Globe Academy Charter School in 30345 Zip Code
The Globe Academy Charter School in 30345 zip code serves DeKalb County residents who seek a dual language immersion school for their children. The lower campus (K-3) is located at 2225 Heritage Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. The Upper Campus (4-8) is located at 4105 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30345 (Briarcliff
The GLOBE Academy is a dual language immersion school with a 50/50 model, meaning that half of a student’s instruction time is in English and half is in a target foreign language. Children are assigned to a homeroom with other classmates and have a “partner” class. In Grades K-2 children spend half the school day in their English classroom with a teacher who speaks English and then switch with the partner class, spending the remainder of the day in their target language classroom with a teacher who speaks that language. In Grades 3-5, children spend the entire day in English or the target language and switch every other day.
The idea at The Globe Academy is to offer an educational alternative that incorporates foreign language and culture in the daily educational curriculum.
GLOBE offers three language tracks: French, Spanish, and Mandarin. Upon enrollment, a student is assigned to a language track and stays in that language track throughout their time at GLOBE. Families who speak the target language at home, children who have attended a language immersion preschool, and the younger siblings of our current students are given preference in language track placement. All other students are randomly assigned by GLOBE to balance classrooms with boys and girls and to reflect the diversity of our school as a whole.
The Globe Academy Admission
Admission to The Globe Academy is through a lottery that requires applications to be made in person at the school. Only DeKalb County residents qualify for admission. Proof of residency is required.
Due to the rigorous nature of our language immersion program, The GLOBE Academy will only accept applications for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Sixth Grade.
Admission to The GLOBE Academy is through a random lottery. All students who reside in the DeKalb County School District are eligible to apply. (Residents of the City of Atlanta or City of Decatur are not eligible.) Applicants for Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018. Applicants for First Grade must be 6 years old on or before September 1, 2018 regardless of completing Kindergarten at a private school.
Open Enrollment – February 5-16, 2018: Completed lottery applications for kindergarten, first, and sixth grades will be accepted at Lower Campus (2225 Heritage Drive, Atlanta 30345) – Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Applications will also be accepted on Wednesday, February 7 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Applications may not be mailed or emailed.
The deadline to be included in the 2018-19 Lottery is 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018. Applications received after this date and time will be put at the end of the grade level waiting list in the order they are received.
Lottery – March 1, 2018: The admissions lottery will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. You do not need to be present at the lottery to secure your child’s acceptance. Selected students will be notified by email by Friday, March 2, 2018. Lottery results will be posted on The GLOBE Academy website and at the main entrance at Lower Campus.
The Globe Academy Charter School in 30345 Zip Code Reviews
We were pleased to see actual parent reviews on The Globe Academy Website. They are all positive which is no surprise as this is the school’s website. But they echo conversations we have heard as we received calls and messages from parents asking for assistance finding homes and neighborhoods closer to the school. The positive remarks from these parents give us the impression teachers and administrators are doing something right at Glode Academy.
We walked into The GLOBE Academy with the hope that our daughter might someday be fluent in a foreign language. Instead, she is learning confidence, critical thinking, teamwork, creativity and, oh, Mandarin! While the language was what initially drew us to GLOBE, we have come to find so many other great benefits to this wonderful school. The teachers always find ways to keep the curriculum fun and exciting – even in a foreign language. The students work on group projects, make persuasive speeches to classmates and staff, study in their outdoor garden and learn about the world around them through author visits, cultural dances and many other unique experiences. GLOBE children know that they are a part of something special.