January 12, 2018— Albany, GA—Students from the 4C Academy join CEO Chris Hatcher, left, Principal Angie Gardner, right, and 4C Academy Board Chair Chandu Kuntawala in cutting the ribbon of the final phase of the school Friday afternoon. The first-of-its-kind hybrid educational facility is fully operational following a multi-million overhaul of the building that formerly housed Southside Middle School.
According to 4C Academy CEO, Chris Hatcher, “The completion of phase 4 of the 4C Academy is a historical event for our community. This incredible community asset is the product of a true public/private partnership where we were able to learn the current and future workforce needs from our local business and industry and build a state of the art, high tech facility - able to prepare students to meet those needs. We appreciate all of our partners and would like to especially thank the Dougherty County School System for going above and beyond to make this place special. For the past few months, we have concentrated on the soft skills imperative to success in the business world. Now, with labs in phase 4, we can also begin teaching the technical skills required by industry leaders.”
Students at the 4C Academy spent the first half of the 2017/2018 school year utilizing only portion of the Academy’s building as the remaining labs and facilities were under construction. Beginning Tuesday, January 16th, classes will be open in the newest portion of the building, which includes a modern student center, STEM gym, logistics lab and film studio.
A formal dedication with members of Commodore Conyers family and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is planned for the coming weeks.
About 4C Academy:
The mission of the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy is to produce college and career ready graduates with relevant skills and education and exceptional work ethic who can compete and succeed in the real world. Our partners include local business and industry, the Dougherty County School System, Albany Technical College, Albany State University, the Albany/Dougherty Economic Development Commission, and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition, we have partnered with the Calhoun, Terrell and Baker County School Systems.