On Wednesday, February 23, 2022, Statesboro STEAM Academy received a five-year charter renewal along with an expansion of grades K-5 from the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia. When the expansion is complete it will allow the Statesboro STEAM to be a full K-12 charter school.
Now in its twentieth year, Statesboro STEAM Academy began operating in 2002 as Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology. Since then, the school has exhibited a track record of success with students in Bulloch County. In 2016, the school became known as Statesboro STEAM Academy and began offering a blended learning program incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
With this renewal, Statesboro STEAM Academy will begin serving grades K-5 along with its current 6-12 grade model. In its first year as K-12 school, the school will begin this transition by offering 5th grade classes.
“We are excited to find out that our school has met the requisite expectations… for another charter renewal and expansion,” said Corliss Reese. “We take great pride in our school and the work we do to impact the lives of our students. With this new term, we look forward to creating more innovative approaches to teaching and learning.” Reese currently serves as the school’s Superintendent, Principal, and Instructional Coach.
According to Reese, there are tentative plans to build a new facility in the near future. “We are still working out those details and trying to find the best fit for us and what we plan to accomplish with the move,” he said.
About Statesboro STEAM Academy
- Highest graduation rate in Bulloch County (2020-2021)
- Scored 82 on the recent CCRPI assessment – higher than the state and national averages
- Named 2020-2021 Reward School by the Georgia Department of Education
- Ranked among the top 20 Charter Schools in Georgia by Niche.com
For more information on Statesboro STEAM Academy, click here.