We've got new details today about the newly renamed Hilburn Drive Academy.
During today's weekly press briefing, Tata said the school will operate on a traditional calendar. This came after parents were surveyed on the calendar they wanted for the middle school grades that will be phased in over the next three years.
Hilburn will continue to offer its new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) theme. But it will also become part of Wake's Global Schools Network where the focus is on languages, in this case Spanish.
Additional program elements will be brought to the Nov. 22 school board meeting.
Hilburn will operate on an 8:05 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. bell schedule.
The school will add sixth-grade next year with seventh- and eighth-grades being added in the following years. The seventh- and eighth-graders will get bus service to Leesville Road Middle to try out and participate in athletics.