NCCA Career Academy of Year

Newton County School System Earns Prestigious "College and Career Academy of the Year" Award for 2023 from the Technical College System of Georgia
Posted on 10/16/2023
Newton College & Career Academy administrators with awardNewton County School System is honored to announce that the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) has officially recognized the Newton County College and Career Academy (NCCA) as the "College and Career Academy of the Year" for 2023.

Governor Brian Kemp praised NCCA's outstanding contributions, stating, “I’m proud to congratulate our College and Career Academy of the Year on their exceptional work providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.”

NCCA earned this prestigious accolade by demonstrating excellence across various key domains, including academic achievements, workforce development initiatives, collaborations with industry stakeholders, and active engagement with the local community.

TCSG Commissioner, Greg Dozier, commended NCCA's steadfast commitment to empowering students, saying, "Newton County College and Career Academy has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to empowering students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in both their academic pursuits and future careers. Their innovative programs, strong ties to local industries, and active involvement in the community have set a high standard for college and career academies across the state."

Established in 2012, Newton County College and Career Academy currently serves 899 students and stands as a pivotal facet of the strategic vision of the Newton County Board of Education and the Newton County School System to cater to the evolving workforce needs of Newton County and its neighboring regions. NCCA engages in collaborative partnerships with local businesses, technical colleges, and universities to produce postsecondary graduates capable of making immediate, positive contributions to the local workforce. The academy boasts an impressive offering of 16 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, spanning subjects from AP Environmental Science to AP Statistics, and also maintains the distinction of housing the largest Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) pathway selection within the Newton County School System, comprising 22 pathways.

NCCA Principal, Chad Walker, humbly acknowledged the achievement, remarking, "This recognition serves as a monumental honor for our dedicated educators and ambitious students who have demonstrated unwavering commitment, particularly through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing years. At the core of NCCA's success lies its exceptional faculty and students, who stand ready to confront any challenges that come their way. I am truly blessed to work alongside such outstanding professionals and students every day."

"I am immensely proud of the Newton County College and Career Academy (NCCA) and its exceptional students and staff,” said Benjamin Roundtree, Interim Superintendent of Schools. “This recognition is a testament to their unwavering dedication, resilience, and commitment to excellence.”