General Information About Our School
At Piedmont GLOBAL Academy, "we can and we will" in all of our endeavors. We currently offer courses in Spanish, theater, choir, dance, band, and athletics. Moreover, we offer a plethora of extracurricular activities such as Chess Club, VEX IQ Robotics, Art Club, Sea Perch (underwater) Robotics, eSports & much, much more.
Staff, students, parents, and community partners are committed to building relationships that support a positive campus climate and excellence in education. Through teacher commitment and solid partnerships, our students are performing well in academic UIL, fine arts, athletics, debate, and more. We have enhanced our afterschool program to include over 10 activities comprised of sports, eSports & enrichment learning.
The Principal makes a personal effort to maintain consistent contact with the parents through our website, newsletters, and social media. Parents and community partners have an opportunity to visit us monthly for our “Chat & Chew” with Principal Portley. They take advantage of this intimate setting to share information and discuss concerns and ideas.
School Biography: Piedmont GLOBAL (Global Learning Opportunities through Balanced Academics and Leadership) Academy received its name change in 2016, representing the Piedmont community of Pleasant Grove after a majority of students voted to have the original school name, John B. Hood Middle School, removed. The campus originally opened in 1955 named after the Confederate General who was a young war hero during the Civil War. Piemont GLOBAL Academy now serves approximately 1000 students from the community each school year.