GCPS' Plan for Snow Make-up days
To date, GCPS students have missed 7 days due to inclement weather. Three make-up days (Feb. 17, March 14, and May 22) were built in the 2013-14 school calendar. The additional lost instructional time will be made up by extending the school day by 30 minutes for 48 days. This means that all schools will dismiss a half-hour later than their regular time, from March 3 through May 14.
This plan allows the district to maintain 180 days of instruction, making up the time in a manner that has the most positive impact on instruction. Click here to learn more.
A highly honored district
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is a premier school system. In fact, it is a two-time finalist for the Broad Prize for Urban Education (2009 & 2010) and winner of the 2010 Broad Prize, designating it as one of the nation’s top urban school districts. GCPS also boasts a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School and a host of schools recognized at the state level. Click here to learn about more honors.
GCPS 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
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. Read more about us »
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 have led our school district to make great strides… however, there is still much to do. Read More.