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Elite Scholars Academy School Values: We will always strive to be Proactive, Proficient, Polite, Positive, Prompt, Productive, and Prepared.
School Announcements
  • 2014 National Blue Ribbon School
    I am pleased to announce that Elite Scholars Academy has been named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.  This is a tribute to Elite's supportive parent community, wonderful students, and dedicated staff.  Congratulations to all!
  • Early Morning Tutorial/Care
    Students are not to be dropped off prior to 7:15 am each day. Morning tutorial is from 7:15 until 8:15 am. Homeroom and breakfast starts at 8:15 am daily.
  • ESA Middle School ranks #23 out of 482 on SchoolDigger.com
    SchoolDigger.com ranks ESA Middle School #23 out of 483 (combined CRCT Math & CRCT ELA)
      ESA High School is #38 out of 399 (combined EOCT Math & EOCT Lit)
    Look up Elite Scholars Academy at www.SchoolDigger.com
  • Senior College Applications
    All Seniors should apply to at least 5 schools and should be filling out applications and have applied to at least 3 by Thanksgiving Break.
  • SAT/ACT Waivers
    ***SAT/ACT Waivers and college application wavier will be available on October 14, 2013***
    Visit the Counselors' Page for more information.
  • High School Parking Passes
    High School parking passes are now available. The cost is $25. Certain rules and restrictions apply. For details, contact the office.  Spaces are limited!
  • Professional Learning Day Wednesday February 11, 2015
    Early student dismissal will being at 2:30pm
Administrative Contacts
Principal, Dr. Shonda M. Shaw
Email Me at shonda.shaw@clayton.k12.ga.us

Administrative Assistant,  Ms. Cheryl Williams
Email Me concerning attendance issues, volunteer hours, background checks, and any school activities you may have question about at cheryl.williams@clayton.k12.ga.us
2014-2015 Teacher of the Year

He has been accepted as one of the six finalist for Clayton County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations to Mr. Sloan, our 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year.
Mr. Sloan is our high school and AP art teacher.
He is the connections department chair and serves on the leadership and discipline committees.
Mr. Sloan also coaches the tennis team.

ESA PTSA School Fund
Elite Scholars Accountability Report

Our Motto
At Elite Scholars Academy, we strive for excellence in all things.

Our Vision
To become one of the most recognized, awarded, and respected educational centers in the international community.

Our Mission

To prepare and empower young learners to become highly competent, conscientious, and compassionate global leaders and citizens by means of rigorous instruction, relevant curriculum, and meaningful relationships.

Important Information

Anti-Bullying Resources

Bus Information

For the most current transportation information please click the linkBus Schedule 2014-2015

Bell Schedules

Dress Code

ESA Parent Survey Results

Frequently Asked Questions

Health Updates

For updated health information please click on the link above.More

Meal Prices

Meal Prices for SY 2014-2015:

Student Meal Prices
NO charge for Breakfast or Lunch

Adult Meals Prices
$1.85 Breakfast
$3.25 Lunch


Parent Involvement Brochure

Parent Volunteers

For information concerning volunteering at Elite Scholars Academy, click here.

School Hours

Student hours are from 8:45 AM until 3:45 PM. Early drop-off begins at 7:15 AM. Breakfast/study hall begin at 8:15 AM.  Note: Latest checkout time is 3:00 PM.

School Nutrition Policy

Please click here to read these important policies regarding the school nutrition program.

School Uniforms

Full uniforms may be purchased from Wear Me Uniforms in Fayetteville and Pro Image Line Apparel in RIverdale.

Pro Image Line Apparel
6591 Church Street
Riverdale, GA

Wear Me Uniforms
47 Hudson Plaza
Fayetteville, GA 30214


Tutorial Sessions

Tutorials are offered every Thursday from 3:45 to 4:45 PM when school is in session.  Students must arrange transportation home.

Title I Parent Involvement Policy

Title I Designation Letter

CCPS Asbestos Letter 2013

Parent Corner

2014-2015 School Calendar

Infinite Campus for Parents FAQ

Each family is required to volunteer at least 20 hours per year.

Last check-out for students is 3:00pm.

Effective immediately for safety, we will no longer be able to take transportation change requests over the phone.  Any requests must be hand written or faxed to the school prior to dismissal.

For all parents that are interested in a Level 3 background check, which is required to accompany students on field trips, please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 678-479-2650. The Office of Safety and Security will be able to process the paperwork, fees, and scheduling for fingerprinting.


The Governance Council is currently interviewing potential Board members. We are looking for two community leaders. All recommendations should be forwarded to our Board Chair, Representative Mike Glanton at glantonm@bellsouth.net.

  • Greetings Parents and Students:
    The Counseling Department would like to keep you informed of the Parent Universities that the Elite Scholars Academy Counseling Department has held throughout the year. We want to thank you for participating and being a vital part of the success of your student here at Elite!

    September- PSAT/SAT/ACT/Dual Enrollment Interest Meeting (9th-12th grades)

    October- How to Spot a Bully- Online Parent University (6th-8th grade)

    November- Help My Child Fill Out College Applications! (12th grade)

    November- Bullying/Cyberbulling (6th-8thgrades)

    November- How to Have Those Difficult Conversations

    March- GA College 411 Info Session, Hope Updates, and Dual Enrollment Interest Meeting (9th-11th grades)

    April- Upcoming Test Prep Info Session (6th-8th grades)

Notification of Nondiscrimination

Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. Clayton County Public Schools’ Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) department does not discriminate in enrollment or access to any of the available programs located in middle or high schools. The challenging CTAE curriculum, in conjunction with core academics, provides a robust academic skills and hands-on experience. Program offerings include: Automotive, Agricultural Science, Broadcast/Video Production, Business and Computer Science/ IT, Construction, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Engineering and Technology, Education, Graphic Communication and Design, Government and Public Safety including JROTC, Healthcare Science, and Marketing Education. Program offerings vary by school location. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Clayton County Public Schools also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the American Disability Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s). Office of Legal Compliance, Attn: Latasha Lowe, 1058 Fifth Avenue Jonesboro, GA 30326 or via phone: 770-473-2700.