Week of April 29th, 2019

Purpose – Drew Charter School serves as a key component of the cradle-to-college pipeline within the holistic East Lake neighborhood revitalization. Appreciating our unique status as a mixed-income school, Drew Charter School’s primary purpose is to provide an excellent education to all children living in the Villages of East Lake so that each student reaches his or her full potential and is launched on a pathway to health, impact and prosperity.

Vision – Drew Charter School students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to create positive change in the world.

Mission – Drew Charter School is an exemplary, innovative education community that empowers all students to achieve their full potential.

Shout-outs to:

  • The Varsity Girls Soccer Team for a great season and a hard-fought state playoff game, losing 1-0 to Lake Oconee Academy!
  • The Varsity Boys Soccer Team for winning their first round state playoff game against Greene County!  They are on to the second round against Atkinson County on Thursday!
  • Seniors Marcus Foster and Asher McGee for the prestigious honor of qualifying for McDonalds All Americans final list!
  • Seniors Cydney Taylor and Omari Elliott for being selected as Prom King and Queen!
  • Junior Rocco George for being nominated to attend a Global Youth Ambassadors Program this summer in Poland!
  • Ms. Klein, Ms. Wilder, Ms. Hecht, Mr. Canney, Mr. Baker, Mr, White, Mr. Powell, Mr. Wynn, Dr. Morgan, and Ms. Eke for all of their work preparing students for the Ninth Grade Lit., American Lit. and Economics Milestones this past week!
  • Ms. Vaughn, the Prom Committee Chair, and the Prom Committee members, Mr. Stevens, Ms. Mayes, Ms. Hecht, Ms. Allen, and Ms. Davis, for an awesome “Drew-chella”  Prom Saturday night!
  • Mr. Copp for giving a very informative presentation on the Learning Lab at the last SA PTA Parent Gathering of the year Thursday night!


Week of: 04/29/19  – 05/05/19

STAMP Administration: Spanish III and IV

B-Day. MON

  • 04/29
  • Algebra 1 Section 1 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • Flex Time –
    • Clubs: Peer Leadership Group B, Creative Writing Club, Debate Team, GSA, Math Mentors, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Spanish Language and Culture Club
    • Study Hall [Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons]
    • Main Gym


  • 04/30
  • Algebra 1 Section 2 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • 9:00-3:00 – Area 3 Golf Tournament [Lafayette Golf Course]
  • Flex Time – Student Training by School Resource Officers – Avoid, Deny & Defend [Students report directly to the Theater to sit by advisory]
  • 6:00 – Senior Awards Night [The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church – Business Casual or Full Uniform with Blazer]


  • 05/01
  • Geometry Section 1 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • Flex Time –
    • Extended-Learning [Math, Social Studies, Spanish, 12th Grade]
    • Study Hall [Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons]
    • Main Gym


  • 05/02
  • Geometry Section 2 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • Flex Time
    • Extended-Learning (ELA, Science, Pathways)
    • Study Hall [Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons]
    • Practice Gym
  • Boy Varsity Soccer State Playoffs @Atkinson County


  • 05/03
  • US History EOC Milestone Assessment
  • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Advisory
  • 5:00-8:30 – EA/JA/SA Broadway Review [Theater]

Other Upcoming Events

  • 5/5, 4:00 – Drew Speaker Series: Beltline Founder Ryan Gravel [Theater]
  • 5/6-5/10 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/6 –
    • Physical Science EOC Milestone Assessment
    • AP US Government Exam
    • Flex Time – Clubs: Peer Leadership Group A, Debate, Football, Student Government AssociationFlex Time – Clubs: Peer Leadership Group A, Debate, Football, Student Government Association
  • 5/7 –
    • National Teacher Appreciation Day
    • Biology EOC Milestone Assessment
    • AP Spanish Language Exam
  • 5/8 –
    • Make-Up EOC Milestone Assessment
    • 9:00-2:00 – Ninth Grade Experience [Adventure Air]
    • 6:00 – Senior Academy Awards Ceremony [Theater]
  • 5/9 –
    • AP Chemistry Exam
    • Senior Exams (3TTh and 4TTh classes)
    • Make-Up EOC Milestone Assessment
    • Flex Time – 9th Grade Community Forum
    • 6:00 – Drew Enrollment Lottery [Theater]
  • 5/10 –
    • AP US History Exam
    • Senior Exams (1A, 3MWF and 4MWF classes)
    • AP Computer Science Principles Exam
  • 5/13 –
    • AP Biology Exam
    • Senior Exams (1B and 2MWF classes)
    • MAP Administration (9-10th Grades)
    • 2:30 – College Decision Day
  • 5/14 –
    • 8:00 – AP Calculus Exam
    • 12:00 – AP Human Geography Exam
    • 1:00 – Yearbook Signing/Senior Closeout
    • Flex Time – End-of-the-Year Assembly
  • 5/15 –
    • AP English Language Exam
    • MAP Administration (9-10th Grades)
    • 9:00-3:00 – Senior Field Trip [Tentative: Main Event]
  • 5/16 –
    • AP World History Exam
    • 9:00-12:00 – Graduation Practice
    • 12:00-2:00 – Senior Picnic
    • 2:00 – Graduation Ticket Distribution
  • 5/17 –
    • 9:00-12:00 – Graduation Practice
    • 12:30-1:30 – Graduation Dress Rehearsal
  • 5/18, 4:00 – Graduation
  • 5/20 – Half Day for 1A and 3A Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • 5/21 – Half Day for 1B and 3B Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • 5/22 – Half Day for 2A and 4A Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • 5/23 –
    • Last day of the year
    • Half Day for 2B and 4B Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • June 3-7th – Rising Ninth Grade Summer Bridge Transition Program


  • Drew Opportunity Fund – In recognition of Mr. Don Doran, Head of School, and his decade of leadership we are delighted to announce the launch of the Drew Opportunity Fund. Join us in thanking Mr. Doran for his years of service by making a donation in his honor today! Learn more
  • SA PTA Parent Gatherings – On April 25th, we hosted our monthly PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering and presented information about our new Learning Lab. Typically we record these Gatherings, but unfortunately this feature did not operate correctly. I apologize!
  • Lottery application window for new students closes April 30, 2019
    • If your student has a sibling who is interested in attending Drew, the final deadline to submit a lottery application for the 2019-2020 school year is April 30, 2019.
      • The online application is available here and all qualifying applications will be included in the lottery announcement on May 9th.
    • Note that the lottery is for potential new students only. Additional lottery information can be found at www.drewcharterschool.org/enrollment. Please contact the Enrollment Team at 404-450-0567 or admissions@drewcharterschool.org with questions.
  • APS Summer Opportunities –
    • High School Cafe – FINE ARTS [Hosted at Jackson High School]
      • Students will experience a “buffet” of opportunities in the arts (music theory, band, choir, orchestra, drumline, danceline, drum major, visual arts, acting, technical theatre, and dance). Students will choose from a variety of content offerings across disciplines. Classes will meet 8:30-3:00, Monday-Thursday from June 3-27. Transportation is provided from each cluster to Jackson High School. 
        • Program Schedule: M – Th, 8:30am – TBD
        • Begins June 3, 2019
    • High School Cafe – AP/IB [Hosted at Jackson High School]
      • Students will experience a “buffet” of opportunities in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB). Students will choose from a variety of content offerings across disciplines. Classes will meet 8:30-3:00, Monday-Thursday from June 3-27. Transportation is provided from each cluster to Jackson High School. 
        • Program Schedule: M – Th, 8:30am – TBD
        • Begins June 3, 2019
    • SMSEA Camp for High School Students [Hosted at Jackson High School]
      • The Science and Math Summer Enrichment Academy (SMSEA) is a program that is designed to provide students with additional flexibility in their secondary experience as they complete one math or science course for a full high school credit during the summer. This allows room in their regular schedule for higher-level course work and Advanced Placement classes in their program of study. Through student-centered instruction, which integrates gifted strategies with hands-on activities for 3-Dimensional learning, students will engage in a rigorous learning environment where they can demonstrate mastery of mathematics and science standards.
        • Program Schedule: M – Th, 8:00am – 3:00pm
        • Begins June 3, 2019
  • Reminder: Lunch Balances – Please take a moment to check your student’s lunch balance at www.MySchoolBucks.com.  Any student who owes money, will need to bring cash to pay for lunch until their balance is cleared.  Outstanding balances can be paid down and money can be added to students’ accounts on this website.  More information is available in this letter.
    • Pending charges will be applied to all student accounts with a balance via MyPaymemts Plus.
    • Should you have questions regarding your students status based on the Federal Eligibility Application completed at the beginning of the year you may call Nutrition at 404-802-2540.


College Acceptances To-Date

Class of 2019
College Acceptances To-Date
Student Matriculating
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Albany State University Chelsea Cole
Auburn University
Augusta University
Baylor University
Bethune-Cookman University Courtney Harris, 5 Strong Scholar
Case Western Reserve University
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
Colorado College Juanye’ Hairston
Columbus State University
Dartmouth College Daisha Thornton
Dillard University
East Georgia College
Eastern Kentucky University
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach
Emory University
Florida A&M University
Florida International University
Fort Valley State University
Furman University Marcus Foster
Georgia Institute of Technology Ivy Diamond
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University
Grambling State University
Hampton University
Harvard University
Hollins University
Howard University
Iowa State University
Jackson State University
Jacksonville University
Johns Hopkins University
Keiser University
Kennesaw State University Chase Porter
Lafayette College Arthur Ayers
Langston University
Long Island University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University New Orleans
Mary Baldwin University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mercer University
Miami University of Ohio
Middle Tennessee State University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College
Morgan State University
New York Institute of Technology
Norfolk State University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
Oglethorpe University
Old Dominion University
Pennsylvania State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah State University
Seton Hall University
Spelman College
Stanford University
Stetson University
Tennessee State University
The Ohio State University
The University of Alabama
Tufts University Kenyetta Akowa, Questbridge Scholar
Tuskegee University Courtney Stanback
University of Arkansas
University of Georgia
University of Missouri
University of South Carolina
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Virginia
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Institute of Technology
Washington University in St. Louis
Wingate University
Xavier University of Louisiana

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