Atlanta Preparatory Academy First Grade Students Meet or Exceed Reading Standards

Atlanta, Ga. (Mosaica Education, Inc.) June 9, 2010 – A hundred percent of the first grade students at the Atlanta Preparatory Academy (APA) exceeded or met the reading standard on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT), according to preliminary data. The academy is located at 569 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30314 in the historic Jordan Hall on the Morris Brown University campus.

In addition to the extraordinary performance of the APA’s first grade class, 83 percent of the school met or exceeded the reading standard.

According to Lynette Walker, APA Chief Administrative Officer, the school differentiated instruction to meet the needs of students and also provided after-school tutoring, twice a week, with a focus on reading and mathematics to prepare for the CRCT. In addition, the Mosaica Education’s Paragon® curriculum, an interdisciplinary language arts and humanities program was instrumental in giving students an extra boost.

“APA will continue to implement the Mosaica instructional model with fidelity, differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners and offer after school tutoring services,” Walker said. “We will also incorporate Saturday School during the upcoming school year and launch a school-wide reading initiative.”

About Atlanta Preparatory Academy
Atlanta Preparatory Academy is a K-6 charter school for students residing within the Atlanta Public School district.  Atlanta Preparatory Academy offers a college preparatory experience to all students at no cost.