SAVANNAH, GA – March 16, 2020 – Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) announces that the school campus, located at 705 E. Anderson Street, will transition from on campus instruction to distance learning after Spring break concludes at the end of this week.  All classes at SCA will take place using an online format from March 24th 2020 when students return to their studies to complete the semester’s curriculum.  

In response to health concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the charter school board and faculty held an emergency meeting and took advice from experts in public safety, emergency management, higher education, and student success. SCA made this decision as a precaution and to date, no student, employee or volunteer has tested positive for COVID-19. SCA has an emergency operation plan in place which enables effective distance learning via online resources.

“SCA is committed to the wellbeing of every student and employee and has not taken this decision lightly.  We are undertaking additional deep cleaning on campus during the spring break and, as always working to deliver the best education possible to every student during these challenging times. Our instructional staff is committed and prepared to continue to provide the best learning experiences for our students,” said SCA Executive Director Barry Lollis.  Please visit SCA’s website for more details regarding this transition.

SCA is a K-12 school which is open to all students residing in Chatham County, is funded by the public education system but retains a charter that allows it to operate autonomously under a board of parents and community members.


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Editor’s Notes

The Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) was founded in Chatham County in 2013 as a lottery enrollment public charter school. SCA’s mission is to provide every child with a classical and academically rigorous education while instilling a commitment to civic virtue and moral character. SCA is committed to developing literate and articulate students who will become active, responsible members of the community and will make a positive contribution to society.