(CBS DETROIT) – It has been 10 years since Highland Park Community High School closed its doors.
“The fact that Highland Park doesn’t have a high school is one of the stains on this community and people who love this place and the people are committed to bringing that resource back,” said Anthony Askew, Highland Board Member Park School.
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Today there is nothing left on the old site, but a plan is in the works to bring a new school back to the community.
The district closed the school in 2012 due to low enrollment.
From 2012-2015 the school turned into Highland Park Renaissance High School and operated as a charter.
“The citizens that are here, you know, there just aren’t enough people here in Highland Park. We were under Emergency Management. Our school is now chartered and so if we don’t have enough citizens, not enough tax base, that has a lot to do with it,” said Shamayim Harris, chairman of the Highland Park School Board.
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Today, high school students living in Highland Park have to travel miles for an education.
The high school subcommittee organizes community forums to get feedback from residents.
The group meets almost every last Tuesday of the month at 1 pm.
For more information about the board’s plans, visit hipark.org.
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