SECCA, Four School Systems, and Community Commended
The Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Education have developed a rigorous new certification process for accrediting Georgia career academies. A team of eight leaders from across the state spent three days at Southeastern Early College and Career Academy (SECCA) on the Southeastern Technical College campus in Vidalia to apply the new criteria to the local school.
The team interviewed parents, students, teachers, administrators, business and industry partners, and community leaders. They also reviewed hundreds of documents to verify program rigor, quality, and impact on workforce development.
At the close of the review, the team presented an oral report to SECCA and school district leaders. The results, according to the team leader, are excellent, and the four local school systems, SECCA staff and board members, students, parents, business partners and the community as a whole were commended for their collaboration to meet the needs of students and employers. SECCA serves four local school systems: Montgomery County Schools, Toombs County Schools, Treutlen County Schools, and Vidalia City Schools.
According to Shelly Smith, SECCA CEO, “ Our school superintendents and school personnel work tirelessly to offer courses through our career academy that will provide students with the credentials and skills needed to make successful transitions to post-secondary education and, eventually, a career. We are proud of the partnership SECCA has with the four school systems.”
Pictured left to right: Dr. Garrett Wilcox, Vidalia City Schools Superintendent; Mr. Hugh Kight, Montgomery County Schools Superintendent; Mr. Barry Waller, Toombs County Schools Superintendent; and Dr. Bradley Anderson, Treutlen County Schools Superintendent.