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    CGLA Establishes Health Clinic

    View the news story here!Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) is broadening and strengthening its roster of support resources by establishing a health clinic to address students’ healthcare needs. Located on the CGLA campus, the facility will be available to serve students at the start of the 2019- 2020 school year.Aware of the benefits that access to healthcare services can have on student success, Dr. Elaine Swafford, executive director of CGLA, sought to reduce the variety of hea...  Read More >

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    CGLA Hosts Block Party

    Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) invited the public to celebrate the opening of the 2019-2020 school year during a back-to-school block party held Friday, August 9.Sponsored by the CGLA faculty, the block party was an occasion to gather in anticipation of the upcoming school year. “This year our focus will be on strategies that promote engagement,” said Katherine Archambault, CGLA librarian. “The block party was relaxing, family-friendly, and informal.   Read More >

  • Idea Makers and Problem Solvers

    We had several seventh and eighth grade students participate in the Mad, Bad, and Dangerous Girls Edition: 24 Hour Generator at GPS on March 15th and 16th. Teams were comprised of students from local public and private middle schools. During the event, the girls were presented with a problem experienced by a local business and, along with the help of a mentor, had the task of collaborating with their peers to solve this problem.   Read More >

  • Odyssey 2019 Student Remarks

    Our Rising and Shining Star award finalists prepared speeches in hopes of receiving an award at our 10th Annual Odyssey Luncheon. The students worked hard and practiced rigorously to perfect their speeches. For this reason, we wanted to give the community an opportunity to hear what these amazing girls had to say.Anyang Ayai - Shining Star Award RecipientMy very first day at CGLA started off with a bundle of nerves knotting themselves in my stomach.   Read More >

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    Building Lifelong Readers: A McKay's Visit

    During the last month of the 2016-17 school year, each student at Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy received a special gift—the gift of books.A private donor has provided each student $25 to spend on books at McKay’s Used Books, a haven for literary treasures, every quarter. Students were able to use the funds to purchase books, ranging from literary classics to calculus textbooks, that would allow the students the opportunity to read beyond their respective summer reading assignm...  Read More >

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