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 In addition, we team with Gwinnett Medical Center to educate and improve the health of Gwinnett County. Learn more
Mark your calendar for GCPS' Job Fair for Substitutes
GCPS' Substitute Teaching Job Fair is set for Tues., Oct. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Shiloh High School. All applicants are required to have at least 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of college credit, but teacher certification is not required for substitutes. Learn more about substitutes' compensation and apply today at www.GCPSjobs.org.
G.O. Bond Referendum to be on Nov. 6 ballot
The Board of Education has approved a resolution calling for a General Obligation (G.O.) bond referendum authorizing $350 million in G.O. bonds to be placed on the ballot for the Nov. 6, 2018, Georgia General Election. If approved, the G.O. bonds will provide needed funding right away, allowing GCPS to complete a number of capital projects without raising taxes. Learn more
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 Tuesday, Oct. 16. The event supports college- and career-readiness for the district’s College and Career Academy 8th graders. Learn more
I Want To…
The 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 VolunteerGwinnett@georgia.ja.org.
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
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 Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). Learn more
- Congratulations to the Six TOTY finalists!
- Gwinnett educators receive state counseling honors
- Paul Duke STEM High School dedication on Sept. 30
- GCPS names its 25 semifinalists
- GCPS' McGowan earns gold, silver medals
- Peachtree Ridge HS students earn national honors
- Service Appreciation Night set at Mill Creek HS
- Parkview HS' band to march in London parade
Matthew is the Promise of Gwinnett Today
"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
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 has led our school district to make great strides… however, there is still much to do. Learn more