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Parents want Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School to expand

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is relatively new to the area, but parents of the students who go there say it has had made a big impact on their children.

The school is now looking to expand by increasing enrollment from 696 students to 975. Before anything can be done, a public hearing had to take place.

Thursday, a number of parents were at the Syracuse District Office to throw their support behind the expansion.

"Our son started in kindergarten in September. And we love Syracuse Academy of Science. And we think every child in Onondaga County should have the same experience and love of the school we have," Dave Durfey said.

"The first conversation you'll have with the school isn't, 'have you ever thought about going to college or what do you think about college?' It's 'what college are you going to because here's how we'll help you get there,'" said Charisse Glass.

The Charter School was founded in 2002. There's no word on how long it could take to have the expansion approved. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP