Welcome! We're Glad You're Here! Boggs Academy, a Presbyterian school founded in 1906 in Keysville, Burke County, Georgia, under the aegis of the Board of Missions for Freedmen, Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., was an outstanding college-preparatory academy for African Americans. The school was closed in 1984. In its seventy-eight-year history Boggs Academy grew from meager beginnings to an institution of acknowledged educational excellence, recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, which accredited the school in 1943.
For 80 years, Boggs was a beacon of light and hope for thousands of students who crossed its threshold. The memory of Boggs Academy continues to resonate in the hearts of those who had contact with the institution. Dr. Ruby Saxon- Myles, District 1 School Board representative and a Boggs graduate, tells the story of her mother as a young girl passing by Boggs, stating that her children someday would attend Boggs Academy. That dream became a reality when her six daughters and one son graduated from the institution. By the time Boggs closed its doors in 1986, students from Bermuda, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Gambia, West Africa had enrolled with inquiries coming from as far away as China...." Read more of "The Life and Legacy of Boggs Academy."
The BANAA 2013 Reunion Committee and the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the BANAA are excited about the success of this year's reunion! It was held in the Airport Embassy Suites - Atlanta, GA, October 10 - October 13, 2013. The Old School Bash - Entertainment by Stella R&B Band was a hit, the tour was a hit, and the Banquet Gala - Entertainment by Baatin was a hit! Click here for a video compilation of this year's reunion. It has been determined that next year's reunion will be hosted by the Augusta Chapter of the BANAA
2013 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED The Boggs Academy National Alumni Association is pleased to announce the award of a $1,000 scholarship to Khawlah Abdur-Rahman. She is entering her junior year at Drew University in Madison, NJ where she is pursuing a Bachelor in Science degree in Biology. After graduation she has plans to continue her education to acquire degrees that will allow her to open a practice in Optometry. Read more >>
The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Boggs Academy Alumni Association has launched plans to partner with the Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta (CCMA) to provide mentoring and life-skills coaching to inner-city young males participating in the Priority Male Initiative for young black males, 18-28 years of age. A Very Exciting Fun-filled Event! Read more>>
Why join the Boggs Academy National Alumni Association? An annual gift to the Boggs Academy Alumni Association closes the gap between tuition and the actual cost of providing an education to those less fortunate. Read more...>
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