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ABOUT ATLANTA UNBOUND ACADEMY

ATLANTA UNBOUND ACADEMY

Atlanta Unbound Academy (AUA) will be a K-8 school community that provides a rigorous, empowering, and culturally relevant education to the most underserved students in Atlanta.

  • AUA will utilize established, proven curricula coupled with frequent, valid, reliable assessments and individualized intervention to teach towards rigorous standards that drive comprehension, application, synthesis, and analysis.
  • AUA will create a supportive atmosphere for students that prepares them for high school, college, and beyond, builds self-confidence and self-advocacy to transcend narratives meant to stifle their potential, and instills in them the power to dream without bondage.
  • AUA will be an official affiliate and lab school of the Black Teacher Collaborative, which trains teachers to leverage their shared racial identity with students to develop transformative learning environments.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Atlanta Unbound Academy is founded on the belief that all students have the potential to be and do anything they want, and that it is a privilege for school leadership and staff to support them as they make their dreams become reality. AUA will make good on this belief by creating an academic program that prepares students for continued success in high school, and ultimately, to be competitive college applicants & graduates and leaders of their community.

The AUA academic program is the result of more than a decade of experience and research led by the school’s founder and principal. Through the lens of culturally relevant instruction, AUA will utilize the best practices of high-performing charter schools and models to focus on rigorous academics, critical thinking skills, and mastering the habits of mind that position and empower our students for competitive academic performance.

Key elements of the AUA academic program include:

  • RESEARCH-BASED, PRACTICE-PROVEN CURRICULA

In all content areas, allowing teachers to focus on teaching

  • EXTENDED INSTRUCTIONAL TIME

More school days annually and more daily instructional time, including double literacy and math periods

  • SCHOOL-WIDE FOCUS ON LITERACY

Integrated across all content areas

  • FREQUENT, RELIABLE, VALID ASSESSMENTS

To drive individualized intervention and augment instructional planning and teacher training & support

  • INDIVIDUALIZED INTERVENTION

Individualized and small group intervention embedded as part of the daily schedule for all students

  • CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Explicit instruction to promote students’ capacity to be critical consumers of information, integrated across all content areas

  • CULTURALLY RELEVANT INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICE

Through partnership with Black Teacher Collaborative, rigorous vetting and ongoing, robust instructional coaching cycles to ensure teachers are best prepared to meet the unique needs of their students and to prevent cultural gaps experienced in other high performing charter schools

  • COMMUNITY ROOTED IN EMPOWERMENT
    An intentional focus on building an empowering culture of self-confidence, personal growth, and achievement

Community Partners

Atlanta Unbound Academy is excited to partner with various organizations in the community.  One way we are ensuring our commitment to diversity and focusing on the community is being an official partner and lab school of the Black Teach Collaborative (BTC), TRU Foundation, A Gift from Heaven Academy, and Georgia Charter Schools Association.

Our community partners include:

A Gift from Heaven Academy   A Gift from Heaven Academy, a feeder school for AUA is a daycare and GA Pre-K program that provides safe, high-quality childcare to families starting as early as 12 months.

TRU Foundation  TRU Foundation is focused on domestic violence and empowering impoverished communities through, education. 

Georgia Charter School Association  GCSA's misson is to advocate for, foster and support autonomous, high-quality charter public schools and networks throughout Georgia.

Black Teacher Collaborative  Our partnership with  BTC will serve as the training & support system for the school’s teachers and leaders. While the cultural relevance and representation of empowered teachers of color benefit students of all races and cultures, AUA’s partnership with BTC provide resources and guidance uniquely beneficial to the students AUA is likely to serve.

 

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