Studio Academy, a Rochester's arts-based high school, was not the only charter school to close this year.
As Minnesota Public Radio notes in a recent report, there have been six charter schools across Minnesots to close their doors in recent weeks.
Lake Superior High in Duluth and Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy in Inver Grove Heights were also forced to close, after the state Department of Education refused to grant them new sponsors.
Other schools on the shuttered list include Long Tieng Academy in St. Paul, Prestige Academy in Minneapolis, Richard Allen Math & Science Academy in Minneapolis.
Studio Academy, which opened 11 years ago, abandoned a legal effort to stop its closure after an Olmsted County District judge refused its request to stay open last week.