Bay Co. School Board Members are also deciding the future of the Emerald Bay Academy facility, although it could be a slightly easier choice. Newpoint Bay Charter School has already submitted a proposal to lease the facility for the next 3 years at a cost of $345,000. School Board Members will decide Wednesday whether to accept the proposal.
Newpoint Bay opened last Fall with 150 9th and 10th grade students. There were already plans to renovate surrounding buildings for when they expand in upcoming years, but this will save that step.
"The Emerald Bay facility would give us enough space to reach our full size when we add 11th and 12th graders. Plus the classrooms are very large and it's a nice facility. There are plenty of outdoor spaces for our students to be able to get outside. They have basketball courts, lots of recreational areas," said Carla Lovett, Newpoint Bay Charter School.
Newpoint Bay Charter School is accepting enrollment applications for next school year. School officials will host an open house March 26 from 6:00-8:00pm. Another open house will take place Tuesday, April 14 from 6:00-8:00 pm. You can contact the school at 215-0770 or log onto their website.
The current facility is located at 700 West 23rd Street, Building H, Panama City, FL 32405.