Larry C. Berry has been named as the new Administrative assistant at Main Street Academy for the 2016-17 school year. Mr. Berry has served as the Transition Coordinator at Griffith Academy and Main Street Academy for the past eight (8) years. Mr. Berry's administrative experinece includes over 45 yeras in eduation where he has served as teacher, coach, Asst. Principal, and Principal in schools in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Mr. Berry has also served as Testing Coordinator in the past and will serve as Chairman of the new required School Testing Team. Meta Robinson will continue to serve as the Testing Coordinator and Garrett Davis will assume mr. Berry's role as Transition Coordinator.
Main Street Academy served 270 students during the 2016-17 school year. 186 students were suceessfully returned back to traditional schools and 8 seniors earned their high school diploma from traditional schools while attending Main Street. See the list attached for MSA's accomplishments during the 2015-16 school year.
Main Street Academy has won a $3000 Toolbox for Education Grant for the 2015-16 school year. The grant written by EC Resource teacher Miranda Jones will give the students an opportunity for hands-on learning with the development of a school garden, implementing a new landscape plan, and a vertical planting garden. The grant was highlighted in a recent program at the school's Media Center which featured cultures from around the world.
Benchmark Testing will begin on October 6, 2016 for High School students. A testing schedule for all students will be published by Mrs. Meta Robinson, Testing Coordinator.
Main Street Academy welcomes back SRO Brian Toliver. Officer Toliver is a 10 year veteran of the WSPD. Assuming the position in February of 2016, Officer Tolliver brings a wealth of experience in law enforcment to our school.