By: Kara Duffy
February, 28, 2013
Grady County, GA- Cairo High School in Grady County is the first school in Southwest Georgia to be granted Charter School status.
School officials say the new status will allow them to create more opportunities to prepare students for life after high school.
That means enhancing their AP and college level courses to prepare students who want to go to four year universities.
New programming will also include an emphasis on vocational training.
David McCurry, the school's principal said, "We're going to be able to develop more partnerships with local businesses and industries to help prepare kids who choose to go from high school straight into the workforce."
With the new Charter School status, Cairo High School can now apply to become a 'College and Career Academy' of Georgia.
Grant money received through that establishment would allow school officials to develop partnerships with local technical colleges in our area.