Monday, January 21, 2013
The Georgia Board of Education accelerated the charter approval process during their Thursday meeting.
Cherokee Charter Academy was one of 14 Georgia charter schools that got a welcome surprise in the form of an early charter approval from the Georgia Board of Education. Although the petition to renew all the charters was included on agenda for the Thursday evening, they were originally going to be presented as information items only and were not to be voted on until a meeting next month. A spokesman from the Georgia Department of Education told the Cherokee Tribune that instead of waiting until February, the board moved all the petitions to their consent agenda for that night's meeting and approved the agenda unanimously. Cherokee Charter Academy's newest petition included plans to open a high school, which will allow the school to serve …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Boston and Woodstock Elementary were named Highest Performing while Teasley Middle was named a High Progress school.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Three Cherokee County School District institutions have been named to the Georgia Department of Education's list of Reward Schools. Woodstock and Boston Elementary schools in Woodstock have been deemed a Highest Performing school and Teasley Middle School in Canton has been named a High Progress School. The list, part of the state’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver, is for schools that have the highest performance or biggest academic gains by its students in the last three years. The High Progress School label is for Title I schools that have made the most progress in improving the performance of the "all student" category over a three-year period on statewide exams. A school can't be classified in this …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Three students from the school will serve on the 2012-13 Student Advisory Council, which will advise State Schools Superintendent Dr. John Barge how state policies impact local classrooms.
Three Woodstock High School students will be among 50 who will serve on the 2012-13 Student Advisory Council. Rani Tilva, Luke Sellers and Ben Floyd will serve on the council, which will meet twice this school year with State Schools Superintendent Dr. John Barge to discuss how education policies are impacting the classroom. "The Student Advisory Council allows me to hear directly from students in our schools and discuss major initiatives with them," Superintendent Barge said in a press release on Friday. "The council also gives students the opportunity to share with me their ideas and concerns, which we can use to shape future state policies.” The Georgia Department of Education had over 750 students from 121 school districts apply to be…