Bishop Eddie Long held a press conference on Wednesday to announce the reopening of his New Birth Academy. The pre-K – 12 academy had been closed due to financial troubles. After sexual misconduct charges were filed against Bishop Long, enrollment at the school dropped from 221 to 71.
Only days after making the announcement that the academy was closing, New Birth officials were contacted by Aurora Schools, which is an accredited school in the Atlanta metropolitan area, and offered a partnership.
“When I first heard about the closing I said to myself, ‘this doesn’t have to be,’” said Aurora’s CEO Kellie Huff. ”We called New Birth and offered our assistance.” According to Huff, Aurora and New Birth have created a “streamlined, cost-effective plan” to keep the academy open.
Tuition at the New Birth Academy ranges from $5,253 for New Birth members to $6,198 for nonmembers.
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Bishop Eddie Long’s New Birth Academy Set to Reopen