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Leadership Atlanta Visits Centennial Academy
Leadership Atlanta Visits Centennial Academy


Centennial Academy hosted Leadership Atlanta's Education Day

MEDIA CONTACT: Tequila Lamar, School Advancement Coordinator, tlamar@centennialacademycharter.org

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On Thursday, December 1, 2016, Centennial Academy hosted Leadership Atlanta's Education Day. Leadership Atlanta is the oldest sustained community leadership program in the nation.

Leaders shadowed Centennial Academy scholars and followed their class schedules in order to experience the school day through the lens of students in Atlanta. This year's Education Day had three primary goals for the current Leadership Atlanta Class of 2017: Connect, Contextualize, and Commit.

"The connection between Leadership Atlanta leaders and Centennial Academy scholars is an often underestimated, yet critically important component of a meaningful educational experience," stated Centennial Academy's Head of School, Carol Santos. "Scholars' personal exposure to extraordinary, yet ordinary people who were once just like them and who now, as adults, turned their education into very interesting and meaningful careers and lives of fulfillment is very often the spark to the awesome vision scholars will have for their own lives."

Additionally, Centennial Academy was excited to showcase its new iGallery during the Leadership Atlanta visit. Through a collaboration with the ZuCot Gallery, the school recently underwent a transformation in order to prominently display scholar work, whether digital, artistic, or literary, in a gallery-style method.

This year's Education Day successfully immersed the Leadership Atlanta class in the unique culture of Centennial Academy and allowed the cohort to exercise the 21st Century success skills expected of all scholars: Collaboration, Work Ethic, Critical Thinking, and Communication.

About Centennial Academy

Centennial Academy is a conversion charter school in the heart of Atlanta, educating scholars in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The school's mission is to create a culture of opportunity and discovery in which scholars are developed into creative critical thinkers with the vision and courage to impact a global society. The school's curriculum is centered in Project-based Learning with a STEAM focus. As a community school, Centennial Academy readily extends beyond its campus borders in strong partnerships with institutions of early and higher learning, industry, and social service such as Georgia Tech, Georgia Aquarium, YMCA Metro Atlanta, Georgia Natural Gas, and Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Center.


Tequila Lamar

School Advancement Coordinator

Centennial Academy

531 Luckie Street, NW

Atlanta, GA 30313

(404) 802 - 8550 main office

(404) 423 - 1112 cell phone



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