Georgia charter school is renewed after test scores improve

April 08, 2019 - 4:50 pm

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A coastal Georgia charter school that had been in trouble with state authorities has had its charter renewed.

The Savannah Morning News reports Georgia's state Board of Education voted last month to renew Savannah Classical Academy for a full five years.

The state had placed Savannah Classical on probation and banned new enrollment in July 2017 because of poor academic performance. The enrollment ban was lifted a year later after state test scores improved.

The school named Barry Lollis, originally hired to lead academics in 2017, to school director once the charter was renewed. Lollis had been interim director for the last year.

Lollis credits the improvement to double instructional periods for students in math and English/language arts. He says the school is doing more to support students.


Information from: Savannah Morning News,

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