The 2019-2020 school year is now well underway.  It is a time of preparation by the Rome City Schools’ College and Career Academy for the bright future that is ahead of students, educators and the community.

Work continues on the academy’s new facility on the campus of Rome High School, for which a groundbreaking was held back in May. Holly Amerman, the CEO and CTAE Director for the RCS College and Career Academy, says that she hopes that the weather will continue to cooperate towards completion of the project over the next year.

Amerman asserts that the E-LOST-funded facility is on target to open in time for the next school year.  A live stream of this construction project is featured on the Rome City Schools’ website at

Students and educators are not waiting for the completion of their new digs to prepare for their bright future.  Gniah Kinnebrew, a Rome High sophomore in the marketing pathway at the academy, states that she and her fellow students have been offered many opportunities to invest in the future and help younger students do the same.

Kinnebrew adds that while she is currently taking the marketing pathway, she ultimately hopes to one day become a nurse anesthetist.

Misty Tucker, Associate Principal at Rome High School, states that educators’  ultimate goal is to put students to work.  So local employers, take note!

Amerman indicates that 22 pathways are currently offered by the Rome City Schools’ College and Career Academy; a total of 25 are expected by the next school year.