Welcome to our School!

The Atlanta Charter Middle School (ACMS) is a free public school of choice, open by lottery admissions to all students zoned for an Atlanta Public School in grades six through eight. Opened in the fall of 2005 by a group of area parents and educators, ACMS is committed to student-centered and project-based learning. ACMS is a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools and follows the organization's principles of helping students to use their minds well, personalized instruction, and a democratic community. ACMS has recently purchased its building, establishing itself as a long-term resident of the Ormewood Park neighborhood in southeast Atlanta.

School Summer Hours

The ACMS main office will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM to 1 PM during the summer from Tuesday, June 7th to Thursday, July 7th. The main office will be open each day from 9 AM to 3 PM starting on Monday, July 11th. If you have questions outside of these hours, please call (678) 904-0051 and leave a message or email Santina Cambor, office assistant, at .

Seeking Caterer/Food Service Management Company

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School is seeking Caterer/Food Service Management Company to provide ready-to-eat meals for a two campus K-8 school for the 2011-2012 school year. RFP can be obtained by contacting:

Maria Larson
(678)-904-0051 ext 504

The Merger is formally approved! NCS+ACMS=ANCS

The merger of the Atlanta Charter Middle School and the Neighborhood Charter School was formally approved by the state Board of Education on March 10, 2011. Our two schools will become one K-8 school with two campuses this summer: the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS). Stay tuned for more details!

Thanks to everyone that made The Right Brain Ball a success!

For the 8th consecutive year, the Neighborhood Charter and Atlanta Charter Middle Schools held their raffle and auction fundraiser, the Right Brain Ball, on Saturday, March 5th downtown at the Atrium at 200 Peachtree. It was a great celebration of creativity in all of its forms. For for more details, visit www.ancsauction.org, and friend us on facebook at www.facebook.com/rightbrainball.

Let’s give a huge shout out to our sponsors for making it happen:

Philips and Earth Day Network Partner to give Atlanta Students a Lesson in Sustainability

A town hall event in Atlanta, Georgia will be held at the Atlanta Charter Middle School to recognize the collaboration of Philips’ [email protected] project and Earth Day Network’s Green Schools campaign. The event will explore energy-efficient lighting and enhanced sustainable learning, and will include a discussion on the importance of green practices in cities and schools.

You are Invited to Attend December 10, 2010 8:45 AM (EST) at ACMS in the Gymnasium or and can also be viewed live at http://www.earthday.org/atlanta.

Annual Campaign to Support
The Neighborhood Charter School (K-5)
and Atlanta Charter Middle School (6-8)

As we complete the merger of NCS and ACMS, we will look for every opportunity to streamline budgets, but with over 90% of our expenses supporting salaries and benefits, there is little excess to trim. What this means is that in order to continue to progress and grow, it is as important as ever that we support our schools. Support consists of time and energy, but also helping to provide funding. This support is not something that has to fit into a certain box – we simply ask that every family do what they can. As charter schools, we seek many avenues of support including corporate and grant funding. If we can illustrate the strength of our community to come together 100% and dig deep at home first, we improve our opportunity to earn their assistance.

Safe Routes to School program for ACMS/NCS neighborhood

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program at ACMS is part of the community’s efforts towards establishing a culture of walking and bicycling for transportation. The SRTS program goals of combining engineering, education, enforcement, and encouragement strategies to improve the safety and health of students who walk to school fit our school and neighborhood’s values perfectly. In addition, because of the close ties to NCS and the close proximity to Parkside Elementary, projects or activities implemented by our SRTS program have the potential to impact all three schools, not just ACMS.

View the Frequently Asked Questions about Grandparents and Special Friends Day for more information.

What makes ACMS such a unique place?

Find out more about ACMS.

Matt Underwood

ACMS Principal