ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Leaders of a proposed charter school for boys in Rochester are inviting the public to an informational session.

Supporters of the Vertus Charter School say they plan to apply to the state in September for permission to open in 2014. Thursday's session is meant to build community support. It takes place at the Freedom School at 5 p.m.

The Vertus school is proposed as a career and technical school for boys that will tailor learning to students' abilities and interests and prepare students for the workplace.

Its founders are Perry White, who founded the successful Citizens Academy charter elementary school in Cleveland, and Leigh McGuigan, who is interim executive director of ROADS Charter High Schools in New York City.