Decatur's newest school is close to being ready for the Aug. 2 start of the school year.
The will, as its name suggests, serve fourth and fifth graders from throughout the city's school system.
The new building replaces the old Fifth Avenue Elementary, which sat empty for the past few years.
The Academy will be part of the International Baccalaureate Program, which offers a curriculum that is seen a much more rigorous than those offerd by most public schools.
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