Founders of a proposed multi-language immersion charter school in nearby Forsyth County are hosting a second town hall on Saturday.
The International Charter School of Atlanta, if approved, would be open to students from Forsyth, Fulton, Cherokee, Cobb, Gwinnett and DeKalb counties, with the ultimate goal of its students becoming fluent in several languages.
Organizers say that this event will provide updated information on curriculum, language tracks and student count since the February town hall. At the time, the school had some 200 "intents to apply" and has doubled registration in a month.
"Many people have asked, 'If I came to the first town hall, do I need to come to the second?'" stated an e-mail blast from Founding Board of Directors Chair Marisa Kashapov. "Yes, we have more information on the curriculum, student count and the language tracks. We will also be providing more detailed information on tri-lingual education and its successes and benefits."
The school is in the process of petitioning with the state to operate, and expects the process to take at least a year. Board members are scouting school locations in South Forsyth convenient to GA 400.
The town hall will take place Saturday, March 23, at 1:30 p.m. at the Forsyth Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Cumming.
For more information on the International Charter School of Atlanta, visit www.icsatlanta.org.