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 email@example.com
Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:
Mike Evelti, Director Student Services 305 Warrior Path NE Calhoun, GA 30703 706-629-7366 firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, Gordon County Schools invites its stakeholders to participate in the development and approval of the following required district documents:
FY 2017 Consolidated LEA Implementation Plan (CLIP) and the District Parent Involvement Policy: The CLIP is a written plan updated and submitted each year to the Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) which forms the basis for the district’s various state and federal program grants. Copies of the FY 2016 CLIP are available for public review at Gordon County Board of Education office.
System Charter Renewal Application, outlining innovative practices, governance, and achievement goals for the next charter period.
FY 2017 Student Success Imagine the Possibilities (SSIP) Students with Disabilities (SWD) plan to increase the graduation rate for SWD.
Meetings for public review of these documents will be held on the following dates:
· April 19, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Gordon County College and Career Academy, 305 Beamer Road, SW, Calhoun, GA.
· April 20, 2016, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. at the Gordon County College and Career Academy, 305 Beamer Road, SW, Calhoun, GA.
· April 21, 2016, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Gordon County College and Career Academy, 305 Beamer Road, SW, Calhoun, GA.
For more information or to provide input about the FY2017 CLIP, please contact Patricia Boswell, email: email@example.com; phone (706) 629-7366 ext. 8116; Gordon County Board of Education office, 205 Warrior Path, Calhoun, GA
For more information or to provide input into the 2016 System Charter Renewal Application, please contact Dr. Amy Parker, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone (706) 879-5370 ext. 8301; Gordon County College and Career Academy, 305 Beamer Road, SW, Calhoun, GA.
For more information or to provide input into the FY2017 SSIP, please contact Ann Cross, email: email@example.com; phone (706) 629-4474
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.