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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 4:30 am

A new charter school will open its doors to the public next week for an open house.

Priority Charter Schools, a chain of educational campuses based in Temple, will offer a first look Thursday at its Killeen location, 3209 Atkinson Ave. The school, which will serve students in grades six through 12, is just one of three facilities Priority plans to open in the Killeen area.

Priority Superintendent Nick Farley said elementary charter schools will be opening in Harker Heights and Copperas Cove next school year.

Priority already operates two campuses in Temple and Georgetown. Until recently, it also ran a campus in Belton, which closed and is being moved to the middle and high school campus in Killeen.

Priority Charter Schools began operating in 1999, when it opened the Temple Education Center, a prekindergarten through 12th-grade school. The facility is still open.

While state law only allows an organization to seek one charter, it allows additional campuses with permission from the state education commissioner and the Texas Education Agency.

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