Student Life

Academic Enrichment Center (AEC)

The Academic Enrichment Center at Whitefield Academy provides a key element in fulfilling the mission of the school. The AEC “bolsters Christian families” by offering services in the form of professional tutoring, peer tutoring, and development of support networks for students. AEC director Eden Gulledge helps students fuel their “passion for learning” by equipping these students to excel in Whitefield’s challenging college-preparatory environment. The peer tutoring program offers students an opportunity to place “others ahead of self” as they mentor a fellow classmate or younger student, sharing their God-given talents with the community. It is within this environment of support and encouragement that students are able to honor “the living and active Jesus” as they achieve academic success.

The AEC serves students across all grade levels, from the Lower School to the Upper School. The AEC also helps to coordinate standardized testing including the PSAT, PreACT, OLSAT, CTP5, and AP exams, as well as serving as an SAT testing site.

AEC by the numbers...

  • Tutors available to help students in the AEC for an additional fee

  • 35 students matched with Peer Tutors to help with academics and organization

  • 37 students earned community service hours as Peer Tutors

  • 225 AP exams administered by the AEC during 2018-2019 school year

  • Academic Coach worked with 25 Middle and Upper School students to help them improve their study habits, executive functioning, and overall organizational skills for an additional fee

“The Academic Enrichment Center is one of the best resources at Whitefield. Eden (the director) is readily available to assist students in finding resources to develop and improve study habits, improve cognitive understanding, and learn test taking strategies for higher academic performance.”
-A Whitefield Parent


Eden Gulledge
Academic Enrichment Center Director
Eden Gulledge has been the director of Whitefield’s Academic Enrichment Center since 2005. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development at the University of Georgia. Gulledge also earned a master’s degree in interrelated special education. Before coming to Whitefield, she taught for several years at the Schenck School, a private school in Atlanta which focuses on teaching children with dyslexia. She also worked as a private tutor for students with specialized learning needs.