Families seeking a quality and reliable education system for their kids find it conveniently within reach around Canton. Recently, Cherokee County School District earned international recognition for excellence in education. The district is one of only 38 school districts in the world to be named a 2022 Cognia School System of Distinction by the accreditation organization. Likewise, a flourishing social environment with second-to-none extracurriculars makes it a place where students can enjoy learning.
Residents love that Canton has a variety of amenities and still maintains a small-town, homey feel. Our city’s prime location near an array of wonderful public, private and charter schools encourages the same type of holistic lifestyle found throughout our community, making it the ideal place to raise a family.
Served by CCSD (www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/schools), the K-12 progression between Canton’s elementary, middle and high schools offers a seamless transition of curriculum from year to year, and rigorous coursework consistently pushes students to achieve more. For every parent whose top priority is finding their children a school with the right fit, there is an equally passionate workforce of educators and faculty in the region who are eager to deliver an enriching academic experience.
Canton also offers a historic downtown area with great shopping, dining and cultural activities — such as the Multicultural Festival in Etowah River Park last month (Flip to Pages 32-33 to see photos.) — an abundance of exceptional parks and master-planned communities. These communities allow residents to be a part of something special by connecting them locally with the people, environment and educational options that make Cherokee County unique.
When factoring in all that the area has to offer, Canton’s increasing population hardly is surprising. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, our city grew by more than 1,600 people from April 2020 to July 2021 (https://bit.ly/3UkdeIg). A growing population calls for new and expanded schools with additional classrooms. For more information on Canton’s new schools, turn to Page 30.
– Kelley Archer is the marketing director for Great Sky in Canton.