SAVANNAH, GA – Sept. 19, 2022 – Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) reports a stellar year for the charter school as the 2022 Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) scores have been released by The Georgia Department of Education. 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 also achieved parity or superior achievement when compared to all students in Georgia in all but six assessments. SCA scored exceptionally well in reading across all grades, reflecting the school’s commitment to literacy and in science and math, especially at the higher grades, due to the focus on their classical model of instruction with rigorous coursework. SCA’s return to in person learning in August 2021 after all schools closed in spring 2020 semester due to the pandemic has proven to be a benefit to students as evidenced by these significant achievement outcomes. 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 students are held to a high standard in their courses and are supported by teachers to meet expectations. It is clear that the dedication of students, teachers and families are essential elements to our successes” said SCA Chief Executive Officer Barry Lollis. “We value our excellent staff. Their commitment is paramount to our students succeeding academically and development into productive citizens. We are proud of our teachers and students’ I look forward to more positive achievement outcomes through our community’s continued investment in and support of our school.”
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is a comprehensive summative assessment program and represents a single system of summative assessments that span all three levels of the state’s educational system – elementary, middle, and high school. The system is designed to send consistent signals about students’ preparedness for the next level, be it the next grade, course, or endeavor, such as entering college or beginning a career after leaving the K-12 educational system.
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.
For more information about Savannah Classical Academy, please visit www.savannahclassicalacademy.org.