Fulton Science Academy


Week of December 3, 2018


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,

I want to begin by thanking everyone who came out to our Open House on Sunday! It was great to see so many new faces and to be able to tell you all a little about our school! I also want to thank our students who took time out of their weekend to help make Open House a success by helping lead tours, partake in demonstrations, and be a part of student panels. We appreciate everything that all of our wonderful students do to help make FSA the school that it is!

I want to thank all of the parent volunteers and our MSO for the wonderful teacher appreciation lunch that we had today. Every single time we have one of these lunches, our parents go above and beyond to provide us with such a lovely and delicious meal. Thank you so much for all of the work that you all do to help all of us on a daily basis.

I want to remind parents that MAP Testing began today. The full MAP Testing Schedule is listed below in the December Calendar Section. Please take just a moment to look this over. Please remember that it is very important for students to come to school well rested and having had a substantial breakfast.

I also want to take a minute to wish good luck to our Basketball Teams; Middle School Girls, Middle School Boys, and Varsity Boys. All three of our teams have Home Games tomorrow evening (12/4) beginning at 4:30 in the FSA Gym! Did you know that our Middle School Boys Team is currently undefeated!? Come out and support all three of our teams on the amazing and groundbreaking season that all of them have had! Check out the team spotlight below for the middle school girls team! Next week, we will highlight both boys teams!

We have a lot happening this Friday and this weekend! On Friday there will be a Students vs. Faculty Dodgeball game! 8th grade students and up are invited to participate in what is sure to be an exciting evening! There will also be a Mother's Night Out Event in the Cafeteria! On Saturday, we will be having a Symphonic Saturday for our 5th - 8th grade band and orchestra students from 9am - 12pm. Be sure to read more about this below.

Lastly, We have our Annual Talent show coming up this month! The show will be on Monday December 17th and students can submit their talents by video to the link in the Talent Show section below. Participants will be notified that they have been selected to perform by the 14th of December. There will be cash prizes and this show is always so much fun and always looked forward to by everyone in the FSA Family! Make sure to get your audition video submission in before the deadline!

MORE TO COME: Everything BOLD is New! Don't miss a thing!

  • December Calendar (UPDATED & Includes MAP Testing)
  • Costa Rica Trip Meeting THIS TUESDAY (12/4)
  • Toy Drive With The Foster Care Support Foundation
  • Soccer Logo Design Contest
  • Poetry Out Loud Competition (January 11th)
  • 4th Grade Poetry Slam
  • Students vs. Faculty Dodgeball Game
  • Professional Speaker Series; December 4th Speaker: Rob Lenderman
  • Symphonic Saturday (December 8th)
  • Bioignite saturday camp; cardiovascular engineering (December 8th @ FSA)
  • Mothers Night Out (December 7th!) (NEW SIGNUP LINK)

With Warmest Regards,

Kenan Sener,


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Character Ed Trait of the Month: (December); Kindness

elementary student council will be awarding students with "random acts of kindness" tickets. Students can earn these by doing kind things for others. Only elementary student council members can give these tickets. Students who receive them will then turn them in to Mrs. Cantrell. There will be a drawing on Dec.20th for a few students to win prizes!


December Calendar

Monday, December 3 - Wednesday, December 12: MAP Testing (K - 8)

Tuesday, December 4: K, 1AB, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th - 8th Reading MAP Testing

Tuesday, December 4: MSG / MSB / VB Home Basketball Game (4:30pm - 8:30pm)

Wednesday, December 5: 1A, 1B, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Math MAP Testing

Thursday, December 6: 1AB, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th - 8th Math MAP Testing

Thursday, December 6: VB Home Basketball Game (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Friday, December 7: 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th - 8th Science MAP Testing

Friday, December 7: Mothers Night Out (6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Saturday, December 8: Symphonic Saturday (Band / Orchestra Workshop)

Monday, December 10: K Math MAP Testing, 3rd - 8th Science MAP Testing

Tuesday, December 11: K Math MAP Testing, 3rd - 5th ELA MAP Testing, 6th - 8th Science MAP Testing

Wednesday, December 12: 3rd - 8th ELA MAP Testing

Wednesday, December 12: MSG / MSB / VB Home Basketball Game (4:30pm - 8:00pm)

Thursday, December 13: MAP Make-Up Testing

Thursday, December 13: Shakespeare Club's Performance of Macbeth (7:00pm)

Friday, December 14: MAP Make-Up Testing

Friday, December 14: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Saturday, December 15: FLL Regional Competition

Sunday, December 16: Winter Recital (3:00pm)

Tuesday, December 18: Band / Orchestra Concert (Begins at 2:00pm)

Wednesday, December 19: Elementary Winter Celebration

Thursday, December 20: Last Day of First Semester

Friday, December 21 - Sunday, January 6: Winter Holiday Break

Friday, January 4: Teacher Work Day

Monday, January 7: First Day of Second Semester


Parents, you may use this link as a quick reference to your student's bell schedule.


Parents, please remember that 1st Period for Elementary Students begins at 7:40am and 1st Period for Middle and High School Students begins at 8:00am. Students should be IN CLASS by these times.

fsa annual fundraising

We are pleased to inform you that even though we have just started our annual campaign last week, we have already raised over $49,541 with the contributions from 17% of our families. We are also expecting about $5,000 match from Facebook donations. We are looking for 100% participation from our families to reach our $200,000 annual fundraising goal.

To contibute to our annual campaign, please visit: http://donate.fultonscienceacademy.org/donatetoday

As a registered nonprofit, all donations to our school are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. If you make a gift online, you will receive a customized thank you email that can also serve as a receipt for your donation.

Thank you for your support! #strongertogether


FSA Recognized as a National Beta School of Distinction

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Fulton Science Academy has achieved the honor of being recognized as a National Beta School of Distinction. This is a National Award that highlights the school's commitment to academic excellence and the ways in which the school prepares students for college and career readiness.

Congratulations to all of our Beta Students for their wonderful accomplishment!

"National Beta is the nation's largest independent non-profit, educational youth organization. We are committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, improving student leadership skills, and encouraging service to others."

FSA Represents at The Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce's 5th Anniversary Gala

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The Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce's "License to Thrill Collaborative Award" was presented to FSA students at the the Chamber's 5th Anniversary Gala last Friday, November 30th. The event, which took on a James Bond theme, saw student representatives from MUN, Science Olympiad, and Future City showcasing the skillsets involved in their teams. In keeping with the theme , they filled the role of "Bond's Secret Support Staff" covering international relations and diplomatic issues, forensic testing, and even presenting a concept for Bond's future city, as he's looking around for a new hideout.

Gala attendees got the chance to vote for awards, which included four Alpharetta Tech start ups demonstrating cool gadgets.

FSA at the Lassiter Math Tournament

The FSA High School Math Team did an amazing job on Saturday, Dec 1st and competed both in Junior Varsity and Varsity divisions at the 19th Lassiter High School Math Tournament!

Our team has been competing in this competition for the last four years. In December 2015, our team placed 9th as a team in the varsity level and we were the only middle school team that placed among the top ten in the varsity division. In December 2016, our team competed as a high school team for the first time & placed 4th as a team. In December 2017, we placed 3rd as a team among all varsity teams … and Last Saturday, on December 1st 2018 our team competed in both divisions for the first time and placed 1st among all varsity teams and placed 2nd among all Junior Varsity Divisions! There is always room for improvement and practice makes perfect! We are very proud of our high school math team students for the continuous growth they demonstrated in the last four years! Our team’s hard work paid off!

Congratulations to the FSA High School Math Team for their wonderful performance at both Junior Varsity and Varsity levels. Way to go Math Mustangs!! Keep up the good work!

Individual placements:

  • Varun G. 2nd place in Junior Varsity Division
  • Taemin Ki. 8th place in Junior Varsity Division
  • Holden 2nd place in Varsity Division (not pictured)
  • Charlie 6th place in Varsity Division
  • Ethan 10th place in Varsity Division

FSA Varsity Team

  • Holden W. (not pictured)
  • Brad H.
  • Charlie F.
  • Ethan G.
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FSA Junior Varsity Team

  • James H.
  • Taemin Ki.
  • Taemin Ka.
  • Varun G.
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fsa vex robotics teams compete at coffee high school

Our math-Robotics teams competed at Coffee High School in Douglas GA this past Saturday, December 1st and did a great job!

The Middle school math-robotics team placed 5th in the skills challenge & placed 12th overall while both teams competed in alliance matches in the afternoon. They were the only middle school team competing at this tournament out of the 22 teams participating! Both teams have shown an amazing growth in such a short time period & worked very hard to get to this point.

High School Math- Vex Robotics team

  • Joon J. (10th Grade)
  • Tom J. (9th Grade)
  • Minjun C. (9th Grade)

Middle School Math-Vex Robotics team

  • Richard Y. (8th Grade)
  • Kevin Y. (8th Grade)
  • Ishwar H. (8th Grade)
  • Eric Y. (6th Grade)
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Learn a little more about our growing basketball program! Team Spotlight; Middle School Girls Basketball Team


The Middle School Girls Basketball team has had a great first half of the season as Christmas break soon arrives to close out the first half of the season. The girls have done a wonderful job learning the dynamic of the game as well as improving on individual skills and team work for being the school’s first ever girls’ basketball team. The girls have significantly proved they can not only excel in the books but on the basketball court as well. The team has pulled off a win and as we continue to play tougher teams the girls do not hang their heads, but allow the adversity we face to motivate them and work harder at every practice and game. If you have not made it to a game yet you’re missing out! You can catch Leyla O. and Lauren F. shooting deep three pointers, Leia C. playing tough defense, Varsha S. crashing the boards, and lots of more action from the talented group of girls on this year’s team! Not only do I love watching these girls play basketball, but the improvement I have seen in each of them is a major reason I love this sport. We will push for more wins, but we have so much fun while working hard and that is all that matters. Please come support us during home games!

- Allyssa Marson, Middle School Girls Coach


professional speaker series; Tuesday December 4th (2:40pm)

Tomorrow (Tuesday, December 4), we will be welcoming Rob Lenderman; North Creative's Senior Editor / Compositor / Colorist.

Rob Lederman grew up in Chicago and went to school at the University of Iowa. Rob was on track to get a degree in PR / Advertising but signed up for a wrong course and ended up in the Film / TV Production path, with a degree in Communication Studies.

Rob has worked in Post production for his entire 25+ year career. Starting as a video librarian in Chicago, then moving up to Assistant Editor. Rob was offered a job in Atlanta at a Post house doing work on the 1996 Olympics and has never looked back.

Throughout the years, Rob has also done Freelance live productions. From working for the Atlanta Falcons, Auburn Tigers, and Georgia Bulldogs to 2 Super Bowls to live concerts and award shows.

Currently, Rob is North Creative's Senior Editor / Compositor / Colorist versed in Autodesk Flame, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects & Final Cut Pro. His clients include Ford, Toyota, Golden Corral, Captain D’s, TBS, TLC, Nat Geo, USMC, USVI, CHOA, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Coca-Cola & South Carolina Tourism.

Rob Lederman Reel

poetry out loud competition; (January 11th 2019)

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FSA will hold its first ever Poetry Out Loud competition on January 11th, 2019.

High school students only will participate. The winner of the schoolwide competition will advance to state and have a shot at nationals in DC.

Contact Ms. Outler with any questions you may have at:


"Welcome to Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico."

Learn more at:


toy drive with The Foster Care Support Foundation

The NHS and NJHS students have partnered up with The Foster Care Support Foundation to help, for at least one day, with their vision of helping abused or neglected children experience a kind day while in foster care. We will be working on tasks such as sorting clothing, battery checking toys, cleaning toys, and /or checking bikes to make sure tires and breaks are good, among other activities. We will be collecting new or used -in good condition- toys to bring with us this day. Please go home and look for things that you do not use any more and would like to donate. There will be a box in the front office or you can bring it to Mrs. Carmona’s room as well.
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Students vs. faculty dodgeball game next friday, December 7th!

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On December 7th at 5:00pm the High School Student Council is hosting a faculty vs. student dodgeball game in the gym! 8th - 12th grade students are invited to participate! Be on the lookout around the school for fun posters about the event!

Annual Talent Show

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Dear Students, Faculty and Parents,

Exciting times! Our Annual Talent Show for this year will be on Monday, December 17 at two different times as follows:

Elementary Talent Show (Pre-K through 5th Grade) – 8:15 am to 10 am.

Middle & High School Talent Show – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

Once again, we have cash awards for the top three placements in both elementary and middle/high school level.

  • 1st Place Award - $150
  • 2nd Place Award - $100
  • 3rd Place Award - $50

If you wish to be considered for this year's talent show, please video record your talent and submit it using the google form below by the end of the day on Thursday, December 13, 2018.


We will then let you know on Friday, December 14, if you have been selected to perform for this year's talent show. Good luck!

the 2019 costa rica trip is coming up! (Join us for a meeting about the trip this tuesday December 4th)

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Costa Rica is a beautiful country in Central America that offers the perfect place to learn about the hispanic culture, practice the Spanish language, and enjoy life.


Who can attend?

  • FSA Students 5th Grade and Up

Do I have to know Spanish?

  • No. Students are not required to have a vast knowledge of Spanish since once there, they will take a placement exam that will group them with other students their same level. This means our students will be taking Spanish classes tailored to their specific needs while enjoying the beauty of the CR country. Students take Spanish classes four hours a day!


  • $1,579


If you are interested in knowing more about this SUPER AWESOME trip, come and join me on Tuesday, December 4th during club time (3:20pm).

For more information contact ncarmona@fultonscienceacademy.org


Mother’s Night (Bollywood Zumba dance starts at 6:30 pm – don’t miss out)

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On Friday Dec 7th, we will host MOTHERS' NIGHT OUT in FSAPS Cafeteria from 6 pm to 9:00 pm. All our moms are invited to this unforgettable event.

The night will be packed with food, fun, music, dance and laughter! You may dress up in authentic Indian clothes. Take a break from your kids and husbands, enjoy Zumba, dance & laughter!

Please RSVP at http://evite.me/KEjQsS8GQG

You may sign up for potluck using the link below:


P.S. Bollywood Zumba will start at 6:30 pm and will continue until 7:30 pm. A professional dancer will be leading this part of the program.

Soccer Logo Design Contest!

Are you creative? Original?

The FSA Athletic Department is hosting a Logo Design Contest for an original Logo for the Soccer Team!

  • WHO: All FSA Students
  • ENTRIES DUE: Wednesday, December 19th.
  • ENTRY FORMAT: High Resolution jpeg or Original Hand Drawn Design. Entry MUST INCLUDE student's first and last name, grade, and homeroom teacher's name.
  • ENTRY SUBMITTED: aayres@fultonscienceacademy.org or submit to the Athletic Department.
  • PRIZE: $25.00 Gift Card
  • RULES: Use School Colors, Original work (no copyrighted material), 1 original design from student
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symphonic Saturday at FSA (Saturday, December 8th)

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5th-8th Grade Band & Orchestra students are invited to attend our first ever

Symphonic Saturday!

Students will be able to work with guest clinicians, get large ensemble experience, and improve your skills as a musician!

When: Saturday, December 8th, 9am-12pm

For more details, contact Mrs. Otim at kotim@fultonscienceacademy.org

Bioignite saturday camp; cardiovascular engineering (December 8th @ FSA)

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Join the BioIgnite Team at FSA on December 8th to learn about the heart and how engineers and doctors work to keep it pumping Registration can be found here! https://www.bioignite.org/upcoming-events/

High School 1st Semester Finals Schedule

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Monday, December 17:

8:00am - 10:00am

  • 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)

10:30am - 12:30pm

  • AP Literature & Composition; (Craig)
  • Literature Composition Honors; (Craig)
  • AP Language & Composition; (Outler)
  • American Literature Honors; (Rogers)

Tuesday, December 18

8:00am - 10:00am

  • AP Physics C: Mechanics; (Bray)
  • AP Physics I; (Bray)
  • AP Biology; (Karp)
  • Biology Honors; (Karp)
  • AP Chemistry; (Oliver)
  • Chemistry Honors; (Oliver)
  • Physical Science Honor; (Oliver)

10:30am - 12:30pm

  • Spanish II Honors; (Carmona)
  • Spanish III Honors; (Carmona)
  • Spanish IV; (Carmona)
  • Spanish II Honors; (Colon)
  • Turkish I Honors; (Duman)
  • Turkish II Honors; (Duman)
  • Turkish III Honors; (Duman)
  • Spanish I Honors; (Orrego)
  • Spanish I Honors; (Rios)
  • Spanish II Honors; (Shields)

Wednesday, December 19

8:00am - 10:00am

  • AP US History; (Rodgers)
  • AP World History; (Rodgers)
  • US History Honors; (Rodgers)
  • World History Honors; (Stiffler)
  • AP Human Geography; (Rodgers)

10:30am - 12:30pm

  • AP Computer Science Principles; (Erdem)
  • AP Statistics; (Duzyol)
  • Human Anatomy / Physiology Honors; (Bray)
  • AP Psychology; (Proctor)

4th grade poetry slam

A huge congratulations to Thursday's Poetry Slam winners:

First Place: Vivian N.

Second Place: Selina M.

Third Place: Blake C.

Honorable Mention: Aditi A.

The winners each received an Amazon gift card, an award certificate, and a delivered lunch with administration. We are so proud of all of the contestants, who did an amazing job getting up in front of everyone and doing such a personal presentation.

Thank you also to all of the parents who helped the 4th grade make the event a success!

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Please note that High School Students (9th - 12th) are allowed to leave once they are finished with their exams.

Middle School Students (6th - 8th) will follow their regular class schedule once they finish their exams. Please Note: Middle School teachers will provide their students with their exam schedule.

Holiday Chess Camp (December 26 - 28, 2018); 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day Options

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Location: Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Atlanta, 2500 Old Alabama Road, Suite 11, Roswell, GA 30076

Join Grandmaster Ben Finegold and NM Spencer Finegold for a one, two, or three-day camp that will include morning lessons alternating with casual play, and a fun tournament in the afternoon. The Camp is for all levels of chess experience and kids will be divided into groups/sections based on age and chess strength.

Camp runs from 9AM - 4PM. There will be three classes in the morning, 45 mins each, and an unrated tournament in the afternoon (12:45pm - 3:45pm), in sections, based on rating / age. Pizza will be provided for lunch (Noon - 12:45pm) and snacks will be provided in the morning and afternoon.

  • Drop Off is from 8AM - 9AM. The camp is for kids aged 5 - 14. The tournament is Unrated.
  • Campers can come and pick one or more days!


  • 3 Day - paid by Dec. 14 - $225; paid by Dec. 25 - $235; paid at site - $245
  • 2 Day - paid by Dec. 14 - $150; paid by Dec. 25 - $160; paid at site - $170
  • 1 Day - paid by Dec. 14 - $75; paid by Dec. 25 - $85; paid at site - $95

Discounts: Siblings get $30 off the three day option and $15 off the one and two day options. CCSCATL members get 3% discount. Aftercare available until 5:30 for $10/child/day

$15 discount for each additional sibling. Additional 3% discount for CCSCATL members.

Pre-register by phone, at the Chess Center, or online:


Call (678) 628-5615 or email karen@atlchessclub.com for more details.

the mustang soccer association has almost met it's goal!

"Hey guys, this is the MSA (Mustang Soccer Association). We are a quarter away to our goal but we need your help to reach it! Right now, we can only afford 1 soccer goal. For $4.00 dollars, you can now add a drink with your biscuit! Thank you for your continued support over MSA. Lets help start the soccer tradition!"

- From MSA Members: Akshay M. and Saahil M.

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Math Kangaroo Registration (Grades 1 thru 12) started already, please act soon!

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Every student interested can participate in Math Kangaroo 2019! Any student in grades 1 through 12 qualifies if he or she can work independently: read and answer a multiple choice test. You don’t have to be a part of a math team. Registration for Math Kangaroo 2019 Competition has already started and ends on December 15th 2018. You may choose any location (Johns Creek, Duluth etc.) however registration fills up very quickly! Please act very soon!

For more information, please check below link.


Registration: Each student interested in asked to register independently and participate independently. When registering, you must choose a location first. However registration fills up very quickly, please register as early as possible.

Would you please use the link below to register your child to the competition if interested in?

Please keep your registration information handy and set up a reminder in your phone or outlook/email since competition will take place months later, during 3rdThursday in March 2019. Also, please keep a copy of your confirmation email you will receive right after registration is completed!


How to prep:

Practice Questions: Sample practice questions may be found at the link below.


If you have any questions, please email Ms. Duzyol at sduzyol@fultonscienceacademy.org.

Yearbook Announcement!!

If you have purchased a yearbook through FSA before, please login to your TreeRing account and order for this coming year! If you are new to FSA please visit treering.com to make an account. Parents who order yearbooks from treering.com will receive a 10% discount on the books if they order before October 31. The price of the yearbook is $29.50, and you may order a yearbook through mid-April (but not with the discount).

Any questions can be directed to Haley Crockett at hcrockett@fultonscienceacademy.org.

Apply now for 2019 state tax credit scholarship program

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Dear FSA Families,

We would like to encourage all of our families to apply for the State Tax Credit Scholarship program as it greatly benefits our students.

This program provides an opportunity for taxpayers to redirect Georgia tax dollars and, in turn, provide financial aid assistance to FSA students. We would greatly appreciate it if you would please apply and choose Fulton Science Academy Private School as your designated school.

Please also inform your friends, co-workers, and relatives who live in Georgia; they can also participate and help support our school.



Lost & Found Reminder for Parents and Students

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Parents, please remind your students that Lost & Found is located in the Cafeteria. If a student is missing something, it will likely be placed in Lost & Found. Parents are welcome to check the lost and found as well at the end of your student's school day, after signing in at the front desk and receiving a visitor badge.


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. Please see some pictures from our most recent home visit.

To schedule a 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.

Below is a gallery from one of our recent home visits.

FSA Sideline Store

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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!




FSAPS Tuition Information: http://fultonscienceacademy.org/tuition-information/

Smart Tuition is the tuition management system used by FSA. In addition to tuition, all incidental billing such as aftercare fees, sports and academic team fees, trips, etc., is also done through Smart Tuition. There is a $50 yearly fee for Smart Tuition.

If you have not set up your account or are having trouble setting up your account, please contact our Business Administrator Abdurrahim Kurt by phone or email.

Phone: (678) 366 - 2555 ext. 105

Email: akurt@fultonscienceacademy.org

Attendance Matters!

Please remember that

Middle and High School Students have College Guidance and Enrichment

from 2:40pm - 3:15pm.

It is very important that students do not miss this time of their school day.

Parents and High School Students, please remember that first dismissal for High School Students is not until 3:15. High School students should not walk out of the building for dismissal until 3:15pm.

If your child will be absent please send an email to attendance@fultonscienceacademy.org

on the morning of the absence.

For full attendance policies please see the student handbook.

School Medicine Policy 2018 - 2019 (Includes FAQ)


Aspirin, Tylenol, Neosporin, and other patient over-the-counter drugs are not available through FSAPS. Should you wish for your child to have access to these medications, you must sign an
‘Authorization to Administer Medication Form’ and leave a supply with the front office.


The medication to be administered by designated school personnel must be sent directly from the pharmacy or physician’s office or brought to school by the student’s parent/guardian. The school must receive an ‘Authorization to Administer Medication Form’ signed by the student’s physician and/or parent/guardian.

The following information must be printed clearly on the medication container:

  • Student’s Name

  • Name of the medication

  • Dosage

  • Time the medication must be taken.

    Bring in only the amount of medication that is needed for a school day. In the case of prolonged need, send in the amount for a clearly specified period. Written authorization to dispense medications shall be limited to two weeks unless otherwise prescribed by a physician. Medication shall only be dispensed out of its original container, which must be labeled with the child’s name. Extra medication will not be sent home with a student. All medication will be kept in a secure location in the clinic and/or front office.

Parents, please remind your students that if they are feeling unwell that they need to first visit the clinic and be assessed by our school nurse, who will then call you in the event that the student should go home. Students should not use their phones during the school day to contact parents.


  • Does the school provide medications?

No. The school does not provide medication. The student's parent or guardian must bring the student's medicine to the front office or school clinic, along with an "Authorization to Give Medication" Form.

  • May the parent/guardian bring and give medications to their student?

Yes, a parent/guardian may come to school and give their child medication. Parents should still follow the visitor sign in procedures.

  • Where can I find Authorization Forms?

Authorization forms can be found at the front desk or school clinic.

  • Why do I need a doctor's health care provider's note for adult strength over-the-counter medication when my health care provider has told me it is appropriate for my student's weight (or condition)?

The school nurse wants to protect your child and must follow guidelines for dosage recommended by the manufacturer.

  • How do students get their medications during after school hours?

The principal, along with administration and the school nurse will determine by whom and how medication will be secured and administered during after school hours.

  • Why do medications have to be in the original container?

The original container provides information from the manufacturer about over-the-counter medications, including the name of the medication, the proper dose, how the medication should be given, how often the medication should be given, possible side effects, and when the medication is no longer effective (an expiration date.)

The original prescription container includes the name of the medication, the patient's name, the prescribing licensed health care provider, the proper dose, how and when it should be given, when the medication expires, and the pharmacy where the medication was purchased. All of this information is necessary for the school nurse to administer medication in a safe manner.

  • What if my child's medication or dosage changes?

Parents/Guardians must inform the school nurse of any medication changes. New medication or different doses will not be given unless the parent completes a new medication form. The information on the prescription bottle label must match the new consent form.

  • Can my child take herbal medication at school?

No. Over-the-counter diet pills, vitamins, dietary supplements, including minerals or herbs will not be given.

  • May my child carry cough drops at school?

No. Cough-drops must be left in the clinic along with a completed "Authorization to Give Medication at School" Form.

  • May my child carry over the counter medication at school?

No. It must be left in the clinic along with and "Authorization to Give Medication at School" Form.

  • Can my child carry his/her Epipen, Insulin, or Asthma Inhaler at school?

Yes, students may carry inhalers and Epipens or insulin with a completed "Authorization to Carry Prescription Medication" Form. You can get this form from the school nurse.

  • Why is there a place for the health care provider to sign the authorization form for my child to carry their inhaler/epipen at school?

The health care provider's signature indicates that your child has been instructed on the proper use of their inhaler/Epipen and that your child is responsible for administering it to himself/herself without supervision.

  • Why do I have to have a prescription label on the inhaler/Epipen?

The prescription on the inhaler/epipen includes the child's name, how often it is to be used, and what dose is appropriate for your child. It is difficult to keep the label directly on the inhaler/epipen.

  • If I give my child Tylenol for a fever, can I still send them to school?

If the fever is more than 100.9 degrees F before you give them Tylenol, then your child cannot come to school. Your child may return to school when his/her temperature is below 101 degrees F without Tylenol or any other fever reducing medication for 24 hours, if s/he feels well and is not showing signs of illness.

  • If I give my child Tylenol for aches and pains can I still send them to school?

You child is welcome at school while taking Tylenol or any other over-the-counter medication for an injury, dental work, etc. However, if the medication is for a sore throat, earache or flu like symptoms, please keep them at home.

  • Why can't I put medicine in my child's lunch box if he/she has to take medicine at lunch?

Medication in a lunch box could be lost or taken by another child. If a staff member found the medication it could be considered an illegal drug with consequences according to the Code of Conduct. Medications must be brought to the front office or school clinic by parents/guardians in the original and properly labeled container.

  • If I treat my child for lice can I send them back to school the same day?
Yes. Please bring your child free of live lice back to the school nurse to be rechecked.
  • Why do I have to bring in a box top to verify lice treatment?
A box top from the product provides the School Nurse with the treatment type that was used and confirms that treatment was provided for the child since a prescription is not necessary.
  • How much time do I have to get to the school if the nurse calls me to pick up my child because he/she is sick?
You, or a person you designate, should arrive within one hour of being called. Most school clinics have an area where your child can rest for a short period of time. If your child has a fever of 104 degrees F or higher, you, or a person you designate must arrive as soon as possible.
  • How long will my child's over-the-counter medication be given at school?
Over-the-counter medication may be given with the parent/guardian permission as needed throughout the school year. A health care provider's note is required for over-the-counter medication that is given for more than 10 consecutive school days.
  • What happens to my child's medication at the end of the school year?
All medications not picked up by parents/guardians by the last day of school will be destroyed.
  • May my child share over-the-counter medication with another student?
No. Students may not share any medication, whether over-the-counter or prescription. Doing so could be a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and could also result in the student losing his/her privilege of carrying medication on his/her person.
  • Why should my child take the first dose of new medication at home?
We want your student back to school as soon as possible after an illness, diagnosis, or medication change. It is for the safety of your student that you observe him/her for any unsuspected reactions to a new medication and report it to the prescribing licensed health care provider.

aftercare hours reminder

Parents, please be reminded that After - School Care is provided every day from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm for a fee of $15.00 per day or $200.00 for the month. We ask that parents pick up any remaining students by 6:00 pm, and no later, as the school closes at 6:00pm. Sometimes our Academic Teams will stay later, but these students are not considered to be in After-Care. There are also sometimes outside organizations that use our facility for sports events, so it may look like there are still plenty of people here, but these more often than not, do not include aftercare students. Thank you for your understanding.

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FSAConnect mobile App

Dear Parents,

We are happy to inform you that now you can check fsaconnect by mobile app.

Here is how you can access the app:

ITunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/radix-mobile/id1159005166?mt=8

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radix.radixmobile

The links can also be found at the bottom of your connect page by the other social media links.

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A pop-up banner will appear on top of the screen when users access the school connect on their mobile devices.

Site link: https://fsaconnect.fultonscienceacademy.org

Username: fsaconnect username

Password: fsaconnect password


JOIN FSAPS REMIND HERE: https://www.remind.com/join/fsaps

We have created a remind account to keep our community informed and up-to-date with what is happening at our school.

By joining "FSAPS remind," you will receive messages via push notifications, SMS, or e-mail. We recommend SMS option for our families and students.

We will use this tool as an addition to other communication portals we use at our school to keep our families apprised of what's happening at Fulton Science Academy. Thank you.

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FSA is proud to be building a strong social media presence and we encourage you to follow us using one or more of the following links:



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Fulton Science Academy; Mission & Vision


To engineer an educational framework designed for the highest academic results and enduring strength of character utilizing an innovative STEAM curriculum for college preparedness and lifelong student success.


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

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Fulton Science Academy Private School


Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

Pre-K through High School