A local group of parents and educators have been working on Atlanta ClassicalAcademy for over 18 months. Their team as well as their concept and strategy are impressive.
Their hope is to compliment APS' (Atlanta Public Schools) current public school offerings with a K-12, non-selective, tuition-free, public charter school that would serve the Atlanta area beginning in the Fall of 2014. The school would offer a liberal arts, traditional classical model of education that is delivered in a smaller-school environment. Each grade would accommodate approximately 54 students (600-700 total school population). The school would be centrally located in our North Atlanta Cluster and enrollment would be open to all APS students. Regardless if someone has a child that attends ACA or not, there is a benefit to the community in having a variety of education choices in our public school offerings.
ACA is at the point where they need help with getting community support. Those interested in supporting the school's efforts are asked to sign the online petition by March 29th at AtlantaClassical.org. (Signatures are not published publicly.)
ACA's application to APS is due inand they must show awareness and support among the communities within the APS system. The APS Board will vote this summer; five favorable votes are needed (out of the 9 board members).
For those who want to learn more about Atlanta Classical Academy, register for an upcoming informational meeting, and/or volunteer to help, they may visit the website AtlantaClassical.org.
*Thursday, March 28 (7-8:30pm) Agape Center (2353 Bolton Road)
*Tuesday, April 2 (9:30am and 6:30pm) Lodge at Peachtree Presbyterian Church (3417 Roswell Rd.)
*Wednesday, April 3 (7-8:30pm) Garden Hills Community Center (335 Pine Tree Dr.)
Follow this link for a video from a Classical School in Arizona to see how the curriculum works and hear the perspective of students, teachers, and parents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vy1wffWeD4