won't Renew Cape Lookout Charter

The State Board of Education has voted not to renew the charter for a school in Morehead City.

Cape Lookout Marine Science Charter High School's two year charter renewal will be up at the end of this school year. The 130 students will now have to be adsorbed back into the public school system next year.

The state board said it had major concerns over the school's academic performance and that the school was no longer focused on marine science -- instead most of its students had become at risk.

Cape Lookout, which is on Bridges Street, began in 2005. The state says another factor is that the school's lease expires in 2011 and there are no plans beyond that date.

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