Apply Now for the 2021-2022 School Year
The new student application window for the 2021-22 school year will be open from January 1, 2021 until March 1, 2021. Admission applications are submitted through the Apply APS Charter Website.
What makes us special?
Our school started as an idea – like a seed – and has grown into a dynamic community where children become lifelong learners.
The new student application window for the 2021-22 school year is open until March 1. Health and safety concerns prevent us from offering tours, but our new video provides a glimpse at what makes us unique.
As the second oldest charter school in Atlanta, Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School has a rich history and culture. Visit the Telling Our Story page to access stories featuring unique members of our school family.
Hands-on, Personalized Learning
The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS) is a K-8 charter school with two campuses formed by the merger of two successful charter schools that have been serving southeast Atlanta since 2002.
I wanted a school that, when my children walked up, they smiled. And the school smiled back. And that’s what we got.ANCS Founding Parent
Skills for Success in School and Beyond
Harvard and MIT researchers conducted studies of successful
companies – such as Ford, Northwestern Mutual, IBM – and
determined that consistently and across industries certain core skills are required by these companies:
- The “hard skills” – these include basic mathematics and problem-solving abilities and fluency in technology
- The “soft skills” – the ability to work in groups and to make
effective oral and written presentations (Murnane & Levy,
Teaching the New Basic Skills)
Portfolios and Exhibitions
ANCS uses student portfolios and public exhibitions of them as a way to gather a wider array of information about student learning and growth.
One of the more unique features of students assessment at ANCS is the use of portfolios and exhibitions. ANCS uses student portfolios and public exhibitions as a way to gather a wider array of information about student learning and growth. This system of assessment is tailored appropriately to match developmental and academic performance expectations at each grade level.
I like the fact that we work together in groups and learn from each other.ANCS Student