Transportation To and From School

  • Bus Transportation

    School bus from the back As a public charter school, our students come from many surrounding districts; those within an established distance provide transportation to AGCS. Currently, these districts are: Avon Grove, Coatesville, Kennett, Octorara, Oxford, and Unionville/Chadds Ford. All students are strongly encouraged to ride the available district buses, as this reduces traffic in our parking lots and roads surrounding our schools an provides a safer environment for our students.

    Parents/Guardians of students living in districts that provide buses to AGCS are required to complete a transportation form each year by the deadline provided in your summer information email. If you do not complete the appropriate transportation form by the deadline, your home district may not provide transportation to and from school for your child.

    With the school being closed due to COVID-19, in April, AGCS took each district’s transportation form and made it a digital survey to collect the data quickly in order for districts to begin to build transportation routes for the 2020-2021 school year. Hard copy, Act372 Transportation forms are required IN ADDITION TO the digital forms sent out last spring. All families must complete both the digital form and the paper form in order to secure transportation for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    All families who desire district transportation must print, complete, sign and return their home district's form to AGCS by July 10, 2020. We will collect, organize and then transfer these forms to your home school district for you.

    Access and download your district's paper transportation forms

    To return the forms you can:

    1.) Scan and send to: transportation@agcharter.org

    2.) Mail to: 110 East State Road, West Grove, PA 19390

    3.) Fax to: 610-869-5892

    New students, please complete the transportation form you received in your enrollment paperwork and submit to the admissions department.

    We appreciate your patience and understanding with this new process. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Lori Predmore at lpredmore@agcharter.org or 484-667-5000 and leave a voicemail related to the issue.


    Car Line Transportation

    Cars in carline State Road Campus                                           
    Morning drop-off:   7:20am to 7:33am            
    Afternoon pick-up: 2:15pm to 2:30pm            

    Early Learning Center
    Morning drop-off:    8:05am to 8:20am
    Afternoon pick-up: 2:45pm to 3:15pm  
       

    What if we're late?

    If you miss the carline drop-off time, a parent/guardian must bring students to the main entrance to sign them in. At that time, our attendance staff will determine whether or not the lateness is excused or unexcused. If you drop your student off unaccompanied, it will be considered unexcused tardiness.

    If you miss the carline pick-up window, your child will be brought to the main office. A parent or guardian must come to the office to sign your child out. 

    In either case, excessive lateness will be addressed by school administration.

    Keep calm it's only carline How you can help make carline a pleasant experience for everyone

    • Make sure your child is ready to get out of your car - coat, hat, and backpack ready; hugs and kisses before the drop-off spot.
    • Let your child out in the designated area only.
    • Pull forward - there's no need to leave a car’s length of empty space in between your car and the vehicle in front of you.
    • Don’t park in carline and get out of your vehicle - if your child needs help, carline assistants will direct you to a parking spot.
    • Pay attention and stay off your phone, for the safety of our students.
    • Practice patience - we all have an off-day now and again, so stay calm when things don't go smoothly.

    Inclement Weather Transportation

    Snowmen standing by a school bus There are times throughout the year in which weather may make it necessary to delay the start of school, dismiss early, or close for the day. It's important to pay close attention to school delay, dismissal, and closing information for both AGCS and your home school district.

    Please familiarize yourself with the AGCS Weather Closing, Delay and Early Dismiss Procedures before the school year begins, so you're prepared.

    If weather conditions cause school to be delayed, dismiss early, or close, notice and additional information will be communicated to families via the website, SchoolMessenger (email/phone), Schoology, and the local news networks. To update your personal contact information used to receive these notifications, please email enrollment@agcharter.org.

    Our school code number is 870

    Internet

    • The AGCS Website Homepage 
    • CBS Philly - Channel 3 
    • ABC Action News - Channel 6  
    • NBC Philadelphia - Channel 10 

    Radio

    • WCOJ (1420AM) – by school name
    • WKYW (1060AM) – by school code
    • WJBR (99.5FM) – by school name
    • WSTW (93.7FM) – by school name
    • WDEL (1150AM) – by school name or code
    • WNRK (1260AM) – by school name or code

    Television

    • Channel 3 (CBS)
    • Channel 6 (ABC)
    • Channel 10 (ABC)
    • Channel 29(FOX)