The Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology, established in 2014, is one of 33 College & Career Academies in Georgia. The Sims Academy focuses on developing work force ready students who can walk into high-paying industries such as robotics, culinary arts, broadcast video, and marketing while building an entrepreneurship foundation. We are equally proud that Barrow County leaders use our facility as a conversational catalyst when they recruit new business and industry to our area. This is an open invitation for all students, grades 9-12, to prepare for their future by experiencing cutting edge career readiness training; Welcome to the Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology.

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All kids and teens under 18 can get FREE breakfast and lunch this

summer at Apalachee High School

and Winder-Barrow High School.

Click HERE for AHS info.

Click HERE for WBHS info.


Sims Academy will hold meetings for the School Governance Team(SGT) and Board of Directors(BOD) on the 2017-18 dates below:

 August 31st (BOD)

September 27th (SGT)

October 25th (BOD)

November 29th (SGT)

December 20th (BOD)

January 31st (SGT)

February 28th (BOD)

March 28th (SGT)

April 25th (BOD)


School Governance Team members:

Douglas Blackwell, Principal

Eva Castillo, AP, ex-officio

Lani Pacetti, Teacher

Aretha Rankine, Teacher

Emily Milligan, Parent

Chris Maddox, Community

Jeneeve Cooke, Community

Hailey Campbell, Student

Richy Vang, Student

Janet Pollett, Recorder, ex-officio