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I am the proud principal of DeKalb County School District’s only early college model high school.  DeKalb Early College Academy [DECA] opened its doors to mostly first generation college goers and under-represented populations in higher educational settings in August 2006.  As we begin our 13th year in operation and my 6th as the instructional leader, we are more committed than ever to best prepare – both academically and social emotionally - our scholars for full time college by 11th grade and for an amazing life beyond high school!

As an incredible collaborative team consisting of parents, scholars, faculty, and staff the story of DeKalb Early College is one of a “Legacy of Excellence.”  We have been the highest rated DCSD high school since the inception of the College and Career Readiness Performance Index [CCRPI] and have been a Top 5 Georgia high school for the last several years!  We vow not to rest on our laurels.  I look forward to finding areas of continuous improvement with respect to adult practices and of growth for scholars in 2018-19.  This year’s chapter of DECA’s Legacy will be one of the best yet!  I am thrilled to be the principal of such an outstanding school…with plenty of upside to explore.

Thank you, as always, to our DeKalb Early College Academy parents and scholars.  I never lose sight that you chose to attend DECA; this act of trust is humbling.  We are grateful to our early college partners at Georgia State University – Perimeter College.  Because of their dedication, this place runs smoother and aims higher.

Educationally yours,

Edward Conner

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