Gainesville’s Mayor Edward B. Braddy will proclaim January 26 – February 1, 2014 as National School Choice Week in the city at an open house event at MYcroSchool Public Charter School on January 30, school officials announced today. The event will also feature pizza, soft drinks, local vendors and student-led tours of the school building. The open house is just one of 5,500+ independently-planned events taking place during National School Choice Week 2014 – the nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity.

WHO: Students, teachers and community members.

WHAT: My School, My Way Open House – Mayor Edward B. Braddy will be on hand to deliver a National School Choice Week proclamation. School families and community members will celebrate with pizza and soft drinks and students will give tours of the school building.

WHEN:  Thursday, January 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. Note: Media are invited to attend

MYcroSchool is a tuition-free public charter high school that offers flexible scheduling for students. For more information about the school and NSCW events, visit www.mycroschool.org.

“We’re thrilled that MYcroSchool is participating in National School Choice Week,” said Andrew Campanella, NSCW president. “We hear a lot about education in the news, but the students, teachers, and school leaders at MYcroSchool remind us that every single day, there are great things happening in schools of choice across America.”

National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children – including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com