January 13, 2017
Contact: Karla Redding-Andrews, Governing Board Chair
DREAM Academy’s Governing Board voted on Wednesday, January 4 to defer the opening of the school until 2018. The school’s charter petition was previously unanimously approved by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) in August 2016.
DREAM Academy will be a public charter school of choice and is proposed to open as a K-6 public school of choice in August 2018, and expand by a grade level each year until it reaches grade 12.
The guiding mission of DREAM Academy is to expand student access to structured, sustained, and effective education and programming paired with music, creative arts, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Founders and partners are led by the belief that this collaborative model can enhance the public education and community program opportunities in Middle Georgia by offering a unique learning environment embracing and integrating the arts, higher education, community, and industry partnerships.
“The DREAM Academy’s Facility Committee has been hard at work finding the right home for the school,” said DREAM’s board chairperson Karla Redding-Andrews. “The board is adamant about not rushing any decision and doing all due diligence on all options before making a decision.”
While the Facilities Committee continues its work on securing a home for the school, the Board of Directors and Support and Resource Team (DREAM Team) will continue pre-opening activities including leadership and staff hiring, curriculum research, and generating support through community and family partnerships.
The DREAM Team is planning a number of community meetings and public discussions around the school and additional details. Updates, calendar, and new developments can be found on our website regarding this exciting opportunity for students and families in Middle Georgia: www.dreamacademycharter.org
Download the press release HERE.