Teenage Australian pop star Cody Simpson is to perform a free lunchtime concert at Ridgeview Charter School in Sandy Springs on Nov. 10.

The school is one of 20 in the country that will host performances by the 13-year-old as part of a program called High School Nation.

Ridgeview Principal Karen Cox said Simpson would meet with students in the school’s music program and then perform during each of the school’s three lunch periods.

“We don’t do a lot of things that cause a lot of disruption, but this is a young man that has a nice message about staying in school and following your dreams,” Cox said.

Simpson’s first single, “iYiY (featuring Flo Rida)” has been successful on Radio Disney.

Asked if Simpson is popular with Ridgeview students, Cox said simply, “Oh my gosh, yes.”

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