Amana Academy has a new bioswale! Bioswales are a fantastic addition to any campus, as they not only assist with stormwater management but also provide educational and recreational opportunities. GVSA has been a long-time partner with Amana Academy, we are excited about the new addition to their campus. Amana Academy and GVSA’s commitment to sustainability and creating a greener environment is commendable. The outdoor classroom environment is a great way to engage students with nature and promote experiential learning. Here’s to a successful and eco-friendly school year for the students at Amana Academy, as they enjoy their new outdoor space!
Charter schools leveraging the experience and knowledge of leading educators, have the best current methodology in education. The new PEACE academy charter school is the only charter-approved public school in the entire state of Georgia with an Afrocentric and culturally inclusive curriculum. GVSA, in association with Carroll Daniel was charged with bringing their vision of an inclusive and diverse community exposed to new critical thinking experiences to built life. The first step in that vision is through environmental impact.
Finding its home in a shopping center along a prominent throughway in Decatur, the school’s location places it firmly in the community. To bring that same experience of “community” into the learning space, there are two “forum” spaces which encourage and foster community and social learning critical in today’s digital life culture. Other impactful spaces within the school are large classrooms with integrated technological teaching tools for flexible teaching styles.
Currently educating kindergarten through third grade, the interior is accented with bright colors on walls and floors, and bright lighting. Enhancing the safety of the students, there are no exterior windows except in the lobby to bring in natural light. Each classroom has viewing windows facing the well-lit corridors and forum spaces. As the educational grades grow to include all middle school aged students, the interior environment will grow and change. #gvsa #goodevanslyke #goodevanslykearchitecture #carrolldaniels #peaceacademy #charterschools
Atlanta (February 2021) Goode Van Slyke Partner and Co-Founder Paul Van Slyke will speak at an upcoming event designed to inform educators at South Carolina charter schools about ideas and actions to make educational facilities safer during the pandemic. The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) helps schools improve COVID-19 prevention efforts.