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    Thursday, September 17, 2015
    HCDA Hosts Existing Industry Luncheon at the Academy for Advanced Studies
    In August 2013, the Academy for Advanced Studies (AAS) began serving students in grades 9-12 as a college and career academy. AAS has been approved by the local and state boards of education to operate as a charter program of choice. The mission of AAS is to instill each student graduates high school with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for college and career success. AAS produces many benefits for students, employers and the community-at-large, including increased high school graduation and college enrollment rates, higher levels of academic attainment, stronger preparation for high-skill, high-wage and high-demand careers, and greater potential for local economic development.

    On September 16, 2015, we hosted our Henry County Existing Industry Luncheon at the Academy for Advanced Studies and were pleased to hear from Mark Andrews, Vice President of Economic Development of Southern Crescent Technical College about the great things they are doing in Henry County.

    John Uesseler, CEO of the Academy for Advanced Studies, also spoke at our luncheon, then took us on a tour of the Academy. We enjoyed a meal prepared by the Culinary Arts students. They prepared chicken, pork, salad, rolls, carrots, green beans, and strawberry shortcake and brownie desserts.

    Thank you to all who attended our Henry County Existing Industry Luncheon. If you missed our event, stay tuned; we hope to have another event at the Academy in 2016. Remember that the Academy needs continual investment to keep offering cutting edge technology to students.

    Learn more about the Academy for Advanced Studies: http://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/aas.
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