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.
In all content areas, allowing teachers to focus on teaching
More school days annually and more daily instructional time, including double literacy and math periods
Integrated across all content areas
To drive individualized intervention and augment instructional planning and teacher training & support
Individualized and small group intervention embedded as part of the daily schedule for all students
Explicit instruction to promote students’ capacity to be critical consumers of information, integrated across all content areas
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
We will operate as a BTC partner school which means that teachers have access to professional development that support and creates spaces for teachers to reflect, learn and embrace a commitment to ongoing growth and development to their craft in serve to their students and community.
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