ATLANTA -- Wednesday marked the first day of school for nearly 500 students in DeKalb County.
Ivy Preparatory Academy for Girls and Ivy Preparatoy Academy for Girls opened in the same building at 1807 Memorial Drive.
"I am ready; I am ready!" shouted Brigit Case, who has two sons attending Ivy Prep for Boys.
She's among the hundreds of parents who kept their children out of school three weeks after the start of their district's schools so they could go to these two new charter schools for kids in kindergarten through sixth grades.
"Some of the schools in DeKalb are not meeting AYP," said Raymond Randall, Sr. "In our area, they were really bad, unfortunately."