Metro Atlanta charter school named ‘school of the year’ for overcoming learning loss
Tapestry Public Charter School in DeKalb County was named the Georgia Public Charter School of the Year after making remarkable strides in addressing pandemic-related learning loss. The school serves a high percentage of neurodivergent students in grades 6 through 12, about half of its total school population of 300. The school makes use of individualized, one-on-one learning strategies to scaffold instruction for all of their students. Tapestry’s principal Dr. Matthew Tyson says those strategies in tandem with the dedicated educators that work at the school made all the difference.
“The teachers showed up every day,” Tyson said. “They met with students outside of class hours. They met with their parents. They got to know what students were struggling and how best to help them. Then, when we returned to the building, we were prepared.”