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November is Georgia Apply to College Month

Throughout November, Gwinnett’s high schools will participate in events that will allow seniors to complete and submit online college applications while receiving assistance from trained volunteers. Please support these efforts and volunteer! And if you are a senior... APPLY!

Lanier High School's Lanio and Battle honored as 2017 Green Educators of the Year

Lanier High School’s Jeanie Lanio and Christy Battle have been recognized as 2017 Green Educators of the Year by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. Shown left to right: Aneesa Julmice, Mrs. Jeanie Lanio, Sean Foster, Mrs. Christy Battle, and Ashley Johnson. The students pictured represent Lanier High School as part of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful's youth advisory council.

Congratulations to The Gwinnett HEAT!

The Gwinnett HEAT, GCPS' Adapted Sports Program, is celebrating its 10th year. The Gwinnett HEAT fields three teams— wheelchair handball in the fall, wheelchair basketball in the winter, and wheelchair football in the spring. Over the last 10 years, the program has won five state championships and teams have been state runner-up 14 times.

Introducing... Dr. Doug Doblar, Gwinnett County 2018 Teacher of the Year!

Dr. Doug Doblar of Head Elementary School has been named as this year’s Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year and Elementary Teacher of the Year! Cheri A. Nations of North Gwinnett Middle School is the Middle School Teacher of the Year, and Amy Crisp of Norcross High School is the High School Teacher of the Year. Learn more

Thanksgiving Break is Nov. 20 - 24

All GCPS schools will be closed for Thanksgiving break on Mon., Nov. 20 through Fri., Nov. 24. All GCPS offices will be closed Thurs., Nov. 23 and Fri., Nov. 24. Please view this special Thanksgiving message from CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks.

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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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Christian 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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