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Welch named finalist for National Principal of the Year

Dr. Tommy Welch, principal of Meadowcreek High School, has been named as one of three finalists for 2018 National Principal of the Year. We congratulate Dr. Welch and Meadowcreek High School on this latest honor! He and the other finalists will be recognized at the 2017 NASSP Principals Institute in Washington, D.C., September 24–27, 2017, and the National Principal of the Year will be announced in October during National Principals Month. Learn more

Gwinnett to delay dismissal by one hour on August 21

On August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. In Gwinnett, the near-total eclipse is expected to begin around 2:35 p.m. In order to help ensure the safe viewing for our students and a safe dismissal of students, Gwinnett County Public Schools will delay dismissal for all schools by one hour.  Click here for more about the eclipse and GCPS

GCPS accepting applications for GEMS Oversight Committee

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is inviting parents, community members, and school district employees to apply for the GEMS Oversight Committee, a group of community and school system representatives charged with the annual review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum.
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Please participate in the Instructional Resources Public Review

Between Sept. 5 through Oct. 6, the public is invited to participate in the Gwinnett County Public Schools Instructional Resources Public Review. The review will include proposed student and teacher resources for Science for Grades 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, happening at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center (ISC)

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Give to the Foundation that gives back to education

GCPS Foundation logo 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

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 more

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 more

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Nicole is the Promise of Gwinnett Today

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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

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