HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-- As part of an effort to create a nonprofit center in the old AAA building on Poplar Street in Huntsville, Greengate School will relocate.
"It's just a huge opportunity for us," said Brandy Brannon Smith, the not-for-profit school's Board President.
Public schools have limited services for dyslexic students, she tells WHNT News 19, and Greengate is an avenue for those students to get individualized attention and teaching. She says this move will help with that mission by adding 20,000 more square feet of space, along with access to a gym, theater, and playground for the students.
"You want them to have a normal school feel so they can transition back into a normal school feel," she explained, saying the goal of Greengate is for students to practice critical reading and learning schools here, then go back to their home schools stronger.
"This is an asset for the city of Huntsville, because you can't find this kind of training anywhere short of Atlanta," commented Mayor Tommy Battle.
The Greengate School lease for the new city-owned space, signed at last week's council meeting, starts August 1. They plan to be in and ready for school to begin on August 10.