The Cave Spring Learning Center (CSLC) opened on Monday, serving 60 students in grades K-12 via a partnership with the Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA), a state-funded charter school that provides virtual instruction with certified teachers. The Learning Center has hired two administrators and seven Learning Coaches to provide support for students and their families. The first day of school at the Learning Center marked the 100th year of public education for the City of Cave Spring.

“We are excited about the opportunity for public education to continue in Cave Spring, the quality instruction that will be provided via the GCA, and the individual student support to be provided by the Learning Center staff” stated Judy Taylor, Chair of the Cave Spring Community Coalition which established and sponsors the CSLC.

 The First Baptist Church of Cave Spring will serve as the campus for students in grades K-8, and the historic Hearn Academy will serve as the campus for students in grades 9-12.

Taylor added: “In spring 2021 state-wide milestone testing, GCA students outperformed the state average in all grade bands: elementary, middle and high school. Thus, parents can be assured that their students will receive quality instruction in a small and caring educational setting in their own community.