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About ault

“Empowering learning in a safe, supportive and conducive environment”


Ault Academy vision and purpose is to provide high expectations for all learners in a safe, secure and supportive learning environment. A strong emphasis is placed on a quality curriculum that emphasizes problem-solving, critical thinking, responsibility, work ethic, and citizenship to enable each student to thrive and survive in society.



The mission of the Troup County School System is to educate all students in a challenging and safe learning environment, so they will become productive citizens in a diverse and changing world.


Ault Academy faculty believe that:


  • All students can learn and succeed best when they have appropriate and challenging opportunities for success and are actively engaged in the learning process.

  • Instructional practices include learning activities that take into account differences in learning styles because students learn in different ways.

  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs and should be provided with developmentally appropriate learning activities.

  • Setting high expectations increase individual student performance.

  • All students can learn competent technology skills appropriate for their developmental level.


  • Teachers, Twin Cedars’ staff, Troup County School system liaisons, parents, custody holders, and students themselves should participate in the education process.

  • Exceptional students will be provided with special services and resources.

  • Students have a need to be taught the basic principles of conduct and citizenship in American society.

  • Problem-solving is an important aspect of a child’s education.



In the Spring of 1997, the Board of Twin Cedars Youth Services, Inc. initiated a capital funds drive to renovate the gym annex of the East Depot High/Boys Junior High. The Ault Academy, named in honor of longtime esteemed local educator Ethyl Ault became a state of the art educational facility including:


  • Five classrooms

  • Vocational area

  • Media center

  • Testing/conference room

  • Individual instruction area

  • Administrative offices


  • A $2.5 Million capital campaign also included a multi-service building in Columbus on the Anne Elizabeth Shepherd Home campus. The multi-million dollar goal was exceeded and Ault Academy was dedicated on September 30, 1999. Then, President of LaGrange College Dr. Stuart Gulley delivered the keynote address. Charles Hudson, Jr. served as Master of Ceremonies. Mrs. Ault was quoted saying, “I want our boys and girls to know that, no matter what happens in life, no matter how much despair and hopelessness there may be, you will always be okay if you have a foundation of faith and honor.” Over 500 participated in the dedication ceremony and tour.


  • The Academy has received accreditation through the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC) as an “educational agency with special purpose” as well as full approval through the Georgia Department of Education. These achievements allowed students from Twin Cedars Ault Academy to receive high school diplomas, General Equivilency Diplomas (GED), and to qualify for the HOPE Scholarship and STAR Student awards.

Ault's Vision/Purpose Statement

Troup County School System's Mission Statement

Our Faculty Beliefs


Vision Statement/Purpose
Troup County Mission Statement
Faculty Beliefs
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