Much have been said about the Cedar Grove Academy in recent times, but what of the man who has been given the task to run Jamaica's newest public secondary school?
Ottis Brown, a preacher, who has served as vice-principal of JosÚ MartÝ Technical and Ewarton high schools, said he will be bringing a wealth of experience and Christian principles to the academy.
He said under his leadership, the school will grow to occupy its place as one of the island's top learning institutions.
Brown said his vision is to provide an environment in which students will not only excel academically, but they will develop into well-rounded individuals.
"Our students at the Cedar Grove Academy will have the characteristics of excellence that we need them to display, and they will go out there in the wider society and have an impact," Brown said.
He assured parents that under his stewardship, they can expect great things as he will be ensuring that the faculty is fully on deck to achieving the school's mission.
ANSWERING CALL OF DUTY
"The Cedar Grove Academy is, in fact, a reality, and it is positioned to be a centre of excellence. We are going to put out all the energies that we have, we will not shirk when duty calls," Brown said.
The trained teacher of English said he is aware that there will be challenges on the path towards making his vision a reality, but he is banking on the support from the education ministry, parents, students, the Church, and the wider community to resolve these problems as they arise.