Gwinnett County Public Schools


State waives Milestones as promotion requirement

The State Board of Education has granted a waiver of promotion, placement, and retention requirements tied to the 2016 administration of the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) tests. As a result, Gwinnett County Public Schools will use grades to determine promotion and retention for students at the elementary and middle school levels. Local schools will communicate with parents of students recommended for summer school. Learn more about promotion requirements and summer school for elementary and middle schools.

GCPS' Response to USDOJ and USDOE Guidance of May 13

The “Dear Colleague Letter” issued jointly by the US departments of Justice and Education on May 13 addresses a sensitive and complex issue that has sparked spirited debate in our nation – accommodations for transgender students in public schools. As this issue involves balancing the interests of a specific group of individuals with those of the broader general student population, it is not likely to be resolved without action on the part of the courts or Congress. Click here for GCPS' full statement on this issue.

2016 Graduation schedule now available

The 2016 graduation schedule is now available online for GCPS' 22 high schools, and learn more about the Class of 2016 and this year's 21 valedictorians!

2016-17 and 2017-18 Calendars Available

Planning for next year? Need to know when winter break will be? What about the last day of school in 2018? The school calendars for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years are available. Learn more

Register for GCPS' Summer School Programs

Summer learning opportunities are available for a fee for high school students through Face-to-Face classes and Gwinnett Online Campus. Rising 9th graders may register for Health and Personal Fitness (PE) only. Academic Summer School is free for qualifying students in grades 3-8.

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Give to the Foundation that gives back to education

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

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

Two-Time Winner of The Broad Prize

Broad Prize Foundation

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. 

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GCPS Initiatives

GCPS 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

The AKS: The Core of Teaching and Learning in GCPS

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 more

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Envisioning A System of World-Class Schools

Gwinnett County citizens highly value the important role education plays in building a thriving, global community and strongly support the school system’s pursuit of excellence. The finest teachers in the profession, involved parents, and a supportive community are key elements in the district’s quest to become a system of world-class schools. Learn more

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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