By Diane R. Stepp
Russ and Dee Dee Thomas were looking for something different for their daughter Lindsay’s education.
She had a good start in kindergarten last year at Roswell North Elementary, but the Thomases were intrigued with a Fulton County start-up charter school opening in August off Holcomb Bridge Road near GA 400.
Lindsay will be in the inaugural class along with an anticipated 178 other students in kindergarten through sixth grade, predominantly from North Fulton.
Amana Academy will be unlike almost every other school in Georgia. The Fulton County public school will offer 30 to 45 minutes of mandatory Arabic language instruction each day. It will be one of only two schools in the state to teach the language.