Faye Williams, Director
300 Adams St.
Thomaston, GA 30286
Welcome to the Upson-Lee Learning Academy
The Upson-Lee Learning Academy offers a non-traditional pathway to graduation for those students who are at risk of not graduating from high school within four years of their ninth-grade entry date.
Students enrolled at the Learning Academy may earn all of the remaining credits they need for graduation at the Learning Academy, or they may decide to spend their time at the Learning Academy earning enough credits so that they may return to Upson-Lee High School at the beginning of a semester or the next school year. In order to earn a diploma through attendance at the Learning Academy, students must satisfy all graduation requirements that are in place for equivalent Upson-Lee High School students. A student who meets all local and state requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Upson-Lee High School diploma. These requirements include all appropriate state-mandated testing requirements. Diplomas will be awarded as soon as it can be verified that all necessary graduation requirements have been met.
Students, along with parents and Learning Academy staff, will develop a student life plan that includes academic planning as well as post-secondary planning. Students at the Learning Academy will participate in a mentoring program and will meet with Academy personnel to review their academic progress regularly.
The Learning Academy is open year-round, Monday - Thursday 2:30 - 7:00 p.m. Certified teachers are on-site from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday to assist students.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the teachers at the Upson-Lee Learning Academy (ULLA)?
State-certified, highly qualified teachers from Upson-Lee High School and Upson-Lee Middle School facilitate the learning process at ULLA, while students work independently at their own pace.
Do ULLA students have to take End of Course tests?
Yes. In order to earn an Upson-Lee High School diploma, students must complete all state-required tests.
Is there a charge for attending ULLA?
No. ULLA is free to all qualified students.
Is ULLA a disciplinary school?
No. ULLA is a school of choice. Students who enroll in ULLA should be self-motivated and self-disciplined.
Personalized Student Plan
Students who are accepted at Upson-Lee Learning Academy, along with their parents, work with academy personnel to complete a Personalized Student Plan that identifies a necessary course of study, strategic tutoring or mentoring needs, and post-secondary education or career goals.