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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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Principal Meet & Greet

Meet the new principal of South Atlanta
High School.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Faculty: 2 p.m.
Community and parents: 6 p.m.

South Atlanta High School
Courtroom, 1st Floor
800 Hutchens Rd., SE 30354



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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Love To Learn: Summer Tutoring 

JULY 13TH-24TH, 2015
9 A.M.-12 P.M. MON -THURS
Receive tutoring in math, reading, and writing, preview your first units, determine your program of study for the next year, and learn the skills necessary to graduate (Build A Strong Hornet) from day one.  
MARTA CARDS will be provided for transportation after arrival on July 13, 2015.



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.  

Senior Handbook