In approximately one month the Atlanta Board of Education will decide whether to approve a proposed charter school in north Atlanta.

Organizers behind Atlanta Classical Academy said in an email Tuesday that Superintendent Erroll Davis will make a recommendation and the Board of Education will vote on the issue.

Matthew Kirby, chairman of the group, wrote asking supporters to send letters to BOE members in support of the school’s charter.

Kirby also asked for more signatures in support of the petition.

ACA would be a publicly funded charter school in north Atlanta that would offer curriculum based on the classical education method. The classical education method emphasizes Western traditions and literature. Atlanta Classical Academy will be a K-10 school with an enrollment of 700 students. If the state and Atlanta Board of Education approves the school’s charter, it could open in 2014.

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