The LA Focus newspaper is reporting that the Fred K.C. Price school is in jeopardy of closing. This is not the first time the school has found itself unable to meet enrollment targets and financial obligations.
A few years back the school tried to beef up enrollment by recruiting Boy’s Basketball coach Tray Meeks from Morningside High School, located in Inglewood, CA, to increase enrollment via the athletics department, to no avail. Despite offering smaller class sizes and a more secure campus, parents are shying away from paying for a faith based education. Even for a reduced rate.
Currently the school has 177 students enrolled and has to make up the difference of at least 80 more students to reach 100 percent enrollment of 260 K-12 students.
Price School boasts a one hundred percent graduation rate and one hundred percent matriculation to universities, along with small class sizes, lower than average tuition rates, advanced placement classes, and an excellent theater arts program. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), along with a complete A-G UC requirement certification.
2UrbanGirls hopes that members of the congregation step forward and enroll their children, otherwise the school will be forced to close their doors this coming June.
The closure would come on the one year anniversary of Fred Price Jr. stepping down from the church due to ‘personal misjudgments’.
Read the full article on LAFocusnewspaper.com.