The Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools, founded in 1978, represents the four elementary schools (Hope/Hill, LIn, Morningside, Springdale Park), a K-8 charter school (Centennial Academy), middle school (Inman) and high school (Grady) that serve the cluster of schools known as the Grady Cluster. Each year, CINS awards grants totaling thousands of dollars to teachers in our cluster schools.
We are excited to announce that CINS has awarded more the $6,000 in Grants to our Grady Cluster schools for the 2014-15 year. Please see HERE for a listing of the Grants and Recipients.
Please see the Grants page for more information.
CINS mission is to work with Atlanta Public Schools (APS) to foster the development of safe, quality education, in the Grady cluster of schools. To meet this goal, CINS conducts monthly meetings of parents, school administrators, and Board of Education members to explore resources, identify critical issues and seek solutions to problems.
Grady Cluster Adopts College-Career Prep
The Grady Cluster Planning Committee was charged with determining a signature theme for our cluster. The final choice, made unanimously by the committee and based upon the experience of our principals and community feedback, was College and Career Preparatory. The presentation from the May 13 community meeting at Jackson High School explains why this decision was made and next steps. This choice was made with the desire to have the flexibility to build upon our cluster's strengths and to close gaps more quickly by not completely starting over. By creating our own framework the committee believes we will be able to use our new and future allocated cluster resources more efficiently to drive more impact in the classrooms.
The specifics of the framework are being developed but will incorporate concepts and best practices of IB and STEM/STEAM, as well as build upon our already successful AP, CTAE, and arts programs.
CINS Bylaws can be found HERE
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Grady Cluster Planning
You can review the draft of the Charter Application from APS HERE.
For more information on Charter System and Cluster Planning please see the APS Website
Inman Expansion Community Meeting
September 24, 2015
Please see a letter from Dr. Carstarphen regarding the Inman Expansion.
Please see the May 5, 2015 community presentation provided by APS HERE.