Partnering with Girl Scouts, Amana Academy West Atlanta to open in Mableton

MABLETON — Families in south Cobb will soon have another option when it comes to choosing a school for their children, with Amana Academy West Atlanta set to open its doors for kindergarten to third grade students in August.

Amana already operates a 700-student charter school in Alpharetta, which opened in 2005. The Mableton school will be its second campus.

Amana Academy’s executive director, Ehab Jaleel, and Amy Dosik, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, hosted a Wednesday groundbreaking event in Mableton at the Girl Scouts’ Camp Timber Ridge, off North Allen Road, to discuss the academy’s opening, which will be constructed on the property.

Amana Academy West Atlanta is a public charter school authorized by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia, so there is no tuition or criteria students must meet to attend.

“There’s a need for school choice all over metro Atlanta,” Jaleel said. “When you look at south Fulton, south Cobb and west Atlanta, in particular, a lot of the schools may not be serving all of the kids. Looking at our success in north Fulton, we’ve got kids from south Fulton that drive an hour and 15 minutes every day to get to our school. Those families are looking for other options for their kids.”

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