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Renewal expands service area to include Spalding and Meriwether Counties

SENOIA, Ga (Feb. 28, 2018) – The State Charter Commission of Georgia granted Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia a five-year contract renewal and the ability to accept students from Spalding and Meriwether Counties citing strong academic and operational performance. Coweta Charter Academy has outpaced the local school system and is the highest performing state charter school in Georgia.

The school promotes a strong Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) program and offers differentiated learning opportunities through personalized learning plans for each student.  The school offers a STEAM elective for middle-schoolers which focuses on exploring and seeking solutions. Teachers are also trained in implementing Thinking Maps, which help build and strengthen students’ critical thinking skills.

As an added benefit to the STEAM implementation, Coweta Charter provides engaging music and arts in all grade levels.  It is also the only middle school to have a full-orchestra. Most elementary schools with music programs focus on one instrument group, such as strings or woodwinds. Coweta instead incorporates all instruments in an orchestra which provides more challenging and demanding opportunities for the young musicians.

“I am so proud of the students, faculty and parents at our school for embracing everything it means to pursue excellence,” said Gene Dunn, principal of Coweta Charter Academy. “There is a strong sense of pride and commitment from every person involved in our school which helps build our community spirit and lead us on the continuing journey toward greatness.”

Coweta Charter Academy is part of the Charter Schools USA Inc. (CSUSA) family of schools. The school is governed by the Georgia Charter Educational Foundation (GCEF) which consists of local community leaders: Taasha Blevins, Ernest Taylor, Scott McGinnis, Maurice Grover, Suzie Lenning and Sandy Mosher.

“Watching Coweta Charter Academy students and staff grow academically and perform magnificently has been so rewarding for our board,” said Blevins, GCEF board chair. “This renewal shows confidence from the State that we are on the right path and provide an excellent choice for parents.”

CSUSA, the first education management company to receive corporation system-wide accreditation through AdvancED is one of the nation’s leading charter school management companies. CSUSA currently manages 84 schools in seven states serving more than 70,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. It currently manages two schools in Georgia: Coweta Charter Academy and Cherokee Charter Academy.  CSUSA’s innovative educational advantages include advanced technology, meaningful parental involvement, student uniforms, consistent and fairly-enforced discipline policies, highly qualified and motivated staff, community focus, integrated character education and high academic growth and performance.

Enrollment for Coweta Charter Academy is underway. Those interested may apply online www.cowetacharter.org. For more information, call 770-599-0228.


Media Contact: 

Colleen Reynolds, APR – public relations contact for Coweta Charter Academy

(239) 840-6400 or edgecommunications@comcast.net