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Doug  Wright
Program Director/Principal
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Principal's Corner

Welcome to the College & Career Academy

November 2018

November has been another productive month at CCA South! We had a great report from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency after their review of our facility, and we are at work to find even more ways to ensure the safety of all students while they are with us each day.

We hosted the ninth graders for two days for their annual tour of our programs. This has been an effective way to introduce our pathways to students during their first year of high school. It is our goal that every student takes at least one class at CCA which we hope will lead to completing a career pathway, exploring dual enrollment, and getting real-world work experience through Career Connections!

Our Full STEAM Ahead students spent the week at 12 for Life. This allowed them to have an immersive STEAM experience in a real Southwire facility, and greatly strengthened the connections they are making between the classroom and the expectations of industry.

All of our instructors have also completed the first of at least two advisory committee meetings as of this month. These committees are comprised of industry representatives who meet with us to get updates, learn about our goals for the school year, and offer their valuable expertise for ways to improve and enhance our pathways for students.

Finally, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are thankful for our students, instructors, parents, school board, community members, and business partners who work together to make CCA South a premiere learning environment!  

 

October 2018

October is already proving to be a great month at CCA South! The annual Business and Community Day was held on October 3, and attendance was even higher than last year. We are grateful to the parents and members of our business and school communities for taking the time to visit our campus, and to the CCA South students and instructors who worked so hard to make the facility look extraordinary for the special day!

September 2018

 

It has been an exciting month at CCA South! Enrollment has increased since last year, and the instructors are hard at work to ensure their students get the greatest experience possible.

The best news this month is that Carroll County School System now has a graduation rate of 92%, the highest it has ever been! This historical achievement is even more remarkable in a system with five high schools, and further proof that Carroll County School System is truly an education destination for anyone seeking the best schools for their students! 

August 2018
 
It has been a great start to the 2018-19 school year! Many thanks to all of you who attended our first Open House in conjunction with the schools we serve!
 
The theme for our school system this year is “Committed to Changing Lives”, and this is what happens every day at the College and Career Academy South Campus thanks to the dedication and expertise of some of the best instructors in the nation!  I believe the programs offered through our campus and 12 for Life are often the keys to students finishing high school and reaching their individual potentials as they go into the workforce and postsecondary education. It is our commitment at CCA South to create an environment where students feel welcome, are challenged by the material, and have the opportunity to build relationships that have a lasting impact on their lives. 
 
We look forward to working with you this year! Be sure to check out the Convocation video featuring a CCA South alumnus! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGikaA8quEs. More updates coming in September!