A charter school that would provide students a classical education plans to postpone its opening until 2014.
Classical Preparatory School had planned to open in August, but is still exploring facility options in Land O'Lakes and Wesley Chapel, and needs the extra time before settling on a location, said Anne Corcoran, one of the school's founders.
Corcoran, a lawyer who is the wife of state Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Lutz, said the school is concentrating on areas near the State Road 54 and State Road 56 corridors.
The school has sent a letter to the Pasco County School District asking to defer the opening for a year.
The School Board approved the school's charter application in October.
Classical Preparatory School would serve 254 students in kindergarten through eighth grade its first year, but plans to add a grade each year until it offers all four years of high school as well.
Students will be required to study subjects such as Latin, logic and moral philosophy.
Corcoran said the school hopes to have a website operating within the next couple of weeks to keep interested parents apprised of what's happening with the school.
Charter schools are public schools, but are operated privately. They do not charge tuition because they receive funding from tax dollars.