For Students

If you have questions for us or want to learn more about Cirrus Academy, please contact us at enrollment@cirrusacademy.org or complete the form below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I enroll 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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Do you have a transportation system?

No. Parents will be 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. Please click here: https://www.parkersu.com/custitem_ns_ps_school/Cirrus-Academy–Macon

How will I be evaluated?

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

Do you provide breakfast and lunch?

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.

Do you provide after-school care?

Yes!  Cirrus Academy Charter School will offer after care.  After care will be offered from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM at $40 per week, per student.  

How will you challenge me if I'm ahead of my 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 will you offer if I'm 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 differentiated learning experiences that engage students and increase their chances of mastering the standards.

What type of extracurricular activities and clubs can I be involved in?

K-8 extracurricular activities and clubs may include: junior orchestra, reading enrichment and remediation, sports (based on student interest), creative writing club, math enrichment and remediation, junior chorus, beta club, and more.

High school extracurricular activities and clubs may include: student government, spirit club, yearbook, newspaper, STEAM clubs, theater, orchestra dance, beta club, community services, sports (based on student interest), and more.

How long are classes?

Classes are 55 minutes long.

When 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.

Is the 2016-2017 Parent/Student Handbook and Code of Conduct available for review?

Yes, please view the following download. CACS Parent Student Handbook and Code of Conduct 2016-2017