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The Charter School movement has spread to South Georgia and is making an appearance in an abandoned private school in Shellman, near Albany. The SOWEGA (Southwest Georgia) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Charter School will open next year and will provide educational opportunities for the children of this rural town located in agricultural country.

The SOWEGA STEM Board has been working hard to build interest in the community for the past two and a half years. After being denied last year by the State Commission, they did not give up on the hope to provide a better educational opportunity for the children and educational leaders.

Paul Langford, Mayor and Vice Chairman of SOWEGA STEM is hopeful that with the strong emphasis on high tech and math skills, Shellman can attract relatable industries leading to area job growth.

SOWEGA STEM Chairman Joyce Blanton will service as Headmaster, leading 264 students in K-5. A grade will be added each year for the next 5 years and applying for high school will be next on the agenda.

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