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School reimagined.

Creativity is, at its heart, producing new and original ideas that have value.

We're changing the way students engage in the classroom. Whether it’s making a prototype of a new invention, developing innovative ideas to reduce waste in the cafeteria, or launching a recording label featuring age appropriate music for tweens, our students creatively transfer their knowledge to solve problems and fulfill needs in their community.

We give them more than just pencil and paper.

Our students are exploring technology, design, and storytelling to fuel their imaginations. From coding a video game about the founding of Georgia, to designing an aquaponics garden to feed their community, they use the tools needed to be innovators today…..and tomorrow.

Student Driven

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Collaborative

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Exploration Centered

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Flexible

Our students are inventors, dreamers, innovators, communicators, and thinkers. Explore their perspectives of the Community for Creativity experience:

Our schools may differ in their curriculum focus and instructional approaches, but our search to embrace student voice and choice is what unites us in the Community for Creativity. We believe that our students can make a difference in their communities, now. We work with industry leaders, nonprofits, and education partners to find ways our students can lead and contribute as future ready, productive citizens.

Join us in building a Community for Creativity.



  • Georgia Tech Research Institute

    Our system has an outstanding partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) which provides access to GTRI researchers and industry professionals through technology demonstrations, lab tours, interviews, professional learning opportunities for teachers, and remote and in-person interactions. This collaboration...

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  • Woodruff Arts Center

    The Fayette County Public School System has benefited immensely from a unique initiative with the Woodruff Arts Center that is engaging teachers and students of all ages across the system. Thanks to a generous anonymous grant donation in 2014, Woodruff...

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  • Pinewood

    An exciting and innovative initiative has been developed by Pinewood Atlanta Studios and the Community for Creativity at Rising Starr Middle School. The program is called “Pinewood Presents: A Look Inside,” and is focused on providing students a first-hand opportunity...

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  • Hopewell United Methodist Church

    Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone has engaged with students K-12 in various garden projects, supporting hands-on learning in a diversity of STEAM subjects.  Most recently,  in 2020,  a collaborative, long-term Food Forest project was established, building a creative, flexible...

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  • Malt Maker Media

    As part of the Community for Creativity pilot program, students at Rising Starr Middle School partnered with Malt Maker Media to learn firsthand about video production. In addition to this opportunity, several students are continuing to work with the company...

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  • Stage Academy of Music

    The Stage Academy of Music partnership began with Rising Starr Middle School in 2013. In an effort to connect his music and recording studio meaningfully with the local school system, owner Brad Confer developed the RockFriday program to bridge the...

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