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Gordon County Schools
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.
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION ACHIEVES 2015 DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION
Gordon County Schools is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2015 Distinguished School Board recognition.
The recognition program was designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership. GSBA recognizes good school board governance to foster educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement.
Gordon County Board of Education met and or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn this honor of a 2015 Distinguished Board.
GEORGIA ALL-STATE CHORUS SELECTIONS FROM GORDON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Eight Gordon Central students have passed the first audition for the 2016 Georgia AllState Chorus. They will complete a music proficiency test in late January to attend All-State in Athens in February. View FULL STORY.
GORDON COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED FOR HIGH PROGRESS
Based upon data from 2011-2014, five of Gordon County's elementary schools were named Title I High Progress schools at the December meeting of the Georgia State Board of Education. Congratulations to Belwood Elementary, Fairmount Elementary, Red Bud Elementary, Sonoraville Elementary, and Tolbert Elementary for this prestigious accomplishment.
GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS SEES INCREASE IN GRADUATION RATE
Gordon County Schools continue to excel as the graduation rate rises as a county. The graduation rates of both Gordon Central High School as well as Sonoraville High School increased by several percent this year, giving the Gordon County School System a graduation rate of 90%. The graduation rate for the state of Georgia as a whole also increased and now is 78.8%. State School Superintendent Richard Woods said, “I expect we will continue to see the graduation rate increase as we provide more personalized graduation plans with multiple paths to graduation.” FULL STORY
MOHAWK INDUSTRIES AND GORDON COUNTY COLLEGE AND CAREER ACADEMY EARN BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR
Golden Isles Career Academy hosted Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle’s Eighth Annual Business and Education Summit recently. During the summit, Lt. Governor Cagle named Mohawk Industries as the Business Partner of the Year, recognizing its partnership with the Gordon County College and Career Academy.
“I applaud Mohawk Industries, being named Business Partner of the Year,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “These partnerships have produced incredible, world-class educational institutions that are leading our state into the bright economic future of tomorrow. Their proven success at providing our students the relevant, job-related skills they need is more important than ever in the 21st Century economy.”
The Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL) chooses four districts to highlight at its semi-annual conference each year. These school districts are chosen from all districts across the state for their demonstration of excellence in education. GAEL refers to these districts as the Fab Four. Gordon County Schools recently received notification that it will be featured as one of these elite districts at GAEL’s winter conference in January 2016, where there will be an opportunity to showcase the district’s accomplishments in a presentation to educational leaders from all over Georgia.tremendous effort they continually put into making Gordon County Schools a renowned educational organization.