Charter school halfway done building new school

ARAPAHOE, N.C. (WITN) - The Arapahoe Charter School in Pamlico County is almost half way done with constructing a new school building after working to raise money for the project for the last 20 years.

The school has 520 students from Pamlico and surrounding counties. Officials say with the school's recent growth, they have had to put their high school students in classrooms at Pamlico Community College.

That separation is why school officials say they desperately need the $9-million school they are currently building.

"It is essential that we finish, that we complete this high school wing so that we have the complete school that we need to service the region that we're covering," Arapahoe Charter School's Business Director Chris Watson said.

the high school wing would cost $1.9 million dollars and school officials say they are halfway there in their fundraising efforts. The K-8 wing is expected to be complete by March of 2018.