Black-Owned Academy In Georgia Helps Gifted Children
Claire Anderson founded AGA in 2012 after recognizing that her son, Caleb, was extremely advanced for his age. The former school teacher taught her child sign language and how to read at the age of eight months —and by 18 months, he was in the first grade at the now closed Shreiner Elementary. Fast forward to the present and Caleb is a 7-year-old fifth grader with an IQ of more than 140.
Atlanta Gifted Academy distinguishes itself from other schools with an impressive curriculum, one that offers a ‘personalized learning plan’ for every student, matching their abilities, strengths and interests. Students are taught in S.T.E.M, learn Spanish and Mandarin and also have access to music lessons among other services not available at many traditional schools. Not only does it provide an advanced educational environment, students are also developed socially and emotionally. This is a major area of importance, especially for parents.
So far, AGA has received a tremendous response from the parents to the extent that some are willing to drive as far as 45 minutes every day for their children to go to school there. Not to mention, the cost is comparable to the annual cost of daycare at around $11,900.
“People say this is a Godsend,” says Anderson. Moving forward, AGA’s goal is to increase enrollment to about 250 students. Right now, there are only 12 kids attending full-time because not many people know about it – but that is about to change. Anderson’s vision is grand. “I see teachers who are highly qualified, students who are engaged and passionate about learning and an environment where parents are involved and have a say in their kid’s education,” she said. “I see us winning awards.”
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Atlanta Gifted Academy