WORTH CO., GA (WALB) - Worth County High School parents and students got to see the brand new facility and meet with teachers on Friday.
Teachers at Friday's open house said that the new building is totally different from the last, and they said being in this facility should make a big
impact on students.
"You should surround the students with a beautiful learning environment. I think it helps them so it's a huge difference than what we were used to
at the older building," said Tammy Holton, a teacher at Worth County High School for three years. "I loved the old high school. My first year in Worth was at the old high school. I had a lot of great memories in a little room, but it had a lot of issues because it was an old building."
"I think the biggest difference right off the bat that we notice as teachers is just the size of the rooms. And that makes a huge difference in terms of being able to engage students and move around and rearrange and gives you a little bit more flow in the classroom," said John Tibbets, another teacher at the school.
Tibbets said students should value what comes with the new environment.
"There is a real opportunity to inspire the students to do better and to inspire the students to match what the community has done for them," Tibbets explained.
The high school is now a college and career academy that specializes in academics and career paths.
"So it just lifts everybody up, it makes everybody have this sense of we are moving forward, and we can really provide something special for the students," said Tibbets.
Holton said she agrees.
"But they have provided a beautiful facility for the students of Worth County. I think that they are going to be very proud and I think the students are going to
be very excited," explained Holton. "And as we watched the process, we could see it right out our windows and doors, it was amazing to watch."
The open house was from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
Teachers said they look forward to meeting parents and seeing the reactions from students in the new building.