Education Briefs

Georgia Connections Academy is accepting applications through Sept. 30

Georgia Connections Academy is accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year for grades 1 to 8 through Sept. 30. It is a public charter virtual school where all learning takes place at the student’s home with a parent serving as a “Learning Coach” on site.

Georgia Connections Academy Principal Heather Robinson said unusually high demand from parents still looking to give their elementary grade child an academic and social “fresh start” in the state’s public school system prompted her to extend enrollment.

Raynor enrolls at UE

Alisha Raynor of Fairburn has enrolled at the University of Evansville in Indiana. She is majoring in international studies.

CEC participates in Georgia Boot

The Central Education Center’s Construction Technology department recently participated in the Georgia Boot—Construction Safety Program. Georgia Boot provided DVDs and printed material including a test. Team members who passed the test will receive a certificate from Georgia Boot and discount card to purchase work boots at a 50% discount.

Williams admitted to United Theological

Joanne Williams of Fairburn has been admitted into the Pre-Doctoral—Certificate of Theological Studies program at United Theological Seminary for the fall 2013 semester. United Theological Seminary, located in Dayton, Ohio, is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Columbus State enrolls 24 local students

Columbus State University in Macon has admitted the following area students for the fall semester who are members of the Class of 2017. They are, from Newnan: Qynaya Alford, pre-nursing; Danielle Brye, criminal justice; Benjamin Bullard, criminal justice; Jessica Cooper, pre-nursing; Logan Copeland, computer science—software systems; Miranda Doyle, biology; Andrew Gueit, general business; Joshua Hand, computer science—games programming; Jessy Maldonado, psychology; Britney Matherne, music performance; Ann Moore, art; Daniel Murillo, pre-nursing; Marian Young, marketing. From Fairburn: Carolyn Brown, biology; Beatrice-Brittany Dankwa, theatre arts; Jasmine Handy, theatre arts; Dontasia Millener, accounting; Sheila Vazquez, early childhood education. From Hogansville: Kendra Beasley, pre-nursing; Satastious Robinson, criminal justice. From Sharpsburg: Devin Johnson, theater arts. From Senoia, Quameshia Wimbish, psychology. From Grantville: Whitni Burnes, criminal justice. From Fayetteville: Kara Barber, pre-nursing.









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