HARPSWELL — The Maine Charter School Commission is scheduled to hear the application for a new charter school in Harpswell.

Harpswell Coastal Academy plans to open in September as a grade 6-12 school, but with an initial enrollment of 40 to 80 students in grades 6 and 9.

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It is one of five charter school applications the commission will review Tuesday.

The school’s catchment area includes students residing within School Administrative District 75, Brunswick and Regional School Units 1 and 5, according to the 468-page application.

Joe Grady, chairman of the Harpswell Coastal Academy Board of Directors, tells The Times Record that they have a strong application.

Charter schools are funded with state dollars but operate independently of local school boards.