Thursday, February 7, 2013
The lottery will take place at the school district headquarters in Suwanee for the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology. Registered parents and students need not be present to win a spot in the upcoming 2013-14 ninth-grade class.
Thursday, February 7
Due to overwhelming response, the Gwinnett County school district will hold a lottery in Suwanee to fill the incoming freshman class at the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology. Online registration concluded on Feb. 1, and there were 847 students registered. However, the school can only accept 350 students for 2013-2014. The lottery will be held Monday, February 11, 2013, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the school district’s Instructional Support Center (ISC), 437 Old Peachtree Rd., NW in Suwanee. Students who completed the registration process were assigned a lottery number and have been notified by email of their number, as well as the lottery time, date, and location. Parents and students do not need to attend the lottery. …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The State Board of Education approved GCPS's charter school offer.
The 450 Ivy Preparatory Academy's students whose future had been in limbo since the Georgia Supreme Court's ruling last month, will be returning to the school's Peachtree Corners campus to attend classes this fall after all. Ivy Prep, an all-girls school, was among 16 former commission charter schools whose future was in jeopardy when the Supreme Court ruled the commissioned charter schools unconstitutional. The decision was brought about from a 2009 complaint that Gwinnett County Public Schools had filed that argued local school districts should have sole authority in opening and funding local charter schools. The State Supreme Court ruled 4-3 in GCPS's favor. Tuesday the State Board of Education granted State-Chartered Special School …
Monday, May 16, 2011
The court rules that only local school systems can create charters, could affect Peachtree Corners charter school, Ivy Preparatory Academy.
The Georgia Supreme Court reversed a 2008 act that allowed the state to create a new kind of charter school called a “commission charter.” The fate of schools that have already been created using the act, including Ivy Prepatory Academy in Peachtree Corners, is now in question. According to a Georgia Supreme Court statement, the courts voted 4-3 to strike down the 2008 Georgia Charter Schools Commission Act, saying that the schools do not fit the definition of “special schools” as envisioned in the state Constitution. The case was brought to the state’s highest court by seven local school districts, including Gwinnett County, who sued former state Superintendent Kathy Cox, the Department of Education, the Charter Schools Commission and …