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
Thanksgiving Break is Nov. 19 - 23
All GCPS schools will be closed Mon., Nov. 19 through Fri., Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving Break. All GCPS offices will be closed Thurs., Nov. 22 and Fri., Nov. 23. Find more information about the 2018-19 calendar.
Kudos to Alexandra Scott, GAEA Educator of the Year
GCPS commends Alexandra Scott of Parkview High School for her recognition as the Georgia Art Education Association’s (GAEA) 2018 Educator of the Year!
GIVE West’s Robson named Georgia Alternative Teacher of the Year
Hearty congratulations to Alex Robson of GIVE Center West for being honored as the Georgia Alternative Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Association of Alternative Education!
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
- Maxwell HS' Kachmar earns $100K award
- New leaders, district leader appointed by BOE
- Parkview HS' Scott earns state art honor
- Five graduates receive Young Leaders Scholarship
- 2019 Teacher of the Year: Heidi Campbell
- GIVE Center's Robson earns state honor
- State recognizes Couch Middle School
- Coleman MS named finalist for STEM award
Harrison 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