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FAVE Announcements

  • Dr. Marcus Vu Appointed FAVE Principal

    Dr. Marcus Vu At the FCS Board Meeting on April 15, 2021, Dr. Marcus Vu was appointed principal of the new Fulton Academy of Virtual Excellence (FAVE). Two FAVE assistant principals were also announced at the meeting: Megan Endicott, Elementary AP and Brittney Burns, High School AP.

    Dr. Marcus Vu has been an educator innovating in online learning since 2013. Having previously worked at Florida Virtual School, Dr. Vu has worked both as an online teacher and a subject matter expert for World Languages helping the curriculum team maintaining existing courses and developing courses for credit recovery and critical thinking.

    In addition, he was awarded School House teacher of the year in 2015 for developing practices implementing a support culture to help struggling online students. In 2017, Dr. Vu became Program Special for Virtual Learning in Fulton County Schools. In this role, he streamlined curriculum development and evaluation practices. Most notably, Dr. Vu lead the implementation of effective practices to improve online learning results. Through this work, Dr. Vu has helped to increase enrollment, completion rates, and pass rates in online courses, for which Fulton County Schools recognized him as a Difference Maker – Student Achievement.

    In 2019, Dr. Vu began serving as the coordinator for virtual learning leading Fulton Virtual through the program’s continued growth in serving students throughout the district. In addition to managing Fulton Virtual, Dr. Vu continues to present nationally on topics that include online instructional practices, program management, and simultaneous instruction. His previous presentation engagements include iNACOL Symposium (2018), Digital Learning Annual Conference (2019), and ISTE Summer Learning Academy (2020). Dr. Vu holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Liberal Studies from Rollins College and an Education Doctorate from the University of Central Florida.

Welcome to FAVE -- the Fulton Academy of Virtual Excellence!

  • In December 2020, Fulton County Schools announced it is proposing a full-time, online school to add to the district’s portfolio of diverse educational opportunities.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has proven the success that students can achieve from remote learning due to its “anywhere/anytime” approach. Additionally, many families have indicated they want a permanent option for continuing their children’s education with this instructional model.

    When it launches in Fall 2021, the Fulton Academy of Virtual Excellence (or FAVE) will allow students in grades 3-11 to attend classes in a more flexible format outside of the traditional 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., face-to-face school day. Instruction will include a blend of live, online lessons (synchronous) and self-directed lessons (asynchronous) from Fulton County teachers. The main difference between FAVE and the online course offerings already provided is that students would enroll as full-time members of the online school's unique student body instead of continuing at their current school.

    Teachers and students will work remotely, and to be most successful, students need a special skillset for managing their time and schoolwork in an online environment. Parents and caregivers of elementary students will need to be active in helping their students develop the autonomy and skills for self-guided learning.

    FAVE will offer many of the same virtual classes already available to students – just without a physical building. The initial courses provided will meet graduation requirements for any student, and over time, the class offerings will grow and evolve. Enrollment is not available to 12th graders during the virtual school’s inaugural year; instead, seniors can use the virtual class offerings available through their currently enrolled school.

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    FAVE FAMILY WELCOME MEETING UPDATE:

    Our inaugural year is just around the corner and we are excited to open our virtual doors. On Monday, March 22, and Tuesday, March 23, we hosted our online FAVE Family Welcome Meeting for elementary, middle, and high school students. Topics on the agenda included what we will teach, how we will teach it, the roles of the adults in the school, principal search update, and course request process. These sessions were recorded and the information distributed is shared here for your convenience in case you were unable to attend.

     

    Elementary School (3-5)
    Monday, March 22
    5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

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    Middle School (6-8)
    Monday, March 22
    6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

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    High School (9th Grade)
    Tuesday, March 23
    6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

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    High School (10 & 11)
    Tuesday, March 23
    7:00 - 7:45 p.m.

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