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Names Approved for New Elementary School and Three Olympic Schools

(April 23, 2014) On April 22, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education approved the name of the new elementary school that is under construction on York Road and of three schools in the Olympic Community of Schools.

New York Road Elementary SchoolThe new school will be called Palisades Park Elementary School, which recognizes the significance of the Palisades community, the largest development within the school's attendance area, as well as Palisades Park, a neighborhood park currently under construction adjacent to the school. Rhein Medall Communities, the developer of the Palisades, helped facilitate the acquisition of the school site and has shared in significant development costs.

Additionally, the school mascot is the Panthers and the school colors are teal and black.

Renaissance School at Olympic has been renamed The Renaissance School of Arts and Technology to more clearly define a connection between the school name and the curriculum being offered.

On December 11, 2013 the Board of Education voted to consolidate the International Business and Communications Studies and International Studies and Global Economics high schools at Olympic into a new school with a finance and business leadership theme. The name of the new school will be The School of Executive Leadership and Entrepreneurial Development. This name recognizes the focus for the school, which will be the owning and operating of businesses in the executive role. Entrepreneurial development would address the preparation needed to be successful in the business world.

Also on December 11, 2013 the Board of Education voted to open a new school at Olympic with an advanced manufacturing and entrepreneurship theme. The new school will be named The School of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM). This name recognizes the focus of the school. The acronym, “TEAM,” was attractive because of the “team” concept. Because technology is a key component of advanced manufacturing, that word was incorporated into the name.

For more information see the press release CMS Board of Education names six new schools.

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