SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - This school year is getting off to a great start for students at Savannah High.
After a year of planning, the Career Academy is officially off the ground. All students at SHS have the option of taking one of the 12-course pathways. Courses include, but are not limited to, business, culinary arts, sports and entertainment, marketing, law, and a host of other fields.
One of the cool things about this reform is that the board spend over half-a-million dollars on transforming classrooms into specific learning facilities. There was also a one-time grant awarded by the state to help with equipping the Career Academy.
WTOC spoke with the principal of Savannah High, and she's excited to see this new pathway of education take place on her campus.
"It is our desire that we expose students to different options within those career pathways, so that when they leave high school, they have many options, rather than they're going straight to work, straight to college," said Principal Tammy Broadnax.
Savannah High was considered one of the poorest schools in the district, so transforming educational pathways was much needed.