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January is National Mentoring Month

GCPS' Community-Based Mentoring is celebrating National Mentoring Month. Join us as we connect more of our community's young people with caring adults, and view this message from CEO/Superintendent J.Alvin Wilbanks about the impact of mentoring.

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Board to meet January 22

The Gwinnett County Board of Education will hold its first meeting of 2015 on Thurs., Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center. At this meeting, the Board will set its meeting calendar for the year.

Citations to be issued for violators

The Gwinnett County School Bus Stop-Arm Enforcement Program is now issuing citations for drivers who violate state law and pass a stopped school bus.

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GCPS Ebola Preparedness

Recently, there have been a number of stories about Ebola and questions have arisen about how schools are responding. Although the CDC continues to state that the U.S. is at low risk, the Georgia Department of Public Health has issued guidance to schools regarding the Ebola Virus. Rest assured that Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is working closely with local and state health agencies to stay informed and prepared to maintain the safety of our children. 

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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 Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS).

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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

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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