Reminders for 2019-2020 SY!

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.


Announcements:

Uniform Needs!

  • It was great to meet the parents and students who stopped by today for the Blazer Fitting!
  • Parents looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Tommy Hilfiger.
    • Parents be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.
      • Students are expected to bring their blazers on the first day of school, July 31st.
        • Students should bring their blazers to school inside of a plastic bag with their names on the outside of the bag.
        • It will also be helpful to write the students name on a sheet of paper to include inside the bag.
      • The BLAZER will be required for the Blazer Day Ceremony scheduled for August 5, 2019.

Rising Seniors!

Coming soon!
  • Senior Pictures are right around the corner! You must call SCORE to be placed on the schedule for your Senior Pictures to be captured. Slips were passed out in the last community forum with details.
  • Pictures will be taken here at Drew July 17-19.  
    • Be advised: an appointment is required; if you haven’t had a chance to secure your spot you can reach SCORE at 770-516-5880. You must call SCORE to secure your spot on the schedule and to receive more details regarding logistics on the day of your appointment.

Job Opportunity

  • Summer Reading List –  Attached is the link to access summer reading materials for students who signed up for AP classes next school year.  https://tinyurl.com/APSummer19
  • 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
  • Paying Lunch Balances – Please note that Drew JA/SA academies do not offer free lunch without the completion of the Federal Eligibility Application; this must be completed each school year. To monitor student nutrition activity visit www.MySchoolBucks.com.  The site allows users with an outstanding balance to settle accounts, add additional funds, and to set limits.  
    • Until you receive a letter or notice of approval after completing the Federal Eligibility Application your student(s) account will still be charged the full price for each meal received.
    • Applications will be released the first week of school.
      • Should you have questions regarding your students status AFTER COMPLETION OF THE APPLICATION, you may call Nutrition at 404-802-2540.


Summer Announcements for 2019-2020 School Year

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.


Announcements:


Uniform Sale!

  • Parents looking for uniform options can now visit our online store with Tommy Hilfiger.
    • SAVE THE DATE 6/17- 6/23:
  • *10% Off Product and Logo Fees + Free UPS Ground Shipping
  • Offer Valid June 17th – June 23rd, 2019.  No promotion code needed. The discount will be automatically applied to orders placed during this time frame.
    • Offer valid on product and logo fees only
      • Tax and shipping fees are excluded.  This offer is not valid on any previous orders and has no cash value.
  • (Same Information as Flyer,shown above).

Rising Seniors!

Coming soon!
  • Senior Pictures are right around the corner! You must call SCORE to be placed on the schedule for your Senior Pictures to be captured. Slips were passed out in the last community forum with details.
  • Pictures will be taken here at Drew July 17-19.  
    • Be advised: an appointment is required; if you haven’t had a chance to secure your spot you can reach SCORE at 770-516-5880. You must call SCORE to secure your spot on the schedule and to receive more details regarding logistics on the day of your appointment.

Job Opportunity

  • Summer Reading List –  Attached is the link to access summer reading materials for students who signed up for AP classes next school year.  https://tinyurl.com/APSummer19
  • 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
  • Paying Lunch Balances – Please note that Drew JA/SA academies do not offer free lunch without the completion of the Federal Eligibility Application completed each school year. To monitor student nutrition activity visit this website at www.MySchoolBucks.com.  Any student with an outstanding balance can pay down the balance by using the website above, money can also be added to students’ accounts on the website.  
    • Until you receive a letter or notice of approval after completing the Federal Eligibility Application your student(s) account will still be charged the full price of meals.
    • Applications will be released the first week of school.
      • Should you have questions regarding your students status AFTER COMPLETION OF THE APPLICATION, you may call Nutrition at 404-802-2540.


Final Shoutouts for the 2018-2019 School Year

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 Boys Golf Team for winning the 2019 State Championship in Class A Public Golf! The team was led by captain, All State Golfer, Anthony Ford.
  • The Lady Eagles place 4th in the Golf State Championship! They were led by Adia Barnes and Hailey Fisher.
  • Class of 2019 Alumnus DeGreer Harris who was selected for the Council of the Great City Schools-Bernard Harris Scholarship Program. This program was established to encourage minority students to pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The scholarship was created by former NASA astroanaut Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African-American to walk in space. The four winners of the 2019 scholarships were chosen from several hundred applicants in urban school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools for their academic performance, leadership qualities and community involvement. Each scholar will receive $5,000 for continued education in a STEM related field. Click here to read the press release. 
  • The following students whose work was selected for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights Art Exhibit! After a review from the judges’ panel, The Center selected 91 works for exhibition, representing the work of over 70 students in the metro area. We are thrilled to announce the selection of the following students from Drew Charter that displayed in the Awoken student art showcase exhibit.

Painting

Jada Allen  Drew Charter Untitled

Painting

Deja Stafford Drew Charter My Hair
Jalen McCurty Drew Charter Shut Up and Dribble
Nakeera Stewart Drew Charter Poverty

Sketch Drawing

Jada Allen Drew Charter untitled

Announcements:

  • Summer Reading List –  Attached is the link to access summer reading materials for students who signed up for AP classes next school year.  https://tinyurl.com/APSummer19
  • 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
  • Paying Lunch Balances – Please note that Drew JA/SA academies do not offer free lunch without the completion of the Federal Eligibility Application completed each school year. To monitor student nutrition activity visit this website at www.MySchoolBucks.com.  Any student with an outstanding balance can pay down the balance by using the website above, money can also be added to students’ accounts on the website.  
    • Until you receive a letter or notice of approval after completing the Federal Eligibility Application your student(s) account will still be charged the full price of meals.
    • Applications will be released the first week of school.
      • Should you have questions regarding your students status AFTER COMPLETION OF THE APPLICATION, you may call Nutrition at 404-802-2540.

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Week of May 20th, 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:

  • Mr. Doran, who was recognized at graduation by City Councilmember Natalyn Archibong for his lifetime of contributions to the city of Atlanta with an official proclamation designating May 18th as Don Doran Day!  Some of Mr. Doran’s accomplishments that you might not be aware of include:
    • Starting his career as a teacher and coach in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1971
    • A 32-year career with the District, encompassing the role of Principal of Benteen Elementary and Inman Middle School and Executive Director for School Reform Team 1, where he was responsible for the academic success of 24 schools
    • Serving as Executive Director of Outward Bound Atlanta
    • Serving for six years as a Hands on Atlanta board member and eight years as Regional Coordinator for Special Olympics, Atlanta
    • Leading the United States delegation to the International Games for the Physically Handicapped in Tokyo, Japan
    • Accepting two invitations to speak at the White House with President Bill Clinton on AmeriCorps and the power of volunteerism
    • Being selected to serve as one of only 15 Principals nationwide on the Principal Advisory Board of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Being invited to speak at the Hong Kong Section Educational Modernization Summit in Shenzhen, China
  • The Class of 2019, the class that brought spirit and soul to the Senior Academy! It was a pleasure to work with you and I am excited to see what you will accomplish! The Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony can be viewed at this link (the procession of graduates starts at about 56:30).
  • All of the teachers and staff of the Senior Academy for an amazing year!  This year we saw some amazing projects, incredible outcomes for our graduating seniors, tremendous growth for some of our least reached students and some awesome collaboration!  Thank you for all of your hard work! Enjoy your summer!
  • All of the faithful readers of this blog!  For the past several years this has been a labor of love.  While often time-consuming, I have always found it refreshing reviewing the shout outs that were contributed by the Leadership Team and reflecting on the week to find the bright spots to highlight here.  I hope these shout-outs and the information here have been helpful.
  • Senior Niara Botchwey for earning 4th place in the Biomedical Engineering category out of more than 100 entries from around the world at the International Science and Engineering Fair!
  • Jessie Bond at the East Lake Foundation and everyone else who worked to secure a grant from the Goizueta Foundation who approved $770,000 over three years to the East Lake Foundation that will support and enrich STEAM/Project-Based Learning (PBL) at Drew Charter School, beginning July 1. This grant will support the following components:
    • A Senior Academy-focused STEAM Faculty Cohort that integrates and elevates STEAM and PBL instructional practices to the highest caliber. Cohort members will engage in a robust STEAM/PBL professional development program, implement learnings in their classrooms, and disseminate STEAM/PBL skills and best practices to other educators across Drew’s pipeline.
    • Creation of new mobile makerspaces (STEAM Trunks) to integrate STEAM into core classes and PBL initiatives at the Senior Academy
    • A STEAM/PBL Support Specialist position to support implementation of the initiative
    • Ensuring access for economically disadvantaged children in grades PreK-7 to the STEAM-focused RISE After School Program via fee support
    • Data collection and analysis to assess the effectiveness of grant components, in partnership with Georgia Tech’s CEISMC Research & Evaluation Group
  • All of the members of the Graduation Committee, who worked to plan and facilitate the Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday!
  • The CCR team for another awesome College Decision Day on Monday!
  • Ms. McKenzie, Ms. Isbell and the tech team for helping coordinate the MAP administration this past week!
  • Ms. Hood, Dr. Morgan and the 12th Grade Team for facilitating all of the Senior Week activities!
  • Ms. Woods, Ms. Jackson, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Kitchen, Mr. Canney and Ms. Cain for their work preparing students to take AP exams in Biology, Calculus, Human Geography, English Language and World History this week!
  • Mr. Kitchen, Mr. Bennett, Ms. Wilder and Ms. Hecht for their awesome App Shark Tank project, complete with a $1,000 grand prize!
  • Ms. Isbell for coordinating the teacher awards for the End-of-the-Year Assembly on Tuesday!
  • Ms. Schaffer for planning and teaching AP World History lessons for 10th grade as they prepared for their AP exam this past week! Also shout out for collaborating with a guest teacher to do Saturday and after school sessions for the AP World students!
  • Mr. Myers for all of his work as Testing Coordinator, particularly coordinating the Milestones Assessments!
  • Ms. Kaney-Weaver for all of her hard work coordinating AP exams as AP Coordinator!
  • Ms. Davis for all of her hard work clearing seniors for graduation!

Calendar:

Week of: 05/20/19  – 05/24/19

A-Day. MON

  • 05/20
  • Golf State Championship
  • 8:00-9:30 – 1A Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • 9:35-11:05 – Students report to 3rd Period for Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • 11:05 – Lunch (all grades)/Dismissal
  • 12:00 – All students should be picked up from campus

B-Day TUES

  • 05/21
  • 8:00-9:30 – 1B Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • 9:35-11:05 – Students report to 3rd Period for Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • 11:05 – Lunch (all grades)/Dismissal
  • 12:00 – All students should be picked up from campus
  • 4:00-6:30 – Community Celebration Honoring Don Doran [Athletic Field]

A-Day WED

  • 05/22
  • 8:00-9:30 – Students report to 2nd Period for Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • 9:35-11:05 – Students report to 4th Period for Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • 11:05 – Locker Clean-Out/Lunch (all grades)/Dismissal
  • 12:00 – All students should be picked up from campus

B-Day THURS

  • 05/23 – Last day of the semester
  • 8:00-9:30 – Students report to 2nd Period for Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • 9:35-11:05 – Students report to 4th Period for Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
  • 11:05 – Lunch (all grades)/Dismissal
  • 12:00 – All students should be picked up from campus

FRI

  • 05/24
  • Post-Planning Teacher Work Day

Other Upcoming Events

  • 6/3 – 6/7 – Rising Ninth Grade Summer Bridge Transition Program

Announcements:

  • 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
  • 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.

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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
Alcorn State University
Atlanta Metropolitan College
Auburn University
Augusta University
Baylor University
Bethune-Cookman University Courtney Harris, 5 Strong Scholar
Brandeis University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
Colorado College Juanye’ Hairston
Columbus State University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Clayton State University
Dartmouth College Daisha Thornton
Dillard University
Duke 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
Georgetown University
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
New York University
Norfolk State University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
Unviersity of Notre Dame
Oglethorpe University
Old Dominion University
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah State University
Seton Hall University
Spelman College
Stanford University Nazjaa Hughson
Stetson University
Syracuse 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 Arkansas Pine Bluff
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
University of Georgia
University of Miami
University of Missouri
University of Pennsylvania
University of South Carolina
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Virginia
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Virginia Institute of Technology
Washington University in St. Louis
Wingate University
Winthrop University
Xavier University of Louisiana
Yale University

Week of My 06th, 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:

  • All of our teachers for the amazing and inspiring work that they do with our students every day!  There are few professions that require you to work hard and be talented in as many areas as being a teacher.  We have and absolutely amazing team and it is a pleasure to work with them every day!
  • To all of the Drew teachers, staff and College and Career Readiness Team members for having the highest college enrollment and year one to year two college persistence rates in the district [full report available here]!
  • The Drew SA Golf Teams for making it to the Class A Public State Championship 3 years in a row!
    • The Lady Eagles finished the Area 3 Golf tournament in 2nd place and were led by Sarai Dobbs with a score of 88.
    • The boys team took 1st place in the Area 3 Golf tournament for the first time in school history! They were led by All-State Anthony Ford with a score of 73; who also won an award in a one hole playoff during the tournament.
  • The Senior Academy Track & Field Team for finishing in the top four, advancing them to The GHSA Track & Field State Championships in Albany, Ga on May 9-11th!
  • Our Area 5 Champion Varsity Boys Soccer Team who competed in the 2nd round/semifinals of the State Playoffs!
  • Sophomore Sam Cooper whose original exhibit design was selected to be constructed and installed in the Children’s Museum of Atlanta!
  • Sophomores Darryn Waters and Sarai Biggers whose exhibit design features were combined with some feedback and were selected to be constructed and installed in the Children’s Museum of Atlanta!
  • Freshmen Aris Carmichael, Kalani Lickteig, Chloe Slaton, Shelby Ross, Jerell Franks, Ciera Hayes, Zakiah Willis, Destiny Williams, Jamar Friend, and Calvin Revere for helping Ms. Klein beautify the 9th Grade PBL lab!
  • Our staff members who crafted this energizing GA Milestones video!  The song was written and recorded by Ms. Echols and Ms. Reaves; the video was made by Ms. Fannin.  The video features tons of EA students and staff; Feel free to share and enjoy!
  • Ms. McIntyre, Ms. Hecht, Ms. Duffie, Ms. Schaffer, Mr. Morrison, Mr. Robinson, Mr. White and Mr. Powell preparing our students for the Algebra I, Geometry and US History Milestones this past week!
  • Ms. Wilder and Ms. Hudson for their work planning the Rising Ninth Grade Summer Transition Program!
  • Mr. Sessoms and Mr. Baker for their work preparing students for the EA/JA/SA Broadway Review on Friday!
  • Mr. Bennett and Mr. Kitchen their work with students building their Digital Portfolios this year!
  • Ms. Weaver and Dr. Allen for spearheading the Senior Awards Night and to the senior advisors and CCR team for making it a great evening!
  • Ms. Williams and Dr. Hancock for finding a lecturer to come in and provide AP Chemistry support while Ms. Simmons is out on maternity leave!
  • Mr. Johnson for organizing the Drew Speaker Series event on Sunday with Ryan Gravel, Beltline Founder!

Calendar:

Week of: 05/06/19  – 05/12/19

Teacher Appreciation Week

A-Day. MON

  • 05/06
  • 8:00 –
    • Physical Science EOC Milestone Assessment
    • AP US Government Exam
  • Flex Time –
    • Clubs: Peer Leadership Group A, Debate, Football, GSA, Student Government Association
    • Study Hall [Cafeteria and 4th Floor Learning Commons]
    • Practice Gym

B-Day TUES

  • 05/07
  • National Teacher Appreciation Day
  • 8:00 –
    • Biology EOC Milestone Assessment
    • AP Spanish Language Exam
  • Flex Time –
    • Extended-Learning [Math, Social Studies, Spanish]
    • Study Hall [Cafeteria and 4th Floor Learning Commons]
    • Main Gym

A-Day WED

  • 05/08
  • Make-Up EOC Milestone Assessment
  • 9:00-2:00 – Ninth Grade Experience [Adventure Air]
  • Flex Time –
    • Extended Learning [10th, 11th, 12th Grades]
    • Study Hall [Cafeteria and 4th Floor Learning Commons]
    • Practice Gym
  • 6:00 – Senior Academy Awards Ceremony [Theater]

B -Day THURS

  • 05/09
  • 8:00
    • Make-Up EOC Milestone Assessment
    • AP Chemistry Exam
  • Senior Exams (3TTh and 4TTh classes)
  • Flex Time
    • Extended-Learning (ELA, Science, Pathways)
    • Study Hall [Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons]
    • Main Gym
  • 6:00 – Drew Enrollment Lottery [Theater]

A-Day FRI

  • 05/10
  • 8:00 – AP US History Exam
  • Senior Exams (1A, 3MWF and 4MWF classes)
  • 12:00 – AP Computer Science Principles Exam
  • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Advisory

Other Upcoming Events

  • 5/13 –
    • AP Biology Exam
    • Senior Exams (1B and 2MWF)
    • MAP Administration (9-10th Grades)
    • 2:30 – College Decision Day [Main Gym]
  • 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)
    • Flex Time – Clubs: Peer Leadership Group B, Beta Club, Debate Team, GSA, Math Mentors, National Art Honor Society
    • 9:00-3:00 – Senior Field Trip
  • 5/16 –
    • AP World History Exam
    • 9:00-12:00 – Graduation Practice
    • 10:00-1:00 – 11th Grade End-of-Year Event [Stars and Strikes]
    • 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 – Half Day for 2B and 4B Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
    • Last day of the semester
  • 5/24 – Post-Planning Day

Announcements:

  • 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
  • Lottery – The announcement for Drew’s Enrollment Lottery will take place at 6:00 pm in the Theater. Please note your presence is not mandatory.
    • The lottery will take place in the theater at JA/SA at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. Applicants DO NOT need to attend to be seated or receive their results.
    • Applicants will receive an email on May 8th with their lottery identification number. If they didn’t provide an email address on their application they can pick up their number in person on May 9th according to this schedule.
    • After results have been verified by our certified public accounting firm, results will be emailed, sent via USPS and posted on our website no later than May 17, 2019.
    • Once we’ve generated the lottery ID numbers I’ll provide the front desks of each building with a list of applicants and ID numbers so you can assist if you get these phone calls.
  • 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. 
        • REGISTER HERE
        • 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. 
        • REGISTER HERE
        • 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.
        • REGISTER HERE
        • 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.

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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
Alcorn State University
Atlanta Metropolitan College
Auburn University
Augusta University
Baylor University
Bethune-Cookman University Courtney Harris, 5 Strong Scholar
Brandeis University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
Colorado College Juanye’ Hairston
Columbus State University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Clayton State University
Dartmouth College Daisha Thornton
Dillard University
Duke 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
Georgetown University
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
New York University
Norfolk State University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
Unviersity of Notre Dame
Oglethorpe University
Old Dominion University
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah State University
Seton Hall University
Spelman College
Stanford University Nazjaa Hughson
Stetson University
Syracuse 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 Arkansas Pine Bluff
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
University of Georgia
University of Miami
University of Missouri
University of Pennsylvania
University of South Carolina
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Virginia
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Virginia Institute of Technology
Washington University in St. Louis
Wingate University
Winthrop University
Xavier University of Louisiana
Yale University

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!

Calendar:

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

A-Day TUES

  • 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]

B-Day WED

  • 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

A-Day THURS

  • 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

B-Day FRI

  • 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

Announcements:

  • 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. 
        • REGISTER HERE
        • 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. 
        • REGISTER HERE
        • 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.
        • REGISTER HERE
        • 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.

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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

Week of April 22th, 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 and Boys Soccer Teams for qualifying for the State Playoffs for the second year in a row!
  • Le’Qual Anthony, Khairi Barber-Corporal, Nya Foster, Khalil Bray, Skye Holloway, Cassandrea Howard, Kamyra Russell, Keeley Shepherd, Deja Stafford, Love Thompson, and Zakiah Willis, whose shelter plans were chosen to be built for Space Is: Shelter and were be on display Friday night!  All of these students have worked very hard to make some fantastic prototypes to potentially provide shelter for a homeless individual.  The Research and Design class will be building an actual hut to be donated to Mad Housers in coming weeks.
  • All of the recent inductees to the National Honor Society and to Ms. Stinson for organizing the induction!
  • Peyton Rodgers, Haley Whetstone, DeGreer Harris and Beth White for being recognized as Valedictorian, Salutatorian, STAR Student and STAR Teacher, respectively, at the APS Awards Breakfast on Friday!
  • Senior Christopher McCrary, who is being recognized from the GSU Clarkston Math Dept as a student of the semester because of his performance in his Quantitative Reasoning course!
  • Ms. Hairston and Ms. O’Roark and for organizing and preparing students for the Harp Concert Tuesday night!
  • Mr. Copp, Ms. Kaney-Weaver, and Mr. Martin for their vision for the Learning Lab moving forward and Mr. Augustin and Mr. Grant for their help realizing this vision!
  • Ms. White, Ms. Anderson, Mr. Morrison, Ms. Byrant, Ms. Vaughn, Ms. Nguyen, Ms. Luster, Mr. Johnson, Ms. Ruffin, Mr. Mather, STEAM Artist in Residence, and everyone else for their work planning and working with students to present or perform at Space is the New Place: Shelter this past Friday (see picture above)!
  • Ms. Anderson and Ms. Pryor for preparing students for the Band and Orchestra Concert Wednesday night!
  • Sutanya Wright, parent of Kalani Lickteig, for being elected as the PTA VP for Senior Academy for next year!

Calendar:

Week of: 04/22/19  – 04/28/19

 Administrative Professionals Week

A-Day. MON

  • 04/22
  • 8:00 – Ninth Grade Lit/Comp Section 1 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • Flex Time –
    • Clubs: Peer Leadership Group A, Debate Team, GSA, National Honor Society, Student Government Association, Young Black Excellence
    • Study Hall [Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons]
    • Practice Gym

B-Day TUES

  • 04/23
  • 8:00 – Ninth Grade Lit/Comp Section 2 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • Flex Time –
    • Extended-Learning (Math, Social Studies, Spanish)
    • Study Hall [Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons]
    • Main Gym
  • 4:00 – Varsity Golf vs WD Muhammad [Senior Night]

A-Day WED

  • 04/24 – Administrative Professionals Day
  • 8:00 – American Lit/Comp Section 1 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Advisory
  • 5:30 – Boys Soccer State Playoffs Round 1 [Home]

B-Day THURS

  • 04/25
  • 8:00 – American Lit/Comp Section 2 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • Flex Time
    • Extended-Learning (ELA, Science, Pathways)
    • Study Hall [Cafeteria and Fourth Floor Learning Commons]
    • Main Gym
  • 4:00 – Varsity Golf vs Ben Franklin Academy [Candler Park GC- Boys Only]
  • 5:00 – SA PTA Parent Gathering [Eva Davis Board Room]

A-Day FRI – BLAZER DAY

  • 04/26
  • 8:00 – Economics EOC Milestone Assessment
  • 8:00-8:45 – 1st Period
  • 8:50-9:35 – 2nd Period
  • 9:40-10:25 – 3rd Period
  • 10:30-11:30 – 4th Period
  • 11:15 – 9/10th Grade Lunch
  • 11:30 – 11/12th Grade Lunch and Prom Ticket Distribution
  • 1:00-4:00 – Half-Day for Parent Conferences
    • 1:00-1:30 – Grade-Level Information Sessions [All families]
    • 1:30-4:00 – Conferences [Selected families] – Appointments have already been set by the counselors, should you still wish for a check-in session you can reach out to the counselors to schedule an individual meeting with teachers on a different day.
  • 7:00-11:00 – Prom [433 Bishop St NW Atlanta, GA 30318]

Other Upcoming Events

  • 4/29 – Algebra 1 Section 1 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • 4/30 –
    • Algebra 1 Section 2 EOC Milestone Assessment
    • 6:00 – Senior Awards Night [The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church]
  • 5/1 – Geometry Section 1 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • 5/2 – Geometry Section 2 EOC Milestone Assessment
  • 5/3 – US History EOC Milestone Assessment
  • 5/5, 4:00 – Drew Speaker Series: Ryan Gravel (Beltline Founder)
  • 5/6-5/10 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/6 –
    • Physical Science EOC Milestone Assessment
    • AP US Government Exam
  • 5/7 –
    • National Teacher Appreciation Day
    • Biology EOC Milestone Assessment
    • AP Spanish Language Exam
  • 5/8 –
    • Make-Up EOC Milestone Assessment
    • 6:00 – Senior Academy Awards Ceremony
  • 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
  • 5/10 –
    • AP US History Exam
    • Senior Exams (1A, 3MWF and 4MWF classes)
    • AP Computer Science Principles
  • 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 – Half Day for 2B and 4B Final Exams, Project Presentations or Summative Assessments
    • Last day of the year
  • June 3-7th – Rising Ninth Grade Summer Bridge Transition Program

Announcements:

  • 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 March 21st, we hosted our monthly PTA Senior Academy Parent Gathering on the topic of “Restorative Practices.”  These gatherings typically occur every third Thursday of the month, alternating between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm. Our next Gathering will be held this Thursday, April 25th at 5:00 pm in the Eva Davis Board Room.
    • If you were unable to attend our last Gathering, a recording is available here.
    • If you would like to attend via phone or computer:
      • Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/324004372
      • One tap mobile: +16465588656,,324004372# US (New York)
      • Dial: 855 880 1246 US Toll-free
      • Meeting ID: 324 004 372
  • Lottery Application Window for New Students – Lottery Announcement will take place May 9th.
  • 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.

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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