Is public, chartered by the DeKalb County Board of Education and open to all students in the attendance zone, based on available space.

Is free.

Opened Aug. 9, 2010.

Includes grades K-8.

Houses 588 students in grades K-8 within 86,000 square feet.

Limits classroom size to 20 students in grades K-3, 22 students in grades 4-5 and 24 students in grades 6-8.

Offers gifted and special education programs.

Includes exploratory classes, including art, music, language, technology, STEM, and physical education.

Begins classes at 8 a.m. and ends classes at 3 p.m. Students may begin arriving at 7:30 a.m.

Offers an after school program from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Has a mandatory uniform policy.

Does not discriminate in its enrollment procedures or educational programs based on intellectual or athletic ability, aptitude, disability, race, class, gender, family structure, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Hope Black
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The Explorer is the school’s mascot, as chosen overwhelmingly by students and community members in an open vote. Also selected by vote are the school’s uniform colors of pale blue and navy blue.

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