ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The state board of education approved the charter for the Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy Thursday.
Conyers was a longtime Albany educator and former Dougherty High School Principal, who died last year, at age 84.
The college and career academy will serve as a regional workforce development engine for Southwest Georgia; allowing students from Dougherty, Baker, Calhoun and Terrell Counties the opportunity to connect on-site with Albany Tech, Albany State University and Darton State College for
credit and coursework.
"This academy has been a priority and focus for the system and the board for years," said Dr. David Mosely, Dougherty County School Superintendent.
The next step is hiring a CEO and starting renovations to the site, at Southside Middle School. Those renovations are possible thanks to a competitive $3 million grant from the Technical College System of Georgia.