Leaders of a new charter school that will mix “neurotypical” middle school students with those on the autism spectrum will hold an information session two weeks before the March 14 registration deadline.
Tapestry Public Charter School was authorized by the DeKalb County school board on Sept. 25 and will open this fall for up to 96 students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, with plans to expand to 12th grade over four years. The school will offer a “student-driven, experiential, sensory-based learning environment,” in classrooms with a mix of student ages, flexible groupings and hands-on learning. One selling point in a district with ever-growing class sizes: core content classrooms will have 16 students and two co-teachers, for an 8-1 ratio.
The school hopes to open, at least temporarily, at the Northeast Baptist Church, 4046 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta. The informational meeting is March 1, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Tucker – Reid H. Cofer Library, 5234 LaVista Road, Tucker. Information: tapestrycharter.org and DeKalb school board eboard page for Sept. 25.
This is one of the very best things to take shape in DeKalb in recent years!
In addition >> The DeKalb Council of PTAs will host a Special Needs Fair on March 1st. Please note there will be a speaker on “Eliminating Homework Headaches.” This event is NOT just for students in special education. Also, it is not limited to people who live in DeKalb County.
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Tucker High School, 5036 LaVista Road Tucker, GA 30084
For more Information, Questions, Directions, Vendor Table
Contact: The DeKalb County Council of PTAs firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call DeKalb County School District Family Engagement Liaison at 678-676-0381
Register at www.dekalbcouncilptas.org
Click here to download the flyer for the event.
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