Oglethorpe Charter School Celebrates Ten Years


The Small Family (left to right) Arthur (Class of 07), Beatrize (class of 05), Alfredo (incoming 6th grader), Paula (class of 10), Mamie (class of 09), and Alvin (class of 06) perform during the Ogelthorpe Ten Year Celebration. Photo courtesy of Sarah O’Bryan.
The Small Family (left to right) Arthur (Class of 07), Beatrize (class of 05), Alfredo (incoming 6th grader), Paula (class of 10), Mamie (class of 09), and Alvin (class of 06) perform during the Ogelthorpe Ten Year Celebration. Photo courtesy of Sarah O’Bryan.



On Wednesday, May 13, Ogelthorpe Charter School observed its tenth anniversary with a program of reflection and celebration at the Lucas Theater.



The program included greetings and reflections from Oglethorpe Charter School Governing Board members, past and present, as well as reflections from current and former students, teachers, performances by current and former students, and a finale performance from celebrated vocalist and Oglethorpe chorus teacher Huxie Scott.



Located at 707 Stiles Avenue, Oglethorpe Charter School is Georgia’s first startup charter middle school, founded by parents and community volunteers in 1999.



Ten years after Martha Nesbit and a team of founding members pursued her vision for an innovative charter middle school, Oglethorpe has grown into a nationally recognized model school. Its small class sizes, rigorous Core Knowledge curriculum and mandatory parent involvement have helped the school achieve high academic outcomes and maintain a safe, nurturing environment.



I.n 2004, Oglethorpe Charter School was recognized by the United States Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement as one of eight exemplary charter schools in the nation.



It is among the few middle schools in Georgia to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 8 out of 10.



Parents have reviewed this school and given it an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

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