Fulton Science Academy Sends Out Admission Letters

Some Sandy Springs parents have to find another school for their children to attend, as FSA shifts from a public middle school to a private Pre-K through 8th grade school charging $8,500 annual tuition.


Some Sandy Springs parents say, regrettably, they must find another school for their children to attend, next school year.

's charter expires after Thursday as the school continues its quest to reopen in the fall as a private school open to all students Pre-K through 8th grade in Georgia.

"In answer to the Governor's plea to have a science and math education in North Fulton County, FSA will remain open," said Tom Deeb, a school supporter.

According to Deeb, more than 130 student applications have been received since the school announced plans to go private. During the recently school year, approximately 500 students were enrolled.

The school will begin to send out acceptance letters today, March 29, which will include enrollment information. Private enrollment begins Wednesday, May 30, according to the Fulton Science Academy website. And online tuition payment should be available soon.

Tuition starts at $8,000 with another $300 in application and enrollment fees. A $500 discount is available for a family that enrolls and pays in full by June 1. The school provides a sliding scale of discounts based on how long it takes to pay tuition. To pay by month costs $800 for 10 months, June through March.

Enrolling a second child gets a discount as well, with the annual tuition $7,500 plus the same $300 in fees. But again there's a $500 discount by enrolling and paying in full by June 1.

Depending upon how many early enrollments and how may siblings apply, the tuition should bring in around $1 million annually with 130 students.

Likewise, enroll after June 1 and you'll pay another $500 per year.

"Open enrollment has begun so parents from all over Georgia are free to send their children to one of the few schools of excellence in the state," Deeb said in his email message about the school.

The school announced it is registered under Georgia GOAL Scholarship program, which allows state tax credits for scholarship donations.

The FSA Private School Financial Aid Application will be available its website soon. The financial aid requests will be determined starting in July 2012.

It also states on its website that is an AdvancED accredited school.


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