Sager '06M.Ed Joins Effort to Open Local Charter School
November 9, 2011
Tim Sager ’06M.Ed was recently consulted about the possible formation of a charter school in the North Penn School District. Reporter Online contributor Linda Stein notes that he is one of several who people who recently filed a request with the township with the hope of a school being opened as soon as next year.
The school, to be called Montgomery Flex Charter School, would serve grades 7 to 12. It will have a maximum of 400 students and be located in Montgomery Township near Route 309, Sager said. He’s looking at possible buildings for the school.
“The model we are proposing is a new, innovative model that is being used in a lot of different parts of the country,” said Sager. It would involve the use of computers and small group discussions.
Each student would have a computer and a headset, he said. They would be in a large, open learning center. Their teachers would help with academic and computer questions and “function like a guidance counselor, as well.”
Already 100 teachers have applied for positions with the school, said Sager, who formerly taught math at Cheltenham High School and Chestnut Hill Academy.