Interested in a fun, part time job, with a great schedule? Come join the CHCS EMAP (early morning and after school) team. We are looking for self motivated, dependable applicants, to fill classroom positions for the 2017- 2018 school year.
Fulton County Seamless Summer student meals schedule and locations are available at http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/ops/Nutrition/Documents/Summer%20Feeding%20Sites%20ALL.pdf
Navy blue collared shirt with “CHCS logo”
Khaki/colored khaki style pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, dresses, etc. No Jeans.
Closed Toed Shoes (preferably boots, hiking shoes, or tennis shoes)
Green collared shirt with CHCS logo
Khaki/Colored khaki style pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, dresses, etc. No Jeans
Close-Toed Shoes (preferably boots, hiking shoes, or tennis shoes)
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
We listened to parent concerns and made the following modifications for arrival and dismissal. Parents can start lining up at 8:00am in the long carline by the goat pen. Remember: No Left turn on Rivertown Rd so parents must go all the way down South Fulton and take a right onto Cochran Mill Rd. then a Right onto Rivertown and a Right into the carline.
The line will open up at 8:15 for parents to pull in the turnaround where adults will be stationed to let scholars out of the car. Kids can be dropped off at 8:15am to eat breakfast. Students can walk to class beginning at 8:35 and classes start at 8:45am.
SCHOOL WEBSITE REVAMP
By September 1st we should have a completely revamped website with a page for every class and teacher so that you can see what scholars are working on and how you can support.
If you would like to sign up for our 2017-2018 waiting list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: waiting list. Include parent name, student name, student date of birth, student grade for the next school year (2017-2018), email address, and telephone number on separate lines in the text box. We'll contact you to welcome you and let you know what number you are on the waiting list.
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 four years now, and we’re doing great. According to the Iowa Test of Basic Skills in 2015, we showed the greatest year over year gains of any school in Fulton County. On the Georgia Milestones, we are outperforming neighboring schools in south Fulton. 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.