A reminder from Café Gwinnett: The Free- and Reduced-Priced Meal Application must be filled out each school year. (Even if you filled one out in the spring, you need to fill out a new one for the coming school year.) The online application for 2020-21 is now available at http://gwinnett.schoollunchapp.com. Note that those eligible for free- and reduced-priced meals may be able to access other types of public assistance or services that may be available during this pandemic.
Have a passion for the arts? Learn more about The School of the Arts at Central Gwinnett High School
Current 8th & 9th graders are invited to attend information sessions about the School of the Arts @ Central Gwinnett High School (SOTA), opening in Aug. of 2021. At SOTA, students from across the district can pursue their artistic vision and learn from industry professionals. Remaining info sessions will be held Oct. 17 and 24.
2020 E-SPLOST Information
On November 3, 2020, Gwinnett voters will be asked to consider continuing the E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax). Over the years, Gwinnett students and school communities have benefited from the E-SPLOST which has provided thousands of classrooms as well as technology improvements.
Click here to learn more about the 2020 E-SPLOST.
AKS curriculum review… your input is needed
The annual review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum runs through Oct. 12. This review is addressing AKS for language arts, science, social studies, health and PE, and career and technical education. Input on these courses will be given via an online survey. Click here to learn more about the AKS review.
Join a Winning Team and Make Difference in the Lives of Students!
Gwinnett County Public Schools is hiring individuals with two or more years of college to work as part of our substitute team! This involves going out to local schools and providing instruction through an in-person, digital, or hybrid format – you get to choose the assignments that you accept and determine your own schedule! Daily rates range from $98/day to $120/day.
The Strategic Direction for 2020-2030
To prepare for the next decade, GCPS launched a community-wide campaign to invite input on updating its Strategic Priorities for 2010-2020. That update is called the Strategic Direction for 2020-2030. Like its predecessor, it will be a significant guide for the school system’s work, now and in the future. Learn more about our Strategic Direction and the
drivers that will help the school district build upon
what is best about it today to ensure it
becomes the best it can be tomorrow…
a system of world-class schools.
I Want To…
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
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
- AKS review scheduled through Oct. 12
- BOE names Sept. 25 as Building Babies' Brains Day
- Six GCPS schools earn BOSCH STEM grants
- 56 GCPS students compete for National Merit
- GCPS tops state, national averages for SAT results
- Central Gwinnett's Slaten earns state honor
- 8th and 9th graders: Have a passion for the arts?
- GCPS to provide meals five days a week
Click here for information, resources, how-to’s, and more related to Gwinnett County Public Schools’ plans for Fall 2020. No matter if you are learning digitally or plan to transition to in-person... this is your go-to source.
A Message From J. Alvin Wilbanks, Superintendent
In this back-to-school message, CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks acknowledges that these are difficult times that could have far-reaching implications for our students, our community, public education, and our nation. In addition to asking for patience and cooperation as we work to safely start the school year, he expresses his confidence in the GCPS team and their efforts to serve students.
Click here to read his back-to-school message.