The Intown Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 386 Pine Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
County: Fulton
Phone Number: 404.892.7733
Fax Number: 404.870.0086

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Additional Information

Principal: Dr. Tonya Mahone-Williams, Interim Principal
School Type: Public Charter School
Founded: 2010
Ages/Grades: K – 6, expanding to K-7 in 2011
School Setting:

Located in the former C.W. Hill Elementary School Building

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
School Days in Calendar Year: 180 days
School Holidays: See website for school calendar
Community:

Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood

School Size: Approximately 375 currently enrolled
Classroom Size: current average is 23 per classroom
Student/Teacher Ratio: Kindergarten – 20:1; grades 1-3 – 23:1; grade 4 and higher – 28:1
Departments:

Literature, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Music, Art and Physical Education

Curriculum:

Our curriculum is built around the key domains of humanities, the arts, language and literature, social studies, mathematics, science, and character and ethics.

Support Services: ESL
Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Yes

School Championships:

Recently selected as a regional winner of the National Science Teachers Assoc. Shell Science Lab Challenge.

School Clubs:

Chess Club, French, Keyboarding, Math and Science Olympiad

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Yes, parking is available in front of the school

Admissions Deadline: Open enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year is March 1-April 30, 2011.
Mission Statement:

The Intown Academy’s mission is to ensure that students experience a world-class education in an innovative, community-based public school setting, and to create an educational center of excellence that embodies the diversity, creativity, and global and entrepreneurial character of the surrounding intown Atlanta communities.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The Intown Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school that opened August 9, 2010 in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. The school embodies the diversity, creativity, and global and entrepreneurial character of the surrounding intown neighborhoods, and prepares students to live and work in a global community. The Intown Academy opened with grades K-6. It will add grade 7 in 2011 and add grade 8 in 2012. The curriculum will incorporate the International Baccalaureate Program in 2012.

School History:

With expectations running high, a group of dedicated Atlanta residents saw the realization of their efforts come true when The Intown Academy opened to students in August 2010.

Representing a coming together of two historic neighborhoods in the heart of Atlanta - Midtown and the Old Fourth Ward - The Intown Academy offers Atlanta parents a real neighborhood school that provides children in grades K-7 a quality and safe learning environment.

Notes/School Information:

Ready... set...  succeed!
Five reasons students shine at The Intown Academy:

1.    Longer school days than are typical in traditional public schools.
2.    Curriculum built around key domains of humanities, the arts, math, language/literature, social studies, science, and character and ethics.
3.    Monthly academic assessments.
4.    Character education embedded in daily curriculum.
5.    French language, music and art instruction at every grade level.

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