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All boys charter school to move to new campus, begin educating female students

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A Fort Wayne charter school for boys has plans to move to a new space and begin educating female students.

Smith Academy for Excellence (SAFE) purchased the old Village Woods Middle School property at  2700 E. Maple Grove Ave.

School officials indicated Thursday in a press release they will develop the property into the school’s new campus and permanent location.

SAFE, an accredited and tuition-free charter school, currently serves boys grades four through twelve.

But with this transition to a new location, SAFE said this move will allow them to begin educating female students.

The academy currently operates out of 725 W. Washington Blvd. where it has leased
space since the school’s creation in 2012.

Smith Academy has already received support from the SDI Foundation and will continue
to raise money for construction costs as it works toward transitioning to the new location.

Smith Academy hopes to make the new location a resource for the southeast community in Fort Wayne.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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