School Tours are available every Friday in February at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Please call the office at 678-466-7300 to make a reservation. Hope to see you soon!
The 2017-2018 Lottery was held Wednesday, February 15, 2017. If you registered for the lottery and want to know your child's status, please go to:
Go to your web browser (Explorer, Chrome, etc) and copy and paste the following link: lottery.chatthillscharter.org (no www needed and don't forget the DOTS!). Type in your number. Please do not call the school as we had over 600 applicants and won't be able to field so many phone calls.
If you WERE selected to fill an open position, please gather the following enrollment documents and make an enrollment reservation at http://doodle.com/poll/a5aef96wmqhizsu6 .
-copy of parent/guardian photo ID
-student birth certificate
-student social security card
-current immunization form
-electric, gas, or water bill
-AND one of the following:
-copy of home mortgage bill
-valid drivers license/state ID
-copy of home sale contract
-Section 8/HUD Housing document
-homeowners/renters insurance registration card
-current bank statement
- current paycheck
-current HOA bill
-current apartment/house lease, all with current address.
If you were NOT selected to fill a position, you were placed on a waiting list. Please do not call the school for an update on the waiting list until the end of March. If a position opens, you will be called immediately, if you are next on the waiting list. You will be contacted and have 24 hours to respond and 48 hours after that to complete the entire enrollment process with all required documents.
We hope to meet you soon!
If you did not sign up for the lottery, registration for the waiting list will open back up on March 16 on this website.
Please see this week's Weekly Parent Update by clicking the "About" tab and selecting "Blog".
The next Governing Board meeting is Monday, March 6, at 7:00 PM in classroom F1.
There will be a Budget hearing on Monday, March 6, at 6:00 PM in classroom F1 during the Finance Committee meeting.
The next Finance Committee meeting is Monday, March 6, following the budget hearing, in classroom F1.
The next PTO meeting is Tuesday, February 21, at 6:30 PM.
2/15 Title 1 Parent Workshop (7:15 AM and 4:30 PM)
2/16 Black History Month Dress-Up Day (Free)
2/17-20 NO SCHOOL – President’s Holiday Weekend
2/21 PTO Meeting 6:30 PM
2/23 School $1.00 Dress Down Day
2/24 Coffee and Conversation with parents of 3-5 students 8:45 AM
2/24 Black History Month Dress-Up Day (Free)
2/24 Black History Month Celebration Assembly 1:00 PM (rain date: 2/28)
3/4 CHCS Day at Georgia State Basketball Games 12:00 NOON
3/6 Budget Hearing #1/Board Finance Committee Meeting 6:00 PM
3/6 Governing Board Meeting 7:00 PM in Building F
3/10 NO SCHOOL – Teacher Workday
3/13 NO SCHOOL – Teacher Workday
3/14 PTO Meeting 6:30 PM
3/15 Title 1 Parent Workshop (7:15 AM and 4:30 PM)
3/21 Oz Pizza Spirit Night
3/24 Report Cards Distributed
4/3-4/7 NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
4/10 Budget Hearing #2/Board Finance Committee Meeting 6:00 PM
4/10 Governing Board Meeting 7:00 PM in Building F
4/10 Agriculture and Nature Curriculum Night 5:30 PM
4/11 PTO Meeting 6:30 PM
4/17 Georgia Milestones Assessments This Week
4/18 Oz Pizza Spirit Night
4/19 Title 1 Parent Workshop (7:15 AM and 4:30 PM)
4/24 Georgia Milestones Assessments This Week
4/28 Progress Reports Distributed
5/8 Budget Hearing #3/Board Finance Committee Meeting 6:00 PM
5/8 Governing Board Meeting 7:00 PM in Building F
5/9 PTO Meeting 6:30 PM
5/15 Field Day for K/1
5/16 Field Day for 2/3
5/17 Field Day for 4-7
5/18 Field Day rain date
5/22 End of Year Celebrations for K/1
5/23 End of Year Celebrations for 2/3
5/24 End of Year Celebrations for 4-7
5/25 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (HALF DAY – 11:45 AM RELEASE – NO EMAP)
5/25 Report Cards Distributed
*February17, March 10, and May 26 may be used as inclement weather make-up days, if necessary.
Community Meetings With Our Fulton County Schools Board Representative and Vice President, Linda Bryant:
2/21/2017-6:00 p.m.-A. Philip Randolph Elementary School
3/20/2017-6:00 p.m.-C. H. Gullatt Elementary School
4/17/2017-6:00 p.m.-Oakley Elementary School
5/15/2017-6:00 p.m.-Westlake High School
Congratulations to Matthew Robinson, CHCS 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year, and Jessica Denton, CHCS 2015-2016 Classified Employee of the Year!
Congratulations to the following staff members for their new appointments: Rick Lennert (from Dean of Students to Assistant Principal), Jessica Denton (from Interim Director of Operations to Director of Operations), and Matthew Robinson (from Teacher to Director of Curriculum and Instruction).
Welcome to the following new CHCS Family members:
Gabrielle Selementi, First Grade Teacher
Amanda Stevens, Third Grade Teacher
Katie Baughman, Middle School Math Teacher
Crystal Demsky, Middle School English Teacher
Kristin Marietta, Middle School Science Teacher
Mary Ritchea, Music Integration Specialist
Matthew Barrow, Science Integration Specialist
Jennifer Hamlin, TAG Teacher
Macy Ott, Intervention Teacher
Erica Hayes, Intervention Teacher
Sharon Powell, Counselor
Cherrika Holloman, Title 1 Parent Liaison
Angie Whitaker, School Nutrition Assistant
Richard Hartmann, Custodian
Supply lists are on this website on the Parents tab (School Supplies sub-tab).
We will follow the Fulton County Schools calendar with the exception of the last day of school, May 25. For CHCS students, that will be a half day ending at 11:30 AM.
The calendar is available at: http://www.fultonschools.org/en/calendars/PublishingImages/2016_17_FCS%20CalendarFullColor.pdf A CHCS calendar for the year will be available soon.
SB-10 In-District Transfer Application Process
As a provision of the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program (GSNSP), parents of students with disabilities who receive special education services may choose to transfer their child to another public school in Fulton County. Parents can request a transfer to another public school as long as there is available space at that school and the school has a program with the services agreed to in the student’s existing individualized education program. Please click here for more information about the GSNSP in Fulton County schools and to access the online application form. The application window is March 1-May 1, 2017. Questions may be directed to the Services for Exceptional Children department firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a free, open, public charter school serving Fulton County dedicated to inspiring K-7th aged children using the arts, agriculture and the environment. We are located in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. It's just 25 minutes south of the Atlanta Airport. It's nestled in the woods in a mostly rural environment. Our scholars learn in the indoor classroom and in the open-air, through constant interactions with the natural world.
Being a student at CHCS means something different. It means being outside, challenging yourself, and learning not just from a chalkboard, but from the tall Georgia pines and the red Georgia clay. Our campus is composed of multiple building pods that can open up to the outside so that students can be immersed in nature.
We’ve been open for two and a half years now, and we’re doing great. According to the Iowa Test of Basic Skills in 2015, we’re showing the greatest year over year gains of any school in Fulton County. In every single subject, Chattahoochee Hills Charter School is showing amazing growth for our students, and is the top school in our region.
How We Do It
We don’t teach to the test, we teach to the child. We have a great, dedicated staff and faculty that loves children, and we treat the outdoors like it’s both a classroom and a member of our faculty. Children spend a lot of their time outside on our campus, learning about the core subjects through the lenses of agriculture, arts, and the environment. In short, we think children are better learners when we cultivate a spirit of curiosity and exploration in them. We want them learning about trees by climbing them, not by looking at pictures of them on a computer.
We built our campus to accomplish this mission. At our school, kids aren’t lumped in a giant building with cinder-blocked rooms day-dreaming through a tiny window about the time they get to spend outside. Instead, our campus is dotted with small buildings with natural light pouring inside of the windows, and our teachers are encouraged to take our children out on the miles of trails that surround our campus to teach class.
The results are pretty astounding — we have high achievers at our school. Our kids get sick less. We have one of the lowest absence due to illness rates in the region. It’s because they get plenty of fresh air, and because our kids like coming to school. And because they come to school more, they get more of an education. It’s that simple.
Our curriculum is a bit different, too. We teach through integration — that often means that your child is learning Math without even knowing that they’re learning math. They may be learning math through playing a game in the woods, or through an art project or even a community service project. Do you remember in school, when you asked yourself “why am I even learning this?” We try to show our students why they’re learning it as a means to teach first.
Why Choose Us
We believe we’re one of the best schools in the region, and a great place for your child to grow and learn. If you’re interested in a tour, please call our front office to schedule one at (678) 466-7300. Or you can apply for enrollment here. Our lottery registration period for the 2017/18 school year is from January 1-January 31, 2017. The lottery will be conducted on Wednesday, February 15, at 4:30 PM on campus.