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Odyssey School

Odyssey School is a coeducational public special needs charter school for students in grades Kindergarten through 8.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Small City

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Overview

Overview

Odyssey School says

Odyssey School is a public, tuition-free commission charter school located in Newnan GA. Odyssey serves the residents of Coweta County, offering quality educational experiences for students in grades K-8. Odyssey's current enrollment is just under 400 students. Odyssey is quickly moving to a 1:1 technology platform, with each student at the school having access to a Chromebook as a part of their regular educational experience. Students also take technology and Spanish language classes from Kindergarten onward.

Information regarding Odyssey typically includes the Georgia Cyber Academy, which was a program of Odyssey until July 1, 2014. Therefore, information from state department of education web sources (some of which is replicated on this web site) is not accurate in terms of CCRPI, test results and enrollment as these numbers include the 13,000+ students of the Georgia Cyber Academy.

Curriculum

Odyssey uses the CCGPS standards as our curriculum framework. Students in the lower elementary grades "loop" with their teacher for a two year period. The school maintains low student to teacher ratios and experiential, hands-on learning opportunities in a supportive and caring environment. In additional to the core academic courses, Odyssey offers specials in art, music, PE, technology, Spanish for all students plus additional offerings for middle school students such as career education, personal finance and legal systems. Odyssey also offers a strong gifted program.

Mission Statement

To provide a challenging, high-quality education that creates an enthusiasm for learning through an innovative, hands-on curriculum while maintaining a focus on the needs of each student.

Admission Information

Admission to Odyssey School for the fall is offered through a lottery occurring on March 15th each year. After that time, applicants are placed upon a numbered wait-list. Odyssey continues to offer students admission from the wait-list each year as openings occur. Admission to Odyssey is available to Coweta County residents in grades K-8 who have not been expelled from their former school nor currently under a discipline consequence.

Finance

Finance

Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.

Admissions

Admissions
Email
  [email protected]

Academics

Academics

Academic Calendar: Semester

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP was Not Met Overall for the year 2012.

AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 10,289
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Kindergarten 603
1 703
2 755
3 854
4 855
5 938
6 1066
7 1213
8 1259
9 1259
10 784

Odyssey School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Odyssey School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 42 : 1
Average Class Size 23
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

59% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Odyssey School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 63%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 32%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Principal   Andy Geeter

Extracurriculars

Odyssey currently offers athletic opportunities for students in grades 5-8 in the following sports: soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and cheer. Musically, Odyssey offers band for students in grades 5-8. The school features elementary and middle school academic bowl teams.
  • Band
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Basketball
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