The Plymouth Educational Center, the first charter school to build a newfacility in Detroit, will open on Monday.The new $8 million, 70,000 s.f. school will serve about 750 students.Enrolment has grown by 600 since 1998.

“It’s a beautiful facility, state of the art in terms of modern technology,” says Vivian Ross, the school’s executive director.

The building features a 25-terminal computer lab, a science lab, and soccer,tennis and basketball courts.The center is chartered by Central Michigan University and was formerlyoperated as a private school by Plymouth United Church of Christ.

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