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Governor Perdue is Keynote Speaker At GICA Grand Opening Event

Over 400 guests attended the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Golden Isles Career Academy on Wednesday, June 24th 2009. The official ceremony began at 11:30 pm and was followed by a buffet luncheon.

Governor Sonny Perdue was the keynote speaker, joined by other state and local officials which included State Representative, Jerry Keene, and Chief of Staff of the Georgia Lieutenant Governor's office, Mr. Bart Gobeil. Also speaking was Georgia State Senator, Tommie Williams, Glynn County Commissioner, Tony Thaw, and Chairman of the Glynn County Board of Education, Millard Allen.

A delicious barbeque buffet was prepared by the culinary students of the Coastal College of Georgia. Tours were also given of the new 130,000 square foot Golden Isles Career Academy facility. Many local donor investors of GICA were also recognized and thanked for their valuable contributions to the building of this new charter school.

Governor Perdue

Governor Perdue addresses the guests during the GICA Grand Opening Ceremony

Governor Perdue introduced

Governor Perdue was introduced by State Representative Jerry Keene


Georgia State Representative, Jerry Keene, spoke to GICA guests


Glynn County Board of Education Chairman, Millard Allen. GICA Board

Chairman, Tom Connolly, seated behind

Glynn County Commissioner

Glynn County Commissioner, Mr. Tony Thaw

Over 400 guests

Over 400 guests attended the grand opening ceremony


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    As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Glynn County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations.

    The Glynn County School System offers career and technical education programs at Brunswick High School, the Golden Isles College & Career Academy and Glynn Academy. These programs are designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and further education opportunities and are offered under the guidance of certified teachers. The following programs are being offered this year: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Construction; Arts, A/V & Technology & Film; Graphic Design & Communications; Business Management & Administration; Education & Training; Finance; Health Science; Hospitality & Tourism; Marketing; Family & Community Services; Information Technology (Digital Design, Computer Programming); Metals (Welding, Precision Machining); Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM); Transportation, Distribution & Logistics; and Collision Repair.

    All career and technical education programs follow the system’s policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and disability in all programs, services, activities and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation.

    For general information about these programs, contact:

    Senetra S. Haywood, Director
    Career and Technical Education
    Glynn County Schools
    Golden Isles College & Career Academy
    4404 Glynco Parkway
    Brunswick, GA 31525
    (912) 267-4100 ext. 1512