Fulton Science Academy High School


WEEK OF March 25, 2019

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I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

I'd like to congratulate our High School Science Olympiad team after their State Competition over the weekend! The team traveled to Emory University on Saturday for the Division C State Science Olympiad Tournament. This was only the second time in FSA history that the team qualified for the tournament. Be sure to read more about this competition below.

Make sure to join us at Skyzone this Thursday for Spirit Night! We'll be jumping the night away! It's sure to be a ton of fun! For more information, read further below!

Don't forget to sign up to be a part of our Annual International Night! We currently have the following countries: Turkey, Russia, France, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Morroco, Jamaica, India, Finland, Haiti, Vietnam, Iran, United States, South Korea, and Thailand! To find out ways you can help or if you don't see a country that you would like represented, read further below on ways you can help out! International night will be on Sunday, April 28 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Make sure you sign up by April 1st!

Parents, please note that clubs will still happen this week at their regularly scheduled times. Again, there will be no changes to the class or club schedules for this week

Lastly, don't forget to submit your video for the 4th Annual STEAM Video Contest. This will be a great project for all students in grades four and higher to work on during their Spring Break Holiday. Therefore, the submission deadline is Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Just four more days until Spring Break!


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

As we begin to approach the end of the school year, I want to take a minute and remind everyone about the final exemption policy.

Students taking a high school course are able to exempt up to two final exams per semester when they meet below requirement:

  • Not more than 3 absences in the class that they wish to be exempted

    • School approved absences will not be counted against the student, such as

      • Academic & athletic competitions

      • Death/loss - up to 3 days requirements:

      • Religious holidays

    • Being sick will not count as a school approved absence excuse towards final exam exemption

  • Must have a 95% or more in the class for which student is trying to exempt exam

    • Grade will be assessed as unweighted; weighted points for Honors and AP will not count towards final exam exemption

  • Must have no ISS, no OSS, and not more than two lunch detentions.

Make sure you get your finals exemption form signed. Feel free to come and see me if you have any questions.

Contact: yparlak@fultonscienceacademy.org


Ms. Hibbah Agha

Professional School Counselor | 7th – 12th grade


(678) 366-2555 ext:158

“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” -MLK

Let your education provide you the tools and your principles be your compass to help you navigate the future. At FSA, we try to prepare you for the future as a lifelong learner. In all honestly, we never really finish educating ourselves. Every day, I am still learning something new.

High school is so significant because that is when we are going through the phase of life where we are learning ourselves. Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development breaks life down into stages, with the teens years being Identity vs. Role Confusion. The main task in this phase of life is developing a sense of self. It’s not an easy task by any means! I encourage that you use the Naviance assessments to start using data to help you reflect on your strengths. The Naviance StrengthsFinder is a good starting point and if you’d like, make time to chat with me about your results! Typically, our results may not be presented in a way that makes a lot of sense without some guidance. That’s what your counselor is here for. Last week, I was listening to my favorite The Psychology Podcast and came across another free strengths finder: VIA Character. Check out https://www.viacharacter.org and take the survey to see your top strengths.

“Why would I do this?” Well, ask yourself this: what are your strengths? Could you talk about it in an interview? Are you able to market yourself to jobs and colleges? This is where the conversation begins! I encourage you check out these resources because they can help you in the future.

FSA's Mission & Vision


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.


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?

  • Alumni BBQ is THIS SUNDAY!
  • High School Science Olympiad Team Competes at State Tournament
  • AIME Exam and State MATHCOUNTS Champions
  • FSA High School Student Council Presents Mario Kart and Game Night!
  • The Differences Between Bullying & Conflict
  • Senior Letters
  • Pi Digit Memorization Contest Winners
  • Georgia State University's Perimeter College Open House - Alpharetta Campus
  • Math Team Food Drive for North Fulton Charities
  • High School Students Continue Assisting in Elementary Project
  • FSA MNT Receives New Camera & Training!
  • Would you like to be a part of the Mustang News Team?
  • 10th Grader Aubrey L. Shares her Experience with Dual Enrollment While at FSA (Full Essay)
  • High School Students Attend A Backstage Tour at Chick-Fil-A

Mustang News for Monday, March 25, 2019

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March / April Calendars

MARCH 2019

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29: Spanish National Exam for level I, II, III, IV

Thursday, March 28: Mustang Soccer Association (MSA) Presentation, (2:40pm - 3:15pm)

Thursday, March 28: Spirit Night @ Skyzone (Details Below)

Thursday, March 28: Georgia State University's Perimeter College Open House - Alpharetta Campus (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Friday, March 29: High School Student Council Presents Game Night & Mario Kart (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

APRIL 2019

Monday, April 1 - Friday, April 5: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

Wednesday, April 10: LIU Presentation, (2:40pm - 3:15pm)

Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14: San Francisco Trip (8th - 12th Graders)

Friday, April 12: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Saturday, April 13: Invitational Turkish Language Competition

Saturday, April 13: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Lit Mock AP Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Physics AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Stat Mock AP Exam

Sunday, April 14: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Calc AP Mock Exam

Monday, April 15: Tax Day

Wednesday, April 17: High School Professionalism Seminar, (2:30pm - 4:00pm)

Thursday, April 18: Elementary to Middle Transition Parent Meeting (Begins at 4:30pm)

Saturday, April 20: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Calc AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Physics AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Stat AP Mock Exam

Sunday, April 21: Easter Sunday

Monday, April 22: Earth Day

Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28: NSF Contest

Saturday, April 27: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Chem AP Mock Exam
  • 8:00am AP Lang AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Bio AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Physics AP Mock Exam

Sunday, April 28: International Night (4:00pm - 7:00pm)

Join us for our Alumni BBQ this Sunday!

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Ordering Lunch From Outside


As it has been discussed, students should not be ordering food from outside restaurants while at school.

FSA will not accept meals delivered by food delivery services during the school day if it is ordered by a student during school. Please plan accordingly to ensure your students have lunch other than Uber Eats or from another delivery service. Parents are welcome to bring in lunches for their students from outside places or a student can bring food with them in the morning when they arrive at school. Students should not be using their phone or computers during the school day to order food. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.

High School Science Olympiad Team competes at State Tournament

FSA’s high school Science Olympiad team traveled to Emory University on Saturday for the Division C State Science Olympiad Tournament. This was only the second time in FSA history that the team qualified for the tournament. “Division C in Georgia is notoriously competitive,” said Science Olympiad Head Coach Pam Walsh. “Most of our team members have little to no experience with Science Olympiad before this year, yet we still managed to finish higher than many of the large public high schools in the area, including Alpharetta, Forsyth Central, and West Forsyth.” Overall, the team placed 21st out of 30 teams at the tournament and 155 teams total in the state.

Enes and Mehmet narrowly missed medaling in Boomilever with a fifth place finish. Aubrey and Adam placed sixth in Wright Stuff and Charlie, Brad, and Enes placed 7th in Code Busters.

AIME Exam and State MATHCOUNTS Champions

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Seven members of FSA Math Team qualified to the 2019 AIME – the American Invitational Mathematics Examination – based on their performance on the AMC 10/12 exams in February 2019. Congratulations to our wonderful students on this spectacular success!

FSA AIME Qualifiers

Holden W. – 10th grade

Charlie F. – 11th grade

Brad H. 11th – grade

Ethan G. – 8th grade

Richard Y. – 8th grade

Kevin Y. – 8th grade

Nick A. – 7th grade

We had a successful AIME exam session on Thursday, March 21st at our campus. We are looking forward to receiving the results! Stay tuned..

Our entire State MATHCOUNTS Team (Ethan G., Richard Y., Kevin Y., and Nick A.) qualified to the AIME exam and yet we had a mini celebration at the end of AIME exam session together with all AIME Qualifiers, most of whom are former State MATHCOUNTS Champions!

Congratulations to the FSA MATHCOUNTS Team one more time as this is the fourth consecutive year that Fulton Science Academy Private School has had at least one student and its coach advance to the National MATHCOUNTS. Good luck at Nationals!

MD Junior raises money for the american heart association

This past weekend, MD Junior successfully raised and donated $231.15 to the American Heart Association to join them in raising awareness for heart health. MD Junior sold shirts and socks (see pictures below) to teachers and students at FSA and raised this money in less than 3 weeks. A message from Vaani Balyan, President of the club, "Thank you so so much to everyone who contributed to MD Junior’s fundraiser and to all of our successful events this year, including the Healthy Breakfast. Our success would not have been possible without the supportive family at FSA."

Again, thank you so much to everyone who helped MD Junior!

FSA High School Student Council Presents Mario Kart and Game Night!

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Who’s Got Game?

If you love to race a Mario kart, or compare apples to apples or simply love to roll the dice.. then this is for you!

FSA Student Council is hosting the Mario Kart and Game Night for Middle and High School Students and Teachers on Friday, March 29 at 5:00 pm.

It’s going to be a super fun night with video games like MarioKart and Smash and the all time favorite board and card games like Apples to Apples and trivia. Pizza, popcorn, and candies will be available for purchase.

Admission fee is only $3 to support the High School Student council.

So, Let the Games Begin!!

You got to be In It to Win It!!

The Differences Between Bullying & Conflict


“Sometimes people think that bullying and conflict are the same thing, but they aren’t. In one way or another, conflict is a part of everyday experience, in which we navigate the complexities of how we interact. Typically, minor conflicts don’t make someone feel unsafe or threatened. Bullying, on the other hand, is a behavior with intention to hurt, harm or humiliate and the person targeted is not able to make it stop.”

Senior Letters

Within the school, we will offer students the chance to write their seniors a parting Senior Letter.

This opportunity is not exclusive to students and faculty as we want to extend this to outside individuals as well. Seniors letters will be distributed to the students in May before graduation.

Ms. Agha will have envelopes to place your letter if you need one.

To send a letter for your senior, you can give it to Ms. Agha or mail it to:

[Senior Name] - Senior Letter

3035 Fanfare Way

Alpharetta, GA 30009


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Congratulations to our students below for winning the Pi-Digit memorization contest that took place on PI-day, March 14th! Each student will be awarded with a 5$ gift card.

Elementary Grades Top 3 Winners

· Sid S. 122 digits (not pictured)

· Aarush K. 37 digits (not pictured)

· Varun S. 31 digits

Middle School Winners

· 6th grade Winner: Gann D. 104 digits (not pictured)

· 7th grade Winner: Fayo A. 130 digits

· 8th grade Winner: Abdul A. 88 digits

High School Winners

· 9th grade Winner: Holden W. 107 digits

· 10th grade Winner: Sylvia H. 50 digits

· 11th grade Winner: Vaani B. 108 digits

· 12th grade winner: Vishal B. 189 digits


Georgia State University's Perimeter College Open House - Alpharetta Campus

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Considering Dual Enrollment?

Here’s an opportunity you might to check out!

Georgia State University’s Alpharetta Campus is hosting an

Open House event on March 28th from 6-8 pm.

You can get a feel for the campus and they will be sharing Dual Enrollment information.

To register, visit the link below:


Math Team Food Drive for North Fulton Charities

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The FSA Math team plans to collect rice – all types of rice for North Fulton Community Charities until Friday March 29th and donate them.

You may bring one or more packets of any kind of rice and drop them at Mrs. Duzyol's room or at the front desk for the math team-Ms. Duzyol.

On Monday April 1st, we will take all donations to North Fulton Community Charities.

High School Students Continue Assisting in Elementary Project

We had our final podcast recorded last week with Abhiram. Abhiram was so knowledgeable and gave me all the information needed and more through our emails. He set up the mic recording so that all three members could be easily heard. He worked with the group to ensure all parts of the podcast were stated clearly. He has lots of editing to help us piece in the interviews we previously recorded as well!

Abhiram was wonderful to work with and communicate with!

-Ms. Black; FSA 5th Grade Teacher

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FSA MNT Receives New Camera & Training!

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After proving their commitment and ability to constantly improve MNT (Mustang News Team) members got a video camera. But that's not all, the team members who are interested in doing camera work got a chance for some training from, videographer and documentarian Emin Demiral. He was assisted by Mr. Mutcali who helped translate for the students, the do's and don't of not just the camera but also the basics of camera work. They were all very excited and he had high praise for what the MNT team has accomplished so far, by just using smartphones.

Would you like to be a part of the Mustang News Team?

Mustang News is starting early to add the team for the next academic year. If you are a rising 9th and 10th grader and want to be part of the team, here's your chance. You will need to turn in a completed application with two teacher recommendations. You can pick up applications from the front desk.

The deadline to apply is April 16th. Once your application has been accepted you will be scheduled via email for an interview with the team leads. The goal is to have new members start shadowing the current team and learning the ropes so that they can hit the ground running in the Fall.

Questions: email fsanews@fultonscienceacademy.org with the subject MNT application. Don't wait, get your application in early as there are limited spots available.

Completed applications can be picked up & turned into the front desk.

10th Grader Aubrey L. Shares her Experience with Dual Enrollment While at FSA

Dual enrollment. I didn’t really understand it when I was a freshman. I just thought it was going to be another class. I was very wrong.

At college, I don’t feel like I’m fifteen. I don’t feel like a high schooler. In high school, the school is required to know where you are and what you are doing. You are under the school’s care, they are responsible for you. At college, none of that happens. You are on your own. You are an adult, regardless of age. Everyone treats you as they would any other adult attending the college. At Gwinnett Tech, my current college, I walk in and say “Hi” to the security officer and go find a seat in one of the ten sitting areas around the building. No one takes my attendance and I don’t have a specific place I have to be. You are expected to be an adult and make your own decisions.

During my first World History test, a classmate went up to my professor and asked her if he could go buy a scantron from the school store since he forgot his. She said he was a “big boy” and could make his own decisions. There are no tardies or late slips in college. You either come to class or you don’t. Some colleges require attendance be taken, but the college I’m at currently doesn’t. The only time you have to show up is the first day. If you don’t show up, you are immediately dropped from the class. I don’t know if it’s that way at other colleges, but that’s how it is a Gwinnett Tech. Some professors use the extra points they have to take their own attendance, so sometimes attendance does matter. However, it’s all up to you. If you want to leave in the middle of class, then bye. Some professors may get annoyed, but it’s your own choice. You are only hurting yourself if you miss the lecture for that day. My World and U.S. History professor uses the information straight from her lectures for tests, so if you miss a class, you miss 25% of the information and she will not give you the information later. A guy came into my U.S. History class late one day and then asked about information discussed before he got there. Even though my professor like this student, she snapped at him, saying how it was along the lines of “disrespectful to take time away from other students to answer something you would have known if you had been on time.”

Professors don’t care about late Ubers.

“Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity: if you are tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult. I hope it's worth it.” – Laurie Halse Anderson

At college, you are expected to have the same work ethic as an adult, a dedicated adult I should say. In my American Government class, there is a guy in the front row who is in his thirties, I believe. My professor doesn’t expect anything different between the two of us. My professors have the same expectations with every student, whether they are dual enrollment or an adult. You are expected to arrive to class, take notes, take a test, and pass. They are not required to make sure you pass. In high school, teachers are given more pressure to have students pass. In college, it’s not the same. Most professors could care less about your grade. Most professors will not encourage you to study more or attend tutoring sessions. You can ask for help and they will give it to you, obviously, but the help will not come to you.

I have noticed that at FSA, some of the teachers give their students make up tests. They also give them extra time if needed. That is obviously great and I am not criticizing that. But at college, most professors are not as nice. Only one of my professors gave me extra time, everyone else just took the test and turned it in when time was called. From the professors I have had, I have a few really laid-back ones, and some really strict ones. I remember in English 1101, some people would go up to the professor on an essay due date and apologize and ask for an extension. He would usually give them all extensions. Now in my Pre-calculus class this semester, my teacher is not so lenient. He is an extremely nice teacher, but he does not do make up tests or extensions. Sometimes, when a lot of people don’t show up to class, he will have us solve a problem and turn it in for extra credit, just to subtly punish those who didn’t come to class.

That’s another thing, extra credit. Extra credit is wonderful. From the professors I’ve had, a lot of them have given extra credit, while others don’t. The power for that amazing right is in the professor’s hands, plain and simple. The professors are basically in charge of every aspect of their class. I remember what my World and U.S. History professor said at the beginning of the semester. She said something along the lines of “I will not provide extra credit, because I believe a grade shows a person’s knowledge. The grade that you earn is the grade you get. Extra credit blurs your real grade.” It is all in her hands after all. The college may have a grading policy, but she controls the actual grades.

There is a similarity between college and high school: no sleep. In high school, not many people get enough sleep when there is a large project or an exam or final, so they don’t sleep enough. In college, no one sleeps, period.

“High school will always be a drama zone. It takes the strongest and smartest to know how to avoid it.” – Mia Lugo

One of the main differences between college and high school is drama. At college, people still have their problems, but it is dealt with in the real world. Usually at Gwinnett Tech, you don’t know the people you are taking classes with. Yes, you can make friends. However, you don’t, and you will probably never know everyone in your class. Your problems happen away from the college, and away from your classmates who you only see once or twice a week. People don’t start problems with each other since they are only there to take class and get a grade. Think of it like the ACT or SAT. You walk into the testing site for a purpose, to take a test. You usually don’t talk to the person in front of you in line. You can if you want to, but you usually don’t. You will probably never know anyone you test with. At high school, especially at small FSA, you are forced to be around each other five days a week for seven hours or more a day. I’ve noticed that people usually hang out with the same people day in and day out, so when you have a falling out, you can’t escape the drama afterwards. Even if it happened outside of school, you are going to hear about it the next day. News spreads like wild-fire at FSA, and probably at other high schools, too. It can get tiring after a while so college is a nice break. If you don’t like someone at college, you never have to be around them for more than a few hours a week.

“High School. Society's bright idea to put all of their aggressive, naive youth into one environment, to torment and emotionally scar each other, for life.” – Chris Colfer

I asked some of the dual enrollment kids I hang out with what they thought of dual enrollment. Before they gave me an answer, someone sitting by us answered it for me. “I know we should care, but we don’t.” It’s honestly true. No one cares at college unless someone forces you to care about it. There are a few explosive, and annoying, personalities but it is generally calm. You find a few people you like to talk to and you are fine for six months until the next round of classes. I don’t know if it’s different at a higher-level college, but that is what I know from Gwinnett Tech and probably Georgia State when I transfer this summer. You only experience non-class stress if you force yourself to. If someone annoys you, you can engage with them, or you can just ignore them for the rest of the semester. It’s hard to ignore people at a small high school like FSA and high school usually forces you to have confrontations. You usually don’t need that kind of human interaction all the time at college. At my college, you are left on your own, with no teachers or administrators forcing you to do things. The only time you are required to interact is during projects or labs. If you have problems with someone at FSA, you aren’t going to hear the end of it, even if you resolve it, for a few days. At my college, you need to choose whether to fix your problems, no one is asking you to until you choose to do it. What I was taught from my dual enrollment classes is independence. You are on your own until you ask for help. Teachers don’t ask you to study, you either pass or you fail. Administrators don’t encourage you to join things, you need to do it or don’t. In a drama free environment, where I control almost everything that happens, the only thing I need to worry about is my classes. Weird, the only stress I am forced to have is about assignment deadlines and tests. I can decide if I want more stress in my life, no one is making it surround me. I’ve learned to be my own person.

“High school is such a small part of your life. So why change your life for it? Who cares what people think of you.” – Unknown

High School Students Attend A Backstage Tour at Chick-Fil-A

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A select group of High School students earned a backstage tour at Chick Fil A Corporate. The Mustang Soccer Association along with Miss Agha got a chance to see how Chick Fil A grew as a leading business in Georgia and across the nation. After weeks of selling chick fil a biscuits they got a chance to see how it all began. The Chick Fil headquarters was a massive campus close to the airport, occupied since 1982. MSA was part of a Backstage Tour that included out of state participants. The tour talked about founder Samuel Truett’s life and how it impacted the foundations of the business. Truett had an impressive car collection that was also displayed in the building- including one of the three batmobiles from the 1992 film Batman Returns.
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Join us for Spirit Night at Skyzone!

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To ensure a successful and fun jump please remember the following:

  • · Everyone who jumps must have a waiver completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian. The waiver can be filled out online at www.skyzoneroswell.com
  • · Every jumper must wear our Sky Socks. Our socks are currently $3 a pair.
  • · No outside food or drink is allowed inside our facility; however, a variety of food & drinks are available for purchase at our concessions. Meals Deals are available for $10.00 for one large pizza and a pitcher of fountain drink.
  • · 60 minute tickets are available for $10.00 per person.
  • · We accept the following forms of payment: Cash, Debit, and Credit Cards. Sorry we DO NOT accept personal checks.

march is women's history month!

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Today’s woman in history pays tribute to perhaps the first female mathematician. According to history.com Ada Lovelace the daughter of the poet Lord Byron showed an instinct for math rather than poetry. From the age of 4, Lovelace was tutored in mathematics and science, an unusual course of study for a woman in 19th-century England. At the age of 17, Lovelace met inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage who is referred to as the “father of the computer.” She was a visionary who predicted that computers could do more than just crunch numbers.

Lovelace foresaw the multi-purpose functionality of the modern computer. Let’s jump ahead to the 1970s, and the naming of a high-order computer programming language used by the US Navy. This was named “Ada” in honor of Lovelace in 1979, and it is still used around the world today in the operation of real-time systems in the aviation, health care, transportation, financial, infrastructure and space industries.

x2vol; a new way for students to track their volunteer hours

Our school is now using x2VOL to track your service hours! x2VOL is an online platform that provides an easy way to log your service hours and find volunteer opportunities. Please follow the below instructions to register for the first time to begin logging your service hours.

Through this portal, we will be sharing volunteer opportunities and it allows for you to track your volunteer hours. No more paper logs needed!

I have imported all of our middle and high school students in the platform. To go ahead and get logged on, please visit the following video-

https://myintellivol.desk.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2805684-how-do-i-register-or-join-x2vol-as-a-student- **This video gives great information on how this will work!

For my high school students using Naviance-

When you log on and are on your dashboard, you can scroll down and will see a button that says x2VOL. You can click that to access the portal as it is linked to your Naviance account!

Once everything is set up, you can login by simply visiting the x2VOL homepage.

Teachers and other organizations will begin posting volunteer opportunities on here as well. Make sure you use this portal to log your hours for the spring semester! If you have any questions, please come talk to me.

Ms. Agha; 7th - 12th Grade Counselor

International Night Updates You Should Know!

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FSA’s annual International Night will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 4-7pm! We take pride in the cultural diversity represented in our school, and our International Night is a great way to share and celebrate our various cultural traditions. As of now, we have Turkey, India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Morocco, Jamaica, Finland, Haiti, Russia, France, Vietnam, Iran, United States, South Korea, and Thailand. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL!

There are several ways that you can help and engage this year.

  1. Manage a booth for a specific country or region of a country showcasing the heritage
  2. Bring food and/or items for a specific country
  3. Perform a talent representative of a country whether it is a dance, song, poem, or playing an instrument
  4. General event volunteer-set up, clean up, manning passport and immigration booths

Please visit http://www.bit.ly/fsaintlnight2019 - International Night Google Form Sign-up to let us know how you would like to participate by April 1, 2019.

Once we receive your google form response, we will reach out to you with additional details. Please contact Kavitha Joseph at fsaintlnight@gmail.com with any questions.


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Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,

We are pleased to announce FSA's 4th Annual S.T.E..A.M. Video Contest.

EXCITING TIMES! Once again, we will have a Red Carpets Award Show on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:45pm with fun activities and surprises to celebrate our student's skills in different areas of movie making.


video contest guidelines


This year we will once again invite video entries with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) theme. This broad concept allows students to create their video on a topic that they like. Participants can do anything from exploring a science or math theory/concept to something more charitable in nature that discusses a community need and how it can be addressed. You name it! There is a wide spectrum of opportunities under the umbrella of S.T.E.A.M.


Feel free to use any video editing software and upload your finished video to YouTube. Suggested duration of the video is 3 to 5 minutes. Please only use materials recorded by you.


This will be a great project for all students in grades four and higher to work on during their Thanksgiving and winter holidays. Therefore, the submission deadline is Sunday, April 7, 2019.


Students will be competing in two different levels as follows:

Middle School Level

High School Level


1st Place - $150

2nd Place - $100

3rd Place - $50


Student’s Choice


Tuesday, April 16 at 1:45 PM.


Please CLICK HERE to submit your Youtube video link.

Any questions, you might have, please send an e-mail to rmaharaj@fultonscienceacademy.org

Enjoy your time preparing your videos.

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


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.


· Pencil and eraser

· Small binder

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

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June 10 - June 14 (SAT Math)

June 17 - June 21 (SAT Verbal)


Fulton Science Academy

3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.

Click the Below Link for Registration:


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

the ride of the 79th

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I am very excited about sharing this link *https://ride79.com* with all of you! This is more of a personal project my husband, mother in law and, I have been working on for a while. As some of you know, my husband is part of the USA military as well as his grandfather and father were. His grandfather was part of the D-Day and as a way to honor his and many other soldiers' sacrifices, we have decided to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day by riding the route of his grandfather’s unit, the 79th Infantry Division (315th Regiment), from start to finish. They landed at Utah beach in Normandy France on June 14, 1944 and made their way through France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and finally the Czech Republic. This project will be a physical challenge for us but also a very rewarding opportunity to revisit, honor our past, give remembrance to individual soldiers’ stories, learn about history and culture, make friends, gain experiences, and raise funds for the Green Beret Foundation. I ask everybody to please help me in sharing this link with your friends, social media, spreading the word to people that may be interested in joining us, donating or simple re-sharing this beautiful idea.

Nadia Carmona; FSA Spanish Teacher & World Language Department Chair

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Youth Volunteer Opportunities at Atlanta History Center - Now Accepting Applications

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The Atlanta History Center has a number of volunteer programs for youth – You can check out the programs and get some general information here: http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/support/volunteer
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"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)

music competitions for high school students

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Alma Mater Lyric Contest

Our first graduating class will be graduating in May, and it would be wonderful for them to have a song to remember their time at FSA.

  • Contest is open to students in 6th-12th grade.
  • Lyrics should be set to the tune, “Alma Mater”
  • Lyrics should represent FSA and what it means to be a Mustang.
  • Follow this link to hear an example.
  • Students should write at least 1 verse, but no more than 2 verses
  • Winner will receive $100 and also be known as the composer of the FSA Alma Mater for many years to come!
  • Submissions and questions may be sent to Mrs. Otim at kotim@fultonscienceacademy.org
  • Submissions are due by March 29th.
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2019 NAfME Student Composers Competition

2019 NAfME Student Composers Competition

Deadline: March 29th

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is seeking original music written by student composers for featured performance in the Young Composers Concert. Teachers and students are invited to submit original compositions by students for possible inclusion in the concert. Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and graduate school are eligible to submit compositions.

For K-12 applicants, Mrs. Otim can be your faculty sponsor for this contest. kotim@fultonscienceacademy.org

Follow this link for more details about how to enter.


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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.



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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 and so much more!





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Go to www.treering.com/validate

Enter your school's passcode: 1013541294622699

Regular Price: $29.50

Deadline: April 1

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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