Learning Challenged Students Beat Odds To Graduate High School

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bachman Academy will graduate twelve seniors on Saturday, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. This is the second largest graduating class since the Academy
changed its focus in 1999 to educating children with learning disabilities.

"For students who have a long history of academic difficulties, graduating high school is an amazing achievement," said Paul Jette,
headmaster at the Academy. "This is the first significant accomplishment
most of them have seen. We are so proud of them and proud to have played
a part in their success."

These twelve students have big plans for next fall. Most of them plan to attend college or trade school, and they have a variety of aspirations for future careers such as teaching, firefighting, interior design, training horses, photography, forestry, computer networking, and
graphic art and design.

The Bachman Academy Class of 2008 includes students from the Chattanooga area, the greater Tennessee Valley, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia.

Bachman Academy is a private nonprofit middle and high school for students with learning challenges like Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia and Asperger's Syndrome.

To learn more about Bachman Academy, call 423 479-4523, or check them out on the web at www.bachmanacademy.org.


Nine Georgia Northwestern Students To Compete In National Phi Beta Lambda Competition

Nine Georgia Northwestern Technical College students will be competing on the national stage in June after a huge showing at the statewide Phi Beta Lambda competition in Atlanta, Georgia’s Westin Atlanta North last week.   Phi Beta Lambda is a professional skills organization in which college students can join to learn more about their areas of professional interest ... (click for more)

Summer Registration Currently Underway At CSCC

Summer registration is currently being held at Cleveland State Community College through Thursday, May 29 for all students. “In order to streamline the process and eliminate one less barrier for students to access higher education, the Tennessee Board of Regents has waived the application fee, so students can apply now for summer registration and not have to pay an application ... (click for more)

City Applies For $27 Million Federal Grant On $52 Million Wilcox Tunnel Project

The city is applying for a $27 million federal TIGER 6 grant for a $52 million complete reworking of the narrow Wilcox Tunnel through Missionary Ridge. The project would leave the current tunnel in place for westbound traffic with a single lane and build a new two-lane tunnel for eastbound traffic. There would be an emergency egress cross passage between the two. Final ... (click for more)

NAACP Recommends Staying Away From Planned Protest By Neo-Nazi Group

The president of the Chattanooga Chapter of the NAACP, urged local residents to stay away from a planned rally here by the Nationalist Socialist Movement in August. James R. Mapp said the group seeks to provoke incidents and said counter-protests could lead to problems. Mr. Mapp said, "On April 8th, 2014, reports surfaced throughout the Chattanooga-Hamilton County region that ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Some Really Funny Tweets

I am not on Twitter so I don’t tweet. Difficulties with my right hand don’t even allow me to text and when you blend in the fact I am now a bonafide senior citizen, it is ample reason for me to live a life where I am lacking in what otherwise might be achieved through social networking. Twitter has done real well without me. It is one of the 10 most visited websites in the world; ... (click for more)