• A Message from Leanne Hawn, Executive Principal CMA

    Leanne Hawn, Executive Principal CMA

    It is an honor for me to serve as the Principal of Career Magnet Academy.  As a magnet school with no dedicated zone, I am fortunate enough to work with scholars from all across Knox County to increase their knowledge of, their access to, and their readiness for post-secondary education.  

    CMA’s mission is simply this: every scholar graduates with a diploma plus.  Diploma plus means that when a scholar walks across the stage to receive his/her high school diploma, he/she has also earned some type of post-secondary credit or industry certification.  Through our partnership Pellissippi State Community College, options for a "plus" are endless. 

    In order to help scholars reach their goals, CMA is an AVID school.  AVID stands for “Advancement Via Individual Determination” and is a program designed to help students develop solid work habits and routines.  AVID strategies will be used throughout the building as we work to help scholars become ready for the post-secondary world.

    I am so grateful for all of our Career Magnet Academy family, and it is my hope that scholars leave CMA having had a unique and engaging high school experience.  Our expectations for performance, both academically and behaviorally, are incredibly high, but there are caring adults all throughout the building that are here to help scholars meet those expectations. 

    Go Grey Wolves!

    leanne.hawn@knoxschools.org

    865-622-3800