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Frequently Asked Questions
Students in grades K-3 are eligible to enroll at Amana Academy West Atlanta for the 2021-22 School Year if:
- You currently reside in the state of Georgia.
- Your child is five years of age by September 1 to attend kindergarten, or age six by September 1 to attend first grade (per GA state law).
Amana Academy is open to all students in grades K-3 who reside in the state of Georgia during the specified open enrollment period without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, disabling condition, or English proficiency.
Amana Academy West Atlanta is open to all students in the state of Georgia; however, the school will be located in West Atlanta, and there will be limited transportation options provided by the school (pending funding).
Amana Academy West Atlanta will be located on the west side of the City of Atlanta. The future address of the school will be released soon.
For the 2021-2022 School Year, the open enrollment period took place between August 17th and September 14th, 2020 for admission in August 2021. The lottery was held on September 15 via zoom. You can view the video below.
There are still seats available and we will continue taking applications throughout the spring and summer.
Yes. The lottery was held on September 15th if applications exceed available seats, which will likely be the case. Applicants that applied during open enrollment in the Fall were included in the lottery. Anyone that applied after that is added to the waitlist based on the date and time of application.
Amana Academy West Atlanta will only admit students during the first 10 days of each semester in August and January, if seats are available. Seats are offered according to waitlist position.
Yes. Waitlists do not carry over from year to year so you would need to re-apply in January.
Amana is a public school, so there is NO tuition!
Yes, uniforms are an important part of our Social Curriculum. At Amana Academy West Atlanta, we recognize that there is a strong, positive correlation between appropriate attire, good work habits and good character. When dress and appearance are characterized by cleanliness, neatness, modesty and safety, children generally have a more positive attitude toward themselves and those around them. Amana believes that a dress code and/or a policy of wearing uniforms will address issues related to the health, safety and welfare of the students and the maintenance of an ethical learning environment.
In line with Amana’s commitment to high achievement, active learning, character growth and teamwork, Amana parents are encouraged to be fully invested in their child’s leaning environment through volunteering. What better way is there for parents to teach character, teamwork, and responsibility to our children than by modeling it for them? As such, we ask that each parent volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per school year (10 hours per single-parent household, 20 hours for two-parent households) as per our charter.
For the most part Amana’s calendar aligns with the Fulton County Schools calendar – with a few exceptions. We have the same number of instructional days and the same start day. However, in order to optimize our delivery of the Expeditionary Learning approach, we have added a few teacher workdays at various times in the year, which results in slightly different winter break dates and the last day of school being two days later than other Fulton schools.
It is our intention to offer one bus to families, however, space will be very limited. Seats on the bus, should funding allow for one, will be offered on a space available basis and will most likely require a lottery to allocate seats.
Monday – Thursday 7:50 AM – 3:25 PM & Friday 7:50 AM – 1:00 PM (we do early dismissals on Friday’s to give staff an opportunity for Professional Development).
Yes, we offer breakfast and hot lunches every day. We also address special dietary needs.
In year one (the 2021-2022 school year) we expect to have space for 220 students in grades K-3. We will add a grade each year after that until we reach capacity (four classes per grade level in grades K-8), which should occur by the 2025-2026 school year.
Yes, we do have a Talented & Gifted program. It differs from other schools in that Amana uses a daily 50-minute pull-out model for TAG in grades K-5, combined with a collaborative model in middle school, which aligns well with the school’s Expeditionary Learning approach.
No- some folks mistakenly think that because we offer Arabic (the 5th most popular language in the world) as a foreign language, there is a tie to religion. However, we are public school that is attended by a diverse student body and and adheres to applicable norms and laws.