Schools

Tyrone private school receives recognition

The educational challenge of the 21st century has motivated Crestwood Christian Academy a ministry of the Crestwood Baptist Church, to uphold their standard of excellence that has earned them Quality status.

Using the individualized Bible-based curriculum of Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.), this school focuses on Christian character training and outstanding academic accomplishments by its students, and also demonstrates a continuing commitment to state-of-the-art, computer-enhanced education. Read More»

Coweta Charter Academy holds grand opening

Georgia Charter Educational Foundation member and Coweta County resident Earnest Taylor holds readies the scissors for the grand opening last week of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. On hand for the event were representatives of the school’s operator Charter Schools USA and a number of others from the Senoia and Coweta communities. The charter school began this year with grades 1-3 and will include additional grades next year.

It was a long time coming, and for supporters of the new Georgia legislature-approved Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia, the school’s grand opening last week was a fitting accomplishment to a quest by local residents for an educational alternative that began nearly two years ago. Read More»

School looking for votes to secure needed laptops

The Shoal Creek Adventist School in Sharpsburg is looking for some help in securing 50 needed laptop computers. The effort is being supported by Eva Fegarido, wife of Joel Fegarido who lost his life earlier this summer saving his 10 year-old son in the Snake River Rapids in Wyoming.

Joel was the school’s board chairman, and Eva wants to carry on Joel’s vision to update the school’s technology. She entered the Charter Communications Laptop Giveaway through an essay honoring her husband, the school said in a recent press release. Read More»

McIntosh leads SAT pack, Starr's Mill right behind

For Georgia the score is 1,453. For the United States the score is 1,509. But for Fayette County the number is 1,547. And that number represents the average score by local public high school students taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in 2010.

The SAT includes three sections: critical reading, mathematics and writing. Fayette students taking the test earlier this year outscored their state and national peers on all three sections.

Fayette students averaged 520 points in critical reading compared to a score of 488 by students across Georgia and a score of 511 nationally. Read More»

FCHS Tigers Marching Band plays victory song

FCHS Tigers Marching Band plays victory song

The Fayette County High School Marching Band performs at half-time of the Tigers’ 16-0 win at Union Grove last Friday. Fayette County is off this Friday but fans hope the beat marches on Sept. 17 at Northgate. For more on last Friday’s football games, go to www.TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Michael Boylan.

GMC ranks twelfth in nation among community colleges

It is one thing to be recognized for excellence in education. It’s another thing to be recognized as one of the best in the nation. And that was the case when the Georgia Military College (GMC) was recently ranked number 12 in the nation among community colleges by Washington Monthly magazine. Read More»

Give teachers the information they need to help aid your student’s success

What can you tell a teacher that will help him do his job better? You might be surprised. While your child’s teacher is the expert in education, no one knows more about your child than you do. It’s just as important for parents to tell teachers about issues at home that may affect school performance as it is for teachers to report how children are doing in the classroom. Read More»

Five common mistakes on college applications and how to avoid them

The college application process can be overwhelming for a busy junior or senior. However, in the highly competitive college admission landscape of today, it is still important that students take the process seriously, getting their application package into the best possible shape. “Much of the groundwork for the college admission process begins the moment students start high school - taking challenging courses, getting involved, staying in touch with guidance counselors,” says Susan Sassic, Center Director of the Peachtree City Huntington Learning Center. Read More»

Brooks Elementary hosts Zumba event to raise money for Relay for Life

Fayette County licensed-Zumba Instructor, Kareen Underwood, has organized a super-event tying in two personal things that mean the world to her: her love for Zumba and for helping others. Read More»

Unique high school for gifted kids gets scholarships

Students (from left) Deja Driver, Destiny Costa, Derisha Driver and Tamara Paled check out the science lab at The Dinoff School in Griffin, Georgia’s only high school with its entire curriculum designed for gifted students. The new school has now received $1 million in scholarship funding that will pay the full tuition for those meeting the income criteria. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It is one of a kind in Georgia. The Dinoff School in Griffin opened its doors recently as the only high school in the state with a curriculum — that’s every class in every grade level — designed specifically for gifted students. Read More»