Atlanta SMART Academy

Now Opening Fall 2021

Dear Atlanta SMART Academy Families,

We hope that you and your families are staying safe. We value your partnership and continuous support as we prepare for opening. 

Our board along with our authorizer, the State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) have been monitoring the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our communities, partners and government agencies as they relate to school re-opening in the fall.

Unfortunately, the health crisis has created barriers largely outside of our school’s control, that have impacted the start of school in the excellent manner that our students deserve. With guidance from the SCSC, our Governing Board has decided to defer opening to the 2021-22 school year. 

We are honored to have so many families demonstrate their interest and put trust in us to provide their children with a high-quality education, we do not take this responsibility lightly. Continued social distancing regulations have impacted enrollment and families’ ability to view the facility, meet our founding team, and connect with other founding families. This and pending state budget cuts pose serious challenges for the delivery of our arts-infused, project-based school model such that we are still unable to definitively determine what school will look like in the fall. 

We believe that deferring for one year will allow us to all get through the pandemic and be better prepared to serve our students. While we hope that all families will join us in the 2021-22 school year, we understand the need to make arrangements for this coming school year and are available to assist in making those plans. 

Please know we are devastated to have to defer our opening for a year but more determined than ever to keep moving forward towards a successful launch next fall. Please continue to follow us on social media to track our progress. We look forward to serving SMART families starting August 2021!

If you have any questions, please contact Principal Meadows at pmeadows@atlantasmartacademy.org or our board chair at atolliver@atlantasmartacademy.org. Thank you for your continued interest and support of Atlanta SMART Academy!

Sincerely,

Governing Board

Atlanta SMART Academy

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