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.
Yes, Cirrus Academy is pleased to announce that all scholars will eat FREE breakfast and lunch through Community Eligibility Provision.
1% white milk, fat-free chocolate milk, and fat-free strawberry milk are available for all scholars.
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 scholars with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet scholars’ health and nutrition needs. Our menus are planned to follow the dietary guidelines for Americans and the food pyramid guide. We also provide snacks for K-8 scholars via our FFVP (Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program) entitlement.
Gifted and accelerated scholars will be given extra opportunities for extended learning. These may occur at selected designated times, during regular class in the form of differentiated instruction, or in small groups that may be pulled out of class for enrichment activities, dual enrollment, and/or online learning.
Cirrus Academy’s teachers address scholars’ needs by skill level, not age. Due to this flexibility, we can create individualized plans of instruction that permit us to mix ages and skill groups. In addition, the curriculum allows scholars the opportunity to learn at their own rate and ability level. Teachers are trained to identify scholars’ learning styles and design learning experiences that engage scholars to increase their chances of mastering the standards.
Cirrus Academy will ensure that children with disabilities are educated to the greatest extent possible in a regular education environment or in the least restrictive environment possible. Programs and services available to scholars with disabilities might include:
Supplementary aids and services
Itinerant service by a special education teacher either in or out of the regular classroom
Special education teacher in a resource classroom
Special education class placement
Special education services provided outside the regular class
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) serves as official notice of Cirrus Academy’s policy regarding parents’ rights for surveys, collections, and use of information for marketing purposes and certain physical exams. Please find the notice linked here:
Teachers use various assessments ranging from exams, quizzes, reports, projects, scholar portfolios, lab projects, classroom observations, oral presentations, and homework to evaluate a scholar’s understanding regularly. All state-required standardized tests are administered as well.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
1. mail: S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
LEAs that receive Title I, Part A funds are required to place their district’s Annual Report Card and each of their school’s Annual Report Card on their websites.
Below is a copy of ESEA Section 1111(h)(2) with the specifics of this requirement.
(2) ANNUAL LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY REPORT CARDS. —
(A) PREPARATION AND DISSEMINATION. — A local educational agency that receives assistance under this part Title I, Part A shall prepare and disseminate an annual local educational agency report card that includes information on such agency as a whole and each school served by the agency.
(B) IMPLEMENTATION. — Each local educational agency report card shall be—
(ii) presented in an understandable and uniform format, and to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand; and
(iii) accessible to the public, which shall include—
(I) placing such report card on the website of the local educational agency; and
(II) in any case in which a local educational agency does not operate a website, providing the information to the public in another manner determined by the local educational agency.
In Georgia, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) prepares Georgia’s State, LEA, and School Annual Report Cards and posts them on their website (https://gosa.georgia.gov/report-card). Back in 2019, GOSA created a unique URL link for each LEA and each LEA’s school to assist in meeting this ESEA requirement.
GOSA has updated the URL link for each LEA and school. Therefore, please update the LEA and School website with this new URL link. When LEAs post this URL link on their district’s website and push it out to each school’s website, they will have met the ESEA requirement. Title I would like to thank Jackie Lundberg and Michael Moore of GOSA for developing these URLs.
Below is the specific URL link containing your LEA’s report card as well as each school’s report card. Please appropriately post this URL link on the district’s website in a location easy for parents to find.
Yes. Scholars must wear school uniforms, which are 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 scholars to experience a greater sense of school identity and belonging; to encourage improvement in scholar 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 scholar discipline
Helping parents and scholars resist peer pressure
Helping school officials recognize intruders
Effective May 31, 2016, CACS adheres to a mandatory school dress code policy set forth by Cirrus Education Group Board.
Dress Code Schedule:
Pants / Skirts / Shorts: Gray or Blue or Khaki
Polo-Style Shirts: Gray, White, Royal, Red & Blue
Eagles’ Fridays Scholars can dress according to the dress code or wear a t-shirt and jeans on Fridays and for 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. Order forms for class shirts are available in the office.
All details of this policy will be available in the school office.
We are a Title I school with a curriculum focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). For questions about our school or enrollment, email us at [email protected].
THE EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972, TITLE IX: No person…shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Title IX inquiries may be referred to the school’s Title IX Coordinators:
LaTanya Singleton Clark, Assistant Principal K-4th (Instruction and Discipline)