Kickoff conference for Character Through The Arts

Character Through The Arts (CTTA) is a four−year‚ $1.7 million grant partnership funded…

Georgia (May 8, 2003) — Kickoff conference for Character Through The Arts



Character Through The Arts (CTTA) is a four−year‚ $1.7 million grant partnership funded through the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Education Partnerships in Character Education Programs.


Friday‚ May 9‚ noon−6 p.m. (student performances 2:15 p.m.−3:30 p.m.)

Saturday‚ May 10‚ 8:30 a.m.−4p.m.


Timber Ridge Conference Center‚ Mableton


CTTA is an innovative approach to school reform that integrates character education‚ the arts and rigorous‚ standards−based academic instruction to maximize the character growth of students and improve their academic performance.

The following schools were chosen to participate in CTTA following a comprehensive application process that included rankings by two committees:

Centennial Elementary School‚ Gainesville

Gadsden Elementary School‚ Savannah

Gainesville High School‚ Gainesville

Gainesville Middle School‚ Gainesville

Harmony Leland Elementary School‚ Mableton

Jasper Elementary School‚ Jasper

New Manchester Elementary School‚ Douglasville

Valwood Middle School‚ Valdosta

Project partners include Pioneer RESA (Regional Educational Services Agency)‚ the Grammy Foundation's Leonard Bernstein Center for Learning and Kennesaw State University's RTM Center for Leadership‚ Ethics & Character.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit