PAGA Community Survey for Title II

Dear Community Member,
Please take a few moments to answer the following questions. We need your opinions as a member of our community. Your answers will help us decide how to best use federal money for teacher training classes. Your answers are confidential and you will never be identified. The estimated time to complete the survey is between 5 to 10 minutes. Thank you very much for your help.


Provost Academy School District - Parent Survey 2014-2015

Parental involvement is a vitally important component of student success – Please answer the survey questions on the next few pages. Thank you for your assistance in completing this SURVEY. We will use the information to improve the quality of service we provide your children. Input from all parents is important in ensuring that we are addressing the needs of all our students.


Title I Open House - October 28, 2014

Title I open house

Testing 101

“Understanding GA’s Mandated Testing”

When: October 2nd, 2014

@ 11am & 6pm

Where: Virtual

Access: log on at

Or Dial +1 (213) 493-0604      Access Code: 209-241-829



  • Testing Graduation Requirements
  • Testing Registration/Sign-up
  • Testing Attendance
  • New GA Assessments
  • Q & A

For more information, please contact Keren Cadet, Parent Involvement Coordinator/Homeless Liaison, at 404-449-3164 or

PAGA Georgia High School Writing test Wednesday, September 24!!!!

Students, if you have signed up via surveymonkey to participate, please note your chosen location below for address. 

Participation in the surveymonkey was confirmation and you are registered and expected to show up.

Testing begins promptly at 9:00 a.m., BUT YOU MUST ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY TO CHECK IN!

If you have any questions call your advisor!  If you did not register, please call your advisor or email to see if you can still come Wednesday or the make-up day Thursday!


Testing Locations:

  • Albany Technical College, 1704 S Slappey Blvd, Albany, GA 31701, Bldg. E, Room 123
  • Athens Technical College, 800 US HWY 29 North, Athens, GA, 30601, Room N112
  • Moultrie Technical College, 52 Tech Drive, Tifton, GA 31794, Economic Development Building in room J126
  • Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, Building H, Multipurpose Room
  • Savannah Technical College, Crossroads Campus, 190 Crossroads Parkway, Savannah‎ Georgia‎ 31407
  • Central Georgia Technical College, 3300 Macon Tech Dr, Macon, GA 31206, Mini-Theatre (Room 232)
  • Augusta Technical College, 3200 Augusta Tech Dr, Augusta, GA 30906, Bldg. 600, Room 633
  • Wingate by Wyndham, 560 Greers Chapel Dr NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144
  • Holiday Inn, 9159 Access Rd, Covington, GA 30014
Parent Workshop “Prepping for Success”

View Flyer

When: September 25, 2014 @ 11am & 6pm

Access: log on at
Or Dial + 1 (773) 897-3000  Access Code: 373-062-445



  • 7 Habits of a Successful Teen
  • Students: “What I believe Video”
  • Feedback on Parental Involvement Policy & School-Parent Compact

For more information, please contact Keren Cadet, Parent Involvement Coordinator/Homeless Liaison, at 404-449-3164 or

Student Raffle Details!!!!

A raffle for students who finish the first parts of their courses by end of 1st quarter (October 6):

Beats For Grades Raffle

Diagnostic Test - New Deadline!

Greetings Parents and Students!

We hope you are settling in to your courses and progressing toward graduation.  Provost Academy is dedicated to all students achieving a rigorous, relevant education. Our faculty and staff provide the appropriate support and motivation as students grow academically. We are committed to creating an individualized learning experience for all students. In doing so, we are implementing a required diagnostic test in reading and math this year.  This is to help us determine your specific academic needs as the scores will give us important information on how best to support your academic needs on your journey to graduate.

It is, therefore,  imperative that you make this a priority— take the diagnostic test as soon as possible before continuing with your regular coursework. Even though the testing window will be open from September 8, 2014 through September 26, 2014, we recommend sooner rather than later.  The sooner we have your scores, the sooner we can help you.

Your Diagnostic is already set for you!  Log in as a student using your eSchoolware username and password on the following site:

Rewards are greatest when shared in collaboration.

Contact your Advisor for details or concerns!


Directions for Taking the Math and Reading Diagnostics Test:

1. Go to:  

This is the screen you see. Click on I’m A Student



2. Type in your Provost Academy user name and password on the login page.



3. Click on the first blue tab, Take a Reading Test. After completing the reading test, click on the third tab with the red triangle, Take a Math Test.




Annual Title I Meeting

When: September 16, 2014 @ 11am & 6pm

Where: Virtual

Access: log on at

Or Dial: + 1 (872) 240-3312           Access Code: 932-071-397



  • What is a Title I school?
  • How does our school spend Title I money?
  • What curriculum does our school use?
  • What tests will my child be taking?
  • What is required by law for parent involvement?
  • Is my child’s teacher highly qualified?
  • What opportunities does the school provide for parental involvement?

For more information, please contact Gerda Louizi, Title I Director, at 470-234-1199 or

Title I Planning Meeting (August 25, 2014)

Title I Planning Meeting

Parent Right To Know

August 1, 2014

Dear Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s):

At Provost Academy Georgia, we are very proud of our teachers and feel they are ready for the coming school year and are prepared to give your child a high-quality education. As a Title I school, we are required to meet federal regulations under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) related to teacher qualifications. In compliance with the requirements of the ESEA/NCLB, you have the right to request information about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials. The following information may be requested:

  • Whether the teacher met the Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements for certification for the grade level and subject area in which the teacher provides instruction;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other provisional status through which Georgia qualifications or certification criteria have been waived;
  • What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration; and
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

Please rest assured that our staff is committed to helping your child reach his or her maximum academic potential throughout their school career. That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled and delivering quality instruction to your child.

If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teachers’ qualifications, please contact please contact Gerda Louizi, Director of Federal Programs by phone at (470) 234-1199 or by email at Thank you for your interest and involvement in your child’s education.


Monica Henson, EdD



Versión española

01 de Agosto 2014

Estimado Padre/Tutor Legal:

En Provost Academy Georgia estamos muy orgullosos de nuestros maestros y sentimos que están preparados para el próximo ciclo lectivo y para brindarle una educación de alta calidad a su hijo. Debido a que somos una escuela del Título I, debemos cumplir con las regulaciones federales en virtud de la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria (ESEA, por sus siglas en inglés) de 1965, modificada por la Ley Que Ningún Niño se Quede Atrás (NCLB, por sus siglas en inglés) de 2001 en relación con las calificaciones de los maestros. De conformidad con los requisitos de la Ley ESEA/NCLB, usted tiene derecho a solicitar información acerca de la capacitación y las credenciales de los maestros de sus hijos. Puede solicitar la siguiente información:

  • Si el maestro cumplió o no con los requisitos de la Comisión de Estándares Profesionales de Georgia para obtener el certificado para el grado y la asignatura en la que brinda instrucción;
  • Si el maestro está enseñando bajo una situación de emergencia u otra condición provisional a través de la cual se ha renunciado a las calificaciones o los criterios de certificación de Georgia;
  • Qué títulos de pregrado y posgrado tiene el maestro, incluidos los certificados de posgrado y los títulos adicionales, y la(s) especialización(es) o área(s) de concentración.
  • Si su hijo recibe servicios de parte de ayudantes y, de ser así, sus calificaciones.

Puede estar seguro de que nuestro personal está comprometido a ayudar a su hijo a alcanzar su máximo potencial académico a través de la escuela. Dicho compromiso incluye la obligación de asegurarnos de que todos nuestros maestros y ayudantes estén altamente capacitados y brinden una instrucción de calidad para su hijo.

Si desea solicitar información con respecto a las calificaciones de los maestros de su hijo, comuníquese conmigo, Gerda Louizi por teléfono al (470) 234-1199 o por correo electrónico a Gracias por su interés y participación en la educación de su hijo.


Monica Henson, EdD

Intra-District Transfer ESEA Waiver

[Versión Española]

July 1, 2014

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

On February 9, 2012 the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) received waivers from ten requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) of 2001. ESEA/NCLB requires that parents or guardians who have children attending a Title I school be notified of the school’s academic achievement as well as a school’s designation under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver. This letter is intended to provide additional information concerning the options available to your child under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Wavier, and to help you understand what the waiver will mean for you and your child.

Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, the GaDOE transitioned from needs improvement (NI) school designations based on adequate yearly progress (AYP) reports to Reward, Priority, Focus and Alert Schools designations based on ESEA Flexibility Waiver formulas. Title I schools will now implement specific programs and interventions based on Reward, Priority, Focus, and Alert Schools status. In addition, the GaDOE ESEA Flexibility Waiver outlines Georgia’s new Single Statewide Accountability System, the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI). The CCRPI now serves as a comprehensive report card for all schools in Georgia. The state system will give parents, students, teachers and families a more complete and comprehensive picture of where a school or district is meeting performance expectations and where it is not.

The Georgia ESEA Flexibility Waiver also eliminated Supplemental Educational Services (SES) and Public School Choice (Choice). However, for schools designated as Priority or Focus (or Alert if they choose to provide the service) the Georgia ESEA Flexibility Waiver provides greater flexibility in designing a flexible learning program (FLP) tailored to the needs of the schools. As a result, these identified schools will have the capacity to serve more students in need of additional academic support.

I am very proud to tell you that Provost has not been given a school designation this year which means we are continuing to provide a quality education to all of our students. As we are achieving in many areas, we also know there is always room for improvement. An important part of our success is parent participation and support in developing activities to improve student achievement. We hope that as a parent/guardian, you will become involved in our school improvement initiatives as we continue to monitor student achievement and set high expectations. If you are interested in participating in developing our school improvement initiatives so we can continue to excel, please contact Gerda Louizi, Director of Federal Programs at (404) 937-5730 or by email Thank you for all that you do to support your child’s education.


Monica Henson

Monica Henson, EdD




Versión Española

01 de Julio 2014

Estimado Padre (s) / Tutor (s):

El 9 de febrero de 2012, el Departamento de Educación de Georgia (GaDOE) recibió las renuncias de los diez requisitos de la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria (ESEA) de 1965, modificada por la No Child Left Behind (NCLB) de 2001. ESEA / NCLB requiere que los padres o tutores que tienen niños que asisten a una escuela de Título I serán notificados de los logros académicos de la escuela, así como la designación de una escuela bajo ESEA Flexibilidad Renuncia de Georgia. Esta carta tiene por objeto proporcionar información adicional sobre las opciones disponibles para su hijo en virtud de Georgia ESEA Flexibilidad Renuncia, y para ayudarle a entender lo que significa la exención para usted y su niño.

Comenzando con el año escolar 2012-2013, el GaDOE transición de mejora de necesidades (NI) designaciones escolares basados en el progreso anual adecuado (AYP) informa a la recompensa, Prioridad, Escuelas Focus y Alerta designaciones basadas en fórmulas de exención ESEA flexibilidad. Escuelas de Título I ahora implementarán programas e intervenciones específicas basadas en la recompensa, Prioridad, Focus, y el estado de alerta de las Escuelas. Además, la exención de GaDOE ESEA Flexibilidad esboza nuevo Sistema de Responsabilidad de Georgia Individual A nivel estatal, el Índice de Rendimiento de Preparación Universitaria y Profesional (CCRPI). El CCRPI ahora sirve como una tarjeta de informe completo de todas las escuelas en Georgia. El sistema estatal dará a los padres, estudiantes, maestros y familias una visión más completa y amplia de que una escuela o distrito está cumpliendo con las expectativas de rendimiento y donde no es.

La Exención Georgia ESEA La flexibilidad también elimina los Servicios Educativos Suplementarios (SES) y la Opción de Escuela Pública (elección). Sin embargo, para las escuelas designadas como prioridad o Focus (o alerta si optan por prestar el servicio) la Exención de Georgia ESEA flexibilidad proporciona una mayor flexibilidad en el diseño de un programa de aprendizaje flexible (FLP) adaptado a las necesidades de las escuelas. Como resultado, estas

escuelas identificadas tendrán la capacidad para atender a más estudiantes que necesitan apoyo académico adicional.

Estoy muy orgulloso de decir que Provost no se ha dado una designación escuela este año, lo que significa que seguimos para proporcionar una educación de calidad a todos nuestros estudiantes. Como estamos logrando en muchas áreas, también sabemos que siempre hay espacio para mejorar. Una parte importante de nuestro éxito es la participación de los padres y el apoyo en el desarrollo de actividades para mejorar el rendimiento estudiantil. Esperamos que como padre / tutor, usted participar en nuestras iniciativas de mejora de la escuela a medida que seguimos para supervisar el logro de los estudiantes y establecer altas expectativas. Si usted está interesado en participar en el desarrollo de nuestras iniciativas de mejora de la escuela para que podamos seguir para sobresalir, por favor póngase en contacto con Gerda Louizi, Director de Programas Federales al (404) 937-5730 o por correo electrónico Gracias por todo lo que hacen para apoyar la educación de su hijo.


Monica Henson

Monica Henson, EdD


2014 PAGA Graduation Photos are now available!

The senior class of Provost Academy Georgia was blessed with a beautiful afternoon for graduation on Saturday, June 14th. Hundreds of friends and family members assembled at the Atlanta Technical College Academic Complex Auditorium to watch our graduates in blue and PAGA orange caps and gowns receive their high school diplomas from Superintendent Dr. Monica Henson.

Download, save and print all of the posted 2014 graduation photos at:

OR - Graduation

[On Dropbox, you can download any photo by clicking its thumbnail to view the full image and then clicking the three dots (···) in the lower right and selecting 'Download' from the menu.]

C.E.O. of My Life

For more information, visit:

CEO of My Life Flyer

C.E.O. of My LIfe Brochure

Family Connect Volunteers Help Pay-it-Forward at Atlanta Shelter

Atlanta Mission photoProvost Academy Georgia students met on Tuesday, April 22nd to volunteer together with their Family Connect program. Twelve total participants, both students and parents, worked to prepare and provide lunch for those in need, landscaped to beautify the shelter, assisted with childcare, conducted arts and crafts, and organized clothing in the shelter’s clothing closet. Additionally, Provost Staff members, including Brittney Owens, Brittney Thompson, and Delmon Moore, were in attendance, along with Edison staff members Harriett Washington and Laurel Tokarczyk. The shelter’s staff members and those seeking assistance were thrilled to see the smiling, compassionate faces of PAGA students and families. It was a wonderful experience for everyone involved.

To see more photos and info on upcoming Family Connect events, visit the Family Connect page.

PAGA Parent Survey

Greetings Parents/Guardians,

In order for the Title I Parent Engagement Program to effectively determine the needs of the program, we are conducting a survey of all parents/guardians at Provost Academy Georgia (PAGA). The purpose of this survey is to determine to what extent the Parent Engagement Program has benefited you. Your response to this survey is crucial in providing the necessary information to acquire and formulate useful resources, presentations, workshops, and webinars.

Your input is important to us. Please feel free to include any additional comments you deem necessary or relevant to improving the program.   Your response and time is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you!

To access the survey, please access the following web address:



Georgia DOE College & Career Readiness Scores for Provost Academy Georgia

The Georgia Department of Education recently released the College & Career Readiness scores of all Georgia schools. In less than two years, Provost Academy Georgia has outpaced most of the state’s nontraditional public high schools. PAGA strongly rivals various alternative programs, including the well-regarded Alonzo A. Crim Open Campus High School in Atlanta Public Schools, the DeKalb Alternative School in the DeKalb County School District, and the GIVE Centers East and West in Gwinnett County Public Schools. Our strategic plan is to maintain our commitment in continuing our upward trajectory to better educate a diverse population of eager underserved learners, increase our graduation rate in both our virtual and brick & mortar programs, and meet or surpass all statewide requirements. We are well on our way. While the CCRPI scores do not fully depict our success in the classroom, this measure does serve as a benchmark for growth areas for PAGA. We will continue in our unwavering commitment to excellence, and we are excited about our intensified efforts to focus specifically on the needs of Georgia’s students seeking a nontraditional, flexible, online high school education with our new strategic initiatives rolling out soon. We will diligently work to foster strong relationships in an environment where high-tech high school meets the high-touch impact of caring professionals.

Dual Enrollment Opportunities at Georgia Perimeter College

Catch an online or in-person open house this April and May. Visit for details.

Join Us for Family Connect "Pay It Forward" Event April 22 Helping to Feed and Care for Atlanta-Area Homeless

Atlanta Famil Connect Event Flyer - April 22 - Atlanta Mission Day ShelterAtlanta area Family Connect families are invited to a special “pay it forward” event Tuesday, April 22, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Atlanta Mission Day Shelter. We will help prepare and serve lunch to homeless women and children, as well as assisting with child care.  In addition to doing something truly wonderful for the community, students will be able to earn community service hours for their time. Meet fellow students and PAGA staff and work side-by-side to make a difference in your community.

National College Fair is Sunday, March 16 in Atlanta

National College Fair flyer

Learn about college options at the National College Fair at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on Sunday, March 16 from noon to 4:00 pm.  The event is free.  Students are encouraged to register at

Accreditation Team Volunteers Needed March 18-20, 2014

Provost Academy Georgia has received our AdvancEd Accreditation Report.

Provost Academy Georga will host our AdvancEd External Review Team at school headquarters in Atlanta March 18-20, 2014. If you are a parent or student willing to be interviewed by phone or in person during the Review Visit, please contact the school office at (404) 577-8593.

Visit to Governor's Mansion!

Provost Academy Georgia visited the Governor’s Mansion February 20, 2014 at the invitation of First Lady Sandra Deal. Mrs. Deal gave a tour of the Mansion to our first class of National Guard Youth Challenge Academy graduates, their families, Provost Academy Georgia and YCA staff, along with representatives from the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Accrediting Commission. She spent more than two hours showing us the rooms and speaking about the history of the Mansion, the antique furnishings and artwork, and previous Governors. She also encouraged the graduates to pursue their education in technical college or a university. You can read the press release here.

Participants enjoyed a reception with Mrs. Deal in the Ballroom after the tour. We are grateful to Mrs. Deal, a former public school teacher, for conceiving and championing the partnership between the National Guard and Provost Academy Georgia, the first of its kind in the 28 states where the Youth Challenge Academies are operated. Governor and Mrs. Deal hosted the first annual Georgia National Guard Youth Challenge Foundation gala last month at the 755 Club at Turner Field in Atlanta, sponsored by the Atlanta Braves and Rick Hendrick Motorsports, raising more than $100,000 for cadet college scholarships.

We will graduate our next cadet class on Saturday, March 1, at Fort Gordon.


Cadet Coleman Humphrey
Pamela Lambert- mother

Cadet Robert Jarvis
Marsha Saylor-mother

Cadet Pete Peugh
Jimmy and Denise Peugh-parents

Dr. Monica Henson
Provost Academy Superintendent

Mr. Delmon Moore
Provost Academy Principal

Ms. Gale Stein
Provost Academy Specialized Student Support Coordinator

Mr. Phil Murphey
Executive Director Georgia Accrediting Commission

Dr. Garry McGiboney
Associate Superintendent for Policy, Georgia Department of Education

Dr. Bob Hughes
State Youth Challenge Academy Director

Dr. Roger Lotson
Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy Director

Operational Announcement

“The PAGA Board of Directors has decided to cease operations temporarily at three of the Bridgescape Centers in Augusta, Macon, and Savannah for the remainder of the current school year. The decision was made reluctantly due to a combination of less than anticipated funding and unexpected operational resource requirements. The last day of operations for the three Centers is Friday, February 14, 2014. A contingency plan has been put in place to continue to educate and support the 220 affected students in their virtual program. Students who need computer access from home will be provided a loaner laptop and internet access (subsidized if the family requests it and meets income qualification guidelines), and all virtual support options continue to be available. These three centers will continue to accept enrollments for Fall 2014-15. Students and parents with additional questions, please contact your Advisor for support.”

Savannah Magic Johnson Bridgescape Center Closing at Noon Wednesday Due to Inclement Weather

Due to reports of dropping temperatures and freezing rain, the Magic Johnson Bridgescape center in Savannah will close at noon today (Wednesday, Feb. 12). Staff will work from home. Please check back for further announcements for tomorrow.

Parental Involvement Committee: School-Parent Compact
The Parental Involvement Committee meeting scheduled for February 11 has been rescheduled for February 18 at 6:00 pm.  The event will be held via Go To Meeting at the link below.

To Log In: 1. Click on the link below: Sign in as ‘First Last–Parent’ i.e. ‘John Smith–Parent’

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.
Dial +1 (786) 358-5417; Access Code: 656-097-623

February 12 and 13 Inclement Weather Announcement

The closure of the Atlanta Magic Johnson Bridgescape center has been extended through Thursday, Feb. 13. The Augusta MJB Center will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 12, and Thursday, Feb. 13. The Macon MJB Center will be closed Wednesday, February 12.  We are monitoring the situation around the state and will announce additional center closures if warranted.

All students are expected to log in from home and complete schoolwork online unless there is a loss of power and/or internet. Be sure to notify your Advisor if that occurs so your absences will be excused.

Stay safe and stay warm! Use this time to get caught up on your eCourses. 


Dr. Henson

PAGA Attending Metro Atlanta School Fair February 22

2014 Metro Atlanta School Choice Enrollment Fair Flyer



Provost Academy Georgia is among nearly a dozen charter schools participating in the Inaugural Metro Atlanta School Choice Enrollment Fair on Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Ivy Preparatory Academy of Kirkwood, 1807 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA. See the best of what Atlanta's public charter schools have to offer.  For more information, visit

Congratulations, Sidney!

Principal Jonathan Woods in Augusta announces that Provost Academy 9th grader Sidney Watkins placed second in the essay contest sponsored by the HBA Group in Augusta.

Sidney received three complimentary tickets that allowed him and his parents to attend The 3rd Annual Salute to Our Youth and Community Service Organizations That Serve Them at The Partridge Inn. Sidney was invited to read his essay at the event.

We are so proud of him! Well done, Sidney!

Field Trip to State Capitol for School Choice Rally

School Choice Rally Graphic

Inclement Weather Policy Reminder!

Students, our inclement weather policy is that students who attend the Magic Johnson Bridgescape centers are excused from attendance in person if the local school district is out of school due to snow/ice/etc., although you are expected to log into the Portal and work on lessons as long as you have power and internet at home. If your internet goes out, please notify your advisor by text message.


Provost Academy Georgia and Georgia National Guard Partner to Provide High School Diplomas for At-Risk Youth

ATLANTA – Provost Academy Georgia (PAGA) and the Georgia National Guard have developed a new educational pilot program for graduates of Youth Challenge Academy. Historically, Youth Challenge Academy provides at-risk youth who have dropped out of high school with an opportunity to earn their General Educational Development (GED) certificates. Now, through this new strategic partnership with PAGA, four Youth Challenge Academy graduates have obtained their standard high school diploma. The 2014 graduates are: Coleman Humphrey, Pete Peugh, Austin Quesenberry and Robert Jarvis.

Check out the slideshow from the graduation ceremony!

Dual Enrollment Opportunities!

Central Georgia Technical College has one of the largest Dual Enrollment programs in the state. They will waive most college-associated fees not covered by the HOPE Grant for any PAGA high school students who enroll in their technical certificate programs. For ACCEL students, they will waive any tuition and testing costs not covered by the HOPE Scholarship. Notify your Advisor to participate in Dual Enrollment with CGTC.

Dual enrollment orientation sessions were held in October and November, and future webinars dates will be posted as they are scheduled.

In the meantime, please contact your advisor for details on this great opportunity.


Provost Academy Georgia and Magic Johnson Bridgescape Logos

Parent Involvement Committee Meeting December 10!

December 10 Parent Involvement Committee Agenda Graphic


The Title I Parent Involvement Committee Meeting for December will be held December 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm via GoToMeeting.  A PDF that includes clickable links can be downloaded by clicking on the graphic at left, or following this link and the logon instructions shown to the left.

Don't forget to check out the Agenda, and mark the upcoming Webinars on your calendar!

If you would like additional information, or to RSVP, please click on her name to email Brittney Owens.

Family Connect Meet and Greet!


Come help us launch our Family Connect program in Savannah on Saturday, November 23!

Please click the image at left for a larger copy of the flyer with all the details, including the RSVP information!

Parents: Please Complete the Title IIA Needs Assessment Survey

Dear Parents,

We need your input. Please complete our Needs Assessment survey for the current school year before November 15, 2013. The purpose of an annual needs assessment is to determine the needs of the school system in order to maintain an up-to-date action plan of improvement. Information gathered in the survey concerns the needs of the school's teaching force and student body in order to be able to have all students meet challenging State content and academic achievement standards. The school system is to develop a consolidated local plan that is based on a needs assessment. 

Your input helps shape the Provost Academy experience. Thank you for your participation.


Complete your eValuate by 10/25 to be eligible for a Dolphin Tour!

The first 40 MJB or PAGA students to complete October's eValuate by October 25th, will be eligible for a Dolphin Tour Trip.

When:  Friday, November 8, 2013 @ 1:45pm

Time:   1:45pm – Approx 3:15

Capt. Mike's Dolphin Adventure Tours
1 Old US Highway, Tybee Island, GA
Lazaretto Creek Marina

What to wear: The time of year is unpredictable, so dress in layers.  Be Prepared!

Capt. Mike's Dolphin Tours are USCG Inspected Passenger Boats


Title I Annual Parent Meeting to be Held October 29, 2013

Title I Annual Parent Meeting graphic

The Provost Academy Georgia Title I Annual Parent Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 6:00 pm via Go To Meeting.  Participants should log in at the following URL:

Please join my meeting.

Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone.
Dial +1 (619) 550-0000
Access Code: 577-825-151

New Website Feature: College and Career Corner

Whether you are college bound or pursuing a career immediately after high school, Provost Academy is invested in your ambitions. Our new page, College and Career Corner, provides you with online resources to set you on the right path to achieve success. On this page, you will find links to various sites that will help you plan for college or a career. Learn about dual enrollment, SAT and ACT registration dates, how to apply to college, selecting a major, and career paths like Go Build Georgia. Take steps toward achieving your goals today!

2013-2014 Provost Academy Georgia Parent-Student Handbook Available!

The 2013-2014 Provost Academy Georgia Parent-Student Handbook is available for download at this link.  A link is also available on the Resources page for your convenience.

Magic Johnson Bridgescape Center Opens in Augusta

Principal Jonathan Woods and staff greeted dozens of prospective students and families at the new Augusta Magic Johnson Bridgescape Open House on Friday, September 20. The center invited the public to come by and tour the center, meet staff, and learn how to enroll. The center is located at 360 Bay Street, Suite 250 in the New South Building.

The Magic Johnson Bridgescape Learning Center serves students in grades nine through 12 whom need a more supportive learning environment and a flexible schedule. The school's model is structured around a proven blend of online learning and group instruction, access to a personal advisor, and an emphasis on career support. 

Also in attendance were Superintendent & Chief Executive Officer Dr. Monica Henson, Director of Community Relations Brittney Thompson, Community Outreach Assistant Brittney Owens, EdisonLearning's Traci Koon, Dr. Robert Hughes of the National Guard Youth Challenge Academy.

"Those students attending here each day get the opportunity to receive their high school diploma, not their GED and this is a free high school for our students," said Jonathan Woods, principal of the Augusta center.

Students may attend morning or afternoon sessions where they will participate in online, computer-assisted learning as well as one-on-one and small group instruction. There are no limits to how much a student can tackle.

"Here I can go to five or seven sessions, I can go at my own speed but still retain all the information I take," said Ian Donell, a student at the center. "I just feel like I grow and become a stronger me by being here."

Augusta is the fourth center in Georgia, with centers also available in Atlanta, Savannah and Macon. You can learn more by visiting, or


Notification of Testing
This is an announcement to inform all parents and students that the Georgia High School Writing Test will be administered on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013.
All PAGA students due to participate in this assessment will receive a notification via email of testing times and location in their area.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your academic advisor.
New MJB Augusta Center Open House Sept. 20th

Questions about the Magic Johnson Bridgescape program?

Come join us Friday, September 20, 2013 for an Open House at the new Augusta Magic Johnson Bridgescape Center and get answers.  You can tour the center, meet the principal and staff, and learn  about the program and how to register for it!

When and Where:

September 20, 2013, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
360 Bay Street, Suite 250
New South Building
Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 888-725-9501

Teen Maze in Augusta October 5!
Augusta TeenMaze flyer image
The Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc. is pleased to bring the interactive Life Choices Teen Maze, designed for ages 10-19, to Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia.  A description of the event and permission letter can be found at the link shown, and it needs to be signed and returned to Mr. Woods at by September 27, 2013 in order for your teen to participate.
Macon Field Trip September 18

Preview Middle Georgia State College, Macon Campus Student Life Center/Admissions Office 100 College Station Dr., Macon, GA 31206

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Time: 10:45AM to 1PM  (tour will begin promptly)
Lunch: on your own


• Bachelor’s and Associate’s Degree Programs • Application Process • Financial Aid and Scholarships • Student Life, including campus organizations • Intercollegiate Athletics and Club Sports • Student Housing Options • Campus Tours

Please RSVP to by Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Community Information Sessions in Your Neighborhood!

Provost Academy invites area prospective families and students to stop in and meet our regional principal, and learn more about your options for a great high school education with Provost Academy Georgia & Magic Johnson Bridgescape centers!

Atlanta Sessions

Atlanta Information Sessions FlyerMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Riverdale Library
420 Valley Hill Rd SW
Riverdale, GA 30274

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Collins Hill Library
455 Camp Perrin Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Stonecrest Library
3123 Klondike Road
Lithonia, GA 30038

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Fulton
County Library –
Atlanta Teen Center
1 Margaret Mitchell Square
Atlanta, GA 30303

Augusta Sessions

Augusta Information Sessions FlyerTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Magic Johnson Bridgescape –
Augusta center
360 Bay St., Suite 250
New South Building
Augusta, GA 30901

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Columbia County Library
7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.
Evans, GA 30809

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
McDuffie County Library
338 Main Street
Thomson, GA 30824

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Burke County Library
130 HWY 24 S
                                                                                         Waynesboro, GA 30830

Macon Sessions

Macon Information Sessions Flyer


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Centerville Branch Library
206 Gunn Road
Centerville, GA 30830


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Magic Johnson
Bridgescape® Center
3902 Northside Drive
Ashley Park Office Complex,
Building D Macon, GA 31210





Savannah Sessions

Savannah Information Sessions FlyerMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Carnegie Library
537 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA 31401

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Islands Library
125 Wilmington Islands Road
Savannah, GA 31410

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Statesboro Regional Library
124 S. Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30458

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Long County Library
28 S. Main Street
Ludowici, GA 31316

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Richmond Hill Library
9607 Ford Avenue
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Springfield Library
810 Highway, 119 South
Springfield, GA 31329

Field Trip to the Augusta Museum of History October 10
Augusta Hunt for History flyer
Field Trip to the Augusta Museum of History:
When: Thursday, Oct. 10th @ 10:00 am
Admission is $2.00 per student
The trip will include a guided tour of the museum with a scavenger hunt catered to high-school-age kids. The tour includes information that coincides with state standards. The scavenger hunt is an age and grade appropriate activity that will teach them about their city.
A Hunt for History is here; see how you compare to Mr. Holmes!
Participants should let Mr. Woods know if you're coming at
TCSG/PAGA Dual Enrollment Informational Webinar Invitation

Learn about your dual enrollment opportunities with the Technical College System of Georgia.  Register to attend this online webinar on September 3 from 11:00 am to noon.  Space is limited.  The webinar will be recorded and posted in the Portal for those who cannot attend live.


PAGA Awarded Accreditation with Quality

Provost Academy Georgia has been designated Accredited with Quality (the highest level) by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. Official notification was received from Dr. Carvin Brown in Athens June 10, 2013.

The PAGA graduating Class of 2013 is now Hope Scholarship-eligible!

GAC accreditation is recognized by the Georgia Board of Regents as well as the Georgia Student Finance Commission.


ITR iPad Winner!
Congratulations to Kinza Faridi of Atlanta, our ITR iPad winner for 2013!
PAGA ITR iPad Winner

Congratulations to Kinza Faridi of Atlanta, our ITR iPad drawing winner!


Savannah Magic Johnson Bridgescape Center's Open House is May 17
Savannah Magic Johnson Bridgescape Center's Open House is May 17

Program Helps Savannah Students Earn High School Diplomas

Provost Academy Georgia (PAGA) will host an open house event for its new Magic Johnson Bridgescape® center in Savannah, Georgia on May 17, beginning at 10:00 AM. The center is located at 6001 Chatham Center Drive in the Orleans Building, Suite 350, in Savannah. 
Savannah’s Magic Johnson Bridgescape® at PAGA is a free program designed to provide high school-age students who have dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out with the opportunity to earn a standard Georgia high school diploma. Registration is now open for all interested students. During the open house event, prospective students and parents can register for the program, tour the facility, and meet the MagicJohnson Bridgescape staff members.
“This is a unique opportunity for students to earn a Georgia high school diploma, not a GED,” explained Executive Director of PAGA Dr. Monica Henson. “We are looking forward to providing students with this valuable educational resource and accomplishing tremendous success in Savannah and across the great state of Georgia.”
The Savannah center is PAGA’s third Magic Johnson Bridgescape center in Georgia, which earlier this year openedcenters in Atlanta and Macon. A fourth center is planned for Augusta. PAGA is headquartered at 100 Edgewood Avenue NE in Atlanta. The Magic Johnson Bridgescape® centers are tuition free and open to students ages 14 to 20 who have left school or are considering leaving school and want to earn a standard Georgia high school diploma. Students can enroll by calling 888-725-9501.
“All of the wonderful people of Chatham County have welcomed us with open arms,” added Henson. “We want to give students a second chance at an incredible education.”
Unlike a traditional high school setting, the Magic Johnson Bridgescape® center offers a unique blend of online learning, with one-on-one and small group instruction available for students who need it. The center is staffed with educational teams to assist students in their daily studies, including Georgia-certified teachers, counselors, and other professionals who work together to provide academic support and post-graduation assistance for students, including those with learning disabilities. The staff includes National Board Certified teachers.
The Magic Johnson Bridgescape® center in Savannah will be open for both morning and afternoon sessions.
“Our goal is to ensure that no student falls through the cracks,” said Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who in 2011 formed a strategic alliance with EdisonLearning – which partners with PAGA to operate the Magic Johnson Bridgescape® centers.“All students should have the opportunity to receive their high school diplomas and be fully prepared for college or the workplace.”
Magic Johnson Bridgescape® centers are currently operating in Ohio, Missouri, NewJersey and North Carolina.
Students interested in attending the Magic Johnson Bridgescape® center can enroll by calling 888-725-9501. For more information, visit
Hear Dr. Monica Henson talk about Provost Academy Georgia and the new MJB center in Savannah in the interview below: 

STEM Week - April 29-May 2, 2013

Attention Provost Academy Georgia students - STEM Week is Coming!

On-site activities will be available at the Macon MJB/Provost Academy, but everyone can join the online fun!  Build a roller coaster, be a "Citizen Researcher," and play games; get STEM career and class advice.  Please see details here!


Enrollment Advisory

Provost Academy Georgia virtual school enrollment for Fall 2013 will begin on May 1st.

Enrollment is still open for students eligible to attend a Magic Johnson Bridgescape center this school year. The centers are located in Atlanta, Macon, and, coming April 22 - Savannah. Note that students attending the Magic Johnson Bridgescape centers MUST attend school at the center 4 hours a day, 4 days a week. Center seats are reserved for students at high risk of dropping out.
March 1 - SAT and ASVAB Prep Courses Offered

Friday, March 1, 2013, 1-5 pm

“Supporting Our Youth Through Education”

What to expect on the SAT and ACT?
To qualify for admission to a four-year college or university as a freshman, students must take an SAT and/or ACT. It is recommended they take the test during spring of 11th grade. We strongly encourage students to participate in this series of preparation workshops to prepare them to do well on these important exams.

What’s the difference between the SAT and the ACT?
SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
Measures: Critical reading, writing and math reasoning skills
Highest composite score: 2400
This test helps colleges see how much students have learned to this point and how they will perform in college.

ACT (American College Testing)
Measures: Content-based knowledge of English, math, reading and science reasoning
Highest composite score: 36

Course includes:
• 4 hours of instruction covering all elements of the SAT test
• Detailed score analysis and review of take home practice test
• One-on-One work with instructors
• Follow-up student and parent consultations
• 15 minute snack breaks
• Max Class is 30 students

Location: Provost Academy Georgia (PAGA) and Magic Johnson Bridgescape® at PAGA
100 Edgewood Avenue, Suite 915
Atlanta, GA 30303

AGES: 17 & up
COST: $80
Register at:

Friday, March 1, 2013, 1-5 pm

The ASVAB is a 3 hour timed test that covers 9 subjects. Your score on the first 4 subjects below make up your AFQT score which determines your acceptance to the military. Your score on the next 5 subjects determines which job assignment you qualify for after enlistment.

AFQT Score: (Pass or Fail)
• Arithmetic reasoning
• Mathematics Knowledge
• Paragraph Comprehension
• Word Knowledge
Target Audience: High school seniors and adults!

(What job you qualify for once your in)
• General Science
• Mechanical Comprehension
• Auto & Shop
• Electronics Information
• Assembling Objects

• 4 hours of instruction covering all elements of the ASVAB test
• Detailed score analysis and review of take home practice test
• One-on-One work with instructors
• One-on-One tutoring (After workshop)
• 15 minute snack breaks
• Max Class is 30 students

Location: Provost Academy Georgia (PAGA) and Magic Johnson Bridgescape® at PAGA
100 Edgewood Avenue, Suite 915
Atlanta, GA 30303

AGES: 17 & up
COST: $80
Register at:

Atlanta area - Jimmy Carter Library & Museum Field Trip

President Jimmy Carter Library & Museum Field Trip
DATE:     Monday, February 11, 2013
TIME:     1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PLACE:     Carter Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307
Come and learn more the administration of our 39th U.S. President - humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jimmy Carter.  

The Library consists of an archives and a museum.  
Admission is free to students. Meet us at the entrance.
Please RSVP by Wed. Feb. 6th to:

NOTE: Plains area students - The parallel Field Trip to the Carter Historic Site in Plains, Georgia was cancelled due to low response.


Pres. Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Field Trip Feb. 11-cancelled


 ATLANTA TRIP STILL ON - Field Trip to the Carter Museum & Library in Atlanta.

DATE: Monday, February 11, 2013
TIME: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
PLACE: Plains High School Museum, 300 North Bond Street, Plains, GA 31780

Provost Academy Georgia students are invited to come and learn more about the Georgia roots of Jimmy Carter - the 39th U.S. President, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize Winner.

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site includes Plains High School, the 1888 Depot (1976 Presidential Campaign Headquarters), and Boyhood Farm.

Admission is Free. Meet us at the Museum! (NOTE: No food is sold on site, so bring your own snacks/lunch).

Please RSVP by Feb. 4th to:



Macon Magic Johnson Bridgescape Center Open House is Friday, Feb. 1

Join us for the OPEN HOUSE of the New Magic Johnson Bridgescape center in Macon, Georgia!

Friday, February 1, 2013
10 AM- 5 PM

Listen to Radio Interview with Dr. Monica Henson

3902 Northside Dr.
Ashley Park Office Complex, Bldg. D

Interested students, families and potential community partners are invited to stop by.
Meet staff, learn more about the Magic Johnson Bridgescape program and begin enrolling.



Join Us Jan. 31 for School Choice State House Rally!

PAGA families, come on out and join Dr. Henson for the rally at the state Capitol for National School Choice Week! 10 AM January 31.


Join us for MLK Field Trip January 23

PAGA students are invited to join us in Atlanta on Wednesday, January 23rd at 10 am to visit the Martin Luther King Center.

We will meet in front of the Peace Plaza. Come and learn more about this great leader!

DATE: Wednesday, January 23rd
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
ADDRESS: 450 Auburn Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

RSVP by emailing Mrs. Wright at

Download flyer pdf

PAGA Families - Don't Miss Our Winter Open House Thurs Dec 13!


Don't Miss the Fun - at a MEET & GREET EVENT Near You!


Friday, November 30th
7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Pizza & Karaoke
Stevi B’s Pizza - Party Room
212 Bobby Jones
Augusta, GA 30907
**Pizza is at your expense**

Friday, November 30th
3:00-6:00 P.M.
Race to the Holidays

Funzone Amusement and Sports Park
1040 US Highway 80 E
Pooler, GA  31322
(¼ Mile EAST of I-95, Exit #102)
**Wristbands are ½ price at $11 from 3 PM to 5 PM **

South Atlanta
Monday, Dec. 3rd
3:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Fun Bowl!

Fun Bowl of Henry County
300 Hwy 155 South McDonough, GA 30253
1st Game & Shoe Rental FREE for PAGA Students
RSVP by sending an email that includes your full name & the name of your advisor to no later than Thurs. Nov. 15.

Friday, Dec. 7th
1 P.M.
Science Center

Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30307
Guided tour with a teacher on staff. Planetarium show at 3 P.M. 
** Cost is $4 per student.**

Students Invited to Use "Study Island" to Master State Standards

What is Study Island?
Our school has purchased a subscription to a research-based standards mastery program called Study Island. Study Island is an online product designed to help students master the standards specific to his or her grade level in the State of Georgia. During our subscription, students can access Study Island free of charge anywhere that Internet access is available. Study Island has site-wide security features in place to provide greater peace of mind.

Not all instructors will have required assignments or class pages. Students, however, can use our subscription to Study Island and its contents at anytime regardless of whether or not it is a requirement for their class!

We are excited about the benefits this program can bring to our students, and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

Please feel free to contact Study Island at 800-419-3191 or if you have any questions.

Fast Facts:
• Every student has his/her own username and password.
• Students can use Study Island at anytime
• The program is divided into sections based on subject.
• Each subject is made up of topics, each of which corresponds to a specific state standard.
• Each topic contains lessons, practice questions and explanations.
• Most topics are accompanied by a lesson which includes some brief information about the material covered by the questions in the topic.
• Your child can also incorporate games into their studies while on Study Island, if allowed and available.

How do I login to Study Island?
Go to and enter your username and password.

Username: FirstNameLastName.paga

Default Password: potential

TIPS: If you have a hyphenated last name, include the hyphen. Once you enter the Default Password and log in, you will be asked to change the password to something you can remember. If you ever lose your password, you can click on the Forgot Password Link on the Study Island login page.

How do I use Study Island?

  • After signing in on Study Island’s home page, click the subject tab on which you wish to work or if the instructor has required assignments, check your student’s class page for assignments created by your child’s instructor. Not all instructors will have required assignments or class pages. Students, however, can use our subscription to Study Island and its contents at anytime regardless of whether or not it is a requirement for their class!
  • To pass a topic, a student must satisfy the topic’s passing goal which is based on a minimum number of questions answered and a minimum percentage correct.
  • Once a student has passed all of the topics in the subject, he or she will have to pass the Post Test for the subject. Ignore this step if the subject has no Post Test.
  • Once a student passes all topics in all sections, he has completed the Study Island program.

For step by step instructions on how to use Study Island, please visit the following

How do I monitor progress?
• Login to Study Island with the student’s username and password.
• Click on My Reports.
• Click on a report and select the appropriate grade level.


Meet and Greet - September 13, Hinesville YMCA

Dear Prospective Students and Families,

As part of the kickoff of our new educational adventure here at Provost Academy of Georgia, we are hosting our first "Meet and Greet" event down near Hinesville, GA on September 13th.

NOTE: With the large attendance expected, we have changed the venue to accommodate the crowd. The event will now be held at the YMCA in Hinesville. We look forward to seeing you there!

201 Mary Lou Drive
Hinesville, GA 31313

Take I-95 South from Savannah. Exit on the second Richmond Hill exit (HWY 17). Travel about four miles and take a right on to HWY 196. Follow HWY 196 until it ends and take a right on HWY 84. As you enter Hinesville look for Patriot Drive and take a left on to it. Follow Patriot Drive until you turn right on to Mary Lou Drive. The YMCA will be on your left. The time will still be 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Please RSVP by September 5th to:

Our goal is for everyone to have fun and to make new friends within the PAGA community!


Provost Georgia on TV

August 3, 2012
Columbus, GA - WLTZ-NBC

July 31, 2012
Macon, GA - 

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