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Welcome to ATS – Alpharetta Tamil School.

ATS is a language teaching school to teach Tamil language and to promote Tamil culture. ATS is following International Tamil Academy(ITA) syllabus.

The school is accredited by “Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC)“.

Graduating students can earn one high school credit at any high school in Forsyth County.

Purpose
To teach Tamil language and to promote Tamil culture.

Mission
To provide Tamil education in a very professional setting and in a positive environment. In addition to teaching Tamil language, our mission is to provide opportunities to learn and participate events related to the rich Tamil culture and arts.

Goals

  • Teaching Tamil language to children, youth, and adults in a school setting.
  • Making the students to read, write and converse in Tamil at the intermediate proficiency level.
  • Providing an opportunity to experience the culture and traditions of Tamil.
  • Creating a pathway to earn an academic language credit for learning Tamil.
  • Enable children to speak fluently in Tamil.
  • Help children to read and write well in Tamil.
  • Ensure that our Tamil language and Tamil culture pass on to successive generations.
  • Learn Tamil culture along with the language.

Please stay tuned with this website to be up-to-date with the school news.

Latest News

Classes resume tomorrow 12/01/2019

We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Break.

Our Tamil classes resume tomorrow, Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Please note the upcoming schedule.

  1. December 1 – Class 13
  2. December 8- Class 14
  3. December 15 – Class 15

   December 22nd and 29th – Holidays – Christmas/New Year

More at the School Calendar page.

Thanks.

ATS – Seal of Bi-Literacy Test Center

Dear Parents, 

As you all remember, in 2017-18 academic year,  ATS worked with The Georgia Department of Education and achieved a great milestone of getting the approval for Tamil language to be included for the Seal of Bi-literacy.  

Now, we would like to share one more recent achievement by ATS.  It is our pleasure and honor to announce that our school has been selected as an approved test center by Avant World Speaking to take the language proficiency test for earning the Seal of Bi-literacy.  With the approval of our school as the test center, your High school student can take the test at our school in a much familiar setting.  Please contact us for more details if your High school student is willing to take this test and earn the Seal. 

What is Georgia Seal of Biliteracy? 

It is to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. Please check the following link to get to know more about Seal of Biliteracy.

https://alpharettatamilschool.org/seal-of-bi-literacy-for-tamil/

We sincerely hope that you all make use of this opportunity. 

Thanks
Sundari Kumar, Principal

Alpharetta Tamil School

Parking guidelines, Pre-K 1 and Pre K-2 passes

Dear Parents,

Just a few things we need to remember as we enter into another academic year. As you know, the school grows every year with new students eager to learn. Additionally, there are more vehicles coming into the school and we have more parking issues to deal with. We tried our best to answer your questions here. So, please take few minutes and read the parking instructions.

Parking Lots:

ATS has 3 different parking lots for parents to park, PGMS Bus Parking, PGMS Cafeteria parking and Shiloh point parking.

PGMS Bus Parking: Prek1, Prek-2 and Volunteers (with pass) are allowed to park at Bus parking on first come first served basis. Please keep your parking pass in the dashboard or hang it on the rear view mirror so that you can park at PGMS bus parking.The drop off lane can be used by every parent, but do not block the traffic in this lane.

Shiloh Point Elementary parking and PGMS cafeteria parking: If you are just walking your child to school, you will be parking in Shiloh Point Elementary front parking lot or PGMS cafeteria parking. We highly recommend to use Shiloh point parking as there are plenty of parking lots available to park. It is only few minutes walk away.

Speeding: We want to strongly remind you that you need to drive SLOW when entering and exiting the parking lots. There are many people walking across to enter and exit the school. We would like to have a safe environment for all of us and our kids.

Fire lane parking and street parking: Fire lane parking is absolutely NO….NO… Also, there is no parking down the street entering the bus parking or up the hill. It is causing a dangerous situation for people entering and exiting the parking lot, as well as creating an emergency catastrophe for first responders should an emergency occur.

Drop off area in front of the school: Drop off area in the front of the school, cafeteria side is only for drop off and do not park.

Few other safety things for parents walking their children to their class rooms:

  • If you are walking the child to the class room, please stay with the child, do not look at your cell phone and walk further away from your child.
  • Use the cross walk to cross the road and do not assume cars will stop if you cross anywhere else.
  • After dropping your child at the class, if you are leaving the parking lot, do not back up, please wait for few minutes and let the incoming cars go first.

We all need to work together to have a safe environment at our school.

Thanks

Alpharetta Tamil School

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