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SRP: Holiday News

Smoke Rise Prep (K-8), Stone Mountain’s best kept secret, focuses on the core values of character, culture, and curriculum. In order to shape well-rounded students, our teachers and parents create an atmosphere that aligns with those core values. One way that we accomplish this is to create a healthy balance between academic rigor and enriching activities.

Smoke Rise Prep has almost wrapped up a wonderful first semester. We have safely and successfully implemented a phased-in hybrid model. Our teachers have been busy incorporating engaging, project-based lessons that challenge our students both in person and virtually. Our small class sizes create the optimal learning environment for our students. Our school continues to rigorously follow all CDC-recommended safety precautions. All students, faculty, and staff must wear masks (with daily mask breaks), social distance, wash hands frequently, and receive daily temperature checks. Our number #1 priority is providing a quality education as safely as possible while providing flexible options according to our families’ comfort levels.

Smoke Rise Prep operates on a 4-day academic week, Monday to Thursday, with Fridays being Enrichment Days from home. Virtual Enrichment sessions are typically 30 minute sessions led by parents or other community members for volunteer credit. This month’s spotlight is Photography Basics led by an alum, Jayla Cochran. Jayla is a dual-enrolled senior at Parkview High School and is completing her internship with Smoke Rise Prep. She is extremely talented and previously led a session called “Talks with a Teen” and is now working with middle schoolers on one her passions, photography. She has been a tremendous asset to the Virtual Enrichment circuit. Some other fun and engaging Enrichment activities include art classes, Minecraft groups, Disney karaoke challenges, multiplication practice, and much more! Check back next month for our next spotlight!

We are winding it down in December but still have some great events. Are you interested in learning about high school options? On Thursday, December 10, we will host a live, virtual high school fair from 6-7:15pm. The live event will comprise of breakout rooms where parents, students, and caretakers will be able to join in to ask questions and obtain additional information from your school’s representative.

To hear more about specific grade levels, find our and to learn about additional offerings, contact Spaces are limited!

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