Mills Hosts Open House Thursday for Wyoming Classical Academy Charter School


CASPER, Wyo.– An open house is being held this week in Mills for Natrona County residents interested in the proposed Wyoming Classical Academy tuition-free charter school.

The city of Mills said the charter school would be part of Natrona County School District No. 1, but would be governed by a separate board. Any student living in NCSD Area #1 is eligible for enrollment.

The proposed Academy would be launched as part of the Barney Charter School Initiative, a Hillsdale College outreach program that helps establish new K-12 charter schools.

Wyoming Classical Academy is currently looking for parents who would like to serve on the board of directors or as a component to support the school. More information can be found on the Academy’s website.

Hillsdale describes the model as supporting a “classical education” for K-12 students, emphasizing the centrality of Western tradition in the study of history, literature, philosophy and fine arts . »

The school would initially be housed in the old Mills Elementary School, although negotiations to secure land to build a brand new school are underway, according to the town of Mills.