Bainbridge College is expanding with a new high school

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WALB) — Spring Creek Charter Academy is expanding its middle school and adding a high school, one year at a time for the next several years until they finish in 12th grade.

“Every child is different. And just as they want us to differentiate instruction in the classroom, you know that one school is not right for all children. So we believe in a charter school, a public school traditional, home school (and) private school, parents should have the flexibility to choose what is best for their child,” said Julie Bellflower, counselor at Spring Creek Charter Academy.

Julie Bellflower – School Counselor(WALB)

For some students, the transition to the new high school is nerve-wracking.

“I’m pretty nervous personally, but I feel like because I’m at this school, it’s going to be easier for me,” said Emily Ingram, an 8th grader at Spring Creek Charter Academy.

Bellflower said she enjoys working for Spring Creek Charter Academy.

“Hands down the first place I’ve been that has so much emphasis on relationships being put on charter education (and) being a good person,” Bellflower said.

Elizabeth Adams, an 8th grade student at Spring Creek Charter Academy, said she made many connections at school.

“Everyone at school is like family. You need someone, just ask them and they will be there to help you,” she said.

Elizabeth Adams – 8th grade Spring Creek Charter Academy (left) Amiracle Hines – 8th grade...
Elizabeth Adams – 8th grade Spring Creek Charter Academy (left) Amiracle Hines – 8th grade Spring Creek Charter Academy (middle) Emily Ingram – 8th grade Spring Creek Charter Academy (right)(WALB)

Anthony Murguia, another 8th grader, said his experience at school was completely different from his other schools.

“My last school it was a good education but the people there weren’t that nice and it was always like bullying and that’s why I came here,” said

Anthony Murguia - 8th grade Spring Creek Charter Academy
Anthony Murguia – 8th grade Spring Creek Charter Academy(WALB)

Students added that they like the way the work is distributed and balanced in their courses.

“Like the other school, we have so much work and we barely understand it. And here they sit and help us so we can make sure we do our job,” said Amiracle Hines, a student at 8th grade from Spring Creek Charter Academy.

Bellflower said Spring Creek has a lot to offer with the new high school.

“We will offer the same courses. We will have dual enrollment through Southern Regional and ABAC and I have been in contact with them before and they are actually coming to our high school transition night on March 24,” she said.

High School Transition Night is open to the public and parents who want to learn more about the new high school.

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