The initial enrollment figures for Escambia County Schools have been released, and Global Learning Academy has 784 students enrolled.
A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence, which has been mired in financial and academic troubles since its inception last year, has 127 students enrolled as of today.
A.A. Dixon ended last fiscal year over $100,000.00 in th red, and earned an "F" letter grade from the state due to dissapointingly low FCAT scores. Dixon is being funded initially for 190 students, however if the enrollment does not grow, subsequent distributions from the district will be reduced.
Given the fact that Dixon has not paid all of the bills from last fiscal year--this new development (dramatically lower enrollment) does not bode well for the future of this charter.
See the initial enrollment figures for all Escambia County Schools here.
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