* To create and maintain a safe and healthy environment filled with love and attention to foster social, emotional, cognitive and physical development that respects the dignity and contributions of each child.
* To develop relationships of mutual trust and respect with our children, families and communities.
* To develop positive attitude about self, school, community and the world.
* To empower children to help them develop the ability, strength and confidence to make choices for themselves and accomplish the things they set out to do.
* To recognize, honor and respect the unique talents, qualities, skills, abilities and potential of each child.
* To foster innovation and creativity.
* To develop servant leaders and strategic thinkers.
* To ensure enhanced skills in literacy, math and science.
* To use technology to enhance the learning experience and international connection.
* To have an inclusive environment that meets the needs of all children to thrive, learn and grow.
* To develop global minded children.
* To develop multilingual children.
We are, therefore I am.
We are Global Purpose Academy and this is our pledge:
Give thanks and honor to God for making me strong, gifted and talented; Be purposeful and do my very best; Respect my parents, teachers, classmates and myself; Respect school materials and property; Be kind, play safely and control my body; Be focused, listen to others and follow directions; Have the courage to be smart and strive for excellence; Explore my community, nation and the world; Be a person of integrity; Live a life of purpose and make a difference in the world; I am, therefore we are. This is my Global Purpose pledge.
• Academic Knowledge and Learning Standards
• Common Core Standards
• International Standards
• Georgia Early Learning & Development Standards
Curriculum GPA’s blended curriculum focuses on enabling children to interact, connect and problem-solve beyond the classroom to each student's home, community, nation, and the world.
• Pearson International
• Cambridge International
• High Scope
• Houghlin Mifflin
GPA conducts on-going assessments and tests to measure the progress of students and help teachers more effectively identify and target areas of opportunities. Students are assessed via the following methods:
• Daily classroom assignments
• Classroom participation
• Individual / Group Projects
• Oral Exams (Spanish, French & Mandarin)
• Homework assignments
• Quizzes (written & oral) (Weekly)
• Quarterly Assessments / Tests (written & oral)
• Pre test (September) / Post test (May)
• Bi-annual Exam (December & May)
• Observations (in accordance with GPA pledge)
Standardized Testing (K – 5th grade)
Students take the IOWA Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) (K – 5th grade) and the Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT®) (1st and 3rd grade) in the Spring.