A new alternative private school is coming to town that will give students the flexibility to work on their own schedules — whether that's the crack of dawn or the middle of the afternoon.
Huntington Beach is expected to be the newest home come December to Fusion Academy and Learning Center, an alternative private school for students in sixth to 12th grade.
The school offers one-on-one classes Monday to Thursday with a wide variety of electives and a music and arts program.
"School should be a fun environment where you want to come and you're an active participant," said founder Michelle Rose Gilman.
The school is expected to open across the street from Bella Terra and can accept about 70 students.
Gilman founded the school 20 years ago in San Diego out of her one-on-one tutoring and mentoring program.
In the program, Gilman watched some students get tutored every day but still not succeed. The problem wasn't them, it was the school, she said.