By Grier Kellett
Smoke Rise Prep (K-8), Stone Mountain’s best kept secret, focuses on the core values of character, culture, and curriculum. In order to shape well-rounded students, our teachers and parents create an atmosphere that aligns with those core values. One way that we accomplish this is to create a healthy balance between academic rigor and enriching activities.
Smoke Rise Prep is back in school! We have begun implementing a phased-in hybrid model. Our elementary students had an option to begin in person or virtually on August 19. Our middle school students were able to re-enter school in person on September 21. Our school continues to rigorously follow all CDC-recommended safety precautions. All students, faculty, and staff must wear masks (with daily mask breaks), social distance, wash hands frequently, and receive daily temperature checks. Our number #1 priority is providing a quality education as safely as possible while providing flexible options according to our families’ comfort levels.
Smoke Rise Prep operates on a 4-day academic week, Monday to Thursday, with Fridays being Virtual Enrichment Days from home. Some fun and engaging virtual enrichment activities range from art classes, to Minecraft groups, to Disney karaoke challenges and much more! Our teachers have been busy incorporating engaging, project-based lessons that challenge our students both in person and virtually. Our small class sizes create the optimal learning environment for our students.
We have many fun events in September including a socially distanced Saturday night family movie on-the-green and a picnic lunch for our elementary students and staff members (socially distanced of course). In October, we’ll have the Scholastic Book Fair, Red Ribbon Week, and much more!
To hear more about specific grade levels and to learn about additional offerings, contact email@example.com. Spaces are limited!