The Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools (CINS), founded in 1978, represents the four elementary schools (Hope/Hill, Lin, Morningside, Springdale Park), two K-8 charter schools (Centennial Academy and Kindezi Old Fourth Ward), a 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.
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 meetings of parents, school administrators, and Board of Education members to explore resources, identify critical issues and seek solutions to problems.
Thank you to Dr. Carstarphen, staff and Board members for a great Grady Cluster Town Hall. If you missed the Wednesday, February 8, 2017 "State of the Grady Cluster" with APS Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen, the presentation can be found HERE.
For additional information presented for the Grady Cluster, please see the FAQ's.
The 2015 Grady Cluster School Facilities reports can also be found on the APS website.
If you missed the "Grady Cluster Data Dig" on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, the presentation by John Keltz can be found HERE. Video of the meeting can be found HERE. Please see the APS Research and Evaluation website for more information.
CINS has written a letter to the Superintendent and Atlanta Board of Education in support of the recent request by the Grady Local School Council (LSC) regarding additional portable instruction units being provided by Atlanta Public Schools (APS) for the upcoming 2016-17 school year.
Grady currently has 10 classrooms located in portable units. For the past two years Grady has had 6-7 teachers that do not have a designated classroom space. For the upcoming 2016-17 school year, based on enrollment projections, Grady will again have “floating” teachers. The Local School Council and Principal Guiney have requested additional portable units to provide classroom space for the “floating” teachers.
Dr. Carstarphen has responded to our letter and we have been told that Grady will NOT be getting any additional portables for the upcoming school year as requested by Principal Guiney and the LSC. The full response can be found HERE.
Please read the letter and response. Feel free to provide feedback to our ABOE representatives.
Donors Choose for the Grady Cluster
Did you know that Grady Cluster teachers currently have projects on the Donors Choose website?
To read about the exciting projects for which our teachers are seeking equipment, go to donorschoose.org and search on any of the Grady Cluster schools (Grady High School, Inman Middle School, Centennial Academy, Hope-Hill Elementary, Mary Lin Elementary, Springdale Park Elementary, and Morningside Elementary.) Pick your favorite project and donate today!
CINS’ meetings are always free and open to the public. CINS is a not-for-profit organization that has worked for over 36 years to empower public schools in our cluster located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. CINS’ mission is to work with Atlanta Public Schools to foster the development of safe, quality education in the Grady cluster of schools.
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Please join the Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools as we express our appreciation to the SuperStar Supporters listed below whose donations will help fund the 2016-17 Grants:
Platinum Stars - $1500 and up
Central Presbyterian Covenant Grant
Gold Stars - $500 -$1499
Home Park Civic Association
Inman Middle School PTA
Neal & Wright, Attys
Dr. Silver Smiles Orthodontics
Virginia Highlands Civic Assn
Matt Westmoreland, Board of Education
Silver Stars - $250—$499
Robert Cudia, DMD PC
Midtown Neighbors’ Association
Poncey Highlands Neighbors’ Association
Bronze Stars - $100—$249
Sterling Stars - $20—$99
Grady High School PTA
Inman Park Education Committee
Lake Claire Neighbors
Mary Lin PTA