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K-8
Public charter
Douglasville, GA
Students enrolled: 417

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3264 Brookmont Pkwy
Douglasville, GA 30135

(770) 615-3680
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April 16, 2014
Charter School of the Year 2014. My son has attended this school since K. We got in through the lottery system. It has been a great experience. The administration is caring, involved, and really tries to make learning fun. My experience is that all are treated equal! This school is by far the best option in Douglas county for Elementary and Middle school. My second son will start K next year and we are happy to be a Brighten Family.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
Brighten Academy is an OK school, the hype of everyone wanting to get their child in, has a lot of individual thinking it has to be an awesome school. I have 2 children that attend B.A., I'm active every week volunteering. As far as I can see by volunteering very few of the teachers there genuinely cares. But some of the teachers aren't as caring and loving as they seem on the first day/week. Yes, there's favoritism going on there also mostly the teachers children. The administration is easy to deal with but unorganized. As for as my son's teacher, she's an OK teacher but a little lazy gives students very little of her attention, she seems out of it sometimes. I like my daughter's teacher she's active, alert, and a great teacher.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2013
I have worked at Brighten Academy ASP program for 5 years, and I have found the teachers at Brighten to be very loving and caring. I have also watched the Principal with the students, and I love the way she interacts with the students. There is always something exciting going on at Brighten. It's a great place to work or attend school.

- submitted by a teacher
July 21, 2013
favoritism is the goal of this school. Teachers should be fair to every student regardless of color, gender or ethnic group. thank you. hope fully they will change for better future. especially especially teachers.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
I give Brighten 3 stars because i went there for 4 years and when I left, they were still very unorganized. Many of my teachers were rude to me on a daily basis. They had an extreme amount of favoritism towards students, especially with students whose parents also worked at the school. I loved 5th grade, but middle school was horrible. I am glad I decided not to go into the IB program, because all of my friends that did were highly unprepared and need/have tutors. I have 4 friends who have dropped out of the IB program because they felt unprepared and were failing the majority of their classes. They have an unstable staff and administration. Th only reason my mom allowed me to continue going to Brighten was because I wanted to continue my friendships with my peers.

- submitted by a community member
September 19, 2012
I am currently a freshman in high school, in the Pre-IB Program. I attended this school since it began, and I was just in 3rd Grade. I must say, this school prepared me so well. Sure, the campus is a little small, but the teaching quality is excellent and I recommend it to children of all ages. The staff is caring and kind and they do all that they can to ensure that their students achieve greatness. If you're a parent and you want your child to go to a safe, kind school that also provides an incredible education, Brighten is the way to go. If you have a child who is interested in AP or IB courses in high school, their middle school is exceptional. Douglas County High School, housing the IB Program, knows who Brighten is, and Brighten has a very high acceptance rate into that program. I do not regret 1 day of the six years I spent at that school.

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2012
My children went to Brighten -let me say the school is not so Bright.The staff is in particular very unprofessional,they are inconsistent with their discipline,They have these 7 C's that are a joke. There in No P.E, no real Music, No real Art,,just because its Charted does not mean it is always better.They hire unqualified, deaf teachers ,really hearing imparied,for middle schoolers. As a family we constantly felt the pressure to donate money,and felt belittled if we didnt give as much as the other families,whom were given apples on a tree for the whole school to see. Education is not their first priority.I know I am jumping all around,but sorry its the truth, the playground,what playground, a old basketball court held down with a giant rock and dirt in a circle also its the parking lot,the tiny lunchroom is the gymnasium,but the kindegartan room is the biggest by far!The parents are the janitors for volunteer hours wether working full time or not.But if you want to volunteer and work for the county they require a statewide background check. and want you to pay for it,to chaparone,its halarious,unless your VIP in the click WHITE.

- submitted by a community member
March 12, 2012
My child has attended this school for 3 years and it has progressively decreased in terms of standards.They are very good on educating in math, language arts and some science but lack in other areas. The uniform code is not enforced with some, but overly enforced with others; the same goes with the discipline code and the tardy policy. They do have their favorites and they do not hide it. In the younger grades you are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom and the teachers welcome you, but the older they get they less they want you in their classroom and prefer your money and sweat for your 15 hrs in volunteer credit, if you work fulltime you can forget it. Because of a lack of funding they ask you for money weekly and you are pressured to give it. I would equate it to a percentage of private school tution without signing a contract. They lack true afterschool activities and you are charged monthly for the ones you elect. They are truly lacking in art, band and PE- No real playground, outside toys to play with or musical instruments. This school does not make your child a well rounded individual because there is so much to be desired socially.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2011
I am writing about our experience of Brighten, we have moved away now from Douglasville, and wish we could go back, or Brighten and its teachers and staff could come to us. Our children loved their school and therefore as parents, we loved it to. They couldn't wait to get to school every morning and that showed in their attendance records and their learning. The teachers were fabulous and very committed to helping our children, the standard of education was huge leaps ahead of the local county schools which we experienced first. Our kids loved their 'special classes'. We, as parents, loved the extra curricular 7 C's which the children worked really hard on. A school for me, is not just not a school or a place of childcare, its a place of education where I can know my children will be safe and cared for, we trust the staff 100%, therefore we would recommend this school to you all. Thank you Brighten Staff for everything you have done for our children, they had a great start to their elementary education and we hope they will carry their values you taught them and experience with them always.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2011
Bad experience with this school which became progressively worse the longer we stayed (years). Children as young as five and six are suspended, even if they are only reacting to bullies, but the bullies get to stay. A majority of teachers who label and ignore both students and parents. Administration which doesn't listen to the majority of parents, but rather to a small group of them. Constantly low on funds equals constant pressure on parents to give money or feel guilty and be ostracized. Huge gaps in learning, too much focus on testing. Advanced classes that are a joke, slower classes which are worse. Cliques among teachers, administration, and parents. No cooking facilities, must bring a lunch that meets their standards (no microwaving, no carbonation, no sweets), or buy the food that is shipped in from another school. Tiny play area that can't support all the children. Uniform code that isn't enforced, and which is allowably skipped at least twice a week (per administration), even though uniform wearing was one of their big selling points. Only a few children are their actual priority; the rest are on their own. Skip this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2011
My four-year-old daughter just started in Brighten's pre-k program and she LOVES it! My son just started his second year at Brighten and he is doing so well. The staff involves you in your child's education and really cares about your child's learning and development.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2011
Brighten Academy's preschool program is a joke. They have unrealistic expactation for children. Their method of dealing with children is suspending them. SUSPENDING THREE YEAR OLDS on the first full day of school! The teachers are not equipped to handle all ranges of student personalities. High spirited children who take a little extra time to get the hang of things are singled out and labled bad. It is absurd.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
Brighten is a wonderful school with a terrific staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
We love the dedication and support from teachers and parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
Great teachers/staff support and vision, parents involvment and students enthusiasm and desire to suceed!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
fantastic school and great math program!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 12, 2010
The school has great teachers and awesome parents. They work well together to make the children successful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
Brighten Academy is a great Charter school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
The teachers at Brighten are the bomb!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 11, 2010
Awesome...it's all awesome!

- submitted by a community member
November 10, 2010
I love Brighten Academy because of its commitment to each student. The classes are small and there is a lot of individual attention from the teachers for each student. Most of all, Brighten is committed to excellence both in and out of the classroom.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 10, 2010
The teachers are competent and caring!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 10, 2010
Excellent dedication to student learning in creative ways

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 10, 2010
The teachers really do care, My grandson is learning to read and loves going to this school

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 09, 2010
Because one of my favorite young friends goes to school there, Gareth Gibbs

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
I love the school because of the confidence building that they instill in every child starting at the early ages.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
A great school led by people who love our children!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
Great charter school in our community that cares about our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Incredible alternative to public school in area.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
Smart administrators and teachers, via the school's charter, can make create and efficient use of our tax dollars. Brighten's staff have the flexibility to think outside the box, and offer unique educational programs unlike anything else in our district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
they challenge the children.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 07, 2010
Great school atmosphere. Solid, no nonsense curriculum. Dedicated teachers. Children exit far advanced in academic progress.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2010
This school has made such a difference in my daughters enjoyment of school! she enjoys reading so much now I cannot get her out of a book!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2010
I am the boyfriend of a mother who has a daughter going to this school. she is always challenged here. She has learned good manners and can hold a very intelligent conversation. She always talks about new and interesting topics from school. Everything i have seen from here is terrific!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2010
Several great nieces and nephews have gone to Brighten and they all love it. This school encourages parental involvement

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2010
Wonderful teaching staff!

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2010
They exceed all expectations for a school and help students achieve above and beyond their wildest expectations.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2010
Everyone cares about everyone.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2010
Kids are the pivotal focus of this school. Parental involvement is made a top-priority creating a village catering to the needs of each student.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 03, 2010
They care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2010
The teachers are awesome!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2010
Great Teachers, awesome kids!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2010
Its a'bright smart place 2b! im a proud parent and my kid learn lots. cheers2spirit!!! love2learn, Brighten stimulates that good stuff education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
I know a student who loves it!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2010
Great school for learning

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2010
The Rogers Boys are lerning much more that other friends children in other schools. As a member of AAUW I feel educations is SO important. To bad more schools ren't like Brighten.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2010
A progressive charter school which is a refershing alternative to packed underproducing public schools and expensive private schools. Brighten is a flagship for the charter school movement.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 29, 2010
The display of disire to help the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
The education structure is superior.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 28, 2010
Brighten is a great place for my nephew. The classes are small enough that he gets individual attention and large enough that he has great social interaction with other kids his age. I love the way that family and friends chip in and help around the school. You don't get to see that at most public schools.

- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2010
Teacher, superior education, great kids, school spirit

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 26, 2010
Wonderful atmosphere for children to learn in through positive reinforcement from caring teachers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 25, 2010
offers great education for children

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
Why do you love Brighten Academy ?

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
We love Brighten and have been there from the start for 4 years! We wouldn't be anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2010
Miss Cathy is doing a great job with Marissa

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 23, 2010
I love Brighten Academy because my granddaughter is a student there and she loves it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2010
The school's scholastic achievements are the results of a devotion to the proper education of children.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2010
Great parent involvement, and lots of opportunities for kids to have fun learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2010
Great school and great kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
Very friendly when we visited

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
Brighten Academy have a geat group of Educators, ver high scores and most of all they love the kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
I have been told that this is a great school, With a wonderful review and excellent test results.

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2010
Wonderful school I have three grandchildren there and they love it and are learning at an advanced level.

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2010
The middle school team is phenomenal. My children have had the best brought forth in them because of the enthusiasm and encouragement of dedicated teachers. I want to go back to school and learn after sitting through the upbeat conferences with the team and my children. The excitement for learning is contagious. Brighten has been a confidence builder for my kids also.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
The motivation for creativity in each student makes learning an adventure.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2010
Excellent teaching staff.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 20, 2010
The learning atmosphere is so much better than public school My grandchildren have been attending since the school opened, the teachers seem to care about the children they teach. I also like the fact that parents have to devote time to help the school

- submitted by a community member
October 20, 2010
Real good educators make for real good education. My grandchildren are doing very well and seem to like learning there.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2010
Their concern is for the children.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
I have lots of friends whose kids attend and they love their school and need all the funds they can get!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
I admire my wife, who works hard to make Brighten successful

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
My nephews attended Brighton and had a wonderful experience. I want this school to succeed; it is an asset to our community.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
Because it provides quality education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
I am impressed with Brighten Academy as an alternative to the county public school system where there are far too many discipline issues and sub-standard teachers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
Because my grandchildren love going there.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
The staff and parents go above and beyond to meet the need of each student, and any need that the school may have to accomplish high goals that will not just benefit our students, but also strengthen our communities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
Outstanding teaching staff!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
Great school! promotes student independent and learning in a positive environment.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
because of the yearly CRCT test scores

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
Quality, dedicated teachers and concerned, dedicated parents

- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2010
Brighten Academy is the best... Love it!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 18, 2010
Brighten Academy fosters a sense of community and responsibility among the students, while at the same time providing an outstanding educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
This school gives our children the much needed personal attention and has a wonderful curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
Because my nephew is a student there and the education is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
Both my grandchildren attend and I have volunteered there, so I know firsthand about their first rate curriculum and individual attention received by the students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 18, 2010
Because it is a school that really appreaciates its' teachers and the education level of the students.

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2010
I am currently in the U.S. Army and I just return from Iraq. Being away from home for an extented time, you would want to leave your love ones in the hands of people you could trust and that are responsible enough loving enough to treat your child, grandchild, neice, or nephew the same as with there own. My neice Shania Nunnally attends Brighten Academy and the way they treat and love the kids at the school is remarkable. When I deploy I know for a fact she is in great hands with people who will take care of her as if her uncle was there. Brighten Academy is a remakable school and I would personally suggest it to anyone with confidence that they will take care of any child professionally, caring, and proficiently.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2010
Because it's a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2010
My nephew loves to learn at Brighten!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2010
Brighten has the best teachers!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2010
It't a great place to learn and meet more friends

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 14, 2010
Casue my niece goes to the school. And she really enjoys going there with all her friends.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
My grandson loves the environment and the teachers. It's nice to see kids that love School.

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2010
At Brighten, it is clear that student learning is the top priority. The faculty and staff are nurturing and well-prepared. The administrative team are focused entirely on quality instruction and have created a successful program that supports students and teachers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2010
Because I think highly of Tom and Laura Rogers and trust their judgement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
My 2 nieces go there and really love it.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2010
My neice attends this school.I think the instructors do a very good job.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Brighten allows students to learn at their own pace. If they are advanced, they are given advanced work; it they need additional help, they are given the special attention they need. The teachers seem to love the students.

- submitted by a community member
October 12, 2010
Because of the standard they uphold and the mandatory parental involvement. I also like the fact that the teachers actually care about the students as individuals, not just a group.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
It's an awesome school!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
My children are educated in a happy and energetic learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
We love Brighten because it has the BEST parent, teacher. student support I have ever seen in a school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Great School. Staff and parents greatly involved.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 12, 2010
Because we are like one big family.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 12, 2010
Great families, students and staff who work together to make it a truly special school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Devoted teachers, administration, and parents creating moral and wel educated citizens for tomorrow.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 12, 2010
It is unique in West Georgia--a positive, up-beat, high-tempo, academically solid school with a fantastic staff and great parents!

- submitted by a community member
October 12, 2010
they care about educating my children

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
I love Brighten because two of my nieces atten there and tthey love it. They are thriving and have a thirst for knowledge. That makes me realize that they have great educators at their disposal. Nothing makes a difference in a child's life as having a great teacher.

- submitted by a community member
October 12, 2010
Because of the high quality of education offered to the leaders of tomorrow.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 12, 2010
I love Brighten Academy because I believe in smaller class rooms, dress code and the approach taken to teaching the children. The teachers there are well educated but work for less pay because they believe in the school and students. I really like the parent involvement that is encouraged there. It takes take a team effort in raising kids today.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
The Family and Teacher involvement, is not just needed - it is Required ! Brighten Academy really cares with its 7 C's Program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
They have a commitment to excellence

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 12, 2010
They have a commitment to their students that is beyond belief! Great staff, involved families, kids who want to learn......great combo!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 12, 2010
Great first grade teachers!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 11, 2010
Why do you love Brighten Academy? It's an awesome school and my grandsons are getting a great education!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 09, 2010
Brighten Academy sought to create a school that this community would embrace. Their charter school culture alongside incredible academic achievements is worthy of high recognition and praise!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 09, 2010
They are very caring for the students and always do their best to teach the students well. Whenever a student needs help, they will do whatever they can just for that child:)

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
Brighten Academy is a great school! My niece MaKayla Tappin is a student at this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2010
Being a charter school, it gives children an opportunity for a different and better learning experience than they may receive in a public school setting.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 08, 2010
They teachers are caring, and they believe in education and not teaching to the CRCT, but going back to the fundamentals of teaching and kids learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2010
It's a great school! They have done very well with the CRCT testing.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 06, 2010
My 3 grandchildren attend and are receiving a quality education.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2010
The best teachers and parents are at Brighten. Everyone cares about the school and their kids. All parents volunteer throughout the school year. The school itself is organized, well-kept and a safe fun atmosphere!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2010
This is a great school the teachers truly care for the children .

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 06, 2010
Great academics, high test scores, sense of community and safety, been there since its inception!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2010
Practices innovative learning techniques. Small class sizes, which enables invidualized attention.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 06, 2010
great test scores and a happy environment

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2010
small class size, dedication of teachers

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 05, 2010
This school has been excellent for our niece. She has made great progress and enjoys attending.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 05, 2010
Very proud of their FIRST LEO League support and team.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2010
A determination to be the best in all areas of the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2010
You won' find a school with more caring teachers and staff! The teachers truly care about their kids and their future.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2010
Good spirit of advancing knowledge and civic involvement and technical skills

- submitted by a community member
October 05, 2010
It is a very good teaching school. With teachers that really care that our children come out learning something every day.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 05, 2010
Brighten Academy values parent involvement in every area. Parents are able to volunteer their time, donate funds and feel like their feedback is appreciated. As a result, 'our' school has a positive, productive academic environment. My kids love to go to school. That's a huge accomplishment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2010
I like the class sizes and the care the teachers have for their students.

- submitted by a community member
October 05, 2010
If want a school that is community oreiented, Brighten Academy is what your looking for in a school.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2010
Our teachers are amazing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2010
Brighten is a great, happy plce to be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
Communication with parents is excellent

- submitted by a community member
October 04, 2010
We are Awesome on our CRCT's

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2010
Great school. Both my daughters challenged and learned how to think and mentally process information rather than by rote.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
The teachers are caring and easy to talk to about your child's performance. When my student is struggling with a certain subject, the staff works harder to find ways for him to learn better and they provide helpful tips for me to follow up at home.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
Great teachers, great students

- submitted by a community member
October 04, 2010
Staff and Teachers are superb. Curriculum is very unique to the area schools also...

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2010
Brighten Academy is a wonderful school that develops the whole child. Not only do they educate our children to develop dynamic skills, but they also help them to develop strong character in each of our children. Our test scores reflect the strong instruction and teaching that our children are getting and proves that it is great quality. To watch our children handling life situations prove that strong character is being built. Thank you Brighten Academy for being a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
Their academic achievements - their love for the kids who go there.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 04, 2010
innovative curriculum that embraces all learning styles: LOVE the passion of the founding and board members

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
Brighten has a lot of hands-on learning that just makes school a lot of fun for the kids. They also have a lot of after school clubs that add to the fun for their students. We love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
Small class size. Devoted staff. Higher teaching standards and methods.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
It is a great charter school and provides quality education, not quantity education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 04, 2010
Teachers care about their students and the school, lots of parent involvement

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
I am a first year parent of two Brighten students,and I am impressed with the overall set up at Brighten Academy! I

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
Brighten's teachers are excellent and they care about each child's education...these teachers have taken a cut in pay in order to teach our children. The school fosters learning environment and they always strives to cut out barriers to learning. Brighten challenges my child every day to do her best academically and socially to promote good citizenship. Brighten is the very best school and I couldn't be more confident in Brighten teaching my child.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2010
They have created a wonderful learning environment

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
Postive growth in the kids in attendance.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 04, 2010
Great reputation for quality learning, and students test very high on CRCT tests.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 04, 2010
One of the best charter schools in the state of Georgia. Staff cares about kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
This school produces results worthy of bragging. Any school would benefit from the lessons learned by this charter.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
The test scores are amazing, and the teachers really care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
Parents and teachers work together for the benefit of the children. School has a family feel, and also the children have fun while learning. Test scores are proof of the benefits of Brighten.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2010
I love Brighten Academy because it is a very progressive school that uses cutting edge practices in educating it's students. Its test scores are outstanding which is indicates that the teachers are doing an outstanding job with teaching and learning. They extend student learning outside the classroom to include aspects of character education and are meeting the needs of the whole child. I feel that the faculty and staff at Brighten Academy truly care about the students at their school.

- submitted by a community member
October 04, 2010
I love Brighten Academy because their teachers and administrators "think out of the box" when it comes to curriculum and instruction. My son is a happy camper and enjoys learning. He is proud to be a "Blazer".

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2010
Their teaching methodology really shows through with my 3 kids. They love to go to school and they are learning at a tremendous rate.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
The school is an asset to our community.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 04, 2010
Great literacy happening there!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 04, 2010
It is a great school with great teachers

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 04, 2010
Because of the education and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
The teachers are dedicated.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2010
I like Brighten Academy because of so many different reasons but one of them is their dress code, they have uniforms which to me symbolises that each student is treated the same way :-))

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2010
My grandson attends Brighton and my granddaughter also attended Brighton. They have received excellent educations and my granddaughter now attends Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.sees

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 03, 2010
It's a nurturing environment for the kids. The teachers are teaching great things without the kids even realizing they are learning as they are having so much fun! My kids love school and that is all thanks to Brighten!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2010
Brighten Academy have the best teachers and they care about their students and work.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2010
Parents are encourage and required to be involved.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2010
RIGOROUS ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2010
Parents....Teachers....Students....all working together for the children. =0)

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 03, 2010
Because teacher's at Brighton Academy really care about, and take time to personally know their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2010
The teachers are awesome. The students have so much fun They don't realize they are learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2010
Brighten challenges my child and is interested in developing the whole child!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2010
My gradaughtets attend Brighten Academy. I have seen tremendous improvement in their academics since they started attening this school. They are really being challenged. Thanks Brighten.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 03, 2010
Excellant academics, with a focus on hands-on projects, manipultives, and Investigations!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2010
Brighten Academy is a small family oriented school. This school has excellent teachers and staff. They encourage parent involvement in their childs education. The teachers are introducing pactical and everyday concepts to the children at an early age. Great School!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2010
Well have a support team, which is made up of an amazing staff and parents. We work hard to allow our students to succeed.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 03, 2010
I have met so many dedicated and engaged parents at Brighten. It's academic results speak to the quality of the school

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 03, 2010
They have done such a great job with our friends kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2010
The teachers really love their students and care about their futures.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2010
Because they are awesome to my children. It is a safe loving environment where they can succeed!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2010
Brighten Academy provides a private school quality education at a public school cost.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2010
Great teachers, awesome program!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2010
The atmosphere of the school stimulates my children with a great learning enviroment,.. They love going to school. The staff is friendly and caring.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2010
Fabulous teachers and parents who are dedicated to the same mission.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
It's been a great school, with positive teachers. Good atmosphere and supportive parents

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
The structure of learning the school provides!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
I work for Brighten. All of the staff members are pleasant and really want the children to succeed.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 30, 2010
Brighten has a great teachers, leadership and parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
Our Grandchildren go to Brighten....

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
I like the personalized attention my children get. I think the set up and the flexibility the school has it beneficial to the students progession and educational needs. I like the fact that behavioral problems are kept to a minimun and do not affect learning. Each student has thier own learning plan and goals are set based on the students needs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
My kids go to school there. Great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
great stuff, their innovative approach to education. Parents involvement

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
Wonderful teachers. Parental involvement. A great learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
Brighten teachers are awesome, and work so hard. My kids thrive at Brighten!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
Staff truly care about it's students and discovers ways to teach students with techniques that match their individual learning traits. Two thumbs up!!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
It's simply an amazing school with amazing teachers & staff! Every kid thrives there!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
This is a great school. My kids have so many friends, the teachers are awesome and my kids learn a LOT! They really care about my kids education and want whats BEST for them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
They constantly challenge our kids to think outside the box.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
Because my son is safe, enjoys all the educators, its small and all parents are welcome and invited to come to the school any time to observe or help with the children!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
Because it is smaller and we know more of what is going on.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
My son has become a learning machine because of Brighten's hard working teachers. Thank You Teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
Brighten brings back the old small school format. More parent involvement and teachers who really care about the child and the student, which inturn provides great results.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
Brighten has a holistic approach to learning and challenges students to their fullest while allowing them freedom to explore and grow academically, physically and I believe spiritually.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
It is a wonderful schools. Brighten Academy has a warm friendly family environment. The students get along like 1 big happy family.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
The teachers are very interested in the children learning using the latest technologies available to them at the present time. The parents are also involved with their children's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
The best School in Georgia Atmosphere, Teachers & School staffs are very helpfull they don't waist time like other schools we are glad our kids goes to Brighten Academy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
Brighten Academy is a very caring environment w/a strong focus on academic excellence and individual best. We've been there since the beginning and my oldest is now in her 2nd year of the IB program in high school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
Brighten is doing a great job of keeping us aware of our childrens progress!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
The staff and teachers are wonderful. This is one of the best decisions I have made to get my children into this school. Brighten Academy is one of the top schools in the State of GA for the CRCT.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
So far, this has been the best experience that we have had with a school. The teachers and staff take the time work with your child and encourage involvement in your child's education. TOP NOTCH!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
wonderful leadership and hard working teachers

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 29, 2010
The teachers are dedicated and go the extra mile. Great sense of community and the CRCT scores show that we have the Brightest kids in the state!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
Only school in the state where all grades were in the top ten scoring of CRCT

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
They have excellent teachers who truly care about their students!!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
I love how parents are involved in the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
Because of its high test scores their philosophy with their hands on learning. The low student teacher ratio. The teachers get involved in each child's learning and the teachers and students are held accountable and are very involved in their learning. It is very secure and good atmosphere for a learning enviroment.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
Brighten has good learning environment. It's like a big family.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
The teachers are the best the county has to offer!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 07, 2010
I LOVE MY SCHOOL! This is my first year here. The teachers are better and I am making even better grades :) I would recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2009
The fifth grade teachers are unlike any other teacher we have had in Douglas County. They are always positive and loving but firm. This combination of traits is hard to come by in most teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
Love the kids, parents, teachers, administrator, and Board!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
Brighten Academy cares about its students and their families. The teachers are like 'personal' friends. They love their students and care about their learning. They encourage the kids. Last year the 5th graders scored the highest in the state on the CRCT. This care and concern is reflected in the test scores. I am pround that my grandson is a student at Brighten Academy,

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
I have to say I am a brand new parent at Brighten Academy. But I tell you it is the most friendliest and warming feeling school I have ever been in. The teachers and parents are absoultley fantastic. We have only been at the school for 5 days now and it's such a blessing to know that Brighten is teaching my child the education he needs but also treats him like a family member also. The education level is awesome, I was so impressed how well behaved the children are when we entered the school for the first day. Even the younger children in Kindergarden is so well behaved and the school was so quit and calming when you entered the doors. I have been with other schools and nothing compares to Brighten Academy. My son was so welcomed by his classmates and had made so many friends already and they were so kind and helpful to him. I know that alot of this is due to the way they are taught at Brighten Academy and the way the teachers teach the students at the school. I so recommened this school and we are so pleased that we are now a part of Brighten Academy!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Brighten Academy is an amazing school and I know that my children are getting the best education possible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
My grands go Academy, Douglasville, GA and this year they are so much happier about attending school. They love the teachers and speak highly of them, The also enjoy the students. This year lesson time seems to be a pleasure. They feel good about the school and this makes all of us happy

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
We have a great school. This school gives our children a great chance to get ahead in their education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Excellent learning environment; rank top 10 in the State since its inception.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Great staff, supportive parents and the best students to teach!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 19, 2009
This is a very progressive school that advances the children to higher degree of education than in any other public arena available today.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
This is a wonderful school and my nephew loves going each day. The teachers are so attentive and truly care about the students

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
It is one of the best schools in the district and has the brightest teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
The school offers an excellent academic program that challenges bright, young minds.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2009
My children are happy and excited each and everyday to go to school. There is no other place like it...we are so lucky!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
Such a wonderful place, where the parents, staff and students come together with amazing results!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
Rigorous curriculum with support for all learners.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
Because my daughter comes home loving her day at school every day! She loves learning. Sloan comes home and says 'Mom, our teachers love teaching us and they are happy' WOW...I love that the staff at Brighten Loves their jobs!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
It is a small school with great teachers, hand-on teaching and we they have earned great test scores!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 15, 2009
It provides a community feel to the educational experience. It is parents and community coming together to make things happen.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
The teachers are wonderful and the atmosphere is great!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
I love Brighten Academy because I have two granddaughter enrolled there that love it. They are learning so much!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Brighten is fantastic. The parental involvement and teacher dedication is great!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2009
First, they love our kids! They create live long learners - not just test scores. They teach the importance of character and how to be good people through out life. Fourth, they partner with parents to support the students. They solicit feedback to improve the school.When there are problems, they handle them. They are the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Brighten Academy is what a school should be! -Great teachers, engaged and motivated students, and involved parents. It's a winning combination adding up to a great learning experience for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Brighten Academy is a wonderful school. Thanks to the teachers and staff my daughter is now a straight A student. She takes a genuine interest in her study habits as well. The genuine care of the teachers and their knowledge helped my daughter through her hurdles and helped see that she is an intelligent student. I will always be grateful to the teachers, faculty and administration at Brighten for all the have done for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Brighten is one of the best schools in Douglas county and is producing the best kids around!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
I am always amazed at the great attitude of the teachers and staff at Brighten. I know my children are getting a great education because they care, they want to be there. Brighten has changed the life of one of my children who before Brighten was lost and hated school, just last night he told me he loves it. It truly is a blessing having Brighten in our family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Where do I begin? The team spirit, the positive reinforcement for the students, the amazing teachers, the tireless administration, the desire to figure out what's not working and the collaborative effort to find solutions, the smaller size than traditional schools, and the tremendous support of the parents. I could go on and on and on. Our family is blessed to have a wonderful place that our kids look forward to going to each and every school day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Brighten Academy is a K-8 charter school in Douglas County that gives children not only the opportunity to excel, but also the opportunity to find out how they learn best. Great emphasis is put on project-based learning and multi-disciplinary learning so that children learn to use different approaches to solve problems. Most importantly they stress a positive learning environment that is felt and echoed by the parents and students alike. It is a very refreshing atmosphere to be in.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
My daughter graduated from there last year and she got accepted to one of the top secondary schools in the country, Phillips Andover, so I know she got a great education. My son is there now and it's nice to see him appropriately challenged.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
We are so happy to be a part of the Brighten Academy family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
The best thing about Brighten are the staff and teachers. They truly love the kids, work very well together, and are committed to the success of each child. I love Brighten.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Brighten works so hard to help our kids in our grow and learn so much with such little money. Last year we had layoffs and this year is looking much the same. They work too hard to be affected by the state cuts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Brighten Academy consistently demonstrates student achievement as an important goal through best instructional practices, meeting each student where they are. The school community also takes on the responsibility of developing the whole child and promotes community involvement on the part of parents as well as the students. Parents are regarded as a pertinent part of the functioning of all school activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Brighten Academy is more than a school, but a community that works together: parents, teachers, staff, and students that work together to educate the children. I am blessed to have a job that I love!!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
Brighten Academy provided our daughter with three years of quality education that prepared her for high school success. Brighten's 7Cs facet was an integral part of her experience and continues to serve her well. Thank you Brighten Academy!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
Brighten Academey is a wonderful school! The teachers are very caring about their students and are very knowledgable about their curriculum. They are doing a great job preparing todays young people for tomorrow's world!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
An incredible staff that always does more than what is required to ensure that our students have the best opportunity to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
I love Brighten because children are thriving, teachers are being allowed to 'teach' and parents are supportive. Hooray!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
The kids, parents and staff all work to make it the best school experience possible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
I have been involved with Brighten Academy since its inception. The school have a tremendous and caring group of faculty and staff that really nurture ALL kids! I have been impressed since Day one!

- submitted by a community member
October 12, 2009
The school community, sincere commitment from all staff and parents, and the fact that it was created by community members desiring a great educational option for their children!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
Brighten Academy has been in the top scores for the CRCT. The previous year (2008/2009) our fifth grade class was number one in Reading and Math CRCT test scores for the state of Georgia! Go Blazers.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2009
This is a great school, as a middle school student i agree with the rules and i appreciate the oppurtunity of attending this well civilized school. Any student is welcomed with care and is always accepted . I hope if any parents see ths review looking for a school to place their child in that they would choose Brighten Academy.

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2008
My son attended the first 7th grade class at Brighten. I only have one problem....I'm sorry he didn't start in the kindergarten!! I love this school. I wish they had a high school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2008
Brighten has been a wonderful place for my kids to learn. They have so many opportunities here and the staff is very caring and helpful. Brighten has made a difference in my children with there work habits and learning process. The students get so much out of this school from the way they teach and the hands on experience thay get. Brighten also is able to take more field trips with the kids so they can see first hand about things they are learning. I give Brighten an A+ for their teachers, parents and students its a wonderful place and a wonderful enviroment.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
I have one in seventh grade and one in second at Brighten. My son has progressed by leaps and bounds and my daughter has been able to excel academically in a safe environment that values the individual . Next year my other two kids will attend!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
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April 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2008
Academically, Brighten is impressive. I was relieved when I found out our child got in. The school community is still new and still needs some time to evolve into a real team, but inside the classroom- it is absolutely perfect!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 28, 2008
great school! We are very pleased

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2008
Brighten Academy is beyond blessings and miracles to my son and family.With so many negatives and plain old fashion bs our kids are subjected to everyday it is a hurricane of fresh air to have a school like Brighten.Keep up the exceptional work.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
Our daughters have attended Brighten from the beginning. We love the environment of learning. We are pleased with the opportunites for our children to excell and the climate of excellence.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2008
Overall we're highly disappointed with Brighten as I have a kindergartner who is in the process of being expelled from this school for committing a '3rd physical infraction'. My wife and I spent endless hours working our child and his conduct did improve after he got used to the environment. This school is a good addition to Douglas County, but lacks appropriate resources and good leadership.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 13, 2007
I love this school. It has taken the pain out of middle school. My daughter is allowed to grow and develop in a healthy, safe and engaging environment. I love the leadership qualities that she has gained through this educational experience. Go Brighten Blazer!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 16, 2007
Wonderful school.Very caring staff..My child excelled here! A real community school. My daughters learned so much in a year.Amazing!!!

- submitted by a parent
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Brighten Academy
3264 Brookmont Pkwy, Douglasville, GA  30135
(770) 615-3680
Last modified Brighten Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brighten Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 285 reviews. Top