Macon Charter Academy operated for one year, before it was ordered to shutter its operations at the end of summer of 2016 by Bibb County Superintendent, Curtis Jones. The school was located at 151 Madison St in Macon, Georgia. According to the Macon Telegraph, the Macon Charter Academy was ordered to close its doors citing:
Problems with academic performance, finances, management and maintenance. In addition, students tested below the Bibb County average in 20 of 24 content areas of the Georgia Milestones Assessment.
In its stead, Dream Academy will operate in the same location beginning August 2018 for the new school year. Prospective students have until March 2, 2018 to apply for a position at the school. Prospective students may apply in person by visiting the Otis Redding Foundation office. This office is located at 339 Cotton Ave. in Macon, Georgia. Students will be selected on March 7 by a random lottery.
Bolstered by an $850,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Education for the first two years of its operation, Dream Academy will be a state charter school. As a result, the school will be open to all students in Georgia to apply. The school will begin with a k-6 curriculum and plans to add a new grade each year until they reach the 12th grade.
Read more by visiting the Telegraph and the Dream Academy Website.