A North Buffalo educational institution will find new life as the Charter School of Applied Technologies takes over the building that once housed the former Holy Angels Academy.
According to CSAT superintendent Efrain Martinez, the school's board decided that there was more than enough interest to merit the expansion. He says acquiring the vacant 75,000 square-foot Hertel Avenue building will allow the charter school to add 264 students this fall.
"The only consideration was the fact for that for whatever reason is the waiting list is tremendous. We have had more than 1,000 students consistently on our waiting list. Therefore, we would like to try and provide as many slots as possible," Martinez told WBFO News.
Already the largest charter school in New York State with a student body totaling over 1,600, CSAT will look to expand its student population by another 690 by the 2019 school year.