WELCOME AND PURPOSE!
Many people often wonder where do our kids go to high school after they complete the 8th grade. The answer is simple- anywhere they want to go! Smoke Rise Prep prepares students for rigorous academics and new situations. How do our kids fare moving from a small environment to a larger school? No matter where they land, we are positive our students have been equipped with a strong sense of self-awareness and a solid foundation. We have excellent relationships with the schools below and often stay in touch with our alumni as they matriculate through high school and beyond. Below, you will find descriptions and links to their websites for more information.
In 2021, we will host a virtual high school fair so that you can hear from high school representatives from around the city about their individual programs so check back often for details.
Students of Academe Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-S_-AQ1bsU&t=1s
About Academe of the Oaks
At Academe of the Oaks, high school students are given the opportunity to become compassionate thinkers, problem solvers, and global citizens. Academics are rigorous and deliberately different, centered on primary source materials rather than textbooks, and driven by an infectious excitement for intellectual discovery. Academe's idyllic campus and learning garden is conveniently located minutes from the Decatur Square. Prospective parents and students can register for an online information session by visiting: https://academeatlanta.org/information-sessions/
College Preparatory Academics
At Academe, 90% of seniors are accepted into the college of their first choice.
What Academe Parents Say:
"Academe is a place our daughter is growing academically and socially. It’s a small school with strong humanities, science, and math departments. Students gain real world experiences through project-based work, learning in the field, and opportunities to study abroad to enhance the learning process. Academe is one of the best investments we made for our daughter. Academe is not only a school, but a family. We are proud to be a part of the Academe family.” - James M., Academe Parent
This year Paideia's admissions process is virtual. We have worked hard and thoughtfully on online programs to help you and your family learn about our school. We think the following will help us get to know each other better.
1. Have you created a Ravenna profile (www.ravenna-hub.com) and signed up for a virtual event? If you haven’t, now is a great time to do so. Your Ravenna account is the place to register for admission events and eventually fill out an application to Paideia. We have events geared towards incoming high school students as well as events designed for parents/guardians.
2. Paideia is offering an online course titled Paideia 101. Learn about Paideia in a time-flexible, customizable, and fun way. Hear from some of our students and teachers firsthand. Create a profile at PAIDEIA101.thinkific.com and start learning today!
3. Check out our website at https://www.paideiaschool.org/paideia-admissions. Take a deep dive and call us at 404-270-2312 with any questions.
We have a full roster of upcoming events, with more added monthly. You can register for any event at www.ravenna-hub.com through your Ravenna profile.
· Virtual Class Visits (students only): Stay tuned ... dates to come.
· Student Life Panel: Thursday, January 14, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
· Meet High School Principals: Tuesday, December 15, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
· Meet High School Faculty: Stay tuned ... dates to come.
We hope you will explore Paideia 101 and our website, register for admission events through Ravenna, and ask questions. We are here to help, and we look forward to meeting you!
ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
St. Pius X, an Archdiocesan High School, provides a college preparatory education for the formation of the mind, body, and spirit of each student, in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
We live out our mission statement each day. What makes us different is we develop the whole child. Our highly competitive college preparatory academic program offers multiple course levels to meet the needs of all our students. We offer advanced placement, honors, accelerated, and college prep courses in all subjects. We offer a wide variety of extracurricular clubs, fine arts, and athletics. 98% of our student body participates in at least one extracurricular activity.
Our Faith is at the center of everything we do. We offer daily Mass, service projects, retreats, and mission trips. Our campus ministry department meets our students where they are and assists them in their faith journey. We start in 9th grade and have students from 40 different middle schools and over 75 different Atlanta area zip codes. Because of this mosaic of students all coming in new, we offer a dynamic Lion leader freshman acclimation program consisting of senior leaders who offer support and help to our new 9th grade students. We hope you will consider applying to the premier Catholic high school in Atlanta!
GEORGIA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY (GACA)
Georgia Connections Academy Charter School (GACA) is a tuition-free 5–12 public online school in Georgia that students attend from home. GACA brings a fully accredited public education directly to your family’s door—anywhere in the state.
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GEORGIA CYBER ACADEMY (GCA)
Georgia Cyber Academy is a statewide, tuition-free, online, accredited public charter school for students in grades K-12. GCA provides a virtual learning environment where students are empowered to reach their full academic potential through active participation in live interactive classes and an engaging curriculum that supports individualized and differentiated student learning paths. Parents and students are partnered with certified teachers who instruct and guide student progress and achievement. Students attend school online using, engaging curriculums, live interactive classes, and robust tools for students, teachers and parents.
TAPESTRY CHARTER SCHOOL
The mission of Tapestry Public Charter School is to offer an inclusive, individualized learning environment that is academically engaging, both for neurotypical students and those on the autism spectrum, and to create a positive school culture that empowers all students to take possession of their innate talents and become creative builders of their own futures.
The application for the 2021-2022 school year is now open and can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/2021TapestryEnrollment
Apply during open enrollment (December 7, 2020 – February 19, 2021) to participate in the 21-22 Lottery.
PARKVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
Parkview High School is located in Lilburn, GA and is one of the top high schools in Gwinnett County. With robust academics, a thriving dual enrollment program, and winning sports team, our motto of "Tradition, Pride, Success" rings true.