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Bibb charter school granted accreditation

The Academy for Classical Education charter school in Macon.
The Academy for Classical Education charter school in Macon. jvorhees@macon.com

A Bibb County charter school has been granted accreditation following a review in October.

Academy for Classical Education, which opened in August 2014, received a score of 368.81 out of a possible 400 points from AdvancED. The school was reviewed separately from the Bibb County district, which was also evaluated in October but has not yet received its results.

“The (AdvancED) team was impressed that everyone worked together to incorporate innovative practices for student success,” the report says. “Coupled with this purpose was the sense of pride in presenting a facility that is safe, clean, healthy and attractive so that students could be successful.”

The team didn’t identify any learning standards at the school as needing improvement. Two areas were classified in the second category called “emerging” — integration of digital resources and a learning culture that “promotes creativity, innovation and collaborative problem solving.”

Five other areas were rated as “meets expectations” and the remaining 23 as “exceeds expectations.”

“We do work our ACE scholars hard while they are here in school, we do hold high expectations for all our ACE scholars, and we do work hard to ensure that every child receives the very highest level of education expertise from our teachers,” Principal Laura Perkins said in a letter to parents.

Andrea Honaker: 478-744-4382, @TelegraphAndrea

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