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.
The Gordon County Board of Education will hold a public meeting on the budget, for school year 2017-2018, on June 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Gordon County College and Career Academy, 305 Beamer Road, Calhoun, Georgia. During this meeting, the public will have the opportunity to provide input on the budget.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING #2
The Gordon County Board of Education will hold a public meeting on the budget, for school year 2017-2018, on July 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Gordon County College and Career Academy, 305 Beamer Road, Calhoun, Georgia. During this meeting, the public will have the opportunity to provide input on the budget.
GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS SEEKS STAKEHOLDER INPUT FOR COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLAN. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK HERE.
HB 91; ELIGIBILITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
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.
GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS SEEKING BUS DRIVERS
Gordon County Schools Transportation Department is looking to fill a limited number of school bus driver positions. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, must hold a high school diploma or GED, have a clean motor vehicle report, and pass a bus drive physical. All applications should be made in person to Keith Brown, Director or Robin Wilson, Safety Coordinator at 1300 Dews Pond Road, Calhoun, GA. The phone number is 706-629-1804 ext. 8003
GRAVES NAMED FBLA NATIONAL FINALIST
(L-R): Graves, Farist, Naymick
The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was held June 27–July 3 in Anaheim, California. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events. Sonoraville High School’s chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America was among these students. Three FBLA members (Catherine Farist, John Graves, and Alex Naymick) represented Sonoraville to compete on the national level.
John Graves received national recognition as being a Finalist in the area of Banking and Financial Systems. Catherine Farist competed in Future Business Leader and Alex Naymick competed in Public Speaking II.
GORDON CENTRAL SENIOR NAMED 2018 DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMAN OF GEORGIA
On July 22, Elizabeth Dutch, a senior at Gordon Central High School, was named the Class of 2018 Distinguished Young Woman of Georgia. Distinguished Young Women of Georgia is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women. College scholarships are awarded at the state level ($13,100 last year) and millions in college-granted scholarships are available ($1.1 billion nationally). Dutch will now advance to the national program in Mobile, Alabama where she will represent the state of Georgia, while competing for $125,000 in cash tuition scholarships.