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Dear Prospective Students and Parents,


Welcome to The Advanced Academy of Georgia website! There may be a number of reasons why you are currently reading my welcome. You may be a high school student who is bored or unhappy in your current high school and are looking for an alternative. You may be a parent who is concerned that your son or daughter is not being challenged enough in high school and will not be able to reach his or her potential. If you are a highly motivated and intelligent high school student excited about the idea of starting college early, or the parent of such a student, then you are at the right place!


The Advanced Academy is located at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia. It is one of the few residential early entrance to college programs in the country. Students usually come to The Academy for their junior and/or senior year of high school, but exceptional younger students may qualify. Academy students typically remain enrolled in their high school, but take all of their courses at the University of West Georgia. The credits from these college courses are then transferred back to the high school to count towards their high school graduation. Yet, they also receive college credit for these courses, allowing students the opportunity to receive dual credit and be a college sophomore or junior when they graduate from high school.


However, The Academy is more than an academic opportunity. It’s the chance to live with other talented students who share the desire to learn and succeed. In such an environment students are able to feel accepted and valued much more than is typical in a traditional high school setting. The dedicated professional and residential staffs at The Academy provide academic and emotional support. The Academy has its own yearbook, editoral/news publication, a creative publication, residence hall council, intramural sports, and much more to offer. The staff provides a variety of programs that are educational, fun, and informative. There is always something to do in Gunn Hall, The Academy’s residence hall.


If you think The Academy may be the place for you or your son or daughter, or if you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us. As you read through this website, many of your questions will be answered. You will also see our Preview Days schedule when you can visit our beautiful campus. You are also welcome to contact us to schedule an individual tour and opportunity to ask questions. The Academy is very much a second family for the staff and students and we look forward to sharing it with you!



Christie Williams

Advanced Academy Interim Director