Charter High School Getting Ready to Open in Monterey, Calif.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

There will be no Friday night lights for Millennium Charter High School (Monterey, Calif.) students in the traditional sense. But they will have plenty of Friday night activities, including covering football games alongside professional journalists.

Administrators at the Monterey County Office of Education are putting the finishing touches on the $1.5 million remodeling of its Blanco Circle offices in Salinas that will house Millennium. Set to start classes in August, the charter has 116 students enrolled — 58 freshmen and 58 sophomores — and its principal.

The governing board of Millennium announced Wednesday the appointment of Peter Gray as the school's principal.

Gray, 52, the assistant principal at Everett Alvarez High School in Salinas, begins his new job in July.

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