The New York State Board of Regents granted GCCS the full five-year renewal of its charter in mid-May. The delay in our charter renewal was caused by anti-charter forces pressuring the Regents to challenge our renewal. At issue was our school's founding principle that we intend to serve a population of students representative of the County's demographics because we believe in the benefits of structuring schools with a blend of socioeconomic groups. Our outstanding results prove without question that we are on the right track. Thanks to more than 100 parents for contributing letters of support on behalf of our school.