Utopian Academy for the Arts is an independent public charter school serving middle school children and families throughout Clayton County, GA. Utopian Academy was approved by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia and operates as a Local Education Agency. The rationale for the enrollment plan for Utopian Academy for the Arts is to provide a significant educational benefit of having a gender-based classroom environment, longer school day, longer school year, Saturday school, and classes in the dramatic, media, and culinary arts for students in Clayton County, GA.
Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is troubled by the new report released today by the NAACP Task Force on Quality Education. We believe the report’s recommendations mirror the recent policy statement released by the National Education Association and further highlight the organization’s ties to union interests rather than its commitment to students of color. While GCSA […]
Confer with parents, K-8 special education coordinator, testing specialists, social workers, and teachers to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students’ educational, physical, and social development and prepare IEPs in accordance with state, federal, and any other applicable guidelines, regulations, and/or laws.
Collate and maintain accurate and complete student records, including preparing and delivering progress reports and report cards; creating and maintaining a weekly schedule that meets the hours of student support on your caseload; maintaining student work samples; and meeting with parents, guardians, and teachers to discuss these records.
Provide instruction, maintain a positive, safe classroom environment and organize the classroom so as to enhance student learning during the absence of the regular classroom teacher. Substitute must implement lesson plans as well as effectively manage classroom behavior.
At the commencement of the school day, substitute teachers are expected to report to the front office, turn in the appropriate materials and give account of any important information pertaining to the events of the day.
Educational Level: Bachelor Degree
Certification/License Required: Valid Georgia Teaching Certificate in Art
Physical Activities: Routine physical activities that are required to fulfill job responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Communication; Instructional strategies that connect the curriculum to the learners; student management.
Demonstrates prompt and regular attendance and responsible use of leave.
Provides instruction that is appropriate.
Exhibits professionalism in all job related situations.
Follows professional ethics in all work related activities.
Communicates responsibly with all individuals and groups.
Assumes a fair share of outside-the-classroom school responsibilities.
Maintains plans according to policies and/or directives.
Promotes the responsible use of materials and equipment.
Submits accurate paperwork on schedule.
Prepares adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent.
Adheres to local school procedures and regulations in a supportive manner.
Demonstrates loyalty to the school and its leadership.
Avoids behaviors which detract from staff morale.
Works cooperatively with colleagues and the community.
Promotes a positive school environment that enhances student learning.
Accounts for student attendance and punctuality.
Directs the conduct of students in accordance with policies at all times.
Takes all reasonable measures to protect students’ health and safety.
Seeks to improve through professional development and evaluation activities.
Performs other duties as assigned by the principal.
The Middle School Mathematics Teacher provides quality instruction and implements the curriculum for assigned students; establishes, fosters, facilitates and maintains a safe and secure classroom environment that is conducive to learning. The primary goal is to provide an educational atmosphere in which students will move toward the fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and psychological growth and maturation in accordance with DeKalb Preparatory Academy’s philosophy, goals, and objectives.
The Elementary School Teacher provides quality instruction and implements the curriculum for assigned students; establishes, fosters, facilitates and maintains a safe and secure classroom environment that is conducive to learning. The primary goal is to provide an educational atmosphere in which students will move toward the fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and psychological growth and maturation in accordance with DeKalb Preparatory Academy’s philosophy, goals, and objectives.
It’s been a busy summer for Susie King Taylor Community School board members and school leaders as they get ready for the first day of school. The school is opening its doors to students for the first time on August 3. GCSA spoke with Dr. Christen Clougherty, Governing Board Clerk for Susie King Taylor Community School about the realities of starting a new charter school. This is the second charter school Clougherty has helped start. Clougherty was a founding board member of Tybee Island Maritime Academy. Susie King Taylor Community School gained local approval from the Savannah-Chatham Public School board after participating in Georgia Charter Schools Association’s incubator program.
The Director of Curriculum and instruction (DCI) is responsible for supporting Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) in driving academic and character outcomes for students as a key member of the school’s leadership team. This critical role serves as the school’s instructional leader for student academic success and professional development for the teachers, working within the school’s vision while working to meet all federal, state, and local goals as set out in the charter and by the respective governing bodies. The DCI also works with a diverse set of stakeholders to develop and execute the school improvement plan and helps allocate resources to continually improve student achievement.
You must have a Bachelor’s degree, or higher, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 from a GaPSC-approved college or university. There are some exemptions to the GPA requirement if your degree is older than 10 years. However, you must meet all other requirements to be considered for this exemption.
You must have a passing score on the GACE Program Admissions assessments, or meet one of the following criteria:
Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) welcomes a new stance toward public charter schools and the students they serve by the National Education Association (NEA). For the first time, the organization recognizes charter schools as public schools that offer parents and students alternative options to traditional public schools. However, the NEA fails to acknowledge the […]
Do you want to serve on a charter school board? The Georgia Charter Schools Association is seeking qualified candidates who could potentially serve on a governing board at one of Georgia’s public charter schools. Candidates for Board Service GCSA’s goal is to help build […]