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Savannah Classical Academy parents, teachers reflect on school quality

​By: Ann Meyer
Savannah, GA – August 13, 2018 – Improved student performance on the Georgia Milestones Assessment System helped lift an enrollment moratorium at Savannah Classical Academy in July a year after the state of Georgia said the school failed to meet academic and organizational benchmarks stipulated in its charter.But some questioned whether the school’s previous test scores reflected the work performed at the school. The relief parents expressed was also accompanied by a feeling of mistrust in the system.

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Savannah Classical Academy Announces Improved Test Scores and Anticipates Future Growth

​By: Savannah Tribune 
Savannah, GA – August 01, 2018 – Recently, the Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) announces good news as the State of Georgia unveils significantly improved test scores for this lottery enrollment, public charter school which first opened on Savannah’s east side five years ago. These results mean that SCA is now removed from the Turnaround Eligible Schools List and there is an immediate lifting of the moratorium on registration, which is good news for the school, Savannah Chatham County Public Schools (SCCPSS) and the students of Chatham County.

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Good News For Savannah Classical Academy

​By: Savannah CEO
Savannah, GA – July 31, 2018 – The Savannah Classical Academy announces good news as the State of Georgia unveils significantly improved test scores for this lottery enrollment, public charter school which first opened on Savannah’s east side five years ago.  These results mean that SCA is now removed from the Turnaround Eligible Schools List and there is an immediate lifting of the moratorium on registration, which is good news for the school, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools and the students of Chatham County.

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SCA Director Barry Lollis Appointed to GDOE Charter Advisory Committee

Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) Director Barry Lollis has been appointed by Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, Geoff Duncan to serve on the Georgia Department of Education Charter Advisory Committee. Lollis will be the only charter school leader currently sitting on this state appointed educational committee.

The Charter Advisory Committee (CAC) is a state-level body with nine members. Three members are each appointed by the Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House and the Chair of the State Board of Education. The CAC makes recommendations for approval or denial of charter system petitions, periodically makes recommendations on charter policy, and recommends disbursement of planning grants for charter systems. The CAC works in cooperation with the Charter Schools Division and assists charter petitioners with innovative education programs and school level governance based on research and model programs. The CAC will also monitor and assist approved charter systems throughout the state.

“I’m honored to have been selected by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to serve on this committee as we strive to ensure Georgia’s charter school students receive the best education possible,” said Lollis.

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