Panama City Charter School Set to Open at Old Airport Site

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

News Release: Associated Press
August 14, 2014

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- A charter school is opening in a building that once housed Panama City's airport.

University Academy will welcome 323 students at its new location when the school year begins this month.

The News Herald of Panama City reports the school salvaged the exterior of the building as a way to commemorate the former use of the two-story structure. The terminal dropoff area is untouched outside the building's original glass door entrance.

The academy has classes from prekindergarten to fifth grade. It cost about $5.5 million to renovate the building. A final phase is expected to be completed next year and includes plans for a middle school.

Airline services moved in 2010 to West Bay, near Panama City Beach.

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