Sixth-Grade Students Visit the JA Discovery Center


Live your dreams. Discover your potential. 

Today, CHS sixth-grade students had the unique opportunity to visit the brand new Junior Achievement (JA) Discovery Center of Greater Dalton, which opened on March 4, 2021. Among one of the very first groups to experience this new addition to the Greater Dalton community, students spent the day exploring the immersive learning center that will welcome nearly 13,500 of the region's middle school students annually.

This particular JA Discovery Center is the first of its kind outside of a major, metropolitan city, and Dalton is the smallest community to host a discovery center. Inside, middle school students experience storefronts that are prototypes of local businesses and meet volunteers who share their real-world knowledge and perspective. Students have the opportunity to learn how businesses work and their role in the economy while being exposed to various local career pathways, learning how to manage money, and utilizing business plans and budgets.

Special thanks to our friends at JA for hosting such an incredible experience for our Lions!