School Concept

Pollock Moore Academy

Serving Public Students in Georgia

College & Career Readiness Charter School Concept

Physical Location McDuffie County, Georgia

Basic Information

Planned Opening: July 2021

Serving: Grades 9-12; 200 total students; approximately 50 per grade level; class sizes of 15-25

Charter School Type: College and Career Readiness Academy,

& Future Teacher Training Facility

Zone of Attendance: Statewide (as long as students can drive to school each day and they live in the state of Georgia, they are allowed to apply for our lottery)

Mascot: The Mighty Phoenix

Colors: Orange and purple for athletics; orange, purple, red, and yellow for marketing.

Motto: Nos resurgemus. We will rise.

Student Services: We will have a school nutrition (breakfast and lunch) department, but we will not offer transportation at this time.

Academics and Extracurriculars

Innovations: Modified 4x4 Block, Ignite Specials, Morning Meetings, Mighty Mondays, Online Mondays for Select Students, On-site Dual Enrollment

Curriculum: Teacher-created Curriculum for the Georgia Standards of Excellence

CTAE: Business Education with dual enrollment options for college credit in many fields

Electives: Art, Music, Spanish, ACT / SAT Prep, Team Sports, Dual Enrollment

Clubs, Teams, & Civic Organizations Offered: Future Business Leaders of America, National Honors Society / Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Georgia Educators, Health Occupations Students of America, Student Government Association, Debate Team / Mock Trial Team, Literary, Robotics, Quiz Bowl, Math Team, Step Team, Skills USA Team (for a wide variety of trades and skills)

Hobby Groups Offered: Life Skills / Adulting, Painting, Drama, Poetry, Public Speaking, Robotics, Board Games, Music Production, Yard Games, Girl Talk, Boy Talk, Dance, Gaming

Houses: Calenta (Red, Heat, Creativity), Idana (Yellow, Fuel, Ambition), Moea (Purple, Air, Commitment), Lumière (Orange, Ignition, Passion)

Sports Offered: Cross Country, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Cheerleading (2022), and Basketball (2023)

*We will serve students with all levels of educational needs, and we seek to provide extra support for all students, including students with some special learning style needs.

Our Mission is to educate and learn with engagement, innovation, and passion.

Our Vision is to create a model high school that is a paradigm of positive school culture, hybrid learning, community partnerships, and engaging teaching in order to produce students who are workforce prepared or college ready critical thinkers and active members of our society. Our students will graduate as job-ready members of our society. We will strive to offer rigorous and college readiness lessons and classes with a wide variety of dual enrollment, apprenticeship, and fine arts options.

Target Students: Our target students are students from poverty, gifted students, special education students, or any student who believes in being part of a supportive family-like atmosphere, where each student receives daily individual attention and is encouraged to grow to the level of his or her potential in being prepared for the student’s individualized life plan. We serve students who want “something different” than the traditional public high school. We hope to attract students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and needs.

Governed by the Pollock Moore Academy, Inc. Board of Directors.

Approved 3/12/19