Final tweaks to College and Career Academy plans approved by board

Polk School District Board of Education

The Polk School District Board of Education has approved final adjustments to the architectural drawings for the long anticipated College and Career Academy, clearing the way for the solicitation of bids for construction of the project.

The academy received its charter and was awarded a $3.1 million grant back in December.

However, progress on seeing construction beginning has been slow going.

The school district completed the demolition of the old 300 and 400 buildings at Cedartown High School several months ago, leaving the campus with limited classroom space during the construction period.

Polk County College and Career Academy CEO Dr. Katie Thomas said she is optimistic on the project and is looking forward to forging partnerships with Georgia Highlands College and Georgia Northwestern Technical College, as well as local and area industries to allow for continued success in dual enrollment programs and on the job training.