09/14/2015 – East Atlanta Charter Petition

09/14/2015 – Work/Business
eboard link icon Agenda Item – East Atlanta Charter Petition

McNair Cluster
There are 86 elementary schools in DeKalb.  East Atlanta Charter would be located in the McNair cluster which has some of the lowest ranked elementary schools in the county.

CCRPI Rank out of 86 Elementary Schools

84 – Ronald E McNair Discover Learning Academy Elementary School
81 – Clifton Elementary School
74 – Flat Shoals Elementary School
66 – Meadowview Elementary School
57 – Kelley Lake Elementary School
Governor Deal unveiled a plan allowing the state to assume management and operations of failing schools. 26 of the 141 schools in need of recovery are in DeKalb.  Three of the failing elementary schools are in the McNair Cluster.
Failing Elementary Schools
Clifton Elementary School
Flat Shoals Elementary School
Meadowview Elementary School
Question: What other programs in what other schools does this duplicate?
Dr. Jose BozaThe District currently offers dual immersion programs in the following schools with the languages identified as follows:

  • Ashford Park ES (German)
  • Evansdale ES (French)
  • GLOBE Academy (French, Mandarin and Spanish)
  • Rockbridge ES (French)

All programs in the traditional schools currently serve Kindergarten, First and Second grade. Each year we increase a grade as the students matriculate. The Curriculum & Instruction Department has advised that a Spanish immersion program will be implemented. The GLOBE Academy currently serves Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Moreover, language courses are offered in schools across the District, grades K-12, and the District offers a school choice option at GLOBE Academy Charter, which offers dual immersion for students grades K-5 in the Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese languages.