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Gwinnett County Public Schools


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 Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Richard Woods are urging anyone interested in the future of Georgia’s public education system to attend one of eight public feedback sessions on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA is the replacement for the law commonly known as No Child Left Behind. Invest two hours of your time and have an impact on education policy for years to come. For more on ESSA and the opportunities to provide feedback, 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!

New students to Gwinnett: Contact local school and complete online registration

For the 2016-2017 school year, GCPS has an easy-to-use, secure online registration system that will allow parents of students new to Gwinnett to complete many of the forms required for registering their child. Parents should contact their local school about the registration process as they will need to complete the online process and go to the local school to provide additional documentation to enroll their student in a Gwinnett County Public School.  Learn more about online registration

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

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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

The AKS: The Core of Teaching and Learning in GCPS

Academic Knowledge and Skills logoAnnually, 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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Tanishq 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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