Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 29, 2014
On August 27th, the Georgia State Charter Schools Commission voted to approve the International Charter School of Atlanta’s petition for a K-4th grade dual-language immersion charter school located in North Fulton County.
“In a fast-growing globally competitive market, our goal is to offer a bilingual and bicultural educational program for our Georgia students so that they can become more culturally astute in any social or business setting they may encounter in the future,” explains Marisa Kashapov, Chair of the ICSAtlanta Board of Directors. “It is this cultural capital that will equip them with an advantage on professional and personal levels.”
ICSAtlanta will be open to students across the state of Georgia – regardless of district. The dual-language immersion model will include, in addition to English, instruction in French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish. Adds Kashapov, “This approach to education focuses on using the second language as a medium of instruction from an academic and cultural perspective. In order for students to master language literacy as well as proficiency in all school subjects, this type of program requires a long-term commitment from the student and parents which must be embraced from the onset.”
In conjunction with parents, the community, ICSAtlanta will develop tomorrow’s leaders by encouraging critical thinking and intellectual curiosity in an engaging environment that intentionally celebrates international discovery.
For more information about the charter school, please visit http://www.ICSAtlanta.org. To express interest in applying, please visit the Intent to Apply page. If you have any questions, please email ICSAtlanta(at)outlook(dot)com or call (678) 667-7324.
About the International Charter School of Atlanta
The mission of ICSAtlanta is to prepare students for a successful future by promoting academic excellence through rigorous instruction, bilingualism, the integration of cultural competency and respect throughout all aspects of the curriculum which will enable students to make the most of their individual talents.