On Friday, September 18th, it was announced that The Foundry, Hall County’s alternative school, has been named The Georgia Association for Alternative Education School of the Year.

The applicants consisted of over 130 alternative, charter and career technical schools from around the state.

The committee highlighted some of the characteristics they found distinctive: An excellent Social and Emotional Program the students participate in daily, Inductions and Transitions into and out of the program, a curriculum that addresses students’ needs, consistent parent communication, and a close detail to policy and procedures.