Mission Statement

School Mission:

Central Academy of the Arts, in partnership with families and a diverse community, will promote individual academic achievement, responsible citizenship, and a desire for lifelong learning for each student in a caring, safe environment.

School Beliefs:

We believe 

  • Students are our first priority.
  • In the pursuit of excellence.
  • Learning and education are life-long processes.
  • All students must have equitable educational opportunities.
  • All people are unique and valuable.
  • All people can learn and contribute to society.
  • Education is a shared responsibility.
  • Education is the key to success.
  • In a safe, caring learning environment for all students and staff.
  • Cultural diversity promotes full development of the individual and society.
  • The "parent" is a child's first teacher.
  • Today's schools shape tomorrow's workforce.
  • In a teaching environment that meets the learning needs of the individual child.


District Vision

As a premier school district in the state and nation, the School District of Pickens County, in partnership with families and communities, will provide quality educational experiences that prepare all students to be successful beyond the classroom.

District Mission

The School District of Pickens County, a recognized leader in excellence, emphasizes high academic achievement and career preparation for all students through quality, technology-rich educational opportunities in safe environments that encourage success.