Location & Transportation

How long will BIA be at the Norcross location and what is the address? 
–  BIA is temporarily located at 3159 Campus Drive, Norcross GA 30071. We are currently under contract with our new permanent location at 3031 Shallowford Rd. Chamblee, GA 30341 with a target opening date of Fall of 2019. 

Where is the permanent location for BIA?
–  3031 Shallowford Rd. Chamblee, GA 30341

What transportation options will be available?
–  Transportation will not be provided by BIA. Parent Driven transportation options found here: Parent Council
Car pool PikmyKid App FAQ
– Parent Training Documents-pikmykid (2)
– Carpool starts at 7:15am and ends at 7:45am instruction starts at 8:00am

School Day & Class Sizes

What time does school begin and end?
–  School begins at 7:45 am and ends at 3:00 pm.

Is there be an after school program?
–  Click here

How big are classes?
–  All class sizes for Kindergarten through eighth grade have a teacher ratio of less than 1:20.

How many classes are there in each grade?
–  K-5 have three classes per grade, 6-8 have two classes per grade.

Curriculum and Instruction

What is project based learning and how can I find out more about it?
–  Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. The Buck Institute for Education website is a great resource to find out more. Check it out at www.bie.org

What is blended learning and how can I find out more about it?
–  Blended learning is an instructional method that utilizes both online and in-person learning experiences. At times, the student works independently using the online curriculum, and at other times he or she works one-on-one or in a small group with their teacher. Blended learning allows for maximum personalization of the curriculum. 

What curriculum is used for computer coding?
–  We use a combination of Tynker and Scratch.

How does BIA serve students with Individual Education Plans?
–  We have two certificated special education teachers who are responsible for ensuring that Individual Education Plans are implemented with fidelity.

How does BIA serve English Language Learners?
–  We have a certificated ESOL teacher who develops plans for instruction of our English Language Learners.

What types of assessments does BIA give to its students?
–  BIA uses the Georgia Milestones assessment that is given by all public schools in the state. We also use the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress assessment to measure our students’ growth in math and English Language Arts. For more information about this assessment please check out their website at https://www.nwea.org/assessments/map/

Are young students be expected to complete daily homework?
–  There will not be homework for students in Kindergarten through third grade unless specifically agreed to by parent, student and the teacher.

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Calendar

November 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Box Tops Submission Deadline
  • Title 1 Night
  • BIA Board Info Night
2
3
4
5
  • Infinite Campus Parent Portal Opens
6
  • Academic Committee Meeting
7
8
  • BIA PC: Boosterthon Fun Run
  • Boosterthon Glow Run
  • Early Dismissal
  • Board Meeting
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
  • School Spelling Bee
  • Prospective Family School Tours
17
18
19
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break
20
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break
21
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break
22
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break
23
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • Finance Committee
24
25
26
  • PC: Spirit Night, Chronic Tacos
27
  • K In House Field Trip
28
  • Elachee Nature Center (7th Grade Field Trip)
29
30
  • Lower School Tour Prospective Families

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