A MassDevelopment bond will help support renovations at the Dorchester Collegiate Academy Charter School, according to the state finance and development authority.
The $1.6-million Qualified Zone Academy Bond will help the charter school renovate or upgrade its entrance, basement, first-floor, flooring, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical system.
“The Dorchester Collegiate Academy Charter School community is excited about the upcoming interior renovations to our building as we continue to provide a high-quality college preparatory education to Boston students,” Robert Flynn, the headmaster of the school, said in a statement.
Opened in fall 2009, the school serves 150 students in the fourth- through seventh-grades at its Hancock Street campus. Eventually it will add an eighth grade in 2013-2014, according to the school.
The school was also the recipient of a $1.08-million tax-exempt MassDevelopment bond in 2010, to help lease its building, according to the agency
“Through this bond, the Dorchester Collegiate Academy Charter School can provide holistic education, including intellectual rigor and character development, for more Boston children,” Marty Jones, president and CEO of MassDevelopment, said in a statement. “We’re pleased to support these infrastructure improvements so more students can prepare for college, leadership, and a lifetime of learning.”