High expectations, a positive environment, parental involvement, the Spaulding Method for total language arts and Saxon Math.From those involved with the Thomas Edison Charter School, those are some of the factors believed to have contributed to its success.On KVNU’s Crosstalk Show Tuesday, Administrative Intern Nathan Cureton said it has been eight years now since Thomas Edison opened its doors in Cache Valley. He says there are now about 675 students at Edison South and 500 at Edison North with the 9th grade scheduled to open this year at the south school. Cureton says all the classes are full or they have very few openings.”All the other classes have waiting lists,” Cureton said. “We have an influx of families that want to come and participate with us. What we’re really hoping is to fill our 9th grade and we have high hopes and confidence that will happen. “We already have, I believe, 24 right now. We cap the classes at 30 and so we’re excited to provide that new grade for our families.”Director of Instruction Malani Kirk says construction on the project is virtually completed. It includes six classrooms, basketball area and swings.
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