Frequently Asked Questions
What year and what grades will Miles Ahead start with?
Miles Ahead Charter School (we call it MACS) is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2021. We will start with four classes of Kindergarten, two classes of First Grade and one class each of Second and Third Grade. We will continue to add Kindergarten every year until we are at full capacity K-8.
How much does MACS cost to attend?
MACS is a public, tuition-free charter school with a statewide attendance. All you need to attend is a Georgia address.
Even if I don’t live in Cobb County, can my student(s) still attend MACS?
Yup! We are a state-commission charter school (SCSC) this means that we have a statewide attendance zone. Please feel free to enroll your student on our home page.
Will you provide transportation?
Not yet. Our goal is to provide transportation by year 3 after we can see trends in enrollment and provide a service that meets the needs of our students.
What are some programs that make MACS unique?
MACS is different from traditional public schools is that we offer a whole child approach to education. As students grow older and enter the world, they will be judged not just on their intelligence but on the quality of their character, thus we have a curriculum that educates for mastery of skills and knowledge, character, and high-quality work. Overall, we believe in educating smart, well-rounded citizens who contribute to their local and global communities, and we founded our school on this belief.
What is EL Education?
EL Education has a specific school design model that has had success in diverse communities. EL Education was selected as the top curriculum model in 2018, has over 25 years of experience developing school design, and is currently in place at several successful metro Atlanta schools. Prior to the launching of MACS, founding team members shadowed and studied best practices at many local and nationally recognized EL schools to establish strong foundations of teaching and learning at MACS.
What are some programs that students are MACS will be offered?
MACS offers a curriculum focused on 21st century skills and digital citizenship to help our students be prepared for their futures. These programs include learning coding as a language, responsible social media usage curriculum, responsible internet usage, and integrated units on computer science. Our goal is to equip students with the skills they would need to be prepared for a digitally interconnected society.
Who runs MACS?
MACS is run by a governing Board of Directors. The Board of Directors provides oversight and guidance over the nonprofit organization – Miles Ahead Charter School Inc. – that runs Miles Ahead. Some of the duties and responsibilities of our board include approving the operating budget, drafting our governing laws, and evaluating the principal.