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Gwinnett County Public Schools


Public invited to participate in AdvancED survey

This school year Gwinnett County Public Schools is taking part in the AdvancED accreditation review process. As part of that review process, every school must submit information and collect feedback from our many stakeholders. Please click this link and select your child's school's name to take part in the AdvancED stakeholder survey. Your participation is critical to our success. We value your feedback and thank you for the role you will play in the accreditation review of our schools.

Public invited to share feedback for AKS Review

You are invited to participate in the school district’s review of the curriculum. The public can participate via an online review of proposed AKS and an online survey, offering feedback on new and current AKS (Academic Knowledge and Skills) standards that have been developed to align the curriculum with state standards. The review begins Sept. 29 and runs through Oct. 13.

Opportunity School District Q&A

The Gwinnett County School Board strives to regularly inform all of its constituents on matters that may have an impact on the educational experiences of our students, the operation of our schools, and the role of local communities in our schools. One such matter is the proposed Opportunity School District and its potential effect on Gwinnett County Public Schools. In this Q&A, learn about the proposed amendment to the state constitution. The measure is on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Public invited to share feedback on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Ga. Dept. of Education has posted an online survey to get the public's feedback on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In addition to the survey, eight feedback sessions have been held throughout the state to allow citizens to give input on Georgia's ESSA plan. The online survey can be found at the following link: For more on ESSA, visit the GaDOE website.

Get ready to Branch Out this school year!

Help your student Branch Out! academically. Students who opt in to the  Branch Out! program have full access to the print and digital resources of the county library system. Families can register for the program by completing a permission form. Once accounts are activated, students can use their GCPS student ID number and a PIN for access to the library system’s print collection, research materials, digital resources, audio books, and more!

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Open Enrollment

GCPS Employee Open EnrollmentOpen Enrollment will be held from Monday, October 17 through Friday, November 4, 2016.

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Give to the Foundation that gives back to education

GCPS Foundation logo 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 more

Volunteer at the JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett

Junior Achievement Discovery Center at Gwinnett pictureThe 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

Two-Time Winner of The Broad Prize

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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 more

GCPS Initiatives

GCPS Strategic InitiativesGCPS is focused on four major initiatives… initiatives connected to our core business of teaching and learning and to our vision of becoming a system of world- class schools. We encourage you to learn more about these initiatives

  • Leadership Development
  • Compensation and Evaluation Systems
  • Transforming Teaching and Learning for Increased Student Achievement
  • Raising Achievement... Closing the Achievement Gap
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Kennedy is the Promise of Gwinnett Today

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"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

J. Alvin WilbanksGwinnett 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

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