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South Atlanta High School

Magnet School of Computer Animation and Design

A Vision in Motion: Building Our Bridge Through Excellence

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    Dual enrollment opportunity for students to attend a postsecondary institution full-time during their junior and/or senior year of high school.

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At South Atlanta High School of Computer Animation & Design (CAD), students explore some of the most exciting careers of the 21st century.  The school exposes students to a college-preparatory curriculum, complete with Honors and Advanced Placement courses.  All courses use rigorous, problem-based, interdisciplinary teaching and learning strategies to develop students' ability to communicate, collaborate and solve 21st century challenges.  Recognized for three consecutive years as the high school Arts School of the Year, CAD offers two pathways of study: computer animation and industrial design.  The school is equipped with the latest technological resources, allowing students to have hands-on training in claymation and stop motion film production, computer-aided product design, sound mixing and more.  Partnerships with the Cartoon Network, Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Communities in Schools Atlanta, and design and production firms help bring learning to life.  
To develop a community of leaders equipped academically, personally, and 
socially to find creative solutions to 21st Century opportunities by providing a rigorous, interdisciplinary, personalized learning environment.
100% of CAD students will graduate on time, prepared for college or other higher education and a quality life as a productive citizen – turning their dreams into reality.

Principal Astin

 A Truly Vested Hornet 

Principal : Tracie Y. Astin 

School Transition Committee

 Streamlining the programs for South Atlanta High School will require a group effort. We intend to strengthen the school culture, define a common vision and purpose, align resources and increase collaboration. A comprehensive approach allows us to enhance our academic focus, increase access to rigorous curriculum and boost our sense of community. To do that, we need your help.

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Grad hat Attention Seniors!!

Congratulations to all of our graduates!  Graduation details and early release times are below.
South Atlanta High School Graduation:  Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:00pm
EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULE:  Release Time - 11:30am  

The Visions Ceremony has been changed to Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:30pm.  Visions Ceremony will be held at South Atlanta Educational Complex in the gymnasium.  All students are required to report back to school by 5:00pm. 

Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:00pm at the Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C1, located at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd, NW Atlanta, Georgia 30313.  Parking cost is $10.00; however you can pre-paid for parking for the entire day by going to  The yellow lot is the closest lot to the hall.  Pre-paid parking or riding MARTA is highly encouraged!  Transportation to graduation will be provided for interested students; however no return transportation will be provided.  Those students interested in riding the school bus to the graduation ceremony, please have them report to the school by 9:00am.  



Congrats to our Region 4AAA Basketball Champs! 


Hornet Grand City Adventure

 South Atlanta High School of Computer Animation and Design is found in what might be considered as one of Atlanta’s most impoverished, urban neighborhoods. They deal with trials that most adults would find unbelievable, yet they remain consistent in pursing their education. Their education is their ticket to something new. We hope those who have never known this life and those that know this life all too well, will help us lend more to the futures of our students.

We are going to enhance our students’ educational experience by having a scavenger hunt around the City of Atlanta. Students will take each of their core courses at one of the many Atlanta attractions. It is through this investigation students see the transference of knowledge from the book to the world around them. Students will have information to gather and process at each stop on this active learning trip. It is sure to be the Hornets’ Big Adventure. Monies collected will go toward admissions for students.

The course line up:

Physics/Math- College Football Hall of Fame

Biology- Aquarium

Social Studies- Civil Rights Museum

Language Arts/ Social Studies- CNN Center

We will also visit colleges in this area to motivate students to achieve despite current obstacles.
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