The Georgia Charter Schools Commission announced Monday the approval of seven petitions for charter schools that will begin operating in the fall of 2010: Atlanta Heights Charter School in Atlanta; Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia in Coweta County; Fulton Leadership Academy in south Fulton County; Heron Bay Academy in Henry County; The Museum School of Avondale Estates and Peachtree Hope Charter School in DeKalb County; and Pataula Charter Academy in southwest Georgia.
The Georgia Charter Schools Commission announced Thursday that it has recommended five charter petitions for approval when the Commission holds its regularly scheduled meeting, Monday, Dec. 14. Read more to see the full list of petition recommendations and read a Q&A with Andrew Broy, Georgia Department of Education Associate Superintendent for Policy, External Affairs and Charter Schools.
For the second consecutive year, Fulton Science Academy eighth graders have posted the highest scores among Fulton County middle schools in all subject areas on the ITBS.
An enthusiastic crowd of an estimated 2,000 students, teachers, administrators, parents and charter school supporters participated in the “Rally at the Capitol for Charter Schools” event, Nov. 6.
Leaders of a group of concerned citizens who have come together to bring a charter school to Ben Hill County have announced a new and enhanced name for the school. It will be called the Lucius H. Holsey Academy of Excellence, named in honor of a former slave who – with knowledge he gained from his master, one of the earliest professors at the University of Georgia – founded Paine College in Augusta. The founding board for Lucius H. Holsey Academy of Excellence has submitted a petition to the Georgia Charter Commission, which will review the group’s plan to establish a new, high performing public elementary charter school for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
The following is an official statement from Georgia Charter Schools Association Chief Executive Officer Tony Roberts, Ph.D.
“While Gwinnett County Schools may deserve an “A” in many areas of their operations, they deserve an “F” for failing to offer school choice and charter schools to students and families. They deserve another “F” for attempting, by a lawsuit against the State of Georgia and its Charter School Commission, to close down a highly successful and diverse all-girls charter middle school in the county—Ivy Preparatory Academy.