Did you know that the GCPS Foundation has awarded scholarships to almost 600 graduating seniors and has distributed more than 1,000 mini-grants to teachers to support local school projects? These are just a few examples of how the Foundation enriches and enhances education by providing resources that support teachers and learners. Learn about the GCPS Foundation In addition, we team with Northside Hospital to educate and improve the health of Gwinnett County. Learn about the Northside Hospital Foundation
Brookwood senior and educator honored as 2020 STAR Student and STAR Teacher
Hollis Zeng of Brookwood High School, center, was recognized as Gwinnett County’s STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student. The STAR student honor is bestowed on the senior in the top 10 percent of his or her class with the highest SAT score. Mr. Zeng selected his 12th grade Advanced Placement Economics teacher, Craig Witmer, standing right, as his STAR Teacher. Pictured left to right: Brookwood High School Principal Bo Ford, Partnership Gwinnett Vice President Adam Forrand, Gwinnett STAR Student Hollis Zeng, Gwinnett STAR Teacher Craig Witmer, and Brookwood High School Counselor William Blair.
GCPS celebrates the work of counselors
As part of National School Counseling Week, celebrated this year Feb. 3-7, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) highlighted the key role school counselors play in the academic success and overall well-being of all Gwinnett children. For 2020, the school district recognized four educators, Laura Spencer, Teshia Dula, Joyce Gonzalez, and Dr. Angelique Mitchell, as its top counseling professionals.
Get ready for the Gwinnett Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair
Envisioning the Future… That’s the theme of the upcoming 2020 Gwinnett Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair, encouraging students, judges, and partners of the event to look forward to creative and innovative STEM application in our world. District leaders are looking for sponsors and judges for the Feb. 21 event, which includes breakout sessions and highlighted career opportunities in STEM.
2020 Graduation schedule now available
The 2020 graduation schedule is now available for GCPS’ 24 high schools.
Save the date: March 21 Career Fair
GCPS will host its Certified Teacher Career Fair on Sat., March 21, at the Infinite Energy Center, from 8 a.m. to Noon. Registration for the event is required, and interviews will take place for pre-screened applicants.
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The new Junior Achievement (JA) Discovery Center at Gwinnett is open for business! Staffed by JA volunteers—including parents and community members— the center provides hands-on experiences in financial literacy for more than 27,000 GCPS middle schoolers this year. Trained JA volunteers are critical to the success of this program. Share this opportunity with friends and family or consider volunteering yourself. Questions about volunteering at the JA center? Send an email to VolunteerGwinnett@georgia.ja.org.
GCPS has been a finalist for the prestigious Broad Prize three times (2009, 2010, and 2014) and is now a two-time winner (2010 and 2014). Gwinnett is the only previous winner to be named a finalist in its first year of eligibility. The system's combined Broad Prize winnings total $1.75 million in college scholarships for Gwinnett students. Learn about The Broad Foundation
Annually, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) reviews its Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. Through this process, GCPS has aligned the AKS to the state-adopted Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). Learn about the Academic Knowledge and Skills curriculum
- 2020 Envisioning the Future
- Meadowcreek earns first place at ProStart
- Maker Faire showcases STEAM creativity
- Jones Middle students set to take virtual tour
- 21 GCPS high schools recognized
- Four GCPS educators honored
- Brookwood senior named Gwinnett's STAR Student
- "Teen Safe Dating" seminar set for Feb. 11
"The Promise of Gwinnett” campaign is a means of focusing attention on the importance of public education, the role it plays in our nation, and the outstanding schools found right here in Gwinnett County. In addition the campaign focuses on the accomplishments of our students and the promise they hold for a bright future. Visit the Promise of Gwinnett
A Message From J. Alvin Wilbanks, Superintendent
Gwinnett County Public Schools’ vision is to become a system of world-class schools, and our mission is to pursue excellence for each student. Our relentless focus on the vision and mission has led our school district to make great strides… however, there is still much to do.
Learn more about the GCPS Initiatives