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Amana Academy Wins 2011 Georgia Charter School of the Year

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    Ben Smith

The announcement was made by Holly Mattingly, Coca-Cola Community Partnerships Director, as part of the ninth-annual Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) State Charter Schools Conference, being held in Macon. Along with State Schools Superintendent John Barge and Georgia State School Board Member and Charter School Committee Chair Linda Zechmann, nearly 400 charter school teachers, school leaders, board members, school district administrators, law makers and charter school supporters are attending the event.


The Coca-Cola Charter School of the Year Award is a $50,000 grant established to honor excellence in education throughout the charter sector in metro Atlanta. There are 113 charter schools in Georgia. The other two finalists for the award were Charles Drew Charter School in Atlanta and Brighten Academy Douglasville from a field of 15 applicants.

In her announcement, Mrs. Mattingly stated, “The three finalists went through a rigorous application process including a selection committee panel interview. It was a tough decision for the committee because of the quality of the finalists, yet Amana stood out for its ability to replicate its innovative instructional program to other schools.”

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