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If you would like to sign up for our 2017-2018 waiting list, please send an email to enrollment@chattthillscharter.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.

 

Summer Camp Anyone?

CHCS is considering offering a 6 week summer camp to run from June 5 – July 13, Monday – Thursday, except for July 3 and 4, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Camp would be open to Chatt Hills students AND to students in the community.

Rising first graders (will be in 1st grade for next school year) through rising 8th graders would be grouped in mixed level groups (likely to be 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8, with 20-25 students per group). Students would participate daily in online academics, water fun, hikes, agriculture, arts, and outdoor recess time with a special theme each week.

Cost would be in the $700.00 - $800.00 range for the 6 weeks. Transportation, snacks, breakfasts, and lunch would be provided by parents. No partial weeks or drop in days.

Please email me at Walter.Buttler@chatthillscharter.org to express interest. Please type “SUMMER CAMP” in the subject line and the names of your children who you would be interested in enrolling in the summer camp and their grade levels for next year, 2017-2018, in the text box.

A final decision will be made the week of May 8. Stay tuned!

 

Please see this week's Weekly Parent Update by clicking the "About" tab and selecting "Blog".

The next Governing Board meeting is Monday, May 8, at 7:00 PM in classroom F1. 

There will be a Budget hearing (#3) on Monday, May 8, at 6:00 PM in classroom F1.

The next Finance Committee meeting is Thursday, May 4, at 10:00 AM.

The next PTO meeting is Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 PM.  

4/24            Georgia Milestones (5th Grade Only – Science)

4/24            Oz Pizza Spirit Night

4/25            Georgia Milestones (5th Grade Only – Social Studies)

4/26            $1.00 Dress Down Day

4/27            Spring Picture Day

4/28            Progress Report Distributed for 4th Term

5/4              Governing Board Finance Committee Meeting 10”00 AM

5/8              Art Extravaganza 5:00 PM

5/8              Budget Hearing #3  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

5/15            Community Meeting with FCS Board Member, Linda Bryant, 6PM

                             Westlake High School

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               Final Report Card Distributed

 

* May 26 may be used as an inclement weather make-up day, if necessary. 

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

     Alison Jones, Fourth Grade Teacher

     Katie Baughman, Middle School Math Teacher

     Shaunte'a Murphy, 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     

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 atservicesforexceptionalchildren@fultonschools.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.