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GCPS congratulates its local TOTYs and top 25

The first steps of the district’s search for its 2019-20 Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) Teacher of the Year (TOTY) are complete. A group of 139 local school Teachers of the Year have been named, with 25 semifinalists moving on to the next level of competition. Learn more about the 2020 Teacher of the Year process.

GCPS Foundation Fund scholarship catalog now available for 12th graders and GCPS educators

Find and apply for scholarships for future studies in STEM/STEAM, Mathematics, Technology, and support for those seeking a teaching career. These as well as other scholarships are available in the GCPS Foundation Fund catalog! Apply today and apply for more than one... don't miss out. Learn more about the GCPS Foundation Fund scholarship opportunities.

Wanted: Career Connections exhibitors!

Looking for a way to give back to your community? Community members from across the career spectrum are needed for “show and tell” interviews and activities at the upcoming Career Connections event, set for Tues., Oct. 22. The event supports college- and career-readiness for the district’s College and Career Academy 8th graders. Learn more about how to get involved.

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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 Gwinnett Medical Center to educate and improve the health of Gwinnett County. Learn about the Gwinnett Medical Center 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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