Our Dean of Students, Joanne Binns, is our Title IX Coordinator. She can be located here at Cirrus Academy Charter School 1870 Pio Nono Avenue Macon, GA 31204. Her office telephone number is 478.250.1376 Ext. 201 and email address is [email protected]
This information is available in our 2022-2023 Scholar-Parent Handbook.
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) that serves as official notice to parents of Cirrus academy’s policy regarding parents rights for surveys, collections and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams is attached:
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.
Any student residing within the State of Georgia is eligible for attendance at Cirrus Academy.
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.
7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Monday-Friday
School building and gates opens at 7:30 AM
Breakfast is offered from 7:30 to 8:00 AM
The school day begins for instruction at 8:20 AM and ends at 3:20 PM
Parents MUST sign tardy scholars in at the designated drop-off point.
Early drop-off begins at 7:30 AM.
All dismissals are at 3:20 PM
No scholars will be dismissed after 1:45 PM
Parents and Guardians must have a picture id to present to staff at the time of dismissal.
No. Parents are responsible for ensuring students are taken to and from school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cirrus Academy teachers are highly qualified and have all appropriate state certifications and clearances.
Yes. Cirrus Academy is pleased to announce all students will eat FREE breakfast and lunch through Community Eligibility Provision.
1% white milk, chocolate fat-free milk and fat-free 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 K-5 Students via our FFVP (Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program) entitlement.
Meal Charge Policy
Summer Feeding sites can be located in our area by visiting the following website: Summer Feeding Information
Before School – No. Afterschool – Yes!
CACS will be having In person After School beginning September 19, 2022 Monday through Thursdays beginning at 3:25 pm until 6:00.
Click the registration link: https://forms.office.com/r/nokK7feghN
If you have any questions please contact: (478) 250-1376 or [email protected]
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.
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.
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.
Before COVID-19, volunteering was welcomed. Please contact us for more information regarding the status. Updates will be posted as they occur.
Yes. In progress of being updated.
The statement is as follows:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: [email protected]
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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 schools 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. Should you have any questions, please contact me.
To ensure the safety of a child Suspected of Abuse please use the following information. It’s EVERYONE’s responsibility!!!