If a group of uptown advocates has their way, Charlotte will have a high school in the center city some day in the near future.
Led by Fourth Ward resident Jeffrey Robinson, the group has put together a website, uptownhigh.org, and plans to start a petition in the near future. They're also discussing suitable plots of land.
The vision: to create a magnet or charter school that draws from all areas of the city, connected by mass transit.
It's little more than an idea right now, but Robinson said he is trying to rally support among Charlotte's leadership.
There may actually be an appetite among CMS administrators for something like this. A few weeks ago, Superintendent Ann Clark referenced the possibility of an uptown magnet school that partners with a museum like the Mint.