For Parents

We hope you will choose Cirrus Academy Charter School for your child. For questions or information about Cirrus Academy, volunteering in your child’s classroom, joining the PTO, or more, please email us at enrollment@cirrusacademy.org or fill out the form below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I enroll my child in Cirrus Academy?

 

We are now accepting students based on a lottery. To apply for Kindergarten – 8th grade, please visit Lotterease here and enroll your student. You will first be required to create a parent account.

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What is Cirrus Academy's attendance zone?

Any student residing within the State of Georgia is eligible for attendance at Cirrus Academy.

What is the age cut-off for a child entering kindergarten?

According to the Georgia Department of Education, a child must be five years old on or before September 1 to enter a public kindergarten. The child must be six years old on or before September 1 to enter 1st grade. School systems must verify age before enrollment.

What are your office hours?

7:20 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

What time does school start and end?

School building opens at 7:20 AM.

K – 8th Grade: School begins at 8:00 AM – School ends at 3:00 PM for ALL STUDENTS

When does drop-off begin and early dismissal end?

Early drop-off begins at 7:20 AM. No early dismissals are permitted after 1:45 pm.

Parents and Guardians must have a school issued Carpool Number / Tag to enter the carpool line.

Do you have a transportation system?

No. Parents are responsible for ensuring students are taken to and from school.

Does cirrus academy have a dress code?

Yes. Students are required to wear school uniforms. DRESS CODE
Uniforms must be worn daily while attending CACS

The purpose of the School Dress Code Policy is to provide additional opportunities for increased school safety, to encourage our students to experience a greater sense of school identity and belonging, to encourage improvement in student behavior, to reduce school clothing costs and disruptions to the learning environment, to encourage a high level of program participation and to improve and expand academic excellence. In addition, potential benefits of school uniforms include:
· Decreasing violence and theft
· Helping thwart the promotion of gang activity or insignia at school
· Instilling student discipline
· Helping parents and students resist peer pressure
· Helping school officials recognize intruders who come to school.

Effective May 31, 2016, there is a mandatory school dress code policy adhered to at CACS as set forth by Cirrus Education Group Board.
MONDAY-THURSDAY
PANTS / SKIRTS / SHORTS: Gray or Blue
POLO-STYLE SHIRTS: Gray, White, Royal, & Light Blue
Students can also wear uniforms purchased from 2017-2018 Parker or 2016-2017 uniforms.

EAGLES’ FRIDAYS
Students can dress according to the dress code or wear t-shirt and jeans on Fridays and special Cirrus Academy Spirit Days. Plain t-shirts in school colors or class shirts can be worn with jeans on Eagles’ Fridays or Spirit Days. No holes, rips or sagging allowed. 2017-2018 class shirts are available for purchase at a cost $8.00 each. Order forms are available in the office.

All details of this policy will be available in the school office.

What is the student-teacher ratio at Cirrus Academy?

  • Kindergarten – 1st : 20:1
  • 2nd– 5th: 22:1
  • 6th and 8th: 24:1

How are students evaluated?

Teachers use various assessments ranging from exams, quizzes, reports, projects, student portfolios, lab projects, classroom observations, oral presentations, and homework to regularly evaluate student understanding. All state-required standardized tests are administered as well.

What qualifications do teachers have?

Cirrus Academy teachers are highly qualified and have all appropriate state certifications and clearances.

Do you provide breakfast and lunch for students? What are your wellness and meal charge policies?

Yes. Cirrus Academy is pleased to announce all students will eat FREE breakfast and lunch through Community Eligibility Provision. This school term we will introduce breakfast in the classroom for K-5th grades and Grab and Go for 6th-8th grades.

1% white milk, low fat chocolate and strawberry milk is available for all students.  

Meals, foods, and beverages that are sold or served at Cirrus Academy meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods, and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals.

We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.  Our menus are planned in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Food Guide Pyramid. We also provide snacks for our after school students.

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Breakfast – August 2017

Lunch – August 2017

Wellness Policy
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Charge Policy
Meal Charge Policy

Do you provide after-school care?

Yes!  Cirrus Academy Charter School will offer after-school care from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM at $55 per week, per student.  

How do you challenge students who are ahead of their peers?

Gifted and accelerated students will be given extra opportunities for extended learning. These may occur before or after school, during regular class in the form of differentiated instruction, in small groups that may be pulled out of class for enrichment activities, dual enrollment, and/or online learning.

What type of support is given to students who are struggling academically?

Cirrus Academy’s teachers address student needs by skill level, not age. Due to this flexibility, we are able to create individualized plans of instruction that permit us to mix ages and skill groups. In addition, the curriculum allows students the opportunity to learn at their own rate and ability level. Teachers are trained to identify students’ learning styles and design learning experiences that engage students and increase their chances of mastering the standards.

What special education programs do you provide?

Cirrus Academy will ensure that children with disabilities are educated to the maximum extent possible in the regular education environment or least restrictive environment. Programs and services available to students with disabilities might include: supplementary aides and services, itinerant service by a special education teacher either in or out of the regular classroom, a special education teacher in a resource classroom, special education class placement, or special education services provided outside the regular class.

Can I volunteer at the school or in my child's classroom?

Yes, please contact us for more information.

Is the 2017-2018 Parent/Student Handbook and Code of Conduct available for review?

Yes. Handbook is being revised and adopted. Stay tuned for new version.