Please CLICK HERE to access the site for face-to-face or virtual summer school registration. The registration is handled through GENIUS.
Fulton County Schools Launches Enrollment Online!!!
Fulton County Schools is making it easier for parents of new students to complete their child's registration for enrollment into a Fulton County School. Parents can access the easy-to-complete, online form here. This option allows parents to control the data supplied for their student's enrollment and provide for more timely processing of the enrollment request. Parents can upload copies of the required supporting documents in .pdf, jpeg, and .tif formats. A list of required documents can be found here.
While this registration process will make it easier, parents will still need to bring their original to the school prior to the start of school. School personnel, must verify the authenticity of the documentation prior to enrollment being completed.
We hope you find this new tool helpful and welcome your feedback as we continue our efforts to provide efficiency and flexibility. Please click here to tell us what you think.
Please CLICK HERE for 2015 summer bus info!
The Lion's Pride
Dear Westlake Family,
Thank you all for a wonderful school year!
Just a couple of quick updates and information about our Summer.
1. Summer Hours
§ Front Office: Monday-Thursday, 8am-3pm, May 28th- August 3rd
§ Student Services: Monday-Thursday, 8am-3pm, May 28th- August 3rd
2. Report Cards
Report cards for the Spring semester will be mailed by June 5th, which means that our families should receive them no later than the week of June 8th. When sending report cards home, we use the address information that is in eSchools. If you have a change in address that has not been reported to student services, please ensure that you come into Student Services to fill out the proper paperwork during their Summer office hours (see hours above). Address changes can only be done in person during office hours.
3. Summer Reading Recommendation: Keep your child’s brain stimulated with Summer reading options. Please review this link for Summer reading recommendations-http://www.fultonschools.org/en/Pages/FCSSpotlight.aspx?item=152
4. Summer School
This year the board approved all high schools to provide free Summer School opportunities for students to remediate credits (if they failed a class, they could re-take it for free). Attending this free opportunity ensures that students remain on track for graduation. This year we will hosting Summer School. Please use this link to register for Summer classes: http://www.fultonschools.org/en/Pages/FCSSpotlight.aspx?item=135 . Summer School can also be used for acceleration purpose, but families would have to incur the cost. Please ensure that your student takes advantage of this opportunity to ensure that they remain on track for graduation.
Important Summer School Dates and Information
Dates and Times
March 2 – June 5, 2015
Summer school courses with low enrollment are at risk of being cancelled. Students registered for a course with low enrollment will be given a choice of moving to a Fulton Virtual equivalent or receiving a refund.
Late Online Registration
June 8 - 12, 2015
Late Face-to-Face Registration at the summer school sites
June 15 – June 16, 2015
Fulton Virtual Summer School
June 8 – July 17, 2015
Summer School Classes
June 17 – July 17, 2015
8:30am – 12:30pm
Personal Fitness will end on July 9th.
School will be closed on July 3rd and July 6th for Independence Day.
July 15-17, 2015
Exact testing dates are to be determined.
The following courses are available for students who have not passed first and/or second semester. These courses are not available to first-time course takers. Students wishing to accelerate their learning and take one of these courses for the first time during the summer may register for the course through Fulton Virtual School.
· Grade 9 Literature and Composition
· American Literature
· Coordinate Algebra
· Analytic Geometry
· Physical Science
· U.S. History
Students who enroll in one of these courses will take an online pre-assessment prior to beginning the course on June 17, 2015. Upon approval by the counselor to take the course in a face-to-face setting, students will be scheduled to take the online pre-assessment.
The following courses are available for students who need to repeat the course or take it for the first time.
· Personal Fitness
Free SAT Prep
Just imagine how much our overall student population could improve if we took advantage of the free resources on the Applerouth site- http://www.applerouth.com/westlake. The online resources have a $99 retail value, but is absolutely free for our 10th-12th grade students. 9th grade student pay a nominal $25 Fee for a yearly subscription. Why spent thousands of dollars for college, when there are resources like this that can put our students in a situation where colleges are paying our students to attend their institutions? It's already happening at Westlake. Please visit the Applerouth site for this free information, all you need is your child's Student ID. If you have any questions is the process, please do not hesitate to contact Applerouth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-728-0661.
Thank you parents for your continued support of our students. It is truly a partnership between the home and school.
JOINT PRESS RELEASE
The Fulton County Schools, the City of Union City, Atlanta Metro Studios, and Clayton State University Establish Film Partnership to Fast-Track Students into Film Jobs in Fulton County.
Partnership is the First of its Kind to Address the
Growing Film and Media Employment Needs in Georgia.
ATLANTA, May 5, 2015 -
Atlanta Metro Studios, the Fulton County School System and Union City today announce a pilot-program collaboration that will start by funding tuition for as many as six 2015 Fulton County high school graduates and enroll them in Clayton State University’s Digital Film Crew Training Program. The applicant search will target Fulton County schools surrounding the Atlanta Metro Studios site at the old Shannon Mall in Union City.
Ed Richardson and Brian Livesay, founders and co-CEOs of Atlanta-based 404 Studio Partners, along with their development partner Rooker created, designed and are currently in construction of Atlanta Metro Studios.
"We are committed to engage Fulton County’s youth and to provide opportunities for them to learn the skills necessary to be a part of Georgia’s thriving film business," says Richardson.
"There are a number of programs that claim to give students an insider track into the film business, but most of these programs fall far short of the actual boots on the ground training that is given in the Clayton State University program. This business is, after all, a ‘tradecraft’ industry and nothing beats the hands-on training for entry level crew that the Digital Film Technician Certificate Program delivers," says Livesay.
"At Clayton State University, we are in the forefront of film training in Georgia higher education," according to President Dr. Thomas Hynes. "This project will be our first to fast-track high school students into one of the state’s fastest growing industries. And we couldn’t have more supportive and enthusiastic partners."
"Union City is proud to be the home of Atlanta Metro Studios and we couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities that this groundbreaking collaboration will bring to our Fulton County school students," says Union City’s Mayor Vince Williams. "Our collective team is focused on positively impacting the future of our youth, and being a part of this program will put these students on the path to joining Georgia’s booming film industry."
According to Fulton County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa, this partnership is directly aligned to the school system’s strategic plan of preparing 100% of students to be career ready.
"We are excited and enthused to be a part of the dynamic partnership with our community and business organizations," says Superintendent Avossa. "This project presents a tremendous opportunity for recent high school graduates to receive free training to be able to qualify for very high-paying jobs and long-term careers in the film industry. We look forward to this continued partnership within the programs at Career and Technical Education school opening 2016 near Banneker High School."
"Production companies are picking Georgia because we have the entire package – a business-friendly environment, statewide accessibility, diverse locations and a skilled crew base," Gov. Nathan Deal recently said. "Georgia is one of the fastest growing entertainment production centers in the nation and facilities such as this one [Atlanta Metro Studios] will play a vital role in long-term infrastructure growth."
Barton Bond, director of the Film and Digital Media Center at Clayton State, sees this project as not only unique in Georgia, but in the nation.
"The program trains students on professional equipment, orients them to all the jobs and procedures on film sets and then, most critical to the students’ potential success, places them on the crews of independent productions in the Atlanta area during the two-semester course schedule," says Bond. "In just our first year of offering the program, we have placed 10 students in the local film union, which is also one of our training partners. Another two-dozen students are currently working in film-related jobs."
"Clayton State University’s Digital Film Technician Certificate Program is a significant step forward for Georgia and the state’s ability to develop a local, highly skilled, and well-trained workforce to support the ever-growing film and television business," says Livesay. "The Clayton State program is a game-changing training curriculum that honestly puts the rubber on the road for students looking to have a real career in the film business. Our entire studio team has spent our careers in the trenches of the film and television business and we see this as a tremendous opportunity for all Georgians."
"By creating and continuing to support the film production incentives in Georgia, our state leadership has empowered Atlantans like us to develop and build studio infrastructure critical to the industry’s continued growth in our state," Richardson says. "Because of the exponential growth the industry is now experiencing in Georgia, there is a very real need for local workers. With this new workforce development program, we are very excited to unlock the door to the great potential that the film business holds for the next generation of Georgians."
The Fulton County area schools and Clayton State University are currently disseminating film career training information and application procedures to area high schools in time for 2015 graduates to apply for the scholarships that will apply to the next training session that starts in June.
For more information about the program, contact Samantha Evans or Susan Hale at the Fulton County Schools, (470) 254-6830, or email@example.com.
Clayton State will be conducting information sessions about its training program starting May 6. For information call (678) 466-5112 or visit www.clayton.edu/film-and-digital-media.
For media inquiries please contact:
Atlanta Metro Studios media inquiries call (404) 226-3549.
Clayton State University media inquiries call (678) 466-4463
Fulton County Schools - (470) 254-6830, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of the Mayor of Union City call 770-515-7812
To Apply to the Above Program, CLICK HERE!!