Traditionally, students attending Gwinnett County Public Schools have had options such as dual enrollment and Advanced Placement classes to help them get ahead in their academic courses. However, there is a third option, one that allows students to get experience in a job field while still getting course credit. That option is choosing one of the pathways in the school district’s Career and Technical Education program.
“We have increased significantly our involvement in CTE programs here in the last four years,” said Jody Reeves, GCPS executive director of academies and career and technical education. “The number of CTE students we serve is more than 70 percent of the counties combined in the state of Georgia. We have a significant student population that takes advantage of CTE.”Continue Reading...
Each year, more than 12,000 students from Gwinnett County Public Schools will take a leap into the next level of their academic and professional careers by graduating.
Each student’s educational path is different, and while graduation and college can seem like a far-off dream, GCPS Director of Advisement and Counseling Tinisha Parker said students should start planning for graduation as early as their freshman year.Continue Reading...
Seventeen-year-old McClain Hermes is known for her swimming prowess, having represented Team USA in the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio de Janiero. But the Gwinnett Online Campus student has also been busy spending her time helping others through volunteer work.
The Dacula resident was recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and a President’s Volunteer Service Award for her volunteer work.Continue Reading...
The brightest minds in schools from Gwinnett County gathered Friday for food, drink and recognition of their academic achievement at the annual STAR Student luncheon hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.
Students were selected based on the criteria that they had the highest SAT score and were in the top 10 percent of their graduating class.Continue Reading...
The Georgia Department of Education and the Academy of Nancy-Metz in France reaffirmed its educational partnership on Thursday morning at Mountain View High School.
The memorandum, signed by Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods and Consul général de France à Atlanta Louis de Corail signifies a continuance in educational exchange that started back in 2010.Continue Reading...
For the past 11 years, Joni Gilman has walked into Peachtree Ridge High School with an expectation that each day will bring something different.
On Monday, students and administrators surprised her with a party in celebration of her winning Gwinnett County Public Schools Media Specialist of the Year.Continue Reading...