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Augustine Preparatory ready to take young scientists to the next level

DECATUR—Students at Augustine Preparatory Academy of Atlanta are anxiously waiting to learn if they will be accepted to compete in the 2012-2013 DeKalb County Schools February Regional Science & Engineering Fair at Clarkston High School.

 

With science projects such as “Orange Juice Titration,” the “Windmill Generator” and “How Air Affects Hydraulics!,” Augustine Prep Headmaster Vickie B. Turner says her students are ready to show off their skills to the masses.

 

“It’s one thing to toot your own horn around here, but our students love to compete with other students from other schools, ” said Turner, who established the Decatur school in 2006. “We can’t keep all this talent and skill hidden under one location. We are preparing global leaders and we have to put ourselves out there for others to witness the great things we are doing here at Augustine Preparatory.”

 

The school’s science teacher, Professor Charlisa Dixon, says students and staff are excited about the possibility of competing on a regional level.  She says that opportunity would not be possible without the school family working together as a unified body.

 

“These are extracurricular projects in addition to the students’ regular class assignments, so for them to produce such great work is a testament to the academic excellence we espouse here at Augustine,” said Dixon, who coordinated a science fair students held on Jan. 18. “It’s not just the project and writing down results. Students have to exemplify a complete package with presentation and communication skills intact as well.”

 

Augustine Preparatory doesn’t just stop at science fairs. The school also offers great programs such as chess, robotics, piano, drama and dance. Students participate in community service projects as well.

 

The Decatur school recently took home top honors at the National Beta Club’s Georgia Convention competition, which was held in December in Macon. Turner says students will also compete again this year in the annual ACCES Spelling Bee that will be held in March.

 

Augustine Preparatory Academy, 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur, educates 115 future leaders in grades Preschool through Eighth. The academy is currently in open enrollment and has scheduled an Open House for Sunday, February 24, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

 

For more information or to enroll your young scholar, call 404-326-5132 or visit www.augustineprep.info.

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