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Vision & Mission Statements


Gadsden Central Academy



Gadsden Central Academy envisions a society where people live and thrive in communities that promote and support emotional behavioral health and wellness to assist students in becoming graduates and independent productive citizens.



  1. To transform all learners through positive relationships, academic instruction, and community collaboration for success in a global society

  2. To ensure that students are college and career ready to be productive in society

  3. To increase the graduation rate of our district of behavioral challenged students in the Exceptional Student Education Department                                                                    

  4. To increase students exposure to STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


  • Increase attendance
  • Increase completion of middle and high school credits
  • Increase graduation rate
  • Increase employment success through high school
  • Decrease serious disciplinary offenses in school
  • Successful transitioning of students 

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By the end of each school year:

  • Seventy percent (70%) of the participating students will remain in a program that leads to a high school diploma.
  • Seventy-Five (75%) of the students will improve their attendance when compared with the prior school year.
  • Seventy-five percent (75%) of the students will improve their cumulative grade point averages.
  • Fifty percent (50%) of the students will show gains scores of at least one year in reading and mathematics as measured by state assessment.
  • School-wide writing scores as measured by state assessment will reflect at least 3.0 or higher.
  • An analysis of disciplinary referrals will show statistically significant drop disciplinary referrals.
  • Parent, staff, and student attitude toward programs and services offered at the school will reflect a positive feeling. Fifty percent (50%) of students enrolled because of multiple retentions will show accelerated progress toward meeting promotion and/or graduation requirements that will shorten the time needed to receive a high school diploma.
  • Ninety-five percent (95%) of the students enrolled in a vocational course will successfully pass the course.
  • Seventy percent (70%) of students will promoted to the next higher grade level.


The restructuring of this program will return it to its original form and structure. The academy is a cooperative venture between the Gadsden County Schools, Department of Juvenile Justice, local law enforcement agencies, Department of Children and Families, and other agencies. These agencies provide a process for information sharing, cooperation and coordination in promoting the general welfare and best interest of the “at-risk” child with severe behavior problems.