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Fulton Science Academy Middle School Plans to Go Private

School announces plans for 2012-2013 just hours after final rejection of its appeal to become a state charter special school.

announced this evening that it has a plan to open as a private school in August.

Earlier today, the state Board of Education denied the school's application

“This is [the] best way for our school doors to remain open for our students, families, teachers, and staff,” said Ayhan Korucu, FSA Governing Board President, in a statement.  “We believe our plan to become a private school is achievable for the 2012-2013 school year; however, we know that sadly some of our student body will be unable to attend our school due to the financial implications of this plan."

"We intend to use donations and grant funding to provide scholarships to help off-set tuition costs for applicants in need of financial assistance.  Our primary goal is to continue providing to our students the same quality, innovative, STEM focused education that we have offered to our families for the past decade.”

The new FSA private school will serve students with no geographic residency limitations, the announcement said. The school will continue to offer a wide variety of free after school clubs and tutoring as well as numerous competitive academic teams.  Inquiries regarding applications can be emailed toacoaloa@fultonscience.org

FSA officials pointed out "extraordinary CRCT test results worthy of the Governor’s Platinum Award" on the same week the school's application was rejected. "Teachers and students alike cannot imagine losing this remarkable school that this year was the only middle school in Georgia to receive the National Blue Ribbon Award," the announcement said.

The state had called FSA's governance and financial stability into question in rejecting the application, particularly regarding the issuance of $19 million in bonds and the construction work on a new school campus.

Come back to Alpharetta-Milton Patch for further developments on this story.

MarkMunoz May 11, 2012 at 10:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l24bCOKXg08 PREVIEW A worldwide Islamic movement that has inspired scores of public charter schools here in the U.S. is led by a Turkish cleric living in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Lesley Stahl reports on Fethullah Gulen and his message of education on Sunday, May 13 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. So how much money you plan on charging for your "private school?" or are you going to speed dial TUSKON to finance it to keep the American parents "engaged" with your agenda. Keep giving out A's and awards at all of your fake contests, the parents love the easy grades you give the kids. The terrible part is these foolish parents don't know that Fulton Science Academy is no special or unique school. It is a cookie cutter of your other gulen "inspired" schools. Start telling the truth to Americans they will forgive you and maybe next time allow you to continue. So are all the 92 Gulen Inspired schools that were DENIED expansion, applications or renewals going to go private. you are dreaming, meanwhile the Carlyle Group is buying up the schools in Turkey.
Jim May 12, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Wow.....while your at it just throw in the fact we didn't really go to the moon, aliens abductions are real, and the Mayan calendar means the end of the world is 2012. It's all part of that evil Gulen groups master plan to takeover the world by educating the american children really well, keep them safe, and prepare them for the next step in their educational career. If that's their plan sign me up and your children can continue to get a poor education, do drugs and have sex in the bathrooms like i have heard firsthand from children at my local public school in Fulton County or they can get abused by teachers and they you can sue them and get a real education at Fulton Science academy.
MarkMunoz May 12, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Jim; Merhaba There you go creating "straw man arguments" and derailing the conversation away from the REAL questions. This is the Gulencis way, they give that far away vague look and then give some flaky answer when given a specific question(s) they are taught this from an early age at the Gulen Lighthouse schools to "Guard their Secrets as they guard their Chastity" Their lack of transparency is what got them into their situation, they feel and belive they have a sense of entitlement to American Education and our tax money. No one should question what they do with American Education tax dollars or bond financing. It is this lack of directness that will be your final presence in America. Lying to American parents and misleading with gifts, free trips and fake test scores and awards is not characters that we should teach American children. Gulen's agenda is very specific about creating the future Golden Generation that will inherit his Gulen neo Ottoman empire. He wants to groom future politicians who are Turkish Sympathizers. Not American patriots. Too bad the plan failed, it might have worked had you been honest and forthright. Maybe your school would still be open and you would collect all of that great American tax money.
Interesting to see what this researcher says about Fulton Science Academy. Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGU_Y7gZctQ OR google "charters privitization of education gulen schools in the US Sharon Higgins" then fast forward to 20:08 if you only want to see the part about FSA.
MarkMunoz May 17, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Let them go private, I say let the gulenists have 500 schools in America so long as they are private and not touching American Tax money that is washed and laundered through the Gulenists NGOs like Grace Institute then used to lobby for Turkey or Turkish culture promotions. Go private, see if anyone will pay a tuition for a school that will not answer to anyone including taxpayers, school district boards, parents, teachers, etc.,

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