Polk County College and Career Academy

The Polk County College and Career Academy campus at Cedartown High School. 

State and local officials will be gathering in the coming weeks to officially open the Polk County College and Career Academy’s facility at Cedartown High School, even as students have already been using the new classroom spaces since the start of the school year.

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Technical College System of Georgia head Gretchen Corben and many more local officials will be gathering on Monday, Aug. 28 for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the College and Career Academy’s campus at 1 p.m.

Invitations have gone out to several people in the community for the ceremony, which will celebrate the new building, which houses a variety of programs for students at Cedartown High School.

Construction wrapped up on the new building early last summer, and students got to get their first chance to look around on Aug. 7 for an student and parent open house.

The multimillion dollar facility wraps up the first phase of plans for expanding and renovating Cedartown High School, which if funded in the future include upgrades to the cafeteria, library, administration offices and new classrooms. Those plans have been put on hold for the time being after a proposed 2017 Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax was shelved by the Board of Education for the time being.