New Charter School Coming to Smyrna?

The Smyrna Academy of Excellence (SAE) is a new charter school currently under development in our community. Its mission is to be the most exceptionally safe, innovative and rigorous school in Georgia. The school is scheduled to open in July 2013 for K-6th grade. Over the following 6 years, the school will expand to K-12 until it reaches capacity at 2,000 students.

What makes this school different?

· It will be created, managed, governed and led by Smyrna educators, parents and residents.

· It will be a tuition-free charter school that works independently of the Cobb County Board of Education, but with its approval and cooperation.

· It will be a STEM school, meaning it will be driven by a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math curriculum with social studies and language art integrated in to provide a fully rounded educational experience.

· It has established partnerships with Georgia State University, Southern Polytechnic, Georgia Tech, Chattahoochee Tech

On May 1, SAE will be submitting their petition to the Cobb County Board of Education. If you would like to voice your support for the new school, please visit www.saesupport.org. Here you can sign the SAE online petition and pre-register your children (no obligation).

Additionally, SAE has offered to make an informational presentation to Williams Park residents. If you are interested, contact Candace McCreight at cmccreig@hotmail.com.