On Thursday, March 1, at 10 a.m., State School Superintendent Richard Woods is scheduled to visit Mountain View High School for a special event. Woods and representatives from the nation of France will re-sign a memorandum of understanding between the Georgia Department of Education and the European nation. The agreement affirms the long-held partnership of educational exchanges between the state and France.
This year evidence of that partnership can be found at Mountain View High where a dozen families are hosting students from the Nancy-Metz region of France. The 12 visiting students, who will stay for a month, are attending classes at Mountain View High, while experiencing life in Gwinnett County. This is the first time Mountain View High has played host to visiting students. In previous years, North Gwinnett High School families hosted visiting students under the guidance of Rhonda Archer, a French teacher who now works at Mountain View High and now runs the program there.