Atlanta Classical Academy
Atlanta Classical Academy is a classical charter school that opened K-8 in the 2014 academic year and is now a K-12 school. The curriculum in the elementary school consists in explicit phonics in spelling and reading; grammar via diagramming; the Core Knowledge sequence in literature, history, and science; Singapore Math; and Spanish. Formal Latin is studied from the sixth to the eighth grades, and then students choose whether to continue with classical languages or to study Spanish. The reading of great books informed by Socratic discussion commences in the elementary school.
The upper school curriculum centers on the reading and discussion of great books in literature and primary sources in history and on a thorough understanding of both the facts and the concepts in mathematics and the sciences. The study of art and music is required K-8, and art and music electives are offered as well. To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of their fellow students and members of the faculty. Teachers are hired based upon their mastery of academic disciplines and the ability to convey knowledge to young people. They should also have the ability and desire to shape the character of youth through a clear teaching of moral virtue.
The Testing Coordinator works with the school’s administration and faculty in developing, understanding and communicating assessment protocols and schedules in order to oversee/supervise the effective implementation of standardized assessments. Additionally, the Testing Coordinator will certify ethical testing practice within the school building.
- Coordinates and supervises implementation and administration of national and state testing programs, including NAEP, Georgia Milestones Assessments, GKIS, AP, and SAT/PSAT.
- Assigns, trains, directs and supervises support staff assigned to testing programs, ensuring adherence to established policies procedures and standards; assists and advises school staff, as necessary, to resolve problems as non-routine situations arise.
- Works with support staff at the school in preparing for state-wide assessment programs and consults with technology staff on computer hardware and software issues and concerns.
- Attends district-wide training sessions and redelivers local training sessions for school staff on proper conditions, practices, and procedures for testing, as well as supervising school-wide coordination of test implementation; monitors proper use, and further dissemination and maintenance of score reports.
- Ensures security of test forms and related materials and stores all testing material in a locked room at the school.
- Oversees ordering of test materials for the school, and verifies shipments; coordinates repacking and shipment of materials to the district and/or other testing vendors.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should send a résumé and cover letter to the principal, Mr. Chris Knowles (firstname.lastname@example.org).