Academy at Smith moves into new space

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From this week’s GCS Friday Spin…

Academy at Smith Opens on a New Campus

Excitement was in the air when The Academy at Smith opened its doors on a new campus this week. The school, which first opened in August 2006, was originally located on Smith High’s campus. The Academy at Smith features two academic/career pathways for students – medical careers and construction technology. The school provides relevance, rigor and much-needed relationships for students who are eager to distinguish themselves from the competition. Students complete core subject area classes and requirements for a high school diploma, but they may also earn dual credits during their senior year at GTCC. The new facility is located at 2225 S. Holden Road in Greensboro. For more information, please contact Principal Patrice Faison at 316-5866.


Unlike the Northern High opening that also occurred this week, this opening was a little more subdued and quiet. Maybe it was due to all of the newsworthy construction debacles and cost overruns associated with renovating this building, which formerly housed offices for Oakwood Homes.

We wish them well.

E.C. 🙂


3 Responses

  1. So, now the question is what was the total final price that taxpayers paid for this beauty? As I recall the school board said this was a bargain to good to pass up.

    What’s the final total cost per student? I’ll wager that it is a hefty cost per student for the facility.

  2. I’d love to have these figures too…and we should be able to get it, it’s public information.

  3. Good luck getting anything out of this system, public information or not. Even board members can’t get information that they want. It’s not as though these people work for the public, you know. They’ll tell you what you can have, and what you have to do to get it.

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