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From the Desk of the Superintendent 

Dr. Susan Remillard

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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PUBLIC NOTICE

2015 eSPLOST Report

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. 



 

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 W.L. SWAIN ELEMENTARY WELCOMES HOME SSgt. TRAY STEPHENS

FOX 5 Atlanta was on hand to cover the surprise reunion between Staff Sergeant Tray Stephens and his children, Kaleb and Riley, students at W.L. Swain Elementary School.  To view the coverage by Fox 5, click on the picture above.

FULL STORY from the Calhoun Times


 DISTRICT SPELLING BEE FEATURES STUDENTS COMPETING FOR A SPOT IN REGIONAL COMPETITION

The annual Gordon County Schools Spelling Bee was held Feb 5 at the Gordon County College and Career Academy. Jaden Howard of Tolbert Elementary walked away with first place, earning him a spot at the next level of competition.  

MORE PICTURES OF THE BEE


DISTRICT READING BOWL SENDS TWO TEAMS TO REGION

 

Volunteers from the Calhoun-Gordon Council for a Literate Community, Calhoun-Gordon County Retired Educators Association, Dr. Cawood Cornelius (Sonoraville High School Media Specialist), and student volunteers from Sonoraville High School helped make the event possible. 

The Gordon County Reading Bowl competition for elementary schools was held on Sunday, January 31st at W.L. Swain Elementary. Teams from Belwood, Fairmount, Redbud, Sonoraville and Swain were all represented at the county bowl. First place went to the team from Belwood Elementary and second place went to the team from Sonoraville Elementary.

FULL STORY AND TEAM PICTURES


 

 

Gordon County Schools

Pre-K Registration

March 1-March 29, 2016

 Gordon County Schools Pre-K application process for the 2016-2017 school year opens on March 1, 2016. Application packets will be available at all Gordon County Elementary Schools and may be picked up at the front office at each location. You must complete an application for each child you want to enroll in Pre-K and return the completed application packet to one of the Gordon County Elementary Schools no later than 3:00 pm on March 29, 2016 to be eligible for the Pre-K lottery drawing.

Children must be four years old on or before September 1, 2016. Children who are five years old by September 1, 2016 may attend Pre-K if they have not previously attended a Georgia Pre-K.


 

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