AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Students at Heritage Academy on Greene Street got a huge welcome on their first day of class on August eighth.

The red carpet was rolled out and lined with parents and staff cheering for them as they walked into school.

The idea behind it is simple, you get the parents involved and it gets the kid’s excited for a new school year.

Heritage Academy Executive Director Linda Tucciarone said, “I’m encouraged because it says that our efforts to build community are being responded to. This is a display of community.”