We have now started our capital campaign! Funds raised from the capital campaign will be used for costs related to our new permanent site that will be located on over seven acres of land that is adjacent to our lower campus.
You may remit your pledge via the following methods:
By check mailed to:
Westside Atlanta Charter School
Attn: Jenny Borders
1903 Drew Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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With so many opportunities to give to worthy causes, we appreciate your wiliness to include Westside among those that you support. Your financial contribution to Westside Atlanta Charter School will sustain the impact we are having on the future of not only the students at Westside Atlanta Charter School, but also the diverse community we serve. Thank you so much for your generosity.
Donate to A Unique Educational Option for a Diverse Community
Westside Atlanta Charter School was established by neighbors, individuals and families that live in the growing Westside community of Atlanta based on the belief that a truly vibrant community can only exist with thriving, innovative schools that provide families with meaningful educational choices for their children.
Westside is an Atlanta Public Schools-accepted charter school serving Atlanta’s Westside community. At the start of the 2013-2014 academic year, Westside enrolled a total of 120 students—40 students per grade in kindergarten, first, and second grades. Westside plans to grow by one grade per year until the school serves kindergarten through eighth grade. Approximately 50% of Westside students qualify for free or reduced lunch status. The student population is approximately 59% African American, 40% Caucasian, and 1% other ethnicities.
Prior to Westside’s establishment, there were no charter school options located within Atlanta’s Westside community, roughly defined as the 30318 zip code and, as such, families, particularly those of lesser means, had limited educational alternatives. Westside seeks to bridge the tremendous gap in racial and socio-economic characteristics between neighborhoods and schools in the north (Buckhead) and south (Bankhead) portions of this zip code, a disparity reflected by the gap in test scores for these schools and the fact that enrollment is climbing on one side of this divide and falling on the other. Westside offers a meaningful option for parents in the area, enabled by freedom from existing school zoning through our charter so that they can actively participate in bringing the students in these diverse neighborhoods together. As a result of the high demand for enrollment in Westside, a waiting list was established for the 2014-2015 academic year. There are approximately 150 students currently on Westside’s waiting list, and we anticipate this number increasing as we approach the new academic year.
Westside’s innovative language and literacy focus provides a firm educational foundation for the students, enabling them to grow in leadership and character through applied learning opportunities. Westside strives to ensure that each student leaves the school ready to engage in meaningful ways with their broader community, having internalized the core values of imagination, rigor and service.
Westside seeks to align the investment of educational resources with Atlanta’s investment in the Westside in order to best serve residents, old and new alike, by capitalizing on the tremendous diversity, transportation infrastructure, outdoor spaces, and other community assets that exist and are continuing to develop in the community. The children we serve today, the children we will serve in the future, and Atlanta as a whole will benefit from this unique educational option in the Westside community.