Interestingly enough, when I spoke to parents who had children in these charter schools which were affected by the ruling, they seemed quite unperturbed. Surely it would not affect them. All would be well.
Well, here we are six months later. How are things for these charter schools? Uh, not too good. Not too good at all! It truly saddens me.
Ivy Prepatory Academy is an all girls middle school in Gwinnett County that opened as a Charter School. The plan was for the school to grow one grade a year to encompass high school as well. As parents of a current 5th grade girl, living in Gwinnett County, our family has been keeping an eye on this school. We have seen some very good things coming out of this school. After all, if homeschooling didn't work out well this year, she would need to go to school somewhere, right?
Not simply trusting parental word-of-mouth, we were interested in as much factual data that we could acquire. It certainly helps when trying to see how a school is performing. So, how does Ivy Prep measure up compared to the typical Gwinnett County Public School (GCPS)? Take a look at some of the statistics. I stole the nice table from Peach Pundit.
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