Atlanta Heights Charter School was presented with an Eagle Award from National Heritage Academies (NHA), a national charter school management company. Eagle Awards are designed to recognize high performing schools in a number of categories. This is the 12th year NHA honored its top performing schools with Eagle Awards.
NHA evaluates schools for an Eagle Award through eight categories, they include: Employee Engagement, Parent Satisfaction, Enrollment and Attrition, State Accountability, Academic Growth, Taking Flight, Soaring to New Heights, and School of the Year.
Atlanta Heights earned an Eagle Award for Employee Engagement. National Heritage Academies Schools that receive an Eagle Award in Employee Engagement demonstrate that at least 75 percent of employees are engaged, based on specific measures. Engaged employees exert extra time and effort toward the betterment of our students and, in turn, feel appreciated for their efforts.
"The Employee Engagement Eagle Award means that our faculty is vetted and committed to working together to create a positive workplace where teaching and learning is the focus of our community, " said Melissa Jones Clarke, principal Atlanta Heights Charter School. "For our staff, teaching and working with the students to help them learn and grow isn't just a job, it is their passion, and I am proud of each of them.
"Our parents and students take pride in securing a seat at Atlanta Heights, and now they are able to add another badge of
honor when they speak of the great things occurring at Atlanta Heights Charter School."
NHA's system of schools is designed to eliminate achievement gaps and provide school choice to families, with the clear objective of preparing children for success in high school, college and beyond. For the 2012-2013 school year, NHA is serving nearly 48,000 students in 74 schools in nine states.