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.
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.
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
The course line up:
Physics/Math- College Football Hall of Fame
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. Please Help Our Vision in Motion!!!