VIBES Charter School Set To Open Monday

8-21 rob webMEDFORD, Ore. — Six new classrooms are in the final stages of construction at Kids Unlimited, and while they’re full of paint supplies and tools now, come Monday they’ll have desks full of students.

“We thought it was really important to start as soon as possible, part of our extension is to actually open a week earlier,” said Kids Unlimited executive director Tom Cole.

The new charter school has been the dream of Cole’s for many years. Monday is the first day of school for VIBES charter school students and the first day of class for the school itself. Cole got the green light from the Medford School District back in April and said VIBES offers a different approach to learning.

“It gives students a chance to have a calendar of activities that unfortunately may not be provided in some of the more traditional settings,” said Cole.

Some of the faculty have previous experience working with Kids Unlimited.

“I started looking for jobs and started getting some job offers and then heard from Tom that VIBES was going to be a go and it was going to happen and I knew this is right where I want to be,” said VIBES 1st grade teacher Brittany Inman.