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    From the Director


    Greetings! I am grateful and excited to serve as Director of Alternative Learning Programs for a second year.   We have had a tremendous year, thus far.  We have been recipients of both the NetLEAD Grant and the Ezra Jack Keats Grant.  Students have participated in college tours and educational field studies to places such as Harvey B. Gantt Museum, BOEING,  Jonathan Green's Off the Wall and Onto the Stage Ballet, to name a few.  Jeffrey Lampkin hosted our 2nd Annual Black History Panel where the Francis Marion Gospel Choir  performed.  This school year is reflective of the previous year which was also a year of great achievements. We accomplished many things last year: 17 Evening High School graduates, 23 Adult Education graduates, MAP and HSAP test gains, first-ever  educational tour in our district outside of the continental United States (STAR Academy students went to San Juan, Puerto Rico this past June), 20 G.R.E.A.T (Gang Resistance Education and Training) graduates, the premiere of GOA Live, our African American History Discussion Panel, featuring WACH Fox 57's host Jeffrey Lampkin, and a fantastic Adult Education Career Fair, among many other things.



    2014-2015 Teacher of the Year

    Mrs. Jacqueline Gilyard

    Jacqueline Gilyard Bio.pdf

    GOA's Excellence through Teamwork

    Events & Happenings

    Bookmobile Partnership with Fairfield County Library

    Students received Fairfield County Library cards, some for the first time.  Ms. Chrishonda Gaither, Community Services Librarian, poses with student after she and Deputy Director, Eric Robinson, issued students their cards. The bookmobile now comes to GOA biweekly to provide students with literature options in addition to the books in the school media center. 

    McKinney Vento Homeless Awareness Month

    Students and staff donated money in an effort to purchase food items for a community family in need.  Enough funds were collected to purchase a turkey, ham, collard greens, potatoes, and many other food items to help make for a wonderful Thanksgiving supper. 

    National Kidney Walk 


    Gordon Odyssey Academy Participated in the National Kidney Walk Foundation's efforts to help support kidney disease education.  The walk was in honor of Jacqueline Foster-Gilyard's brother, Precious Wright-Evans' father and Kimberly Suber's father.  The students decorated banners and walked the neighborhood in support of the NKF.

    Chromebooks in the Classroom 

    District Technology Coach, Lee Gaskey, assists students with setting up their Chromebooks for classroom use. 

    Richland County's Gang Awareness Unit from "Beyond Scared Straight"

    Lt. Vincent Goggins and Officer Kelvin Griffin from the Richland County Gang Task Force Unit simultaneously conducted separate sessions for both students and staff during a two-hour delay staff development. As students arrived, Officer Griffin spoke to them while Lt. Goggins continued his session with teachers. Teachers were made aware of gang issues while students were taught about making the right choices. Both the adults and students were enlightened during their sessions. District personnel, Mrs. Leevette Malloy, Director of Secondary Education, and Ms. Lee Gaskey, District Technology Coach, were both in attendance and enjoyed the sessions as well. 

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