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. [To read more about CINS Grants click here.]
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.
Georgia Milestones Assessment
December 17th (Wed), 8:30 am – 10 am
@ Hope/Hill Elementary School
112 Boulevard Drive, Atlanta GA 30312
This year, the Georgia Milestones test will replace the CRCT, CRCT-M and the writing assessment for 3rd, 5th and 8th graders, as well as the End of Course Test (EOCT) for 9th through 12th graders. The Georgia Milestones is a single, comprehensive testing system the Georgia Department of Education developed for school districts in Georgia. It is designed to increase rigor in all content areas, raise the level of expectations for students and teachers, and provide information needed to compare APS students with students from other states. Join the Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools (CINS) as we find how our schools have prepared for the testing and how the testing results are predicted to play out the first year of this new administration.
CINS’ meetings are free and open to the public, so please make plans to attend and join others who are interested in the success of the Grady Cluster. If you would like to become involved in CINS committee work or other activities with respect to the cluster, please email us.
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
APS Task Force on Flexibility Model Updates:
Operational Models at a Glance
Operational Model Advisory Committee meeting updates:
September 11 and 18
Powerpoint - APS Operating Models for School System Flexibility Options