Our Most Frequently Asked Questions – With Answers

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What is Purpose Built Schools Atlanta?

Purpose Built Schools, in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools (APS), provides management services for underperforming schools. Purpose Built Schools works to deliver outstanding results for students and the surrounding communities through high-quality instruction, intentional enrichment opportunities, and a strategic approach to serving families’ needs beyond the school walls.

Purpose Built Schools has all the authority, independence, and flexibility of a charter school, but each school remains a traditional neighborhood school with a defined attendance zone like every other APS school. By combining the best of traditional public schools with the best of charter schools, Purpose Built Schools offers a proven program designed to put all students on a trajectory for success through college and in their careers.

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What makes Purpose Built Schools different?

Purpose Built Schools has all the authority, independence, and flexibility of a charter school, but each school remains a traditional neighborhood school with a defined attendance zone like every other APS school. By combining the best of traditional public schools with the best of charter schools, Purpose Built Schools offers a proven program designed to put all students on a trajectory for success through college and in their careers.

A core belief of Purpose Built Schools is that the neighborhood is only as good as its schools, and the schools are only as good as the neighborhoods they serve. Fundamental to the Purpose Built Schools method is a full complement of robust services designed to help families and students achieve success before, during and after school hours.

Likewise, Purpose Built Schools works side-by-side with the parents and the community to ensure every parent can fully engage through the PTA, can advocate effectively on behalf of their child, and can provide a stable and supportive environment for their child.

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How can I enroll my child/children in a Purpose Built School?

You can enroll your child at any Purpose Built school at any time! Please visit our Enrollment Page for more details.

Our schools are part of the Carver Cluster, which offers a Pre-K to 12th grade feeder pattern for more than 2,000 students. Our four schools are:

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Are you hiring?

Purpose Built Schools is always seeking highly-driven educators with a passion for helping students, schools and neighborhoods realize their full potential.

The key to our success is innovative, caring educators who come to school every day excited to put students – and their families and communities – on a new trajectory.

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Is Purpose Built Schools related to Purpose Built Communities?

Yes! Both Purpose Built Communities and Purpose Built Schools were inspired by the successful revitalization of the East Lake Community and Drew Charter School instructional model. While Purpose Built Communities aims to transform and bring meaningful change to communities throughout the country, Purpose Built Schools seeks to bring about school and community transformation right here in our neighborhoods of south Atlanta.

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