The Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools, founded in 1978, represents the four elementary schools (Hope/Hill, LIn, Morningside, Springdale Park), two K-8 charter schools (Centennial Academy, Intown 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 the CINS Winter Grants Cycle is underway. Thank you for your patience. 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.
“2015 Georgia Budget/Policy Update for Public Education”January 28th (Wed), 7 to 8:30 pm
531 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30313, (404) 802-8550
Please join the Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools (CINS) on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7 pm at Centennial Academy where Claire Suggs, Senior Education Policy Analyst for the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute http://gbpi.org/category/author/claire-suggs, will present how the current state budget affects student achievement and policy in Georgia. We will learn how this state budget impacts the public education funding formula, the operational model choice, curriculum, class sizes, and other issues. Our specially invited guests for the evening include the legislators from the State Senate and House, the CFO of the Atlanta Public Schools, Chuck Burbridge, and the APS Budget Advisory Committee.
APS Cluster Planning Overview
The APS presentation can be found HERE. The Grady Cluster survey data can be found HERE.
Atlanta Public Schools is in the planning process for defining the future direction for each school cluster within the district. APS’ goal of the cluster planning process is to build stronger schools and clusters to ensure that high quality academics and focused programming exist across the district.
"How Grady High School Measures Up"
The APS presentation for this meeting can be found HERE. Mr. Guiney's presentation can be found HERE.
High School CCRPI Index Pathways Guidance: Indicator Number 9 - Attachment HERE.
If you would like to become involved in CINS' committee work or other activities with respect to the cluster, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The APS presentation on achievement data in the Grady Cluster can be found HERE.
Following are the individual school one page reports:
Grady High School
Inman Middle School
Centennial Place Academy, Hope Hill, Mary Lin, Morningside, Springdale Park
CINS Bylaws can be found HERE
Follow the official blog of Dr. Meria Carstarphen, superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, http://atlsuper.com/
From Dr. Carstarphen's Blog:
Our Three New Stakeholder Committees
I am pleased to announce the members of our three new stakeholder advisory and oversight committees: Finance and Budget Advisory Committee, Special Education Advisory Committee, and SPLOST Oversight Committee. Read more HERE.
CINS would like to congratulate the following for being chosen by Dr. Carstarphen! Thank you for your committment!
SPLOST: Tamara Jones
Budget & Finance: Mark Rebillot
Special Education: Michelle Constantinides