Details overview

Hours 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
School leader Laura Strickling
District Atlanta Public Schools
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
World languages
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Performing arts
Science
Service learning
Technology
Visual arts
Writing
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Direct instruction
Gifted / High performing
Hybrid / Blended learning
Individually guided instruction
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Project-based
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Teacher-run

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Painting
5
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Orchestra
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
World languages taught Spanish

Support

18
Facilities
including: Computer lab
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Remediation
Tutoring
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Cognitive disability
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Deafness
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Other health impairment
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Visual impairment, including blindness
Developmental delay
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 43% 38%
Hispanic 34% 13%
White 19% 41%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 28% 7%
Female 49% 51%
Male 49% 51%
N/A 51% 49%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 59%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

0
Girls Sports
0
Boys Sports
11
Clubs
including: Boy Scouts
Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Boy Scouts
Community service
Cub Scouts
Drama club
Girl Scouts
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Student council / government
Television / Radio News
Clubs (misc.) Strings Ensemble
  Safety Patrol
  National Jr. Beta Society
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools Sutton Middle School
  North Atlanta High School

Awards

Community service award APS 2014 Superintendent Winter Card Contest
Year received 2014
Community service award Embracing Differences: Art Contest (First and Second Place)
Year received 2014
Academic award International Baccalaureate recertification
Year received 2014
Academic award ATL Association of Educators Teacher of the Year 2014-15
Year received 2014
Academic award ATL Association of Educators Educator Support Professional.
Year received 2014

Teachers

20
Staff
including: Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans shared with other schools
Transportation provided for special education students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Agape Center
Partner website Agapeatlanta.org
Partner Passion City Church
Partner website Www.passioncitychurch.com
Partner Bolton Academy PTA
Partner website Http://www.boltonacademy.org/pta-mission-and-goals/
Partner Soaring Owl Foundation, Inc.
Partner website Http://www.soaringowlsfoundation.com/
Partner Preferred School Care, Inc.
Partner website Http://www.boltonacademy.org/after-school-care-program/

Sources

Student diversity GA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Students by group GA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
  NCES, 2011-2012