Savannah Classical Academy Receives Highest Accreditation Scores From Georgia Commission

Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) has been awarded the highest possible rating by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC).

SAVANNAH, GA – Oct. 27, 2022 – Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) has been awarded the highest possible rating by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). This independent inspection and review of schools takes place every five years and SCA was ‘accredited with quality’ in the elementary, middle and high schools. The GAC commented, “SCA is a great investment and continues to be good stewards of Chatham County’s taxpayer dollars by delivering excellence both in the classroom and our community.” 

SCA is a K-12 charter school which recently reported excellent results in the Georgia Department of Education’s 2022 Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) scores. These assessments measure student proficiency in grades 3rd through 8th grades in a range of disciplines including math, reading, English language arts, science, and social studies. For 2022, SCA students outscored Savannah Chatham County Public School System students on all twenty-three common state assessments (GMAS) and achieved parity or superior achievement when compared to all students in Georgia in all but six assessments. 

The GAC gave SCA these impressive scores because of the holistic nature of education provided to students in addition to academic success. Impressive culinary programs, community collaboration, field trips, the range and quality of extra-curricular activities to all grades, professional development, a supportive environment, and promotion of good behaviors were all noted.  

“This is an important accreditation for schools and is affirmation that SCA consistently provides an excellent education through academic results, extra-curricular activities and supporting students through encouraging positive behaviors and a respectful and nurturing environment,” said SCA Chief Executive Officer Barry Lollis. “We are very pleased that our students and teachers’ hard work has been recognized and validated by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. Our faculty’s commitment is paramount to our students succeeding academically and development into productive citizens.” 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​It is the philosophy of Savannah Classical Academy that all students benefit from a rigorous, content-rich, educational program that develops academic potential and personal character. The school provides an environment that fosters academic excellence through the habits of thoroughness, the willingness to work, and the perseverance to complete difficult tasks. Through a defined traditional, Classical-Liberal curriculum, students are prepared to become active, responsible members of their community.  

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