Schools

7 in a row: SCHS ROTC honored for stellar performance

Air Force Junior ROTC at Sandy Creek High continues its tradition of excellence. The unit has been selected as one of 80 to receive the 2010-2011 Air Force Junior ROTC Outstanding Organization Award.

This marks the seventh year the unit has received the award since the program started at Sandy Creek nine years ago. Recipients must demonstrate that they have performed above normal expectations, and distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America. Read More»

Sandy Creek High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Sandy Creek High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Camara Carter (R) is the valedictorian and Linda Wilkins the salutatorian for Tyrone’s Sandy Creek High School Class of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Starr’s Mill High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Starr’s Mill High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Matthew Waples (R) is the valedictorian and Robert Hertha the salutatorian for the Starr’s Mill High School Class of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Whitewater High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Whitewater High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Jessica Heinmann (L) is the valedictorian and Kaitlyn Chapman the salutatorian for the Whitewater High School Class of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.

McIntosh High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

McIntosh High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Brahman Natarajan (R) is the valedictorian and Zenia Zheng the salutatorian for Peachtree City’s McIntosh High School Class of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette County High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Fayette County High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Liam McDermott (R) is the valedictorian and Zahra Manji the salutatorian for Fayetteville’s Fayette County High School Class of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta BoE adopts tentative FY 2012 budget

The Coweta County School System’s budget for the FY 2011-2012 school year that begins July 1 was tentatively set May 23. Board of Education members are expected to approve the $165.5 million General Fund budget on June 14. That figure represents a decrease of $200,000 over the current budget and a drop of $6.7 million from FY 2009-2010. The school board continues to weather the recession, maintaining $18 million in the reserve account. Read More»

Coweta Charter Academy searches for way to stay open

The May 16 ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court that effectively put many charter schools out of business continues to impact the Coweta County residents whose children attend or were planning to attend the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. Charters Schools USA, Florida-based operator of the Senoia school, on May 23 published a letter for parents that noted two potential solutions to the outcome of the judicial ruling. The school will hold a community forum June 2 to address the issues. Read More»

State provides waiver process for charter schools

Those interested in charter schools know that the Georgia Supreme Court on May 16 determined that the Georgia Charter School Commission’s creation of a number of charter schools was unconstitutional. Now, the Georgia Dept. of Education (DOE), in response to requests from various charter schools, is offering a process to those schools wanting to apply to become state-chartered special schools. One of those schools is the Coweta Charter Academy at Senioa, operated by Florida-based Charter Schools USA. Read More»

Coweta Charter Academy holds town hall meeting June 2

The Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia on Ga. Highway 16 will hold a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on June 2. The meeting follows the recent decision by the Georgia Supreme Court that the Georgia Charter School Commission, the organization that approved the school last year, is unconstitutional.

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