With more than 1,500 students in two schools sharing one campus, Gainesville City School System officials had to develop some traffic solutions.
While Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy’s new building is constructed this school year, the school will share Centennial Arts Academy’s campus.
Drop-off and pick-up for Centennial students will remain the same as last year, according to Principal Leslie Frierson. Centennial drivers are asked to enter the campus from Pearl Nix Parkway across from Longwood Park. Centennial cars will come to the front of the school to drop off or pick up students and then loop around and exit the same way they entered the school property.
Those dropping off or picking up Enota students are asked to enter the campus from Woodsmill Road. Enota cars will turn right into the transportation department’s parking area. When they enter the parking lot, drivers will take an immediate left to approach the drop-off and pick-up area, which is located at the corner of the parking lot where there is a covered walkway. Enota drivers will turn left from there and exit the same way they entered.
The school system is also offering three satellite bus locations for Enota and Centennial car riders: the old Green Street pool parking lot, the First Baptist Church parking lot near the Boy Scouts building and the Estates subdivision. A bus will pick up car riders from these locations each morning and drop students off at these locations every afternoon.