The New Spirit Charter School is located at Cedar and Farrin avenues, on the campus of Trinity Lutheran Church. That's across the street from Granite Park.
The free public charter school will serve students from transitional kindergarten through third grade this year. It will eventually expand to include grades four through eight.
Children will experience project-based learning in math, reading, social studies and science. They will also benefit from a physical education and wellness program.
All classes will adopt a service project for the year. One big focus is character education.
Authorized by the Fresno County Office of Education, New Spirit will serve students within and outside of Fresno Unified School District.