Monday, April 22, 2013
The public charter school has filed a letter of intent to renew its charter, which expires after the 2013-2014 school year.
Amana Academy has closed on the 100,000 square foot Alpharetta Square shopping plaza on Main Street, which has been home to the public charter school since 2007. The school secured more than $8.6 million in bonds to buy the property. The school did not use any county or school district capital program dollars to acquire the property, according to an announcement posted on Patch by Ehab Jaleel, the school’s executive director and the school’s principal. Amana Academy spent three years trying to secure a permanent home for the Fulton County charter school. One of the attempts was to get rezoning to move into a building off Marconi Drive, but that met with disapproval from many in the Windward community and Alpharetta City Council. In …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The local charter school and business teamed up to meet a fundraising goal on March 24.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Amana Academy recently hosted its second annual Verizon Family Fun Walk in support of Amana's Technology 2012 Annual Fund. Approximately 150 people attended and Amana received $11,162 in donations. Verizon has agreed to a matching donation of $10,000. The funds will be used to purchase hardware and other technology resources to further advance Amana's Expeditionary STEM program, which will be highlighted when the school hosts an Expeditionary Learning STEM institute in November of 2012.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The charter school's proponents said it provides a great education, but that wasn't a compelling enough reason to change Windward's Master Plan.
Amana Academy, a local charter school which has students from Roswell, was denied its plan to move into the Windward Business Park when Alpharetta City Council said it wasn't the proper use of the land last night. The public charter school's governing board wanted to buy the 75,000-square-foot building on a site at Windward Parkway and Edison Drive that has been vacant for the past four years. The last occupant was a health center. The three stories of offices would be converted into classrooms, and the section of the building that has a 24-foot high ceiling would be used as the school's gym, Executive Director Ehab Jaleel said. "This building is perfectly suited for Amana Academy's award-wining program," Jaleel said in presenting the …
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The Fulton County public charter school, which some Roswell residents attend, asked Alpharetta to give it time to update its traffic counts, look for other potential sites and seek a compromise with Windward residents.
A controversial rezoning application by a Fulton County charter school has been deferred at the request of Amana Academy. The public charter school wanted to renovate an existing office/warehouse building into a new home for its charter school. But the location is within Pod 14A of the Windward Master Plan development. That section of the master plan has been designated as a business center, which lists permitted uses as “Office-Institution, research and development, office-professional, light industrial and hotel conference center zoning categories.” Because school is not a permitted use, Amana Academy filed an application for amendment to the Windward Master Plan. The Alpharetta Planning Commission heard that application in July, but …