Tag: Ivy Preparatory Academy

“Steven,” a young student from a low-income family, wanted to become an engineer. He understood his best chance of success was to enroll in his district’s math- and science-focused charter school. But the charter school could not afford a track team or such facilities, and Steven was an exceptional runner who was expected to earn a college track scholarship. The young man and his family were forced to make a choice: Pursue the option to finance his college education through an athletic scholarship but with an inferior academic education, or pursue the charter school option that would best prepare him academically for college and career – without athletic opportunity. This is a choice no student should be forced to make.… View Article
Two new state charter special schools will open this month and there is a good chance their names sound familiar – Ivy Preparatory Academy at DeKalb (for girls) and Ivy Preparatory Young Men’s Leadership Academy at DeKalb. Monday morning the state board of education approved special school charters for Ivy Prep to operate kindergarten-to-6th grade boys and girls schools in the former Peachtree Hope Charter School location on Memorial Drive in DeKalb County.  Ivy Prep will continue to operate its original 6th-to-9th grade all-girls Academy in Norcross. Ivy Prep was among 15 schools whose charters became invalid three months ago when the Georgia Supreme Court ruled the state charter schools commission was unconstitutional.  That ruling set off a firestorm nationally… View Article

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