Charla Dover currently teaches at Cherokee Charter Academy and is a member of 2015-2016 teacher candidate cohort for the Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) program. GaTAPP is an alternative certification program for classroom teachers. A mid-career change is never an easy transition, but some GaTapp candidates are met with unexpected challenges […]
CharterStart is a two-day, comprehensive training program that provides founding teams with the resources, best practices, and support necessary for the development of a strong educational and operational school model that promotes the academic achievement of all students.
CharterStart participants will also receive priority consideration for the New Schools for Georgia Incubator. The Incubator is a competitive three-year turnkey charter school development program with a dual focus on building strong, sustainable boards and developing outstanding school leaders. There is no cost for the Incubator, which includes a paid one-year, school-based internship for school leaders. Incubator participants will be primarily selected from teams that successfully complete CharterStart.
Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) recently sent a survey to all Georgia House and Senate candidates ahead of the upcoming election in November and before the start of the 2017 legislative session. Democratic and Republican candidates who have responded prior to the May primary have expressed overwhelming support for charter schools as a public school option. They have also shown strong support for funding charter schools at the same level as traditional schools, which is one of the recommendations made by Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission.
Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is pleased Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed HB 895, sponsored by Rep. Rahn Mayo, D-Decatur, into law on Tuesday, May 3, 2015. GCSA believes the new law will bring more accountability to charter school finances and the directors who oversee them
ATLANTA – Lake Oconee Academy high school students received a College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score that places them among the top ten schools in Georgia under new school ratings released by the Georgia Department of Education on Tuesday. Lake Oconee High School students received an overall CCRPI score of 104.1, the tenth highest CCRPI score in the state. The public charter school’s other students also performed well: Lake Oconee’s middle school students received a 97.3 on the state’s College and Career Ready Performance index and the public charter school’s elementary students received a 92.