WELLINGTON THE MAGAZINE - August 2022

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TWO DECADES OF PROVEN SUCCESS Western Academy Charter School Will Begin The Academic Year In A New, Larger Facility STORY BY DEBORAH WELKY | PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN

The upcoming school year is going to be an exciting one at the Western Academy Charter School. After many years of success using rented space in a shopping plaza, Western Academy is in the process of moving into its new home — a 62,400-square-foot building located at 12031 Southern Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach. 26

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“We’re very excited about going into our new building and being able to offer more opportunities for both our existing students and for new students that we’re now able to serve from the surrounding community,” said Executive Director Linda Terranova, who founded the school nearly 20 years ago. “We’ll be able to help more children.”

Western Academy Charter School opened with 157 students in 2003 and expanded five times at its previous location. This fall, the new building will open with 575 students — and they’ll all be under one roof. “We’ll have more control over the security and grounds,” Terranova said. “We won’t have to use a public park