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Principal's Message

Welcome to Central Academy of the Arts!  We are so excited your child and family are a part of our school!

Below this message, you will find helpful information to help you navigate through this unprecedented school year.  We understand that there are many unknowns at this time, but I want to reassure you that your child’s wellbeing and education remain our top priority.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the school year.  In the meantime, I want to give you some information about our school.

Central Elementary became Central Academy of the Arts (CAA) in the fall of 2018.  At that time, we transitioned from a traditional elementary school into an arts magnet school and began implementing The Kennedy Center's art integration focus.  Arts integration is defined by The Kennedy Center as “an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject and meets evolving objectives in both.”  We believe that our students’ social, emotional, and educational needs are better met through the integration of the arts in their learning of new information and demonstration of mastery of new skills.  We look forward to your child and family joining us on this journey of arts discovery!

If at any time you need any help or have any questions, please feel free to reach out.  I am always here to listen or lend a hand; if needed.  Again, we are so excited to have your child and family at CAA!  We believe “Central Shines!” and we look forward to you seeing this as well!

Sincerely,
Tish M. Goode
Principal
Central Academy of the Arts
(864) 397-1400
tishgoode@pickens.k12.sc.us

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