POSTED: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 1:25pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 5:50pm
Tyler, Texas — For the past two years the Cumberland Academy's board of directors have been debating whether or not to expand the elementary school, or to become a K through 12 verticle system.
After many requests came in from parents and members of the community for a high school, the board of directors finally has an approved application to the Texas Education Agency for a high school campus.
Board member Dr. James Cotton says, "With the success that we've had in our enrollment and our faculty that we've been able to recruit, the board felt that we had enough evidence that we could go ahead and approve a highschool."
The school is currently in the process of building a middle school, which will be finished in two weeks. Once the middle school is finished, planning for the high school will begin. Dr. Cotton says it will take approximately two years until the high school is finished.