(Photo Caption: Centennial Academy Eighth Graders Kiera Randall, Kennedy-Ryan Jackson and Karissa Ferrell-Hinkle at Georgia Charter Schools Association on Tuesday, May 2) Centennial Academy eighth graders began visiting a number of businesses in the Atlanta […]
Charles R. Drew Charter School Elementary Academy has been certified as an official Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) School by the Georgia Department of Education. Drew Charter School is the first school in Atlanta Public Schools and the second school in the state of Georgia to earn this important designation, which was recently created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in STEAM.
State Schools Superintendent Richard Woods and Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen attended a special ceremony with Drew Charter Head of Schools Don Doran, Drew students, employees and parents on April 20 to officially present the new certification.
Georgia Charter Schools Association applauds Gov. Nathan Deal for signing House Bill 430 on Thursday. Under the new law, charter schools will receive dedicated facilities funding for the first time in Georgia’s history.
Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is pleased to welcome Aarti Sharma as Vice President of New School Development. In her new position, she will oversee the only charter school incubator in the state of Georgia. Georgia Charter Schools Association believes Sharma will bring her expertise in state and local laws and the authorization process to GCSA’s successful incubator program.
This year, the school received nearly 1,000 applications for those hoping to attend Ivy Prep Academies during the 2017-2018 school year. School officials say that’s a record number of applications. They also […]
On March 30, the State Board of Education approved a five year charter for The Museum School of Avondale Estates. The vote comes after the DeKalb County Board of Education approved the Museum School’s renewal petition last November.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to continue delivering on our mission: to inspire students, teachers and the community to collaborate to develop strong critical thinking, interpersonal and academic skills in our students, which will prepare them for real-world success,” said Andy Huff, Chair of The Museum School Board of Directors.
Students at Utopian Academy for the Arts have the opportunity to learn directly from Tonia Jackson, an actress who has a reoccurring role on Oprah’s hit drama “Greenleaf.” In addition […]
Georgia’s public charter schools will receive dedicated facilities funding for the first time ever under legislation approved on Thursday by the Georgia General Assembly. House Bill 430 also creates new minimum standards for districts that authorize charter schools. The provisions, which were included in House Bill 430, were based on recommendations made by the Governor’s Education Reform Commission in 2015 and strongly supported by the Georgia Charter Schools Association and numerous education reform organizations.
“This legislation is a positive step forward for public charter schools in Georgia and will help them ensure the best possible educational experience for tens of thousands of children,” said Tony Roberts, president and CEO of the Georgia Charter Schools Association. “We want to thank Representative Buzz Brockway and Senator Fran Millar for their leadership on this important issue and the members in both chambers who put children first and voted yes on this important legislation.”
Congratulations to Keith Jackson for winning the Reach for the Stars (Teacher of the Year) Award. Jackson is a 4th grade teacher at Centennial Academy. “It has been my esteemed […]
Hundreds of school leaders, teachers, board members and charter school advocates took part in the 2017 Georgia Charter Schools Conference at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel in Cobb County on […]
Georgia Charter Schools Association is pleased with the unanimous vote on Georgia House Bill 430 today by the Senate Education and Youth Committee. The bill gained committee passage by vote of 6-0 […]