FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Frequently asked questions
Who is eligible to attend 7 Pillars?
7 Pillars Career Academy is tutition free. A student must live in Clayton County at the time of registration. No student will be asked to submit grades, essays or audition for eligibility. Complete the Application Process form on the Enrollment Page.
What is Journey Based Learning?
JBL values are "Learning to do " and Learning to be" over simply "Learning to Know".
What type of charter school is 7 Pillars Career Academy?
7PCA is a Clayton County, GaDOE and CCPS locally approved accredited middle/high public charter school. Grades 6th-12th.
How many students in a classroom ?
We have a 1 to 20 ratio. Students will be in small groups, no larger than 6 core content support.
How is the school governed?
7 Pillars Career Academy was given authority to operate independently as a functioning public charter school by the State of Ga Department of Education (January 2019) and Clayton County Public School (July 2018) in Clayton County. Cognia accredited by NCACSI-NWAC-SACS CASI (valid throught 6-30-2023)
What if my student is suspended or expelled from a previous school, can they attend 7 Pillars?
7 Pillars Career Academy cannot enroll any student who is currently under the terms of suspension or expulsion from their school or school system.
Will students have to take standardized tests?
Yes, public schools in Georgia are required by law to take all standardized tests such as the Georgia Milestones End of Course Test, Georgia Milesstones End of Grade Test, G-Kids and any addtional state mandated tests required for your student. Additional state mandated test required for your student could include assessments for English Language Learners (ELL) or The Georgia Alternate Assessment (GAA), depending on student's needs.
Will 7 Pillars provides service to students with IEPs?
yes. & Pillars will uphold all requirements for students with an Individualized Educational Programs/special needs (SAPE)
What are the school days and hours?
School days are Monday thru Friday. School hours 8am to 3pm.
Does 7PCA have a uniform dress code?
Yes, all students are required to wear unform attire each day.
Will breakfast and lunch be provided?
Yes. A free breakfast and lunch will be provided.
What is the teaching style at 7 Pillars?
Our teachers work as facilitators. They work daily in small groups to mitgate the gaps in learning. We strongly believe in the socratic method.
Will transportation be provided?
Yes, transportation will be provided on at satelite locations in the mornings.
Does 7PCA provide before and after care?
Yes, 7PCA offers before and after care for free with a meal to all students.
What are the parent volunteer requirements?
Parents participation is vital to the growth and success of 7 Pillars.
How do you determine which applicants are offered a seat?
If there are more applicants than spaces available, applicants are placed in a lottery and selected in order of 7 Pillars priorities. Students who are not seated are placed on a waitlist in the order in which thier name was selected.
How many slots are available in each grade?
The number of spots varies per grade. 7 Pillars Career Academy reserves the right to manage the number of offers made from the wailist in each grade level in order to balance classs size to follow best practices.
How long will my child remain on the waitlist?
Your student name will remain on the waitlist unless they are offered admission for the next upcoming year, or until you elect to remove them from the waitlist. The wailtlist for the upcoming school year will be acated on the last school day of that year and will not carry over to the next school year.
How will the student's address be determined and verified?
A student's address will be determined based on the bona fide primary residency of the custodial parent/legal gaurdian. The address of the residence is subject to verification via phone. U.S. mail, home visit, and all other legal means by school administration or their designee at any time while a student is enrolled a 7 Pillars.
If one sibling from a family is accepted, are all other siblings automatically accepted?
Yes, if there is a slot available.
What do I need to do if my child is accepted?
Parent/guardian of students who recieve an offer of admission must accept or decline offer by desinated time offered by school administration. Offers are accepted by completing an online enrollment process and returning all required documents listed in the Enrollment Checklist with the office administraition.
What are the graduation goals for the students?
7 Pillars students graduation goals are for each student to graduate with an certification and/or associate degrees in desired fields.