Amana's Expeditionary Learning model really help students grow into their full potential. I have had the pleasure of seeing this first hand with my daughter and son. Going to the learning showcases really gives you insight into what type of education students at Amana are receiving.
Amana is a community of wonderful and committed educators and parents that strive to challenge and foster creativity in our children. Do not be swayed by closed minded posts and come experience Amana for yourself. The Charter system works with the right leadership. Evidence is visible all over the school through their STEM program, focus on expeditionary learning, and efforts to promote diversity through a global outlook. This is a Fulton County public charter school where involved parents work hard to fundraise and fill funding gaps. Check out Amana for a different and proactive approach to educating our children!
We have really been enjoying our first year at Amana Academy. My children are being challenged daily and supported and encouraged along the way. We love the diversity of the school as it prepares our children for college and their future workplace.
As a parent, my husband and I have been welcomed and embraced by this loving community of staff and parents. There ae a lot of opportunities to get involved and really help shape the direction of the school.
At Amana there is a strong emphasis on being a good scholar, but also a good citizen. I love the Expeditionary Learning style, and the sense of community at Amana. My son has already gotten some amazing experiences, such as learning the entire "I Have a Dream" speech and then having the opportunity to recite it at Ebenezer Baptist Church, and he's just in second grade. The curriculum is rigorous, but so worth it!
I am the parent of 2 students at at Amana Academy in Grade 1 and Grade 5. My oldest son previously attended a private school and I am more pleased with the strong dedication of the staff and the administration at Amana than his previous private school.
I have been especially impressed with the continued efforts of his 4th grade teacher from last year who helped with bringing out my son's leadership abilities. He has always been a very strong student academically, but was apprehensive about asserting himself in front of others. His teacher pushed him out of his comfort zone and allowed him to take on the responsibilities of being the leader of several Science groups (such as Forces if Motion) within the classroom which he absolutely loved. She also wrote the most eloquent recommendation for a scholarship for the Lockheed Martin Aviation Camp at Fernbank Science Center for this past summer, which he wonderfully received. Our family has been so grateful for the incredible improvements (academically, socially, assertively, etc.) we have witnessed in or son which had so much to do with the diligence and hard work of such a dedicated teacher.