New Hmong Charter School Opens

Monday, August 2, 2010

Yav Pem Suab Academy Located In South Sacramento

A new school focusing on Hmong culture opened Monday in Sacramento.

Yav Pem Suab Academy, located at 7555 S. Land Park Drive, is the first such public charter school of its kind in California.

The campus is located at the former site of Lisbon Elementary School.

"I think it's going to be a school that will lead the way, chart its own way, trail blaze its own way for the community," principal Vince Xiong said.

He said his goal is to raise test scores among Hmong students.

Some classes will be taught in English, with Hmong language classes offered in the afternoon.

As of Friday, 231 students were enrolled. There is space during the first year for 300 pupils.


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