Foothills Newsletter November 2017

Foothills Newsletter November 2017
Posted on 11/01/2017
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We are very excited about our growth - over 1400 students - and continued progress toward strengthening our academic program. We had the successful opening of two new sites - Walton Foothills in Monroe and Phillips Foothills in Buford (our third corrections site). We will open a satellite in Oglethorpe County in January 2018.
We are also excited about how well our sister site - Coastal Plains Education Charter High School - is doing since opening this fall. Coastal is already are serving nearly 700 students. Foothills staff is providing professional development, materials, business services, and funding which allowed Coastal Plains to open this fall. Congratulations to Superintendent Ricky Rentz and his staff.

In this newsletter you will read about a $775,000 federal grant which Foothills received this fall from the GaDOE that is dedicated to improving scores on the state’s required eight End-of-Course tests. We have formed curriculum teams, data teams, and are forming formative assessment teams with representatives from all 10 sites. These teams will revise the GradPoint curriculum as needed and develop strategies for classrooms. Our work will be shared directly with Coastal Plains so that they too will benefit from this work. This work is being orchestrated in partnership with Foothills Regional Director for Instruction, Mr. Scott Gordon and Dr. Mark Tavernier. Mark recently retired from the Clarke County School District as Associate Superintendent and secondary curriculum director. We are focused. We are excited.

Thanks for following our journey.