By: Julie Montanaro | WCTV Eyewitness News
June 27, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Leon County's Adult and Community Education School unveiled its new logo Tuesday at its new location on Appleyard Drive.
Principal Regina Browning says the mortar board symbolizes its GED students who are working toward their high school diplomas and the globe symbolizes its ESOL students who are learning to speak English.
ACE also includes the district's program for Adults with Disabilities.
ACE moved from its longtime home on Trojan Trail on the city's east side to its new location flanking Lively Technical School and TCC on the city's west side.
The controversial decision by new Superintendent Rocky Hanna prompted several parents to protest. Some saying it would be difficult to arrange transportation across town, others saying it would be difficult for adult students with disabilities to transition to the new location.
Summer school is in session right now, giving students and teachers a chance to adjust before the rush of returning students in the fall, Browning said.
ACE has more than 1900 students, 54% of whom are working toward their GED, teacher Martha Clark said.
The brick sign in front of the school is now under construction and will be outfitted with the new logo in the next few weeks.