The opening of the new Seckinger High School may be the biggest highlight of Gwinnett County Public Schools new facilities this fall, but the district has several renovations and building expansions that it will also be showing off when the school year begins on Aug. 3.
The district announced several school expansions and new learning spaces that are set to open in August.
As the new school year looms, Gwinnett County Public Schools are highlighting some of the programs that will be new or expanding this year.
One such program will be at Berkmar High School, which is adding a new Film and Digital Arts program at its Media and Fine Arts Academy. The program works with Georgia Film Academy, the city of Lilburn and Gwinnett Film to teach students about film preproduction, production and postproduction.
The senior year of high school is traditionally a time to close a chapter on a young person’s life, but it’s going to be more like a trial run for post-high school life changes for Sanai Wilkinson.
Wilkinson had been a student at Mountain View High School for the first three years of her high school education. She is one of about 200 seniors, however, who have decided to move to the new Seckinger High School in the Hamilton Mill area this fall for the final year of their K-12 education.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has awarded nine Gwinnett County Public Schools seniors 2022 National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities, the districdt announced.
The National Merit Scholars are part of a group of distinguished students nationwide judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Officials of each sponsor college selected their winners from among finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program who will attend their institution.
A trip with the Georgia Southern women’s soccer team was a life-changing experience for Katey Lippitt.
Less than a year after her 2012 high school graduation from Peachtree Ridge, she joined her college classmates on an eye-opening, winter learning journey to an impoverished area of Jamaica. When she returned home, she couldn’t wait for another opportunity abroad, then a very new experience for someone who had never left the United States.
More than 1,500 new teachers were in attendance at the Gwinnett County Public Schools new teacher orientation on Tuesday at Gas South Convention Center.Continue Reading...