[BARROW and WALTON COUNTY, Ga] – From 6 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, Foothills Education Charter High School will celebrate 17 students who have completed the WeldREADY Program! Parents eager to cheer on their Foothills’ students, and their achievements, are invited to join the celebration at SIMS Academy.
Foothills embarked on this new partnership with the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC) and WorkForce Innovators of America (WIO America). It offers Foothills students the opportunity to complete a 10-week welding program at the Barrow Foothills site. As a result, Kabuta and Caterpillar, who will be in attendance, will be hiring from this class!
“We are so proud of our Foothills graduates! The students who successfully completed their diploma requirements showed extreme strength and focus,” said FECHS Superintendent Sherrie Gibney-Sherman. “The challenges of the pandemic created many obstacles. Our students were able to prevail. We are excited to watch these graduates move on to college and jobs as they begin their next life journey.”
The Foothills Education Charter High School is North-Middle Georgia’s answer to the dropout problem. The school gives students a last chance to earn their high school diplomas. They have seven locations in the North Middle Georgia region. The Walton County locations are at Monroe Area and Social Circle high schools. Students are ages 16–21, from a variety of backgrounds, with some working full time during the day
WHO: Foothills Education Charter High School, WeldREADY Program
WHAT: Graduation Ceremony
WHEN: Thursday, March 25, 2021
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: SIMS Academy of Innovation and Technology
BASA Student Center
985 Austin Road, Winder, Ga 30680
For more information on the graduation and all things Foothills Education Charter High School, please visit foothillscharter.org.
ABOUT FOOTHILLS EDUCATION CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
Since 2015, Foothills Education Charter High School has been North-Middle Georgia’s answer to the dropout problem. Modeled after the highly successful Mountain Education Charter High School, Foothills brings a convenient, flexible and self-paced format to its approach in helping students earn an accredited Georgia High School diploma. With 16 locations across the North-Middle Georgia region, all classes are held in the evening, Monday – Thursday, and full-time students are eligible for free tuition. In addition, all courses are mastery based, a cannot fail model, and have no deadlines. Foothills offers a variety of course formats including web-based instruction, to meet the different learning styles of students. Visit Foothills Education Charter High School at FoothillsCharter.org.