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.
MEET OUR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
The Gordon County School system offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12.
Agriculture, Wildlife and Natural Resources Architecture and Construction Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Automotive Business Management and Administration Early Childhood Education Engineering, Drawing and Design Healthcare Science Information Technology JROTC Marketing Mechatronics Work Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship
Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific prerequisite criteria should contact:
Alice Mashburn, Director of High School Programs 305 Beamer Road Calhoun, GA 30701 706-879-5370 firstname.lastname@example.org
Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:
Mike Evelti, Director Student Services 305 Warrior Path NE Calhoun, GA 30703 706-629-7366 email@example.com
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 who has reached the maximum age of 22 on or before May 2016. This is for students served in special education who graduated 2012. 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 2016. 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.
There will be a meeting required by IDEA 2004 to discuss services and supports Gordon County Schools is obligated to provide to parentally placed private school/homeschool children with disabilities. They will discuss child find processes, determine proportionate share of federal funds available to serve parentally placed private/homeschool children with disabilities, and discuss equitable services to students with disabilities who attend private/homeschools located in the LEA without regard to where the children reside. They will also discuss how, where, and by whom special education and related services will be provided, including a discussion of the types of services (direct, alternative).
The meeting is scheduled for May 27, 2016 at the Gordon County Board of Education Green Room, 205 Warrior Path NE, Calhoun, GA 30701 from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM.
Title I Parent Survey
We Need Your Help!
Please fill out a short District Title I Parent Involvement Survey. Your feeback will be used to help imporve or parent involvement program. There is an English and Spanish version.
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.