Summer vacation is over for a couple of thousand CMS students. Kids at four K-8 schools on Charlotte’s west side headed back to school this week. Bruns Academy, Walter G Byers, Thomasboro, and Druid Hills are the first CMS schools to move to a year-round calendar. They’re among nine struggling schools in the Project LIFT Zone.
Druid Hills principal Alison Hiltz says a long summer vacation makes it difficult to catch up students who are behind.