HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - Holyoke's Community Charter School has found a way to expand its programs in a big way.
The former flea market building adjoining the charter school on Northampton Street was demolished Saturday.
Charter School principal Dr. Sonia Correa-Pope told 22News, her growing school needs this additional land.
Correa-Pope said, "We're running out of space and it is time for us to expand our classroom needs."
"In our new addition we'll have a new library and state of the art testing center and five additional classrooms," said Joseph Dougherty.
The Holyoke Community Charter School opened its doors in 2005. The school reached its current enrollment of 700 students one year later. With the additional space the school will go from K through 8 to K through 12.