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New Proposed School/Replication

A new public charter school based on the successful model of PCA will be opening in Fall 2019. This new charter school's attendance zone will include Decatur, Miller and Seminole counties.  The location for the school is not yet finalized, but now that we have received official approval that will be top priority.  Pre-enrollment forms will be released in November and the lottery for enrollment will be held in February.  We will also likely start taking applications for employment in January.  
If you have questions about SCCA, please email them to springcreek@pataula.net.
We will be using an online platform for pre-enrollment and our lottery to ensure accuracy and transparency in the enrollment and lottery process.  The link below will be used to submit a pre-enrollment application.  (For people without internet access, paper copies will be available upon request.) The deadline for submission of pre-enrollment is Thursday, February 21st at 3PM.  The lottery will be held Saturday, February 23 at 10AM at the Kirbo Center in Bainbridge.
After registered, if you need to make changes or check the status of your application use this link to login to your account:  http://www.lotterease.com/cgi-bin/sl_V2_1.pl?session_id=&user_id=&account_id=243&nav=Parents_Login
*The deadline for submission of pre-enrollment has been extended to Thursday, February 21st at 3PM. The lottery will be held Saturday, February 23rd at 10AM. We have extended the enrollment period to ensure thorough marketing and outreach to all communities.
*The plan has always been to serve only grades Pre-K-5th in the first year. However, we included middle school in our interest survey to see how many families with older siblings would be effected by not offering higher grades.  We are still unsure if adding 6th grade is in the best interest of the school.  Research shows that starting small and growing slowly is best for charter schools.  However, feedback from many parents has been that a 6th grade is needed to keep families together.  Therefore, we have added 6th grade to the pre-enrollment application. This does NOT guarantee that we will open with 6th grade. We are still simply gauging interest with this. The Board will vote prior to the lottery to add 6th grade IF we feel that is a viable option.
*We also want to be clear that Pre-K is not part of the charter. We will have to be approved by DECAL for a GA Pre-K, and will not know that until next summer.
Below is the Lotterease Parent Manual to help with the pre-enrollment process.  If you have other questions or need a paper copy of the pre-enrollment application please send them to springcreek@pataula.net
*Below are a few documents for you to learn more about Spring Creek Charter Academy.
 *See below for press releases on the approval of Spring Creek Charter Academy




Campus Visits - We have already had parents calling wanting to visit PCA. While we understand this and want to give this opportunity, allowing individual tours will be extremely taxing on our PCA staff. So, we have decided to have scheduled times for campus tours:

Thursday, November 1 at 1:15 - This day will be different from the other 2. We will start with a Q and A session. Then parents will observe a Panther Pals meeting and a Community Circle, two exciting strategies we use for building a positive school culture. This day there will not be any classroom observations. This day is also our Fall Festival, so you are invited to stay after school and attend that as well.

Wed, Nov. 28 @ 8AM and Tues, Dec. 4 @ 1PM- These two days will begin with observing a Crew (another huge part of our school culture), classroom visits to observe instruction, and a Q and A session.


*If you are unable to come at one of these times, please send an email to springcreek@pataula.net to set up a time for a tour.




Spring Creek Charter Academy Seeking Start-Up Principal



Spring Creek Charter Academy is a new charter school opening in fall of 2019 seeking a start-up Principal. This is an exciting opportunity for a strong leader who enjoys a challenge and building programs and relationships from the ground-up.

Spring Creek will open in fall of 2019 with grades K-5 and add one grade level per year until 12th grade. The school is a public Commission Charter School based on the successful model of Pataula Charter Academy in Edison, GA. The school will serve students in Decatur, Miller, and Seminole counties. The location for the new school has not yet been determined, but will be in one of the counties served. For more information on the school’s educational model, visit www.pataula.net.


Spring Creek is seeking a Principal to help plan, start, and lead the new charter school. Ideally, the administrator would work at Pataula Charter Academy for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year to learn the model and help plan the new school. The administrator would then be Principal of the new school to open in fall 2019. If the administrator is unable to leave his/her current employment for this school year, a plan would have to be created for the administrator to be involved in training and planning.


Qualifications: GAPSC teaching certification required; Master’s or Specialist’s Degree in Educational Leadership preferred; GAPSC Educational Leadership certification preferred


Experience: Teaching experience with a proven track record of high performance required; building-level administration experience with a proven track record of high performance preferred; experience opening a new school or starting a new program preferred


Salary and Benefits: PCA uses the GA DOE state salary schedule; administration supplement based on experience; PCA contributes to Georgia TRS, offers State Health Benefit Plan insurance, and offers optional, supplemental group insurance and 403b plans


Expectations include: 12 month employee; Support district-wide vision, mission and academic goals; effective and appropriate communication/relationship with all stakeholders; self-driven and motivated to achieve excellence in all aspects of his/her job responsibilities; ability to multi-task and efficiently handle multiple work streams at one time; detail-oriented and conscientious of deadlines and compliance guidelines; knowledge and understanding of charter school law, federal education laws, applicable state laws and State Board Rules; knowledge and ability to implement leadership and teaching best practices; excellent oral and written communication skills.
Please send cover letter and detailed resume to humanresources@pataula.net. You may ask for additional information or questions using this email as well. We will not be accepting any calls regarding this position until resumes have been received and reviewed.