Who is TBA?

The Bridge Academy is the non-traditional path for youth facing challenges in traditional public school and academic learning environments. The Academy’s progressive staff, student-focused class setting and technology based curriculum reveal the students’ untapped potential, exposing them to unlimited possibilities in academic and non-traditional career fields. Be it through postsecondary education, hands on training, or career certifications, the possibility of achieving their lifelong career goals are limitless. The Bridge Academy seeks to expose each young person’s God given ability to thrive and excel-academically, socially, personally and professionally.


The Prevention PLUS, Inc., was founded as a Teen Drug and Alcohol Prevention program.


The Insider's Teen Center began in 1989 as a safe place to "hangout."


Under the new leadership of Marybeth Leavell, youth began looking for other options to complete their high school education. An educational program was formed and registered through the Home School division of Clayton County Public Schools.


Forest Park Street School was officially established.


The school achieved full accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Independent Study, allowing Forest Park Street School students to be eligible for the HOPE scholarship.


The school achieved full accreditation through the Georgia Accrediting Commission.


Full accreditation received through SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). Forest Park Street School begins providing credit recovery to Clayton County Public Schools students to help them complete missing credits needed for graduation.


Under the leadership of Executive Director Tammy Miller, The Bridge Academy was formed as a small project-based academic program designed to empower students to achieve their highest potential—academically, socially, emotionally, and professionally.

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The Bridge Academy offers programs that support the students’ academic and professional career.

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Our work is not solely about academic preparation, but helping students develop life skills, creating of enriching experiences, and cultivating learning wherever it may occur.

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