The 2015-2016 school year opened Monday, August 10, at Piedmont Academy with 45 new students and a total enrollment of 284 students. There are 103 students in grades K4 thru fifth; 64 students in middle school; and 117 students in high school. Twenty-four percent of this year’s student body has alumni parents or grandparents. Drawing from a nine-county area, Jasper County represents 41% of the student body. Newton County represents 25% and Butts represents 28%. Other counties represented include Henry, Jones, Monroe, Morgan, Putnam, Rockdale, and Walton.
Joining the Piedmont family in PK3 through fifth grade include: Callie Black, Nolan Collier, Grayson Colvin, Kymber Colvin, Paisley Deck, Wyatt Perry, Andrew Pittman, Will Pope, Kayleigh Rivers, Harper Tanner, Synclair Wyatt, Macee Wyatt, Matthew Cumbie, Saylor Berry, Aubrey Kitchens, Adam Brimberry, Jake Adamson, Braxton Floyd, Brody Bush, Amber Mason, Dakota Floyd, and Sarah Kate Banks.
New middle school students include: Ryan Reeves, Savanne Taylor, Landon Connor, Andrew Hill, Raleigh Loftin, Clara Ann Sorrow, Andrew Parish, Corey Mote, Cody Vaughn, Laney Martin and MaLynne Webb.
High school students new to Piedmont Academy include: Caleb Faircloth, Katherine Cunningham, Neely Bradford, Matthew Griffin, Clayton Carter, Hannah Nelson, Rustin Starker, Sydney Reardon, Georgia Allen, Jay Sheets, Lacey Vaughn and Tanner Casey.
The independent school was founded in 1970 and is entering its 45th year in education. Eight hundred ninety three alumni belong to the school’s association. The class of 2015 was the largest graduating class in school history breaking the record of the Class of 1974. The school is “accredited with quality” by the Georgia Accrediting Commission, accreditation from Southern Association of Independent Schools (SACS), and AdvancEd certified. Piedmont is a member of the Georgia Independent School Association
Additional information concerning Piedmont Academy can be obtained by visiting the school’s website at piedmontacademy.com or the alumni page on the social network, Facebook. Campus tours are available by appointment. Simply call Judy Nelson at 706-468-8818, extension 304. Piedmont is located at 126 Highway 212, West, in Monticello.