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GLOBE At-a-Glance

Opened: 2013-14 school year
Type: Free Public Charter School, DeKalb County, Georgia
Admissions: By random lottery for students in the DeKalb Co. School District
Students: Approximately 700 students in K-6th
Grades: For 2016-17, Kindergarten through 6th (adding one grade per year to become a K-8th school)
Morning Arrival: Drop off begins at 7:30, school begins at 8:00
Dismissal Times: Lower Campus at 2:35, Upper Campus at 3:10
Teacher/Student Ratio, Grades K-1: maximum 1:12
Teacher/Student Ratio, Grades 2-6:  maximum 1:24 (does not include teaching assistants shared among classes)
Class Size: Maximum 24 
Curriculum: Georgia Standards of Excellence, Georgia Frameworks
Instructional Approaches: Dual-language immersion, constructivism, reading and writing workshop
Languages Offered: French, Mandarin, and Spanish
Demographics: Multiracial, multicultural, and multilingual community
Lunch Program: Healthy lunch program available to all students through wholesome-meals vendor
Parent Engagement: Active Parent Teacher Community Council (PTCC)