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AppleTree’s lease agreement with Jefferson Middle School Academy will expire at the end of this school year.  AppleTree Southwest must vacate the Jefferson Middle School Academy site and remove our modular classrooms on or before July 31, 2019, in order for the modernization of Jefferson Middle School Academy to continue on schedule. A potential new site less than a mile from our current site has been located. We are hopeful we will be able to welcome students to our new Southwest home in August of 2019; however, we are still very early in the process and a lease/purchase agreement has not been secured.

Meet the Principal


Shirvon Smith has been an educator for the past 22 years. Prior to coming to AppleTree in 2018, she worked as a preschool teacher and a Dean of Students in Charlotte, North Carolina. Shirvon has a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, an administrative license in School Leadership, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She is excited to be a part of the AppleTree Southwest family and she is looking forward to building relationships with families and staff.



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