DeVry President Tapped to Lead New Fulton County Charter High School

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from North Georgia Education Foundation

    ATLANTA, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Lucille A. Phillip, who has served as
 president of DeVry Institute of Technology's Georgia campuses since 1998, has
 been tapped to oversee the development of Fulton County's new math and science
 charter high school, scheduled to open in August 2001. She assumed her new
 post on April 2.
     Dr. Phillip is responsible for finding the right team of faculty and staff
 members.  She expects to spend the next few months developing that team, as
 well as overseeing the completion of the school's site in Roswell, to be ready
 in time for the school's projected August opening date.
     In the meantime, the non-profit North Georgia Education Foundation (NGEF)
 is now initiating a major fundraising campaign for the school's campus, and
 for an endowment to hire the best teachers.
     The NGEF has been working to establish the school since 1998, under the
 auspices of Georgia's 1998 charter school law.  The Fulton County school is
 modeled after the Bronx (N.Y.) High School of Science, which has ranked in the
 top five U.S. math and science high schools and has produced five Nobel Prize
 winners in physics.
     A charter school is a public school that is operated in a manner similar
 to a private school.  It is supported by tax dollars from the local school
 board and does not charge tuition.  However, charter schools must demonstrate
 every five years that they have improved the education of students relative to
 a regular public school or they are dismantled.
     The school will open with an initial ninth grade class of 240 students and
 will add a grade per year, reaching a maximum enrollment of about 900 students
 the fourth year.  The first graduation class will be in June 2005.
     Dr. Phillip started her career in education teaching high school math and
 computer science in the Chicago Public School system.  Her bachelors and
 masters degrees are in mathematics and she was the inaugural principal of a
 high school that was developed on a community college campus in Colorado.  She
 was also the Dean of Math and Science at the college's four campuses.
     She came to Atlanta in 1997 as dean of DeVry's Decatur campus and was
 named president of the Decatur and Alpharetta campuses in 1998.
     Brochures have been distributed to all Fulton County middle schools and
 applications are currently being accepted for the charter school.  For more
 information, or to apply, visit www.charterhighschool.org .  For more
 information on charter schools in Georgia, including a copy of the Charter
 Schools Acts of 1998, see the web site at
 www.doe.k12.ga.us/charterschools/about.html .
 
 

SOURCE North Georgia Education Foundation
    ATLANTA, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Lucille A. Phillip, who has served as
 president of DeVry Institute of Technology's Georgia campuses since 1998, has
 been tapped to oversee the development of Fulton County's new math and science
 charter high school, scheduled to open in August 2001. She assumed her new
 post on April 2.
     Dr. Phillip is responsible for finding the right team of faculty and staff
 members.  She expects to spend the next few months developing that team, as
 well as overseeing the completion of the school's site in Roswell, to be ready
 in time for the school's projected August opening date.
     In the meantime, the non-profit North Georgia Education Foundation (NGEF)
 is now initiating a major fundraising campaign for the school's campus, and
 for an endowment to hire the best teachers.
     The NGEF has been working to establish the school since 1998, under the
 auspices of Georgia's 1998 charter school law.  The Fulton County school is
 modeled after the Bronx (N.Y.) High School of Science, which has ranked in the
 top five U.S. math and science high schools and has produced five Nobel Prize
 winners in physics.
     A charter school is a public school that is operated in a manner similar
 to a private school.  It is supported by tax dollars from the local school
 board and does not charge tuition.  However, charter schools must demonstrate
 every five years that they have improved the education of students relative to
 a regular public school or they are dismantled.
     The school will open with an initial ninth grade class of 240 students and
 will add a grade per year, reaching a maximum enrollment of about 900 students
 the fourth year.  The first graduation class will be in June 2005.
     Dr. Phillip started her career in education teaching high school math and
 computer science in the Chicago Public School system.  Her bachelors and
 masters degrees are in mathematics and she was the inaugural principal of a
 high school that was developed on a community college campus in Colorado.  She
 was also the Dean of Math and Science at the college's four campuses.
     She came to Atlanta in 1997 as dean of DeVry's Decatur campus and was
 named president of the Decatur and Alpharetta campuses in 1998.
     Brochures have been distributed to all Fulton County middle schools and
 applications are currently being accepted for the charter school.  For more
 information, or to apply, visit www.charterhighschool.org .  For more
 information on charter schools in Georgia, including a copy of the Charter
 Schools Acts of 1998, see the web site at
 www.doe.k12.ga.us/charterschools/about.html .
 
 SOURCE  North Georgia Education Foundation