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New school seeks help for supplies

...chairs. They also need overhead projectors, lockers and a school bus. "We need a little bit of everything," said John Gratop, the administrator at Fox Creek High School, a charter school set to open in a converted video poker parlor in August...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/02/met_417597.shtml
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Fox Creek clears past for future

...machines in place as sort of a history lesson, but we decided that might not be a good idea," Fox Creek Administrator John Gratop said jokingly. "But we will be ready to welcome students with open arms on the first day of school." Mr. Gratop...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/01/met_420780.shtml
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Fox Creek gets touch of class

...colorful posters and vibrant artwork, housed video poker machines and safes less than a year ago. But, as administrator John Gratop promised, the former poker palace turned high school was ready for students Thursday morning. On the first day back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/06/met_424477.shtml
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Charter school's fee fight persists

...administrators say they are waiting for the school district to share its records on 25 students. Fox Creek Principal John Gratop said he received a notice from the district offices earlier this month that the records were being held because students...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/14/met_431237.shtml
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School doesn't reflect county

...about recruiting practices after broaching the matter at an Aug. 10 board meeting. Fox Creek High School Principal John Gratop said the school could have a larger and more diverse population if it had buses or vans. "Lack of transportation is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/25/met_426363.shtml
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Fox Creek ready for new school

...2004 -- Opening day of Fox Creek High School with less than 135 students in grades 9-11. There are 13 teachers and John Gratop is the only administrator. Sept. 2004 -- Parents elect a 12-member board of directors Fall 2005 -- Adds first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/23/met_524991.shtml
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Teacher earns state honor after taking a leap of faith

...first-year school, and for our school to have this recognition, this is positive," she said. Fox Creek Principal John Gratop, who nominated Ms. Cowart for the award, said the recognition should eliminate some of the negative perceptions about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/11/met_452825.shtml
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Educators fight to halt charter bill

...to and from school because there is no funding for buses or vans ñ a factor that led to less diversity, Principal John Gratop said. State Rep. J. Roland Smith, R-Langley, said the new law will be a more efficient way to monitor charter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/14/met_442851.shtml
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Fox Creek's teacher service under fire

...school's charter, said Fox Creek High School Principal John Gratop, and have to be approved by the school's board before...provided by the school district. But Fox Creek Principal John Gratop said the charter school's board will have to negotiate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/23/met_429303.shtml
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Across the area

...Tuesday night. Attorney Greg Anderson will send a letter on behalf of the school board to Fox Creek High School Principal John Gratop, asking about recruiting practices used to attract minority students. By state law, charter schools are required...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/11/met_424988.shtml
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