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Technology in Liberty County schoolsPreK-12 Education

The Liberty County School System (LCSS) serves 10,200 students and operates one state-funded preschool, seven elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools and a public-charter career academy that offers hands-on technical training. In addition, a private K-12 academy in Hinesville serves about 300 students, and the Department of Defense operates three schools for 2,000 children in PreK-6 who reside on Fort Stewart. Liberty County's public middle and high schools serve the post's older students.

Liberty College & Career Academy supports industry growth

Liberty County School System studentThe Liberty College & Career Academy (LCCA) opened in August 2012 at a 50,000-square-foot state of the art facility, and its mission is to prepare tomorrow's technical workforce through hands-on experiences in more than 10 career pathways. Classes are available to students grade 10 and higher, and classes teach soft skills, business structures and skills for such pathways as welding, manufacturing, engineering and aircraft support.

The LCCA is an asset to area employers as it provides an opportunity for industries to engage their future workforce, and industries have the opportunity to team with the academy to guide pathway development and classroom curriculum.

LCSS shines in classroom technology adaptation

The Liberty County School System (LCSS) also is a known leader for its digital advances within classrooms. In 2010, the National School Boards Association recognized the district as one of three for excellence in technology. Connectivity devices are available for students of all ages.

Middle school math and science classes have iPads available for interactive instruction and application thanks to a $1.35 million Department of Defense Education Activity grant. In 2012, three high school classes introduced digital course materials -- which can be tailored to each student's needs and may be updated to reflect advances in science and technology -- in place of textbooks. At the elementary level, all classrooms are outfitted with interactive Smartboards, and students have access to a variety of tech gadgets, such as iPods and tablets, through pilot programs.

For a list of K-12 schools in Liberty County, click here.

Post-Secondary Education

Armstrong State University building Hinesville Campus

Armstrong State University, whose main campus is in Savannah, is expanding its presence in Liberty County with construction of a $4.7 million campus on Hinesville's Memorial Drive. The 21,000 square-foot facility is slated to open in fall 2015. Currently, the university offers foundation studies courses and several associate degrees at the Armstrong Atlantic State University Liberty Center for its colleges of education, health professions, liberal arts, science & technology and graduate studies.

Savannah Technical College Liberty Campus

logo-SavannahTechnical.jpgSavannah Technical College also operates a Liberty County campus, which offers several associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in health sciences, general studies, business and technology, industrial technology and public service. Savannah Tech also is a partner of the LCDA and its existing industries; the institution provides a workforce connection and consults with existing industries to ensure the institution's curriculum addresses workforce needs.

Fort Stewart also has an Army Education Center that is open to the public and served by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Central Texas College, Webster University and Columbia College.

Additional post-secondary institutions within the region include Georgia Southern University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah State University, Mercer University School of Medicine and South University.

For a comprehensive list of post-secondary educationl opportunities within Liberty County, click here.