Georgia Preparatory School sets rigorous yet achievable academic goals for our students. It is our firm belief that all students can learn and succeed if provided with the right instruction and resources. We employ a “back to basics” approach to teaching and learning, which places a strong emphasis on building fluency in three core academic skills – reading, writing, and mathematics. Through implementation of a developmentally appropriate, hands-on curriculum, students learn literacy and numeracy with a focus on phonetic decoding, language enrichment, collaboration, problem solving, and mastery of facts.
The GPS academic philosophy is that every child can succeed if given the right instruction, support, and resources. Our students are taught that they are fearfully and wonderfully made, enabled by God to do great things! We provide instruction and support that addresses the development of the whole child – spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical – in a culturally rich, relevant, and responsive environment.
Georgia Preparatory School, Inc. is currently pursuing accreditation the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). We expect to have our provisional accreditation in 2020 and full accreditation in time for the 2021-2022 academic year. Provisional accreditation “provides for transfer of credit to other GAC accredited schools or public schools in Georgia, eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship, University System colleges’ and universities’ acceptance of transcripts and acceptance of transcripts by the Technical College System of Georgia.” (Georgia Accrediting Commission).
Just as students don’t all learn in the same manner, neither do they demonstrate mastery in the same way. At Georgia Preparatory School, we use a broad range of assessments to determine mastery and ensure that students are learning the concepts being taught in the classroom.
The core classes at GPS are Math, Science, Social Science, English Language Arts, and Spanish.
Our two main curricula are A Beka and Purposeful Design. However, we augment this with a variety of instructional materials and employ innovative approaches to teaching and learning, which are culturally accurate, relevant, and responsive.
Our rigorous academic curriculum is augmented by classes in art/art appreciation, music, theater, writing and physical education.
Georgia Preparatory School, Inc. uses nation-based standardized tests to determine how our students are progressing. We’ve chosen this method because we want to ensure that our students are positioned competitevly and are on-par with their peers on a national level.
2019 STANFORD ACHIEVEMENT TEST SNAPSHOT
Georgia Preparatory School, Inc. uses nation-based standardized tests to determine how our students are progressing. We’ve chosen this method to ensure that our students are positioned competitevly and are on-par with their peers nation-wide. This past spring, GPS students in grades one through five took the Stanford Achievement Tests. According to national percentile rankings, the following charts demonstrate how GPS students performed in comparison with students throughout the country. We are so proud to announce that they totally rocked it out!
The percentage of GPS students scoring in the 78th percentile or above (above average) in a particular subject.
The percentage of GPS students scoring at or above average in a particular subject.