It is my pleasure to welcome you to Gordon County Schools, and I am glad you are visiting with us to learn more about our school system. This website has been designed with our stakeholders in mind, and I hope you find it easy to navigate and an informative way to stay connected with your child’s education. The Gordon County community at-large and our school system employees share a tradition of pride in our schools, students and community. Our citizens possess a unique understanding of how a quality education with high expectations and positive results for each student helps us follow our compass for developing a 21st century work ready community, comfortably committed to generating strong ties among students, teachers, and parents.
When a community is united in its commitment to the education of its youth, like Gordon County has demonstrated, good things happen. GCS students’ CRCT/EOCT criterion referenced test scores and performance assessments have documented that we are among the best school systems in the state of Georgia. All of our schools are fully accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In addition, Fairmount Elementary is a “National Blue Ribbon School.”
The key to motivating our students to achieve high academic standards is a meaningful blend of supportive parent involvement, a strong engaging curriculum consisting of best practices, all brought to life by highly qualified and genuinely caring teachers. The students of Gordon County Schools are blessed by daily exposure to caring individuals, educators and non-educators alike. These qualities are plainly evident and serve as the foundation for the successes of Gordon County Schools. Again, welcome to our website, and I hope that you will find the information that you need. For further information, you may contact our central office at 706.629.7366. The mission of Gordon County Schools is to provide a relevant, rigorous, results-based education made possible through supportive, nurturing relationships.
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HB 91; ELIMINATION OF GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST REQUIREMENT
An individual (hereinafter referred to as “Student”) no longer enrolled in a Georgia public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma in this state or was denied graduation solely for failing to achieve a passing score on one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests or its predecessor or the Georgia High School Writing Test or its predecessor may petition the local board of education in which he or she was last enrolled to determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1 based on the graduation requirements in effect when the student first entered ninth grade. For information on how to petition Gordon County Schools to determine eligibility for a student under this guidance, click here.
DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
In compliance with both Georgia Special Education Annual Program Plan Under P.L. 94-142 and Gordon County School System Comprehensive Plan for Special Education policy on destruction of data collected, maintained or used in the provision of a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities and/or exceptional children in the Gordon County School System, the Department of Special Education announces its intention for destruction of data.
Records on students, who were enrolled in a special education program with a birth date of December 31, 1991 or before, are no longer needed for education planning purposes. These records may be needed by the student or parent for Social Security or other reasons. The system plans to destroy these records in June of 2015. If you, as the student or parent of the student, desire copies of these records prior to destruction, you should contact Gordon County Schools Special Education office at 706-629-4474. Identification will be required.
Gordon County Schools Public Notice of Private/Home Schools Consultation Stakeholder Meeting for Students with Disabilities
On May 6, 2015, from 10:00-11:00 AM at the GCBOE Green Conference Room, a stakeholder meeting will be held to provide consultation to private/home schools representatives required by IDEA 2004. More Information
GORDON CENTRAL'S WINSTON HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Javan Winston was honored recently by Berea College in Berea, KY for his outstanding accomplishments in the areas of the academics, service, and leadership. Javan currently attends Gordon Central High School. Full Story
ASHWORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL CHORALE RECEIVES BRONZE AT NATIONAL DISNEY COMPETITION
Ashworth Middle School Chorale, consisting of 17 Ashworth students, recently traveled to Disney World to compete in the Choral Division of Festival Disney, a national competition provided by Disney Youth Programs for Performing Arts. The Ashworth students competed on Friday night against middle and junior high school students from across the country and participated in a clinic with a nationally-recognized choral conductor. The Ashworth group received a superior rating for their performance with a total of 93 out of 100 possible points, providing them with 3rd place in the competition and earning them the bronze award. Full Story
GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS RECEIVES NATIONAL DESIGNATION
March 27, 2015, Gordon County, GA – Gordon County Schools’ community announced today that it has been named a Ford Next Generation Learning (Ford NGL) community, making the school district part of a growing network that is transforming public high schools into career-themed academies to better prepare students for college and professional success in today’s competitive global economy.Full Story
GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS CELEBRATES MANUFACTURER APPRECIATION WEEK WITH SCHOOL DISPLAYS
Leah Braddy, Gordon County Schools' Workbased Learning Coordinator, along with several others in the district, serves on the Chamber’s Education Committee. Gordon County Schools, where the focus is college and career readiness, supports the Chamber's efforts to provide economic development for Gordon County. In support of that focus, Ms. Braddy worked with the Chamber of Commerce and local industries to provide displays for each of the high schools in Gordon County to demonstrate the important role Gordon County manufacturing plays. The displays consist of the many products that are produced in Gordon County. Full Story