Marlborough charter school faces transitions

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The Advanced Math & Science Academy has earned a reputation as one of the state’s most successful charter schools with soaring test scores, a waiting list of 600 students, and a nod from a national magazine as one of the best high schools in Massachusetts.

But as the Marlborough-based charter school completes its eighth year, it faces a round of challenges: an ongoing civil suit with its current landlord, a changing demographic as more students from the school’s core communities join, and complaints from some parents about a lack of transparency and communication.

“This is a wonderful school,” said Deb Long, whose son is a 10th-grader. “Yes, there are some problems. And we need to grow and we need to be able to talk about it.”

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