LaGrange, GA – October 11, 2016 – The LaGrange Development Authority contributed a second $25,000 of their $100,000 pledge to THINC College & Career Academy. Partnerships with local businesses and organizations help fund current operations and future expansions for the charter-based school, which is open to Troup County 10th through 12th graders. “We are so grateful for the continued support from the LaGrange Development Authority and their investment in the success of our students and this community,” said CEO Dr. Kathy Carlisle. ABOUT THINC: Located in LaGrange, Georgia, THINC College & Career Academy is a charter school designed for high school-aged students within Troup County. Combining critical thinking and business, THINC Academy creates an authentic workplace curriculum that extends learning beyond the traditional classroom. THINC students are highly desirable to businesses and colleges not only because they are equipped with technical and careerspecific skills, but because they understand the soft skills of business – a firm handshake, a strong work ethic and critical thinking skills. Led by academic and corporate professionals and funded by local corporations, THINC officially opened its doors for learning in August 2015. For more information, visit www.thincacademy.net.