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Georgia Milestones Assessment System and Student Learning Objectives

Important Health Updates!!

PCA November 2014 Newsletter

Loveline Duverge Brings Back Gold for FCCLA

SADD and FCCLA joined forces for the No Texting and Driving Art Contest


Texting and Driving...It Can Wait!!

Perry Career Academy FCCLA taught on the importance of texting and driving during the National “It Can Wait” Campaign on September 19, 2013. Students wore all black and vowed silence for the entire school day, some dressed as Zombies and wore signs that read, “I died because…I was texting and driving, this was the last message I sent, “I love y” various signs were made to recognize the fact that it could wait. Students visited academic and CTAE classes and taught on the dangers of texting and driving, students pledged via the internet using their smart phones and signed a banner pledging not to text and drive. Finally the banner was displayed on a car that was involved in a texting and driving accident (thanks to Hurricane Towing in Stockbridge, Georgia). It was all in all a very successful day for the “It Can Wait” campaign sponsored by ATT and the National Organization for Youth Safety. (NOYS)
Check out their story in the FCCLA Newletter!  

2014-2015 School Calendar

Serita Nixon Receives the Harry Douglas Award

The Perry Learning Center celebrated Honor’s Night on Wednesday, May 8, 2012 at Mundy’s Mill High School.  Over 50 deserving students were honored and celebrated by their family and teachers.  Guest speaker, Harry Douglas IV from the Douglas Brothers Foundation, Inc., and wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcon’s gave an uplifting and inspiring speech to the crowd.  Reminding us all to stay focused on what is important and rich in our lives and not what the media portrays.  Mr. Douglas and his family also presented one very deserving student with the Harry Douglas award.  Serita Nixon received this award and a $1000.00 scholarship from the Douglas Brothers Foundation, Inc., for her extremely hard academic work as well as her compassion and dedication to her school and friends.   Serita is also an early graduate and earned two technical college certificates from Atlanta Technical College as a dual enrollment student.  

Partnership with Atlanta Technical College

On Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11am, four Clayton County Public School high school students joined hundreds of adult graduates for Atlanta Technical College's commencement ceremony. All four students earned their certificate for Patient Care Assisting. The graduation was held at the Atlanta Civic Center and the key note speaker was Dr. John Evans, the Fulton County Commission Chair. He encouraged the graduates and the audience to think like giants and not have a grasshopper mentality.

(Pictured from left to right, Dr. Betty Kennebrew, CCPS Dual Enrollment Monitor, Jasmine Jackson, Jessica Johnson, Dr. Alvetta Thomas, President of Atlanta Technical College, Ashley Lightfoot and Amber Cooper.)

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SADD and FCCLA joined forces for the No Texting and Driving Art Contest
Perry Career Academy FCCLA

Check out their story in the FCCLA Newsletter!!
Texting and Driving...It Can Wait!

Check out their story in the FCCLA Newsletter!!


Main Office: 770-515-7601

Dr. Terry Young, Executive Director

Mrs. Terri Logan, Coordinator

Dr. Cynthia Smalls, Lead Counselor

Ms. Rosalind McGill, Counselor (Open Campus/Career Center)

Mr. Steve Harbin, Counselor (Alternative Virtual Academy)

Dual Enrollment @ the PCA

The Dual Enrollment program at the Perry Center is a partnership between  Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS)and Atlanta Technical College (ATC). It is an opportunity for high school students who at least 16 years of age to earn technical college credit while simultaneously earning elective credit toward their high school diploma. The courses are taught by instructors from ATC on the Perry campus. At the completion of the program, students earn a Technical College Certificate (TCC).

Eligibility is based on student’s GPA (at 2.0), ASSET exam scores and guidelines for the HOPE Grant. The ASSET exam is administered each school year in late January and early February at all CCPS high schools and the Perry Center at no cost to students.

For more information, contact the main office at 770-515-7601.
School Calendar
Uniform Dress Open Campus 2013-2014
Collared Style Polo or Button Down Shirts (Tucked inside)
Navy Blue or White Only

Khaki Slacks, Khaki Shorts, Dress Slacks, or Skirts (Tan, Navy Blue, or Black)
Female students: Dresses are permitted in addition to the options above (Tan or Navy Blue).
NOTE: Skirts and dresses must be a khaki material.
"Stretchy" or spandex-type material is not permissible.
No "sagging" pants (Belts are required)
No jeans!

Students will not be allowed to wear:
Black on Black
White on White
Tan on Tan
Navy Blue on Navy Blue

*Career students can wear their school's uniformed dress if returning to their home school the majority of the school day.
Important Information
*The school day extends from 8:15 am - 3:45 pm. Students are expected to be seated in class by 8:15 am.

*Please see below for the dress code.

*There will be no transportation to the Perry Center except for Middle School Alternative Virtual Academy.
*The student packet which includes the student handbook, off-campus permissions, and emergency information will be given out the first day. It is essential that those forms are signed and returned immediately.

*There are no lockers available for use.
Alternative Virtual Academy

Alternative Virtual Academy

The Alternative Virtual Academy is a virtual learning program for alternative school students housed at the Perry Career Academy in the 200 building located on the Spring St. side of the campus.  Orientation of the program is provided to students at the beginning of each semester in which all rules and procedures of the program and OdysseyWare software training is provided.

Dress Code
The Alternative Virtual Academy dress code is as follows:
White Collared Shirt
Khaki Bottoms
Khaki or Brown Belt
White Socks
White Shoes
No hats, spandex, or sagging of pants are allowed!

National Bullying Prevention Month

For more information on how you can aid in the efforts to prevent bullying, please click here.

Toll-Free School Safety Hotline: 1-877-SAY-STOP
Students of the Month

Teacher of the Year 2014-2015
Mission & Vision
The mission of the Perry Center is to create opportunities for
learning and establish partnerships in a safe supportive environment
 that promotes life-long learning.

The Perry Center aspires to become a model learning institute that 
establishes meaningful partnerships while providing innovative and
 relevant instruction for students of the 21st century.

Clayton County District Vision & Mission Statements
Applying to the Open Campus? The application is now available:

Perry Center Open Campus Application
Accountability Report Card

School Improvement Plan

Perry Learning Center School Improvement Plan 

Perry Learning Center School Improvement Plan

SACS Review Results

Thank you to all the stakeholders including the Perry Center Family for making our Quality Assurance Review Visit a resounding success:

Notification of Nondiscrimination

Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability 

in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. Clayton County Public Schools’ Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) department does 

not discriminate in enrollment or access to any of the available programs located in middle or high schools. The challenging 

CTAE curriculum, in conjunction with core academics, provides a robust academic skills and hands-on experience. Program offerings include: Automotive, Agricultural Science, Broadcast/Video Production, Business and Computer Science/ IT, Construction, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Engineering and Technology, Education, Graphic Communication and Design, Government and Public Safety including JROTC, Healthcare Science, and Marketing Education. Program offerings vary by school location. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Clayton County Public Schools also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the American Disability Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s). Office of Legal Compliance, 

Attn: Latasha Lowe, 1058 Fifth Avenue Jonesboro, GA 30326 or via phone: 770-473-2700.

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