Two other new and interesting charter schools opening up in my old stomping grounds of the Atlanta suburbs (links added by me):
Dunwoody Springs, which opened as a traditional school in 2000, won conversion charter status in January. It will become Georgia's first Designated Professional De- velopment Focus School, in partnership with Georgia State University.
The school will serve as a laboratory school for developing and implementing the best practices for teaching diverse, transient and urban students. Another unique feature will be that students entering after the first 10 days of school will spend five to 10 days in a "transitional" classroom to assess the students' academic needs and their families' social service needs while providing orientation to the school.
Amana Academy in Roswell is Fulton's newest startup charter. It will offer project-based learning and Arabic instruction. Students will remain with the same teacher for two years.