Choir Academy charter closing

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Choir Academy of Chicago, which has struggled with low enrollment and sluggish fundraising, will not renew its charter and, subsequently, will close next June. The school, which has been open for five years, provides students in grades 2 through 8 with an eight-hour school day packed with music and performance study. The longer school day costs the charter extra money, putting it in financial straits. Two years ago, ChoirAcademy relocated to a CPS facility at 3630 S. Wells, where it shares space with Abbott Elementary, a traditional public school that is also struggling to keep its doors open.