DeKalb Preparatory Academy

Academic Committee

Regular Meeting - Monday October 22nd, 2018 @12:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Chris Estes not present
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 present On Time At Adjournment
Carla Pettis present On Time At Adjournment

Welcome and Call to Order

Call to order at 1:00 p.m. by Roberta Walker.

Discover, Develop, Design 3D

We are presently continuing the examination of our data looking at the root causes. As we go through this process we are revising (rewriting) our grant to fit the needs. We have attended 3 sessions with the state. Our last session introduced the Student Centers that are in place in Marietta City Schools. The centers bring in various wrap around services to the schools. This puts all the community together to identify and work on the problems at hand.

Dash Board

Each grade level team is presently working to input their student data into a dash board. The grade levels will then give info to the principal. We are in need of having a clerk to merge all of the data into one document for use by the board.

Academic Needs for 2018-19

After school tutorials will begin in November for grades 3 - 8. Students will be tutored by teachers at DPA. A Saturday tutorial will be designed for those students who participate in extra curricular activities and are unable to attend during the week.

The process of examining ELA textbooks for 6 - 8 and social studies and science textbooks for k-8 has begun.

Other Academic Concerns

Our teachers are in need of new laptop computers. The ones that are currently being used have become outdated and do not run well with a lot of the new software.

The PBL showcase will be held November 29th and 30th.

Next Meeting Date and Time

November 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.


meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 3:38 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Carla Pettis Seconded by: Selina Dukes-Walton

There was no notable discussion on the motion.