Charles R. Drew Charter School has been named a 2018 National Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The designation recognizes schools and districts that reduce environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and offer high-quality environmental and sustainability education. Charles R. Drew Charter School is one of 46 schools nationally and […]
In May, nearly 500 people attended a ChangeMaker Faire at Amana Academy. The family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness coincided with Georgia STEM Day. It was the first event of its kind in the city of Alpharetta and was part science fair, part county fair and something entirely new. The all-ages gathering included tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, […]
The State Board of Education approved a new five-year charter for Wesley International Academy during a board meeting held earlier this month. According to the Georgia Department of Education, the school has consistently surpassed the average CCRPI score for Atlanta Public Schools. In its new charter term, Wesley International seeks to build on its current […]
On Wednesday, May 9, GCSA, KIPP Metro Atlanta, BOOK and GeorgiaCan hosted a special National Charter Schools Week celebration featuring a special screening of the movie “STEP” and a step performance by KIPP Atlanta Collegiate students. The documentary film screening and performance were held at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate inside the school’s auditorium. The event kicked off with […]
On Monday, May 7, Gov. Nathan Deal signed Georgia House Bill 787. GCSA is grateful for the governor’s continued commitment to public education. The newly signed law will provide an estimated $17 million in additional funding for state-authorized charter schools by increasing the state supplement they currently receive. This critical law will also provide forward […]
GCSA’s Incubator Program and redefinED Announce up to $75,000 for Individuals Seeking to Launch a High-Quality Charter School
If you are interested in starting a charter school, there is a new grant opportunity that could help you launch a brand new school. Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) and redefinED atlanta are pleased to announce competitive grants of up to $75,000 to support founding school leaders or founding teams working to open within the […]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2018 Gov. Nathan Deal Signs HB 787 during National Charter Schools Week ATLANTA – The Georgia Charter Schools Association is grateful to Gov. Nathan Deal for signing House Bill 787 and his continued commitment to public education. The signing comes during National Charter Schools Week and the twentieth anniversary […]
Atlanta’s fourth and eighth-grade students outperformed their traditional public school peers on math and reading on the 2017 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). Eighth-grade charter students in Atlanta scored 12 points higher on reading and 17 points above traditional school students in mathematics. Atlanta’s fourth-grade charter school students scored 13 points higher in mathematics […]
Join Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) KIPP Metro Atlanta, Better Outcomes for Our Kids (BOOK) and GeorgiaCan for a National Charter Schools Week celebration featuring a special screening of the movie STEP and a step performance by Gamma Kappa Phi (members include KIPP Metro Atlanta students). The screening and performance will take place at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate on May 9, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 […]
GCSA’s Incubator Program and redefinED Announce up to $75,000 for Those Seeking to Launch a High-Quality Charter School
If you are interested in starting a charter school, there is a new grant opportunity that could help you launch a brand new school. Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is pleased to announce competitive grants of up to $75,000 to support founding school leaders or founding teams working to open within Atlanta Public Schools. This […]