One City Schools cut 9th and 10th grades due to staffing shortages

Ninth- and tenth-graders at One City Schools will be reassigned to half a dozen other schools in the area over the next two weeks because of staffing shortages at the charter school, according to a report from Channel3000.

Those two grades will cease at the end of the semester on Jan. 20 and beginning on Jan. 23, 51 of the roughly 60 affected students will start classes in one of six schools within the Madison Metropolitan School District, according to school officials.

One City Schools launched its preparatory academy in September with students in grades 6, 9, and 10, but founder and CEO Kaleem Caire said many teachers left this year, forcing the school to double up classes with staff.

Students in other grades will continue attending classes as they have been, and Caire said he hopes the school can resume its ninth- and tenth-grade programs in 2025.