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GCPS celebrates National African American History Month

February is National African American History Month, and these scenes from Jenkins Elementary, Shiloh High School, and Trip Elementary represent a few of the engaging learning activities and celebrations taking place across the school district, including this virtual field trip at Jones Middle School.

21 GCPS high schools named AP Honors Schools

The GaDOE recently released the list of AP Honors Schools and 21 Gwinnett County high schools made one or more of the lists. Archer; Duluth; Grayson; and Lanier high schools earned honors in six categories while Brookwood; Discovery; Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Mountain View; Mill Creek; North Gwinnett; Parkview; and Peachtree Ridge high schools were honored in five categories.

GCPS celebrates the work of counselors

As part of National School Counseling Week, celebrated this year Feb. 3-7, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) highlighted the key role school counselors play in the academic success and overall well-being of all Gwinnett children. For 2020, the school district recognized four educators, Laura Spencer, Teshia Dula, Joyce Gonzalez, and Dr. Angelique Mitchell, as its top counseling professionals.

2020 Graduation schedule now available

The 2020 graduation schedule is now available for GCPS’ 24 high schools.

Save the date: March 21 Career Fair

GCPS will host its Certified Teacher Career Fair on Sat., March 21, at the Infinite Energy Center, from 8 a.m. to Noon. Registration for the event is required, and interviews will take place for pre-screened applicants.

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Give to the Foundation that gives back to education

Image of GCPS Foundation Fund logoDid 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

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 about The Broad Foundation

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 about the Academic Knowledge and Skills curriculum

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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 about the GCPS Initiatives

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