DeKalb Preparatory Academy

Academic Committee

Regular Meeting - Wednesday July 18th, 2018 @1:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Chris Estes present On Time At Adjournment
Monica Brown not present
Roberta Walker present On Time At Adjournment
Selina Dukes-Walton present On Time At Adjournment
Veronica Grant not present
Melba Smith not present
Carla Pettis present On Time At Adjournment

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by Roberta Walker at 1:00 p.m. Monica Brown attended the meeting via phone conference.

Academic Partners for 2018- 2019

Monica Brown has been in contact with Dr. Jefferson of Mercer University and with representatives from STEAM Revolution. These agencies are interested in creating partnerships with our school to serve in various capacities. Some areas that may be served include Charter School Leadership from Mercer. We will in turn assist them with research and studies that our students may be a part of. STEAM Revolution has experts such as film makers and graphic designers who may assist our students with creating their PBL activities. Dr. Brown will begin the MOU letters so that this can be taken to the board for consideration.

Academic Goals for 2018-2019

The academic committee goals for 2018-2019 are:

  1. Support the school leadership in developing and presenting academic dashboards that measure progress towards the annual academic goals.
  2. Support the school in ensuring quality professional learning activities for all teaching staff.
  3. Support the school's effort to increase stakeholders involvement within the school.

D3 Grant - next steps

All paperwork for this grant has been submitted. Our training will begin on August 16th. The D3 team will go for training every 3rd Thursday beginning on August 16th. All members of the team are expected to attend the training each month. If there are extenuating circumstances the HOS and/or principal must be notified ASAP.

Next Meeting Date and Time

August 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.


Move to adjourn the meeting at 2:50 p.m.

By: Carla Pettis Seconded by: Selina Dukes-Walton

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Professional Development Calendar 2018-2018

The areas of focus this school year are: Problem-based learning and AVC, deconstructing standards, student engagement, Depth of Knowledge, and Using Data for Instruction. Teachers' planning time will be utilized as well as faculty meeting time on Wednesdays. There are four 1/2 day professional learning days in the calendar this year. The first one will be on August 15th. Project-based learning training will begin on July 25th with an introduction and will continue throughout the school year.

Other Academic Concerns

There are several items that the board needs to give approval on:

The school year calendar for the new charter term to included 187 student contact days and 202 teacher work days

Supplementary Academic Needs for 208-2019 (see attached list). Add 2 math intervention teachers to the staff.

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 2:50 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Carla Pettis Seconded by: Selina Dukes-Walton

There was no notable discussion on the motion.