Community gets first look at 'state of the art' Worth Co. High School

First look inside the new, state of the art Worth County High School
It features an open courtyard where kids can eat lunch, a "gymatorium" for sports and auditorium use, and a three story academic wing. (Source: WALB)
It features an open courtyard where kids can eat lunch, a "gymatorium" for sports and auditorium use, and a three story academic wing. (Source: WALB)
Worth County Schools begin class for the 2018-2019 school year on Monday, August 13. (Source: WALB)
Worth County Schools begin class for the 2018-2019 school year on Monday, August 13. (Source: WALB)

WORTH CO., GA (WALB) - The Worth County community got its first look inside the new, state of the art Worth County High School College and Career Academy Thursday night.

The newly built school opened its doors for the community to tour, thanks to help from the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce.

The new school took 15 months to build, according to Principal Harley Calhoun.

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It features an open courtyard where kids can eat lunch, a "gymatorium" for sports and auditorium use, and a three-story academic wing.

From school staff to parents, many people said they are excited about how the new school has the potential to motivate the students.

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"We've got 854 kids. They're going to be in a place that they're just going to really want to call home," Calhoun explained.

"It is really nice. I am very impressed," said Michelle Boardman, who has a ninth grader starting at the school.

Students can attend the open house at the new Worth County High School on Friday, August 10, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Worth County Schools begin class for the 2018-2019 school year on Monday, August 13.

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