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Tybee Island Maritime Academy (Savannah/Chatham)

Tybee Island Maritime Academy is an elementary school with a maritime focus, located on Tybee Island, GA. The school will open for the 2013-2014 school year serving grades K-4. It will expand to serve grade 5 in the following year.
 

School District: Savannah/Chatham
Address: 714 Lovell Avenue
City: Tybee Island, GA
Zip: 31328 
Telephone: 912-484-0083, or 912-786-9803
Chief Administrative Officer/Principal:  TBA
Web: http://www.tybeeislandmaritimeacademy.com/
Charter Type: Independent
Grades: K – 5
Students: approx. 150
GCSA Member: Yes

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Tybee Island Maritime Academy (TIMA) creates a supportive, highly involved learning community, which promotes the highest academic achievement through a maritime, career focused, project-based curriculum centered on the natural and historical context of Tybee Island and the surrounding Savannah area.

TIMA guides students in the development of character and academic potential through a rigorous, content-rich, hands-on project-based curriculum. TIMA includes character-enrichment combined with a focus on skill development leading to successful career opportunities.

TIMA is founded on the belief that education is a means by which each individual has the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential. TIMA is the first and only elementary school in the state of Georgia with an educational program focused on career choices with emphasis on maritime education integrated with the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS).

A Maritime Focus

At TIMA, science is considered to be the process of actively exploring and discovering the world around us. A child’s understanding of a scientific concept requires direct experience. Children come to understand concepts best when they have “discovered” ideas for themselves through a project-based approach to teaching.

Maritime focus is easily understood when looking at maritime history. This subject covers human relationships to the ocean, the seas, and major waterways. This topic includes the study of ships, shipping, navigating, fishing, whaling, international maritime law, naval history, coast guard, ship design, ship building, navigation, oceanography, cartography, hydrography, sea exploration, maritime economics and trade. This also includes shipping, yachting, seaside resorts, the history of lighthouses and aids to navigation.

The subject of maritime also includes maritime themes in literature, art, sailors, passengers, and sea-related communities, sea travel, and transportation.

TIMA is the first and only elementary school in the state of Georgia with an educational program focused on career choices with emphasis on maritime education integrated with the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS). TIMA is the second maritime focused elementary school in the U.S. The academic program of TIMA will be modeled after the original and highly successful public charter school, Palm Beach Maritime Academy (PBMA) located in Palm Beach, Florida. PBMA is an A rated Florida public chartered kindergarten through eighth grade school founded in 1999.

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