About

Latin Academy Charter School is a free public school dedicated to fully preparing each of its students for success in high school, college, and the competitive world beyond.  Latin Academy is an Atlanta Public Schools charter school, which means parents must choose to send their children to the school and that Latin Academy is held strictly accountable for its results. 

LACS 2012-2013 Results

You may download the 2012-2013 Latin Academy Academic Report Card by clicking here.

LACS Programmatic Details

A Latin School has four unique facets:

  1. Latin is a unique school design and instructional approachWe take a structured, sequential approach to instruction and curriculum delivery.  Every subject follows a clear three-step process moving from foundational facts and concepts to higher ordered thinking skills.  We make great use of the Gradual Release for the Intellectual Work of the Classroom instructional method.
  2. Latin is a unique curriculumWe focus on core knowledge supported by a clearly delineated set of modern “Great Books” which students read, understand, and master.  We have an explicit focus on developing students’ written and verbal fluency to prepare them for future academic success.
  3. Latin is a unique language.  Latin is a critical foundational language of English.  Study of Latin supports student vocabulary development and prepares students for greater success in rigorous high school programs and key college entrance examinations. 
  4. Latin is a unique culture.  We offer a highly structured school environment, balancing the rigor and joy of learning.  By providing a values-based culture, students learn in an environment of consistent expectations.  We challenge students academically and behaviorally and create excitement, celebration, and joy around learning and the future.

Latin Academy is an independent, locally controlled Atlanta charter school and Georgia non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 status from the Federal Government.  An independent board of volunteer Atlanta area residents governs the school.  Latin Academy was supported in its early stages by Building Excellent Schools.  Building Excellent Schools is a nationally renowned charter school creation organization which has supported the development of over 45 charter schools across the country. In 2009-2010, two-thirds of BES Schools outperformed their states on proficiency examinations. Learn more about Building Excellent Schools by clicking here.