ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Saint Teresa's Catholic School started the 2017-2018 with some new and older students.
For the first time, the Catholic school now extends through high school, making it the only Catholic high school in Southwest Georgia.
High School Director Terry McKay said his staff worked all throughout the summer to get the high school wing ready.
"I'm excited and I think the kids are going to be excited," McKay told WALB News 10.
By extending the grade levels, McKay said it will help the private school retain students and attract new ones.
Sophomore Emily Meneses is one of the new students. She transferred from Lee Co. High School.
"I'm pretty excited for the fact that I get to develop more into my Catholic religion," said Meneses.
High school electives include journalism and personal fitness. The school will soon add a drama class as well.
Right now, the school offers classes for students entering the 9th and 10th grade.
School leaders plan to add 11th and 12th grade classes in the near future.
For more information on the new high school extension, call 229-436-0134.
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