Georgia Charter Schools Association

DeKalb Charter Public School Welcomes Congressman Hank Johnson

Atlanta, GA, August 26, 2013 – DeKalb Academy for Technology & Environment (DATE) a K-8 public charter school with some of the highest CRCT scores in DeKalb County, has rescheduled a visit from Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA-4th) and his staff – the new date is Thursday, September 5, 2013.

The Congressman and his delegation will visit classrooms, meet school leaders, and interact with students from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

DeKalb Academy of Technology and the Environment (DATE) offers a hands-on, minds-on, problem-solving, inquiry-based, integrated curriculum with an emphasis on technology and environment.  The high achieving school showed strong overall performance on the 2013 CRCT’s:

  • 90.1% of DATE students met or exceeded CRCT standards.
  • DATE ranked 15th out of 104 DeKalb County Schools that administered the CRCT.
  • DATE’s 2013 CRCT performance exceeded the DeKalb County School district’s average performance by an average of more than 15% per test.
  • DATE’s school vs. district performance margin exceeded 97.3% of all schools in Georgia. 

DATE was also named in Know Magazine’s 2013 Education Guide as Metro Atlanta’s Best Public School for 8th Grade in DeKalb County.

DeKalb Academy for Technology and the Environment is located at 1492 Kelton Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083.  For further information about this event, contact Andrew Lewis, Georgia Charter Schools Association,, or Dr. Maury Wills, DATE Principal and Headmaster, 678-999-9290.


The Georgia Charter Schools Association is the non-profit membership organization for Georgia’s public charter schools and petitioners.  Its mission is to advance awareness of public charter schools, communicate charter school needs to state and local officials, support legislation to strengthen public charter schools in Georgia and build partnerships, collaborations and grassroots support for charter schools.  GCSA also provides programs and services that advance student achievement, school accountability and professional learning for charter school leaders.