Smilow Collegiate is a free, open-enrollment public charter school serving scholars in grades kindergarten through second and will add third grade in the upcoming school year and fourth grade the year after. As a part of the RePublic Schools network, Smilow Collegiate is dedicated to reimagining public education in the South. We focus heavily on building strong foundational skills in math, reading, and computer science that will set our scholars up for future academic success.
At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, 96 percent of our kindergarten scholars took the MKAS test and were identified as “emergent readers” (meaning they had not mastered foundational reading skills). By the end of the year, this percentage dropped to only 23 percent. Now, three out of every four scholar reads at or above grade level.
WHAT SETS US APART
At Smilow Collegiate School, our mission is to ensure your scholar is on the path to college from the moment they step foot in our building. We will hold your scholar to high behavioral and academic expectations to help them be successful today and to prepare them for college and beyond. Additionally, we believe you are our partners in this work and as such, prioritize family engagement in order to build a safe and joyful environment in our schools.
FOR OUR FAMILIES
Policies & Forms
Smilow Collegiate does not follow the same inclement weather policy as JPS. In the event that school is cancelled or delayed due to weather, every family will receive a phone call. Current information will also be posted on our Facebook and office voicemail.
Smilow Collegiate FAQs
How much does your school cost?
Nothing! Our school is free. The only cost we ask you to incur is the cost of your scholar’s uniform
Does your school offer free and reduced lunch?
Yes! Our school participates in the free and reduced lunch program.
Do you offer transportation?
Yes! While we do not bus door-to-door, we do have multiple bus stops located across the city.
Do you offer after school care?
No, but we do partner with organizations to ensure you have options for your scholar.