By Mark Cowling | Pinal Central
FLORENCE — The town will have a new a junior high and high school next year when American Leadership Academy Anthem South opens next to the existing ALA K-6 School on Hunt Highway across from Florence Hospital.
ALA Anthem South will be built to serve 1,100 students in grades 7-12. A groundbreaking event is being planned for fall.
“We are expanding the campus, as our families have asked for a new junior high and high school choice in the area,” spokesman Melody Hudson told PinalCentral by email. “… As those students and families are ready to transition to junior and high school, and as new homes continue to sprawl in the area with ongoing growth, we are creating a new school choice to meet the area’s demand.”