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Riverdale hosts Georgia Cyber Academy pupils

RIVERDALE — More than 200 Georgia Cyber Academy students were guests this week in Clayton County.

Riverdale’s Cultural Affairs and Leisure Services Department partnered with the academy to provide a facility to proctor its Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests and End-of-Course Tests.

Riverdale Centre for the Arts, Business and Leisure Services welcomed students and their parents for the K-12 online academy’s two-week CRCT and EOCT testing sessions.

“As the mayor of the great city of Riverdale where we practice greatness daily, this is just an extension of our practices and beliefs by partnering with Georgia Cyber Academy and furthering the education of our students,” said Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon. “If we can be a pillar in this process through providing a facility for testing, I feel very honored and proud to be a part of this process.”

Cultural Affairs Director Cie Cie Wilson McGhee said she was pleased to have fostered a relationship with Georgia Cyber Academy.

“It ties in perfectly with our mission, to offer the community a space where educational initiatives are paramount,” said McGhee.

The academy’s site coordinator, Amadi McGee, said the facility matched the academy’s needs.

“Your facility exceeded our expectations, and I would highly recommend that we come here again — it’s like a gem in the community,” said McGee.