On Friday morning several Cavalier parents gathered with Mr. Kirby, Mr. Greer, and Mrs. Faux, along with PTCA and board members, to discuss this month’s Cavalier Coffee topic, “What is a charter school?” Admittedly the topic may sound clear and dry, but is critical for us as a community to understand. There were lots of “ah-ha moments” during the discussion. Here is a very high-level summary document shared on Friday that anchors the discussion.
Most importantly, how do you answer your youngest children when they ask, “Is our school public or private?” The answer should be emphatically, “Public. Atlanta Classical Academy is a charter school, and charter schools are fully public but independent – which means we can hire our own principal, choose our own teachers, and teach our own lessons.”