The Imagine International Academy of Smyrna will be launching it’s inaugral school year in 2007, starting on July 30, 2007.
The school year will be a balanced 188 day school year, with six weeks off in the summer and 10-15 days off for fall, winter and spring breaks. Uniforms will be required. The intention is for the Smyrna charter school as well as the Mableton charter school to teach an international based curriculum. The curriculum will be more advanced than the standard Georgia curriculum. The intention will also be to test the students using the Georgia CRCTs as well as the Stanford or Iowa standardized tests.
Spanish will be taught from K-8 at the new school, with a minimum of one hour dedicated to Spanish per day. In the future, they may look to make the middle school a true dual language school. The charter provides for a maximum of 1,000 students, but they currently project to start with 600-700 students. The Smyrna charter school will be offering a tuition-based Pre-K program, however it will not start this year.
One the big drivers behind the school is parental involvement. Parents will be required to be involved in the Smyrna charter school. Single-parent families will be required to volunteer 15 hours during the year and two-parent families will be required to volunteer 30 hours per year.
If youâ€™re interested in learning more, be sure to check out the schoolâ€™s website and read through the schoolâ€™s charter.
While the location was originally planned to be at Church Road and South Cobb Drive, that deal fell through. The Smyrna Charter School will now be temporarily located at 4451 South Atlanta Road in the Vinings Perimeter Office Park, located just outside of I-285 and across from West Village. The Smyrna Charter school’s principal is Reginald Flenory, Sr. Their contact number is 678-370-0980.
The enrollment zone for the Smyrna Charter school is for any Smyrna residents located within the Campbell High School district, which includes the zip codes 30080, 30082 and a small portion of 30126.