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“Building Bold Thinkers as We Learn Together in Harmony”
Wauka Mountain Elementary converted to charter status in August of 2010. Conversion charter schools are independent public schools that do not charge tuition. Wauka Mountain remains a part of the Hall County School System and receives the same financial support it received from the school district prior to becoming a charter school.
The student body of the school is made up of students who live in our attendance zone, as well as students from other attendance zones in Hall County who apply for admission. Applicants are selected by a lottery process that is held each spring.
Charter schools allow teachers the freedom to innovate and try new ways to improve student achievement and engagement in learning. Charter schools also give more choice to parents in their child’s education.
The focus of Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy is to provide innovative opportunities for students grounded in Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Howard Gardner contends that we are born “smart” in many areas such as music, art, word, math, body, and nature, yet traditionally, intelligence has only been measured by performance in reading and math. Gardner says children are intelligent in other areas as well and interest in those areas should be developed and cultivated.
Wauka Mountain maintains a strong focus on reading, math, writing, social studies, and science, yet offers students the opportunity to experience learning by daily participating in activities ranging from dance, drama, chorus, violin, flute, piano, pottery, swimming, tennis, archery, golf, equestrian studies, Chinese, Spanish, literacy, math, science lab, LEGO Robotics, videography, photography, horticulture, cheerleading, community services, fitness, soccer, culinary arts and technology.
This array of unique opportunities gives students the ability to explore and develop their multiple intelligences and demonstrate learning in authentic ways.
Wauka Mountain is the only public charter school in the state of Georgia with the focus on multiple intelligences that provides this variety and range of activities for students as part of their school day. Additionally, Wauka Mountain has a proven track record of increasing student achievement as measured by No Child Left Behind, and the rigorous goals set by Hall County Schools.
The goals set forth in the charter continue to challenge our students and staff to be the best that we can be.