Fulton Science Academy High School

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL

WEEK OF May 13, 2019

high school newsletter

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and that everyone had a great Monday.


It's hard to believe that we are in the final 2 weeks of school! I know it may seem like a short amount of time but there is still A LOT going on at FSA and many things to keep in mind these final weeks!


Tuesday, May 14:

Tomorrow, We are continuing AP Testing tomorrow and through the week for our High School students. If you are unsure if your student has an exam or what time the exam is, please look on our school calendar.


Wednesday, May 15:

On Wednesday, the Fine Arts Department is hosting a Band Concert beginning at 1:30pm! All parents are invited to attend! It is sure to be an outstanding event!

Please keep in mind that we are also continuing AP testing on this day.


Thursday, May 16:

On Thursday, Our Fine Arts Department will be hosting an Orchestra Concert beginning at 1:30pm! Again, all parents are invited to attend this event! Come and see the progress your students have made throughout this semester! And again, we will be continuing AP Exams.


Friday, May 17:

Friday is set to be a very busy day for everyone! AP testing is continuing on this day. Our Seniors will be treated to a Senior Breakfast beginning at 9:00am. Friday is also locker clean out day for our middle and high school students. Please know that students are responsible for the clean out of their lockers and lockers will be inspected. Locker locks will need to be returned to Mrs. Griffis. We will end the day with the middle and high school talent show beginning at 1:45pm. Please know that parents are invited to both shows.


Next week is set to be very busy as well, so please take a moment to look at the calendar and plan accordingly.


LAND'S END FRIENDS & FAMILY EVENT

  • Make sure to take advantage of the Lands' End Friends & Family Event to get 40% Full-Price Styles on Uniform items for next school year! Be sure to the the section below about this deal to see how to get to FSA's Uniform Page on Lands' End.


NO STEAM OR CLUBS THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL

  • I'd like to remind everyone that there will be NO CLUBS OR STEAM the LAST WEEK of school, Monday May 20 - Thursday May 23. Please make sure to plan pickup accordingly. There will still be aftercare available from 4:30pm - 6:00pm.


DON'T MISS OUT ON A SUMMER OF FUN!

  • Don't forget to sign up for one or more of the amazing camps being offered this summer right here at Fulton Science Academy! We have partnered with amazing groups to be able to bring your student a summer they wont forget! To check out the full list of camps and registration, make sure to check out the list of camps on our website by following this link.


SUMMER CLASS WORK FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR COMING SOON

Be sure to keep an eye out for Summer Work that will be posted to our school website shortly. This will be work that will need to be completed by returning and new incoming students for the 2019-2020 school year. More information to come!

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S CORNER



Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend!


With Final Exams and AP Finals happening, I think this is a great resource for our students. Make sure you take the time to read through and good luck as you all begin your exams!

There is a lot of great information in this packet including things like:


  • Test Security and Administration Policies
  • Student Checklist
  • Getting Ready for Exam Day
  • 2019 Exam Schedule


"The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success—including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools. For further information, visit collegeboard.org."

TAKE A STUDY BREAK THIS FRIDAY AND JOIN US FOR SOME FUN! ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS 9TH - 12TH INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!

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COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Ms. Hibbah Agha

Professional School Counselor | 7th – 12th grade

hagha@fultonscienceacademy.org

(678) 366-2555 ext:158



Planning for the future can be stressful and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. A good way to start is to set up a plan, or in this case, a college prep timeline!

Here’s what to do month-by-month, year-by-year, to get your high school student prepped for and successfully through the college application process.

Interactive College Prep Timeline

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE INTERACTIVE COLLEGE PREP TIMELINE

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MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR NEW HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING WEBSITE BELOW!

FSA's Mission & Vision

Mission

To establish an educational framework designed to achieve the highest academic results and instill enduring strength of character by leveraging innovation and STEAM curriculums for college preparedness and lifelong student success.


Vision

Fulton Science Academy Private School envisions to be a nationally ranked and recognized school for pre-K through 12th grade, serving advanced and gifted student populations committed to academic success, civic responsibility, global citizenship, and high ethical values within a safe environment that celebrates diversity and is nurtured by the collaborative efforts of its stakeholders and the broader community.

What's in this Issue?

  • Final Exam Schedule
  • NEW HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING WEBSITE
  • FSA Students Excel in the AATSP State Composition Contest!
  • FSA Students Achieve Great Results on the National Spanish Examinations
  • FSA Students Receive Honorable Mention in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
  • DriveSmart @ FSA
  • FSA sports banquet is MAY 18th! Don't miss out! Make sure to Buy Your Tickets!
  • The Mustang News Team is Still Accepting Applications for Next Year!
  • MindSumo; Prove Your Skills to Companies
  • AND MORE

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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May Calendar

Tuesday, May 14: AP EXAMS

  • AP Calculus BC 7:30am
  • AP Art History 11:30am
  • AP Human Geography 11:30am

Wednesday, May 15: Band Concert 1:30pm

Wednesday, May 15: AP EXAMS

  • AP English Language and Composition 7:30am
  • AP Macro Economics

Thursday, May 16: Orchestra Concert 1:30pm

Thursday, May 16: AP EXAMS

  • AP World History 7:30am
  • AP Statistics 11:30am

Friday, May 17: Senior Breakfast 9:00am

Friday, May 17: Middle and High School Talent Show (1:30)

Friday, May 17: Locker Clean-Out

Friday, May 17: AP EXAMS

  • AP Microeconomics

Saturday, May 18: All Sports Banquet 5:30pm

Sunday, May 19: Private Music Spring Recital 2:00pm

Monday, May 20: Tacky Day

Tuesday, May 21: Jersey Day

Wednesday, May 22: Hawaiian Luau Day

Wednesday, May 22: High School Laptop and Textbook Return Day

Thursday, May 23: Last Day of School

Thursday, May 23: High School Award Ceremony 12:00pm

Thursday, May 23: High School Graduation 6:00pm

Final Exam Schedule

Please note that Middle Schoolers taking these courses will have their finals on the days mentioned.

If you took an AP Mock Exam, please speak with your AP Teacher to see if your mock exam is able to replace your final.


High School Students are allowed to leave once they complete their exams.

Middle School students will follow their regular schedule after the completion of their final.


There will be NO dress down for exams.

May 20th

Monday 8:00 – 10:00

  • Acc Algebra/Geometry A Honors (DUZYOL)

  • Acc Pre Calculus Honors (DUZYOL)

  • AP Calculus BC (DUZYOL)

  • Geometry Honors (ERKAN)

  • Acc Algebra/Geometry A Honors (PROCTOR)

  • Acc Geometry B/Algebra II Honors (RUCKER)

  • Algebra I Honors (RUCKER)

  • Algebra II Honors (RUCKER)

Monday 10:30 - 12:30

  • AP Literature & Composition (CRAIG)

  • Literature Composition Honors (CRAIG)

  • AP Language & Composition (OUTLER)

  • American Literature Honors (ROGERS)

  • World lit



May 21st

Tuesday 8:00 – 10:00

  • AP Physics C: Mechanics (BRAY)
  • AP Physics I (BRAY)
  • AP Biology (KARP)
  • Biology Honors (KARP)
  • AP Chemistry (OLIVER)
  • Chemistry Honors (OLIVER)
  • Physical Science Honors (OLIVER)
Tuesday 10:30 - 12:30
  • Spanish II Honors (CARMONA)
  • Spanish III Honors (CARMONA)
  • Spanish IV Honors (CARMONA)
  • Spanish II Honors (COLON)
  • Turkish I Honors (DUMAN)
  • Turkish II Honors (DUMAN)
  • Turkish III Honors (DUMAN)
  • Spanish I Honors (SURETT)
  • Spanish I Honors (RIOS)
  • Spanish II Honors (SHIELDS)



May 22nd

Wednesday 8:00 – 10:00

  • AP US History (RODGERS)
  • AP World History (RODGERS)
  • US History Honors (RODGERS)
  • World History Honors (STIFFLER)
  • AP Human Geography (RODGERS)

Wednesday 10:30 - 12:30

  • AP Computer Science Principles (ERDEM)
  • AP Statistics (DUZYOL)
  • Human Anatomy/Physiology Honors (BRAY)
  • AP Psychology (PROCTOR)

NEW HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING WEBSITE

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FSA High School Counseling all in one place!


Just a few of the awesome things you can see on the site:

  • Internships / Work Based Learning
  • Scholarships
  • AP Capstone Diploma
  • Easy and quick access to your FSA Connect Account, Naviance, x2Vol, Collegeboard, GA Futures, and Dual Enrollment Applications
  • Up to date Opportunities for Awards, Recognition, and more!
  • Test Registration
  • and more!


Check out the link at the bottom of this post to check out the FSA High School Counseling Website!

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WIT JOB SHADOW PROGRAM REGISTRATION WILL STAY OPEN UNTIL MAY 18!

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FSA Students Excel in the AATSP State Composition Contest!

A few FSA students were selected to participate in the Spanish State Composition Contest and FSA had wonderful results. Students writings are graded on a scale of 1-4 (2 Notable - 3 Excellency - 4 Superior)


For level II:

  • Saman B., SivamJ. , and Ashi J. received a score of Excellency.


For level III:

  • Anastasia K, Arden Bunch received a score of Excellency.
  • Ezra Nash received a score of Superior


For Level IV:

  • Charlie Furniss, Nicholas Fabella received a score of Excellency.
  • Tyler Hecht received a score of Superior and 3rd place


"The AATSP-GA Composition Contest is an opportunity for students to showcase their writing skills in Spanish, to add to their resume, and even to win awards at the state level for only $7! This contest is open to students in levels I-AP/IB Senior, including students with outside experience, such as native speakers. Additional requirements for participation include that the teachers be members of AATSP-GA and that the contest administration take place during the month of February." (http://aatspgacompositioncontest.weebly.com/)

FSA Students Achieve Great Results on the National Spanish Examinations

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15 Gold, 29 Silver, and 24 Bronze Medals along with more than 30 Honorable Mentions; That is the results for FSA students from the National Spanish Exam. It is an exam that is administered throughout the United States and is a reflections of students' proficiency at various levels. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 146,000 students participating in 2019.” He went on to say that students from FSA have a long history of high achievement on these exams. Hats off to the FSA Spanish Teachers; Mrs. Carmona, Mr. Chiappetta, Mr. Surret, Mrs. Rios, Mrs. Shields, and Mr. Colon!


The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

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FSA Students Receive Honorable Mention in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

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Three FSA students, Junsu H. (11th grade), Derek Z. (8th grade), and Zixin H. (8th grade), recently received Honorable Mention in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards through affiliate partner, Savannah College of Art and Design. Junsu received Honorable Mention for Excellence in Writing, while Derek and Zixin received Honorable Mention for Excellence in Art.


"Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation's youth, providing a singular opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents. Since its founding, the awards have identified the early promise of some of our nation's most exceptional visionaries. Notable award recipients include artists Andy Warhol, Philip Pearlstein and Cy Twombly; writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote and Joyce Carol Oates; photographer Richard Avedon; actors Frances Farmer, Robert Redford, Alan Arkin and John Lithgow; filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Ken Burns and Ned Vizzini; and many more.The awards are structured so that student work is judged first at the regional level and then at the national level. All submitted works are reviewed by local professionals working in the visual and literary arts and receive Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention awards. Select award-winning works are also included in a regional exhibition." (https://www.scad.edu/admission/financial-aid-and-scholarships/scholarships/art-and-writing-awards)


Congratulations to these three students on this wonderful achievement!


To learn more about the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, you can follow these links:



(students pictured with Ms. Outler)

Drivesmart at FSA

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DriveSmart has offered us a special rate and will be having the class here at FSA! Even if your student hasn't started driving, they can knock out the education piece of it that is required for your license. To qualify, you must be at least 14 1/2 years old. Please see the attached documents.


-DriveSmart can also test your student for their test instead of going to the DMV.

-They can help with the driving practice. If you live within 10 miles of the school, they could even drop your student home after driving practice. (Road time is required to qualify for your license)


Contact Ms. Agha at hagha@fultonscienceacademy.org with any questions that you may have regarding the date and time of the classes, etc.

FSA sports banquet is MAY 18th! Don't miss out! Make sure to Buy Your Tickets!

Parents of student athletes are urged to purchase athletics banquet tickets online as soon as possible! The last day to purchase your tickets is tomorrow, May 14th! The event takes the form of sit down awards dinner ceremony. It is a time to recognize all student athletes and the commitment they gave to the Athletics program. Various individual awards will be announced including the FSA male and female athlete of the year. It is a grand event for students and parents you get to join in and celebrate this accomplishment with them. Again, the last day to RSVP is May 14th.

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HAVE YOU FIGURED OUT YOUR SUMMER PLANS?

CAMP? CLASSES? INTERNSHIP? JOB SHADOWING? TRAVEL?


IF YOU NEED HELP FIGURING OUT YOUR PLANS, COME SEE OUR HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR, MS. AGHA DURING YOUR FREE PERIOD!

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The Mustang News Team is Still Accepting Applications for Next Year!

The Mustang News Team is still accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year! Want to be a part of the team? Grab an application from the front desk and make sure to turn it back in before the end of the school year!

The team is looking for;

  • Anchors
  • Reporters
  • Video Editors
  • Videographer
  • Producers
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MindSumo; Prove Your Skills to Companies

"MindSumo is an online community with 300,000 members from Gen Z and the Millennial generation. Nearly 100 Fortune 500 companies rely on MindSumo to quickly connect with consumers, understand their needs, and identify areas for growth. Since 2012 we have successfully run over 1,300 co-creation projects around the world.

MindSumo was founded in 2011 and is located in San Francisco, CA. The company participated in StartX, the Stanford Student Startup Accelerator, and launched at Stanford in February 2012. We're backed by some of the top investors in Silicon Valley, including Voyager Capital, Google Ventures, Data Collective, and StartFund." (https://www.mindsumo.com/business/about)

https://youtu.be/k57y6YI3eZA
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Custom Community Crowdsourcing

Student Benefits from MindSumo

Coast to Coast College Tour

COAST TO COAST COLLEGE TOUR


WHAT:

  • An evening information program with the admission representatives of Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California; Berkley, Vanderbilt University.


WHEN:

  • Monday, May 20 at 7:00pm


WHERE:

The Westminster Schools

1424 West Paces Ferry Road, NW

Atlanta, GA

30327

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FSA High School Students are still collecting Donations for "Hunger has no Religion" until May 20th!

The Hunger Has No Religion Hygiene Drive at FSA is going successfully. We have received a generous amount of donations from our benevolent students and parents. Everyone is excited to be a part of this worthy cause. Hunger Has No Religion is an organization dedicated to fight homelessness in Atlanta. It has helped hundreds of homeless people by providing hygiene care packages, including soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, and toilet paper, to them. In order to encourage this good deed, this drive has been initiated by Ashi and Serene at FSA. Our booth at International Night increased awareness about this grave issue among parents, students, and teachers about this drive. People left with a sense of empathy towards homeless people and a determination to help in any way. So far, we have around 100 donations and our goal is to reach 200. We want to give a big thanks to all the wonderful parents, students, and teachers who have given immense support and encouragement. The drive will be ending on May 20, so please collect any extra hygiene supplies you may have at home. Each item collected goes a long way to provide essential and basic hygiene to one who does not have access to this vital necessity.


Thanks,

Ashi

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Important updates from Georgia Tech Distance Dual Enrollment programs

Distance Math Year One will be unchanged

  • Fall 2019: MATH 1554—Linear Algebra
  • Spring 2020: MATH 2551—Multivariable Calculus


The following program has a course change:

Distance Math Year Two

  • Fall 2019: MATH 3012--Applied Combinatorics
  • Spring 2020: MATH 2552—Differential Equations


The following programs will not be offered next year:

  • Distance Genetics
  • Distance Organic Chemistry


For More Information about Dual Enrollment at Georgia Tech, Click the Link Below:

https://admission.gatech.edu/dual-enrollment

Want to Learn more about our NEW SAT Math & SAT Verbal Summer Camp?

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS 6TH - 12TH GRADE


SAT Verbal

Fulton Science Academy SAT Summer Camp is designed to help students prepare for the rigors of taking the SAT College Board test. We will identify and implement test taking strategies using prerequisite knowledge to increase student performance in the area of English Language Arts. This includes reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills.


SAT Math

SAT Math camp is designed to prepare students for the math section of the SAT. Students will be trained on SAT Math concepts from pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry on top of exploring a systematic fashion of mastering techniques used on the SAT Math Exam. SAT Math Camp is envisioned to equip students with a variety of questioning styles seen on the SAT in addition to cultivate & strengthen their problem solving skills besides their math skills.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

· Pencil and eraser

· Small binder

· Calculator (Scientific or preferably TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator

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Dates:

June 10 - June 14 (SAT Math)

June 17 - June 21 (SAT Verbal)


Location:

Fulton Science Academy

3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.


Click the Below Link for Registration:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSevEf12zniesuhGxOx-UGjUVnJzwX6sUC208gjk_Xtc2oxr5g/viewform?usp=sf_link


Camp fee: $750


Checks: Payable to Fulton Science Academy.

You can mail your checks to FSA at 3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.


Cash/Credit: You can stop by the front office for your payment.

3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.

Tel: 678 366 2555 ext:100


If you have any questions, please contact to Mr. Turan at nturan@fultonscienceacademy.org

"Atlanta History Center has many areas available for volunteers to work with the public or behind-the-scenes, from special events to maintaining beautiful gardens to leading tours through our historic houses and exhibitions."


Summer Camp Junior Counselors

(Application Deadline: May 10th)

AP CAPSTONE; WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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We are excited to say that Fulton Science Academy Private School has the opportunity to implement the AP Capstone Program in the 2019-2020 school year!


"AP Capstone™ is a diploma program from the College Board. It’s based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research."


Participating in AP Capstone can help students:

  • Stand out to colleges in the application process.
  • Develop key academic skills they’ll use in college and beyond.
  • Become self-confident, independent thinkers and problem solvers.
  • Earn college credit: Many colleges offer credit for qualifying scores.

AP Capstone Diploma™: Granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing.


AP Seminar and Research Certificate™: Granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research.


TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AP CAPSTONE CLICK HERE

WANT TO GET SOME COOL CUSTOMIZABLE FSA APPAREL AND MORE?

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CHECK OUT OUR CURRENT PROMOTION!

The site allows the user to select the item, color, logo, and team whether it be academic or athletic; even different sayings! The possibilities are endless! There is everything from cotton shirts to Dri-Fit Nike or UA workout shirts and so much more!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SIDELINE STORE

2019 - 2020 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

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Home Visits; A Great Activity for Your Student, No Matter Their Grade Level!

Home visits are a casual way for your child to spend time with his/her teacher in the comfort of their home. Teachers enjoy having a chance to see children in this comfortable environment, doing whatever makes them most happy and spend time with children and their parents outside of a regular school day.

Here is some feedback from our parents:

  • “Early in the school year, a group of teachers took the time to come to our home to meet us and discuss the school program with us. That event brought us back to the time in which schooling was a true partnership between parent and teacher and reaffirmed in our minds that FSA truly cares about the development of our children”
  • “We even had two teachers visit us at our home. They were a pleasure to meet and we could clearly see how much they enjoy teaching students.”
  • “Thank you very much for your visit and the chocolates yesterday. We enjoyed having you over very much. I also want to thank you for turning math from the most complicated and somewhat scary subject into one of our most favorites.”
  • “We all enjoyed your visit last night to our home. It was such a pleasure to informally get to know both of you. My son thought it was really cool that two teachers came to his house. He talked about it the whole way to school this morning in carpool. Personally, I admire the dedication you both have for your jobs. It makes a big difference in a student’s attitude toward school. Your visit left no doubt in my mind that FSA was the right decision for my son.”
  • “I just wanted to write on behalf of my husband and I and thank you for visiting our child. He loved having you both come and visit. We appreciate the level of caring and attention that you have consistently shown our family. It is rare to see such a dedication from teachers for their jobs. We can tell that you love teaching and you care for our children. Thank you for visiting our child when he was not feeling well.”


How can I schedule a home visit?

Very simple.

To schedule an elementary school home visit: Simply email junal@fultonscienceacademy.org with some suggested dates/times, as well as your students' name(s) and homeroom assignments. Ms. Unal will be in touch to confirm final details.


To schedule a middle or high school school home visit: Simply email sduman@fultonscienceacademy.org with some suggested dates/times, as well as your students' name(s) and homeroom assignments. Mr. Duman will be in touch to confirm final details.


Depending on our teacher’s availability, at least two teachers will be together to visit our students and parents at their homes. The best times to schedule a home visit are weekdays after 5:00 pm, and anytime during the weekends, except Sunday mornings. For any questions you have about this program, send an e-mail to homevisit@fultonscienceacademy.org