Cherokee Charter Academy recently honored Karen Collins, a dear parent who spent a significant amount of time volunteering at the state-authorized public charter school. On Monday, Aug. 27, the school held a special ceremony to dedicate the school’s elementary STEM lab to Mrs. Collins. Collins passed away early last month. Shortly after her death, her […]
The State Charter Schools Foundation of Georgia is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to supporting high-quality state charter schools that serve children throughout Georgia. The foundation seeks to leverage resources from private and public charitable sources to help schools launch, build capacity and grow. As the State Charter Schools Foundation heads into its second year it […]
On Saturday, Sept. 22, educators from across metro Atlanta gathered at The RISE Schools for a GCSA teacher symposium entitled “Creating a Culture of Engagement.” Breana Wofford, GCSA’s 2018 Georgia Charter School Teacher of the Year, kicked off the symposium with an inspirational speech. Wofford told the educators gathered at the symposium that teaching is […]
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the State Charter Schools Commission approved a five-year charter petition for Spring Creek Charter Academy (SCCA), a replication of Pataula Charter Academy (PCA) in Edison. As a result of the vote, students in Decatur, Miller and Seminole counties will now have a high-quality public charter school option. Commissioners gave the approval […]
Georgia’s graduation rate climbed to 81.6 percent in 2018, an all-time high for the state. A significant number of Georgia charter schools were among the schools with the highest percentage of four-year graduates. In 2018, 100 percent of Fulton Leadership Academy seniors graduated. As a result, the state-authorized charter school tied with nine other schools […]
Charter School of the Year: Innovation Award For the first time, GCSA member schools can apply to win the “Innovation Award.” This brand new award is designed to recognize schools that achieve measurable student growth through the use of innovative practices. Apply here for the GCSA Innovation Award. Applications are due by midnight on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Charter School of […]
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is seeking a highly motivated educator who can provide support and training for candidates in a alternative teacher preparation program (GaTAPP). The ideal candidate will have supervisory experience in Special Education and/or Elementary Education, be able handle a caseload of Metro Atlanta GaTAPP candidates, provide valuable online and face-to-face professional learning sessions, and support the school services division of the GCSA. Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, a current resume, and your base salary expectation to Shani Vickery, Director of Certification Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kindezi Schools is a high-performing charter group that has operated innovative, successful schools in downtown Atlanta since 2010. At Kindezi, we are passionately committed to providing ALL children with a privileged education, including broad access and opportunities, support for differences, high expectations, and successful outcomes for all.
Do you have a great idea for a presentation at the 2019 Georgia Charter Schools Conference? Submit your presentation proposal idea to Georgia Charter Schools Association by Friday, Sept. 21. We’re looking for engaging presenters and sessions designed to develop and improve charter school authorizers, advocates, school leaders, board members, founding boards, business managers, school administrators, and […]
Tybee Island Maritime Academy is a unique charter school located on Tybee Island along Georgia’s coast. The Savannah-Chatham County public charter school serves students in Kindergarten through the fifth grade and utilizes a maritime, career and project-based curriculum. The minute you walk in the school’s door, you notice something is different. Flip-flops, sunscreen, fishing poles […]
Georgia Charter Schools Association team members traveled to Albany on Friday, Aug. 31, and Savannah on Friday, Sept. 7, for two remaining “State of Georgia Charter Schools” events. GCSA was thrilled to meet with board members and school leaders from across the state. Those who attended the State of Georgia Charter Schools at Oglethorpe Charter School […]
Fulton Leadership Academy (FLA) is an all-male charter school located in East Point, Ga. FLA is seeking an experienced individual to serve in the dual roles of Academy Registrar and Data Manager. Salary is negotiable based on experience. FLA offers a fringe benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision coverage.