Junior Academy

Greetings All, 

Welcome parents, guardians and students to the world of the Junior Academy (JA)! It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Jr. Academy of Drew Charter School. As I begin my 10th school year as Principal of the JA, I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children. We will accomplish this by setting high academic expectations for all children and providing supportive systems to assure they are met. By focusing on a positive school culture, setting high standards for teacher performance, increased academic expectations for all students and engaging the community, it is our goal in the Jr. Academy to provide our students with an abundance of learning experiences that are positive and designed to help our students mature and grow. 

I am pleased to share a few of the exciting and outstanding things to come in the JA. We will continue to offer a variety of academic and performance options including the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Program, and we will accomplish this through the lens of Project-Based Learning.  

We embrace the challenges of the future while we continue to cherish and celebrate the traditions of the past. Our remarkable staff, involved parents and committed students come together to make the Jr. Academy of Drew Charter School a wonderful, unique place. 

I encourage you to visit our website and become familiar with the handbook and code of conduct expectations. We welcome your involvement and participation in our great school and look forward to working with you and your student as we strive toward an academically successful school year.

G. T. Leaphart 
Principal of the Jr. Academy 
Charles R. Drew Charter School 


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Drew Charter School’s CCRPI Scores Continue to Exceed the State and District Averages

The Georgia Department of Education recently released results for the 2019 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).  Each year, every school (and district) in Georgia receives a comprehensive CCRPI score on a scale from 0 to 100 that measures a school’s academic achievement and growth, along with other school factors.  Drew’s overall CCRPI scores for all three academies – Elementary, Junior and Senior – continue to remain above the District and State averages.  Within the Atlanta Public Schools District, Drew’s three academies again ranked within the top five elementary, middle, and high schools.  We are pleased to report that the Elementary Academy earned an overall CCRPI score of 96.5, the second highest score in the district.  Click here for details.

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