Guam - Guahan Academy Charter School held its first promotion ceremonies today.
GACS opened its doors to students in August. The school's first kindergarten class graduated to the first grade this morning. Fifth grade students were then promoted to the middle school level this afternoon. The first eight grade class is being recognized this evening as they move on to high school.
During this afternoon's fifth grade promotion School Director Donna Dwiggins reflected on the charter school's inaugural year.
“This really has been a dream come true,” Dwiggins told the students. “To be coming down at the end of the first full year of school is just absolutely incredible and we're so excited and so happy that all of you have been here to share in that because its made it a very special year for us.”
GACS is planning to offer a full ninth grade program next school year. Dwiggins says the school is working to secure a campus for the freshmen and she expects an announcement about that to be made soon.