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 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.
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.
SUPPORTING THE GRADY CLUSTER OF SCHOOLS
Donate to the CINS Annual Fund!
In order to fund teacher grants for the 2015-16 school year, we are requesting your financial donation. For more information please read our Annual Fund letter HERE.
Please see the District website for Grady Cluster updates.
If you missed the Tuesday, Sept. 29th meeting with Superintendent Meria Carstarphen with an update for all clusters on the Opportunity School Districts (OSDs), please see the video HERE.
Inman Expansion Updates:
September 24, 2015 presentation can be found HERE.
Please see a letter from Dr. Carstarphen regarding the Inman Expansion.
May 5, 2015 community presentation provided by APS HERE.
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.
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
Follow the official blog of Dr. Meria Carstarphen, superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, http://atlsuper.com/
Congratulations to Grady's Latin teacher Scott Allen for being selected APS 2015 Teacher of the year!
If you missed the Superintendent's October 8th State of the District, please see the video HERE.
LSGT Candidate information session for the Grady Cluster is 12/10, 5:30 pm @ Grady. If you can't make the Grady meeting, you are welcome to attend any of the Cluster meetings.
An online video regarding Local School Councils Transition to Local School Governance Teams can be found HERE.
Donors Choose for the Grady Cluster
Did you know that Grady Cluster teachers currently have 48 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.) As of this writing, every school has at least one active project on the website! Pick your favorite project and donate today!