Academy for Classical Education hosting pre-admission forums

Staff reportDecember 5, 2013 

The Academy for Classical Education, a soon-to-launch charter school in Bibb County, is hosting three pre-admission forums for parents of prospective students.

The first forum is Friday from 2-8 p.m., followed by a Saturday forum from 2-8:30 p.m. and a Sunday forum from 1-6 p.m. All three events will be at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at Shoppes at River Crossing.

Parents also can submit pre-admission applications online through the school’s website,

The school is founded by former educators Laura Perkins and Esterine Stokes. The Bibb County school board approved the school’s charter application this fall.

The Academy for Classical Education will open with kindergarten through eighth grade and will add a grade each year until the school offers kindergarten through the 12th grade. The classical education curriculum emphasizes “the life of the mind,” according to a school news release. Students will be taught the importance of reading and writing about ideas.

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