Friday, August 5, 2011

Kennedy Charter Schools adds basketball transfers

New Kennedy Charter boys basketball coach Ed Addie said several players will transfer to his school this fall: Donte Clark (Queens Grant), Julius Hamilton (West Meck) and J.J. Douglas (West Meck).

Clark and Hamilton were all-conference players last year. Douglas is being recruited by Mercer, Presbyterian and Gardner-Webb.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kennedy Charter? For at-risk students? Basically your saying they would have been not eligible in CMS next year.

Anonymous said...

Are you slow or just stupid? Charter schools ARE NOT schools for "At Risk" students. Alternative Schools are for "At Risk" students.

Anonymous said...

This charter school was in fact begun to serve at risk students. Quote from the web page "Our intent with our school, named the Kennedy Charter Public School, Inc. in memory of Fred J. Kennedy, founder of Boy's Town of Charlotte, was to educate at - risk youth in our care as well as students from the community"

Anonymous said...

Are you smart enough to understand that "was" is past tense and "is" represents the present?

It's people like YOU that continue to give kids labels thus contributing to some of them developing inferiority complexes. You even went fishing for information and insinuating that either of these boys are "At Risk".

Label yourself as an idiot and develop your own inferiority complex. These boys will read what you have written and it's not fair for you NOT EVEN knowing either of them or knowing their reasons for enrolling in KCS. Let it go and lift them up in a positive way instead of negative. It is your responsibility to build up the youth and not tear them down. GROW UP!

Anonymous said...

Charter schools don't recruit, right? If a public school had a headline like this, it would be "investigation" time. Since the cap has been lifted in NC for Charter schools, get ready for more stories like this one.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Kennedy Charter huh?

Anonymous said...

Go to Kennedy Charter, if that isn't at-risk you tell me what it is. It's at-risk students plain and simple, that's what they hang their hat on there.

Do they have athletic eligibility there? If so, why don't they post it on their website. They don't.

Anonymous said...

Compare The Elon School in Elon, NC and Kennedy Charter School in Charlotte, NC. Both owned by the same people, Elon Homes & Schools, Fred Grosse.

Look them both up and tell me Kennedy Charter is a charter for non-at-risk students.

Don't kid yourself here.You play for championships and school pride in public schools and some private/charter schools in a league like NCHSAA or NCISAA. Kennedy Charter is neither. These kids aren't eligible, plain and simple, the paper just can't say that.

Anonymous said...

Only dickheads argue about something as stupid as this.

Anonymous said...

The only students that made the basketball team are the "transfer students"! In other words if you come with me you've a spot on the team.

Anonymous said...

Kennedy Charter 'was" for at-risk students. The federal gov't made a ruling that these type of schools can no longer serve in that capacity. It is now a "charter" school in full. We have applied to the NCHSAA. It takes a year to get approval. We will be placed in the 1A Public division. Our school did not take kids because they were ineligible at other schools nor did we recruit. Our head coach got calls from kids that wanted to play for him. Everything is positive in this situation. Come check out some games!

Anonymous said...

"Many charter schools are thematic in serving children, for example, math and science strands, a focus on character education, reading/literacy - centered instruction, special methodologies in teaching, etc. Others focus their work on serving special populations. Kennedy Charter Public School serves students who are at-risk of failure in traditional public school settings." as quoted form Kennedy Charter website under "Admissions".