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Gwinnett County Academy Schools

  • Gwinnett County Academy Schools
  • 437 Old Peachtree Road NW
  • Suwanee, GA 30024
  • (678) 301-6000
  • 2018

Program Description

Gwinnett County Public Schools, located in the metro Atlanta area, is the largest school system in Georgia and continues to grow. As a school system of choice, the finest teachers, involved parents, and a supportive community are key elements in the district's quest to become a system of world-class schools. In 2019-20, the school district is serving more than 180,000 students. One of every five Gwinnett County residents is a GCPS student.

The Department of Academies, Career and Technical Education provides leadership and support to teachers in the Technical Education field which prepares high school students for post-secondary education and the demands of the 21st century economy. All courses provide an environment where students can learn the relevance of combining technical skills with academic knowledge. Various resources and training workshops are available to assist teachers and staff in delivering quality instruction in these areas. Development and implementation of the Academies education model in high schools are also led from this department.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 500
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gwinnett Technical College
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Mercer University
  • University of Georgia