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School of Arts and Sciences to Expand Thomasville Rd. Campus

School of Arts and Sciences
Posted at 8:00 AM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 07:41:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) is going forward with a plan to expand its Thomasville Road campus.

The City's Development Review Committee is expected to go over changes to a site plan for construction of 12 new classrooms on Monday.

This comes after a second SAS campus opened in fall of 2015 at the Centre of Tallahassee.

Leon Kung, the Chairman of the Board for SAS, says for the last 5 to 10 years, the charter school has had a waiting list of approximately 800 students for each school year. This last year, the waiting list grew to 1,200.

Kung says there are currently 344 students at the Thomasville Road campus and 148 students at the Centre location.

Once the new construction is completed and the Centre campus is at full capacity, Kung says they anticipate being able accommodate 450 students at each school.

Construction of the new buildings is set to begin this summer.