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No Child Left Behind School Choice Options
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Notice of NCLB – Public School Choice opportunities



The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires that parents/guardians of children attending “Needs Improvement” schools be notified of their school’s academic achievement. This notice is intended to provide additional information concerning the options available to your child under the NCLB Act. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is one of the cornerstones of the NCLB Act.  It is a measure of year-to-year student achievement on statewide tests.  Public School Choice allows students enrolled in a school that is in Year One or more of “Needs Improvement” status to enroll in a school not designated as “Needs Improvement.”


Deciding whether to transfer to another school is an important decision and we want parents of these schools to make the best, most informed decision possible. They should consider the improvement strategies and special programs at their child’s current school as well as its positive achievements. They should also become more familiar with any school they may be considering for a transfer and are welcome to visit the school and speak with its staff as well as contact other parents.


The schools offering the NCLB choice option are (click school name for letter mailed to parents):

The six schools designated as accepting transfer students are Woodland Middle School, Crabapple Middle School, Haynes Bridge Middle School, North Springs High School, Chattahoochee High School and Roswell High School.


Parents of newly-enrolling students attending a Fulton County school offering the NCLB Choice option may contact the school directly to learn more about next steps or contact the Fulton County Schools’ Student Assignment office at 404 763-6801.

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