linked to Superintendent Heath Morrison's resignation, we've heard some concern and confusion from parents who were hoping to enroll their kids there.
Would the fact that the school board was concerned that Morrison (allegedly) misled them about the costs of the project impact the program?
Principal Will Leach says not to worry.
The school -- formally known as Charlotte Engineering Early College -- opened this fall with 100 students, all in ninth grade. The winter lottery will give them 100 more students for next year's freshman class.
The school is based out of a 12-classroom modular building on the UNCC campus. The students aren't taking college classes yet. But they have gone to see Nobel laureates speak and used the campus library.
As the students progress, they'll begin taking more college-level classes. By the end of the five-year program, they can earn up to 60 hours of college credit. That's roughly two full years worth.
"We're open. We're operating," Leach said. "Teaching and learning continues. It's just been an amazing opportunity."