I was in the first class to graduate all 4 years at the Savannah Arts Academy (2002). My mother is also a teacher for LD kids at the school. I don't think I would have been much happier if I had a attended a regular public school. This charter public school not only focuses on your arts major, but enables you to open your minds to a distinguished variety of individuals beyond those of football players, cheerleaders, and the other typical 'groups' in a regualr school. This arts school enhanced my education and prepared me for college with great opportunities to fullfil my disires. I highly recommend this school to anyone.
I am currently a senior at SAA. I attended public school my whole life and started here my freshman year. I would never think of going to another highschool. i love this school. the teachers are more like friends and they want you to succeed, and the student body doesn't have many cliches. You can express yourself and your treated with respect from everyone. i really don't want to graduate this year because all of the people at this school ahve been so involved in my life. I lvoe the small srtudent body also. Youknow all of your teachers and they know you. Ill miss SAA so much, and i will surely be comingback to visit!
I am not a parent and I did not graduate from SAA either. But I stayed for a wonderful year as an exchange student (I am from Germany) and I must say that the academics were good. Also the arts program was. I always felt good and accepted and everyone was very helpfull. SAA is a school you enjoy going to.
I am a parent of 2 attending Savannah Arts Academy and this school is second to none in this district. Not even the private sector schools can compare. It is certainly Chatham Counties flagship school both academically and artistically. The school supports both standard high school instruction as well as advanced placement instruction. If your child qualifies for this school and doesn't go, you are doing yourself and even more your child a disservice! The numbers speak for themselves but the kids and their accomplishments both while attending and post educationally speak even louder! PLEASE, let me be the first in line to thank the district and the professionals who run and teach at this school for an outstanding experience!
I have been a teacher for 34 years in Chatham County and started gifted programs in 4 middle schools. The past two years I have worked as a mentor in 8 schools in Chatham County. My granddaughter attends this school and I am thrilled at the academics and enrichment that she receives at this school. The administration, teacers, and student body are really all working together. Thanks for having this institution for our students.
I in the first ever class of students at this school, (I attended for 3 years) There are alot of things to be considered. Yes! this school is a great place for academics, but the focus is arts! (hence the name!) The teachers are some of the best in the state! The programs offered and the diversity is un-imaginable. Students learn tolerance first hand.
My oldest graduated from Jenkins High (also a great academic school) and my youngest will graduate this year from Savannah Arts. The academics are fairly equal at both schools but the overall environment at Savannah Arts is far superior. With the arrival of the present principal, academics as well as environmet has improved. As a parent, I like the fact that if you don't maintain an 80% you are sent back to your neighborhood school. What an incentive to do your work! SAA has a lot of kids transferring into it from our many private schools. We have an abundance of caring and talented teachers as well. I have been very satisfied with this school.
Our daughter graduates from SAA this year . Although there is a focus on the arts, we have seen the school's academic program perceptibly improve each year. Twelve students were selected as finalists in the Governor's Honors Program during the summer of 2003 --- far more than any other area high school, public or private. A student population cap of 600 ensures a manageable size in which the faculty & administration know the students. Prospective students must audition in their intended field of focus [drama, music, dance or visual arts] to gain a admission. Still a fairly new school, its growing reputation has allowed it to become more selective each year. It has attracted some really talented students --- most attend the school because they really want to be there. Discipline does not appear to be a problem. A wonderful new college counselor added this year. Great principal & teachers.
I'm not a parent; however, I am a student at Savannah Arts Academy and I love it! I attended Jenkins High School my freshman year and I hated it. At SAA I get to study and improve my passion- singing. The teachers are all caring, personal, and they put forth the extra effort that makes the big difference, as do the students. I'm a senior and I don't want to graduate, because I'm going to miss it!
Our Daughter just graduated from here. It is a wonderful school with fantastic teachers that care. Not the norm for the area ,fighting and what not, these kids want to learn....Below a C you are OUT!
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