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Ava White school takes on new name, nonprofit status
Academy of Innovation elementary school teacher Gail Jones and Meredith Dudley, 8, clean desks Monday afternoon at the school formerly known as Ava White Academy.
The name may have changed to Academy of Innovation, from Ava White Academy, but for Jennifer Hollingsworth, the school is still the ideal place for her son Will to learn and thrive. Will, who just turned 14, is afflicted with a genetic form of muscular dystrophy — but in Gail Jones’ reading class he forgets he’s in a wheelchair as he interacts with classmates. Hollingsworth said her son’s progress in the three years he’s been at the academy is nothing short of remarkable.