Amana Academy is in its third charter term.
The school’s revised Charter petition (available for download below) is the product of a collaborative effort by parents, teachers, and school officials. Amana Academy thanks Fulton County Schools and the Georgia Department of Education for their input and continued partnership.
To create an environment where parents, teachers, administrators, and partners collaboratively offer an educational experience that develops Citizen Scholars who possess a healthy balance of intellect and ethical character – students with a positive self-image who are motivated for lifelong learning and achievement, who respect others and the environment and who can skillfully express their interests and passions.
To prepare students for high academic achievement beyond what they think possible so that they become active contributors to building a better world.
Our approach is grounded in the Expeditionary Learning model, respecting teachers and school leaders as creative agents in igniting each student’s motivation and critical-thinking skills through in-depth, experience-based, integrated instruction across STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and the Humanities. Our definition of student success combines academic achievement, exemplary communication skills, world language proficiency in Arabic, single-gender classroom instruction, and relevant co-curricular and extracurricular activities. We believe that academic success is built on strong character qualities of mutual social respect, positive discipline, collaborative learning, and an ethic of civic and environmental responsibility shaped through engaging and challenging academic work.
Guiding Principle of Stewardship
Stewardship for the things we are entrusted with, connoted in the Arabic word “Amana”, is the guiding principle and mindset of Amana Academy’s philosophy. It is not only our goal to teach stewardship, but also that it to be actualized in personal habits. Beyond our educational philosophy, Amana Academy’s community shall adopt this principle as the basic value that steers decision-making, staff selection, financial decisions, and other activities related to its operation.