Elite Scholars Academy to Open for Instruction October 2
Elite Scholars Academy to Open for Instruction October 2
Posted on 09/29/2017
This is the image for the news article titled Elite Scholars Academy to Open for Instruction October 2On Monday, October 2, the newest facility in Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) will officially open its doors for students. Elite Scholars Academy (ESA) will relocate to the newly completed school at 7923 Fielder Road in Jonesboro. The school will continue to serve students in grades six through twelve.

A host of district officials and community representatives are expected to be onsite to welcome students as they arrive for their first day in the new building. This will be the third move for ESA since the school opened in 2009. Its initial home was at the Perry Center for Learning in downtown Jonesboro. It then was relocated to the old Morrow Middle School building on Maddox Road in Morrow.
The new facility, built at a cost of $22.2 million, features 48 instructional units (classrooms, labs, etc.) and space for 700 students. The school also features a digital animation lab and a business service lab, as well as athletic facilities, such as a gymnasium, tennis court, soccer field, and track.

More than 600 residents of Clayton County and the surrounding area got an opportunity to tour the new campus during a recent ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony.

“We are excited to open our newest facility for such an outstanding educational institution,” said Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, CCPS Superintendent of Schools. “We anticipate that Elite Scholars Academy will continue to be a source of pride for our school district as well as the Clayton County community.”

ESA New Site Quick Facts
Address: 7923 Fielder Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: 770-742-2823
Cost of construction: $22,170,735
Construction began: January 2016
Capacity: 700
Square footage: 128,721
Number of Instructional Units: 48
Key Features: Digital Animation Lab, Business Service Lab
Serves: Grades 6 through 12

About Elite Scholars Academy

Elite Scholars Academy (ESA) serves CCPS as an Early College Magnet School. It has earned numerous
honors and recognitions including being named a Georgia School of Excellence (2013) and as a National
Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education (2014).

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