STEM Certification


STEM Indicators   STEM Evidence

D.A.T.E. has been certified by the AdvancED (SACS-Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) as a  STEM School D.A.T.E.’s Faculty and Staff has been diligently working and preparing for this visit from the AdvancEd evaluators for two years now. In its goal to increase STEM Literacy, AdvancEd  was charged with reviewing and examining  the STEM  (11) standards and indicators through personalized, self-centered, self-directed, in-depth, and systematic enrichment instructional learning opportunities of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math that we provide to our students. After two days of observing classrooms, reviewing hundreds of documents and artifacts, interviewing  students, parents, faculty and staff, administrators, and business partners in education; D.A.T.E. was selected and awarded as a STEM School. With this profound honor, D.A.T.E. joins the league of only 21 other schools in the nation to have this distinguished recognition by AdvancEd. Please take time to review our STEM activities on our school’s webpage. The evidence, artifacts, and indicator statements will “blow” you away! Congratulations to the D.AT.E. family as we continue to evolve and change the world!

Basketball Champions


Boys AND Girls Basketball Champions and MVP for LukeSports 2017

Technology Fair Winners


D.A.T.E. students outperform elementary and middle school students in the DeKalb County School District Technology Fair.

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2016 :

2015 :

2014: 1st Place Winners in 3-D Modeling, Digital Photography, Game Design, Mobile Apps, Robotics 2nd Place Winners:  Digital Video Editing, Game Design, Robotics 3rd Place Winners:   Digital Photography and Robotics

2013: We had 10 students who placed in 1-3 places and 6 students who will go on to state competition after placing first in the district fair. 

Champion Newspaper 

DNN News Shines!


 Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Media Production in the 2017 Georgia Student Media Festival.

Places & Faces


Dekalb Academy of Technology and Environment Elementary and Middle Charter Schools was featured in the book: <em>The Places and Faces of Dekalb County Georgia</em>, highlighting the academic success, environmental and technology focus, and its parental participation. This book can be found at Barnes and Noble, ISBN# 978-1-939300-07-02. Enjoy and share with others.

Atlanta Magazine's Top School List


D.A.T.E. was named by the  KnowAtlanta Magazine Education Guide  as being

Metro Atlanta's Best Public School for 8th Grade in Dekalb County (2013-4)

DATE Receives $7.2 million in bonds.

We were the first rated and bonded charter school in Georgia, receiving $7.2 million in bonds on our own credit.

Science Olympiad Winners


Students placed in Disease Detectives (2nd) and Straw Egg Drop (1st) at Fernbank's Science Olympiad.