Heavy hitters are planning to come to the very first graduation for Westlake Academy on May 23. Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Education Commissioner Robert Scott are among the dignitaries scheduled to attend the event at the Marriott Solana, schools officials said.
Former Westlake mayor Scott Bradley and the first head of school Barbara Brizuela are also on the list.
Westlake Academy, which opened in 2003 and is the only municipally operated charter school in the state, expects to graduate a class of 24 seniors at the ceremony.
Update: All of Westlake Academy's 24 seniors are headed to college and have been offered $3.7 million worth of college scholarships. They plan to attend various colleges, including Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Brandeis University and University of Colorado, Boulder.
Also, Brizuela isn't going to make it to the ceremony after all.