Fayette County adds elementary school to creative initiative

Students in Fayette County's Community for Creativity initiative use elements of art and technology for special projects. Courtesy FCBOE

Credit: Courtesy FCBOE

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Students in Fayette County's Community for Creativity initiative use elements of art and technology for special projects. Courtesy FCBOE

Credit: Courtesy FCBOE

Peeples Elementary is now the third school to become part of Fayette County Public Schools' Community for Creativity initiative. The pilot program began in 2018 as a way to put special emphasis on collaborative, creative problem solving, using research-based instructional strategies unique to each school. Rising Starr Middle and Flat Rock Middle are already part of the initiative.

The county partnered with mentors from the Woodruff Arts Center, the Georgia Tech Research Institute and Trilith Studios to develop the program, which so far has included elements related to technology, engineering, music, art, design, film and television.

Julie Turner, assistant superintendent for student achievement, said adding Peeples to the CFC will help students “develop their creativity and problem-solving capabilities” as part of “the continued evolution of innovative practices.” More information about the program, including video, is at www.communityforcreatvity.org.