Students outperform Coweta County School system
SENOIA, Ga (Oct. 30, 2018) – Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia (CCAS) outscored Coweta County on the Georgia Department of Education College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) scores for 2018. This marks the second year in a row that CCAS is the highest performing state charter school in Georgia. The school also outperformed the Coweta County School system and the elementary school is the highest performing elementary school in Coweta County. CCA’s middle school outperformed neighboring East Coweta Middle School.
“These scores emphasize the importance of remaining true to the fundamentals and working together to achieve amazing results,” said Gene Dunn, principal of CCAS. “Our students, teachers and parents have all committed to incorporating Thinking Maps into all classes and that has made all the difference.”
Two years ago, the school implemented Thinking Maps, a program that helps students achieve higher levels of critical and creative thinking. The program focuses on helping students learn how to think through and solve problems without simply relying on computer searches. Thinking Maps are linked to eight specific thought processes to assist students and teachers visualize their thinking and learn techniques essential to 21st Century educational standards. Teachers underwent extensive training on all eight Thinking Maps and have implemented all eight with fidelity in the classroom.
CCAS is also continuing to work toward STEAM certification. STEAM is the integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics infused with meaningful arts integration. STEAM utilizes the arts as a vehicle for demonstrating what has been learned, while increasing creativity and teaching habits-of-mind that can be applied to any subject.
Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia is part of the Charter Schools USA Inc. (CSUSA) family of schools. The school is governed by the Georgia Charter Educational Foundation which consists of local community leaders: Taasha Blevins, Scott McGinnis, Maurice Grover, Suzie Lenning and Sandy Mosher. 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 83 schools in six 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 at Senoia is underway. Those interested may apply online www.cowetacharter.org. For more information, call 770-599-0228.
Colleen Reynolds, public relations counselor for Coweta Charter School
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