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Unformatted text preview: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Coordinator: Bruce Cox Phone: 404.846.3242, x409 Email: [email protected] About the School PATH (Perseverance, Accomplishment, Triumph, Honor) Academy is a charter school that strives to create a safe and nurturing learning environment in which refugee, immigrant and local children can develop the knowledge, skills, and character needed to succeed in top- quality high schools, colleges, and the competitive world beyond, regardless of their socioeconomic and linguistic barriers. PATH is a school of choice for DeKalb County. Students, their parents, and the faculty must sign the Commitment to Excellence Form and uphold the commitment to the school and to each other to achieve success. They have clearly defined and measurable expectations for academic achievement and conduct. The school opened its door to 64 students on July 15 th , 2002. In its 8 th year of operation, PATH serves 320 students in 5 th through 8 th grade. The average class size is 15-20 students, depending on the academic needs of the students. PATH maintains a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. PATH’s founder is Suttiwan Cox, former ESOL teacher in Dekalb and Gwinnett Counties, was a 2000 Georgia Teacher of the Year finalist and the 1999 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year, and is a Milken Educator. Currently, they have 72% Hispanic, 20% African-American, 6% Asian, 1% Caucasian, 1% mixed; 81% free/reduced lunch; 75% non-native English speaking students. PATH is located right next door to Oglethorpe. OU alumna Robin Elms is a 5 th and 6 th Grade Social Studies teacher....
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- Spring '11
- English, DeKalb County, Georgia, Gwinnett County, Georgia, PATH Academy