The mission of Atlanta Classical Academy is to develop students in mind and character through a classical, content-rich curriculum that emphasizes the principles of virtuous living, traditional learning, and civic responsibility.
Atlanta Classical Academy serves students in grades K-12. Any student currently zoned to attend an Atlanta Public School is eligible to attend.
- School Life
COLLEGE ADVISINGCollege advising at Atlanta Classical Academy focuses on academic achievement, extracurricular pursuits, and post-graduation plans, with a particular focus on the junior and senior years.
- News & Events
Atlanta Classical Academy publishes The Chronicle as our feature newsletter for ACA families and friends of the school.
Parents can access their student's class schedules, attendance records, and grades, as well as update their contact information, through Infinite Campus.
- Get Involved
Through Atlanta Classical’s PTCA, committed parents and citizens like you will strengthen our school and our community.
Biology & Chemistry
Dr. Elrod received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington and Lee University and her Doctorate in Cancer Biology from Vanderbilt University. Her dissertation focused on the role of a family of enzymes in lung tumor development. Dr. Elrod conducted research at the National Institutes of Health and the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University. She has published articles on cancer biology and developmental cancer therapeutics. Dr. Elrod taught biology at Emory University, and high school biology at an Atlanta private school before joining Atlanta Classical Academy.
Dr. Elrod is married with three children and enjoys biking, hiking and spending time with her family in the outdoors.