Gordon County Schools, in partnership with Georgia Northwestern Technical College, received a grant from the Technical College System of Georgia in December 2010 in the amount of $3.16 million for the purpose of building a College and Career Academy in Gordon County.
Gordon County College and Career Academy is an integral part of the Gordon County Schools’ charter system petition approved by the Georgia Department of Education in spring 2011 and renewed for ten years in 2016.
The purpose of the Gordon County College and Career Academy is to train high school students for high skill, high wage, and high demand occupations in an effort to create a viable 21st century workforce for Gordon County and surrounding communities.
Gordon County College and Career Academy, Inc. formally established bylaws and its Board of Directors in July 2011.
The 16-member Board of Directors consists of prominent members of business and industry, the Superintendent of Gordon County Schools and a member of Georgia Northwestern Technical College's administrative staff.
As a result of a local and regional needs assessments conducted by Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Gordon County Schools, new programs will be put in place at GCCCA to fill needs of local business and industry.
Articulation agreements and dual enrollment course offerings provide students with the opportunity to gain high school and college credit for the same course. The goal is to provide high school students with as many college credits as possible before they graduate high school, giving them a head start toward their chosen career.
Work ethics are a part of the grading system within CTAE courses and will be considered an integral part of GCCCA courses as well.
Integrated science and English courses are available to students to earn credit in a core area while working on career-related course work at GCCCA.
We value feedback and input from local business and industry. We want to provide a viable workforce for business and industry so that our students can find gainful employment after high school and postsecondary training.
Work-based learning opportunities are provided to students in their field of study, where students are able to experience the work environment first hand. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a registered pre-apprenticeship program with Mohawk Industries, which can lead to long-term employment with Gordon County’s largest employer.