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    Shaw Industries Visits CGLA

    Shaw Industries, headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, has volunteered to join CGLA’s Corporate Mentoring Program. Beverly Davis, from Shaw Industries, reached out to Dr. Elaine Swafford, CGLA’s Executive Director, after hearing about CGLA and inquiring how Shaw Industries could help the school.   Read More >

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    CGLA Believes In Students Starting College Early!

    Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, a Chattanooga based, all girls, inner-city, Charter school, does not believe in just educating within the four walls of the school building. Dr. Elaine Swafford, Executive Director of CGLA, says, “education happens everywhere, and CGLA girls start the school year off, by attending college for a day”.   Read More >

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    CGLA Mustangs Are Out Of The Gate Early

    Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy kicked-off the 2016-2017, school year Friday. Dr. Elaine Swafford, executive director of CGLA said she has been leading her team this summer, planning and laying the ground for the first day of school by providing professional development to each teacher and staff and establishing the goals for the upcoming school year.“The students arrive today and excitement was in the air, both from students and faculty”, said Dr.   Read More >

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    Breaking ground on the new gym

    Friday, May 13th was anything but unlucky for the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy when students, faculty and staff joined the HUTTON Company in breaking ground on the school’s newest renovation project. Thanks to the generosity of CEO Karen J. Hutton and architect Rice Williams of Artech design firm, CGLA’s outdated athletic facility will get a major remodel to bring it into code compliance.   Read More >

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    CGLA Named 2016 Bronze Medal School by US News

    CGLA is honored to be named a Bronze Level High School by U.S. News and World Report. Click here to read more!   Read More >

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    Congratulations Class of 2016

    On July 27, 2009, 75 girls made statewide history when they entered the doors of Tennessee’s first single-gender, public charter school – Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy. Fifty of those girls were sixth-graders.  On Friday, May 13, 2016, some of those same young ladies made history again when they crossed the stage to receive their high school diplomas. Of the 21 members of the Class of 2016, eight inaugural students have been enrolled at CGLA since the school first opened.   Read More >

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