Principal's Message

  • Ridgeview Charter Middle School is a nationally recognized 2019-2022 elite "Lighthouse School to Watch," is a southeast recognized "Showcase School" for AVID, and is an International Baccalaureate program school.

    Welcome to Ridgeview Charter Middle School, home of the Panthers!

    Being a Ridgeview Panther means being a unique, meaningful part of a diverse educational mosaic, and it means being cultivated in a globally-minded, high-expectations, community effort of schooling that is driven by our mission: “Ridgeview Charter Middle School prepares students to be confident, creative, compassionate global citizens through high expectations for learning, excellence in teaching, seamless curriculum, community service participation, and engagement of parents and community.”

    The components that make up the educational mosaic of Ridgeview are many: Ridgeview is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Middle Years Programme in partnership with the Primary Years Programme at our feeder elementary schools and the Diploma Programme at our feeder high school. Ridgeview is a personalized learning school and utilizes one-to-one devices for all students. Ridgeview is an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) school. Ridgeview builds school-wide skills and strategies focusing on Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading. Ridgeview is a Title I school. Ridgeview is a wonderfully diverse school. Perhaps most importantly, though, Ridgeview is a school where students receive a one-of-a-kind, unique middle school experience.

    I invite you to explore the many ways that Ridgeview is “Making a World of Difference” in students’ lives, within the Sandy Springs community, and beyond. And I invite you to join us as a partner to help change the trajectory of students’ lives.

    If I can be of assistance to you in learning more about Ridgeview Charter Middle School, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

    Yours in Education,

    Opie Blackwell, Proud Principal

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