The University of Texas at Tyler Innovation Academy Longview campus started its second academic year with more students and another grade.
The charter school, which is at UT Tyler's Longview University Center, added seventh grade this year. So it now serves third through seventh grades, according to a UT Tyler news release. The plan is to add one grade each year until it reaches grade 12.
Innovation Academy Superintendent Eli Crow said the student enrollment for that campus doubled from 60 to 120 this year.
The school hired four additional teachers, all from Longview, to help serve the growing population.
The new teachers are Cindy Mosley, Melissa Hoskins, Lizzie Baker and Jessica Eubank, according to the news release.
The Longview campus is one of three UT Tyler Innovation Academy schools. The others are in Tyler and Palestine. All started last school year and offer a project-based learning environment with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.