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Principal's Welcome

 Dear SWCA Families,


The leaves are starting to change and the school year has gotten off to a fast start! With this being my first quarter as principal of SWCA, I couldn’t be happier with the leadership and commitment that our students and staff have shown. Classrooms are abuzz with lessons and projects. The SWCA Career Tech Student Organizations are off and running. Our labs are opening up to the public and students are committed to the career path they have chosen.


As I go from classroom to classroom, I continually see examples of the SWCA staff focused on the whole student. SWCA students are not only mastering the content of the class but also, employability skills that are a necessity in today’s world. Teachers are designing lessons that require students to collaborate, write, present, and use technology on an everyday basis. Through class lessons students are also learning about character skills such as team work, commitment, positivity, resilience, and social awareness. Every day, students are becoming more and more marketable for college and careers.


October also signifies SWCA’s services being available to the public. I invite you to make an appointment at the Cutting Edge Salon for a cut, style, or manicure. The Jazz Street Café is opened on October 7 and will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays with a variety of menu items and buffets available. Your car can be inspected or serviced by appointment in our service and collision labs. SWCA is committed to the community and our labs will service the community in a variety of ways throughout the year. If there is a project you think one of our career labs can help with please contact us.


Most importantly October is when we really start to get to know our students as a group. I cannot tell you how impressed I have been with our students. The commitment SWCA students have shown to not only their academics but in bettering themselves as a whole is wonderful. SWCA is filled with students who want to make the world a better place. As an educator, there isn’t much more you can ask for.


Thank you,


James Marion


South-Western Career Academy