MYRTLE BEACH — Coastal Leadership Academy, the area’s newest charter high school, welcomed its first students Wednesday without a hitch after having to delay its opening by two days, according to Principal Melinda Tavernier.
Repairs had to be made on a malfunctioning fire alarm Aug. 26, the school’s original opening date, before CLA was cleared to open. The staff took advantage of the extra time to do more planning before the 105 students arrived, Tavernier said.
The school, located on Palmetto Pointe Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, serves students from Horry and Georgetown counties. Many students are carpooling, including those who drive to school, which helped control traffic flow, Tavernier said.
Traffic tie-ups did occur the first few days at Palmetto Academy of Learning and Success’ new building on Fred Nash Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, but Principal Courtney Fancher said those problems are being worked out.
More lanes have been opened into the school, and dismissal time has been reduced from 48 minutes the first day to 24 minutes, now that the younger students are learning their new routine, Fancher said.
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