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Gwinnett County Public Schools


Congratulations to the Class of 2017 and this year's valedictorians!

There is plenty of excitement surrounding the Class of 2017! The graduation schedule for all GCPS high schools is available online, and hearty congratulations to the GCPS valedictorians! Check out this year's seniors in this special edition of Communiqué.

The GCPS Book Mobile is hitting the road!

The GCPS Book Mobile, an exciting new literacy-initiative-on-wheels, will be rolling out into Gwinnett neighborhoods soon. During the summer, the Book Mobile will travel a 35-stop route in the Meadowcreek Cluster each week, checking out school library books to students who may not have easy access to the public library. Learn more

GCPS accepting applications for GEMS Oversight Committee

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is inviting parents, community members, and school district employees to apply for the GEMS Oversight Committee, a group of community and school system representatives charged with the annual review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum.
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GCPS Summer School Programs

Summer learning opportunities are available for a fee for high school students through Gwinnett Online Campus (deadline: May 24) and Face-to-Face classes (deadline: June 1). Rising 9th graders may register for Health and Personal Fitness (PE) only. Academic Summer School is free for qualifying students in grades 3-8. Learn more about Gwinnett Online Campus classes and Face-to-Face classes.

GCPS named a College Board Advanced Placement® District of the Year

Gwinnett County Public Schools was named District of the Year among large school districts — serving 50,000 or more students — in expanding access to Advanced Placement Program ® (AP®) courses while also improving AP Exam performance. GCPS was one of 433 school districts placed on this year's AP District Honor Roll. From this list, three AP Districts of the Year were selected based on three academic years of AP data. Learn more about the AP District of the Year honor.

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Give to the Foundation that gives back to education

GCPS Foundation logo Did you know that the GCPS Foundation has awarded scholarships to almost 600 graduating seniors and has distributed more than 1,000 mini-grants to teachers to support local school projects? These are just a few examples of how the Foundation enriches and enhances education by providing resources that support teachers and learners. Learn more

Volunteer at the JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett

Junior Achievement Discovery Center at Gwinnett pictureThe new Junior Achievement (JA) Discovery Center at Gwinnett is open for business! Staffed by JA volunteers—including parents and community members— the center provides hands-on experiences in financial literacy for more than 27,000 GCPS middle schoolers this year. Trained JA volunteers are critical to the success of this program. Share this opportunity with friends and family or consider volunteering yourself. Questions about volunteering at the JA center? Send an email to

Two-Time Winner of The Broad Prize

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GCPS has been a finalist for the prestigious Broad Prize three times (2009, 2010, and 2014) and is now a two-time winner (2010 and 2014). Gwinnett is the only previous winner to be named a finalist in its first year of eligibility. The system's combined Broad Prize winnings total $1.75 million in college scholarships for Gwinnett students. Learn more

GCPS Initiatives

GCPS Strategic InitiativesGCPS is focused on four major initiatives… initiatives connected to our core business of teaching and learning and to our vision of becoming a system of world- class schools. We encourage you to learn more about these initiatives

  • Leadership Development
  • Compensation and Evaluation Systems
  • Transforming Teaching and Learning for Increased Student Achievement
  • Raising Achievement... Closing the Achievement Gap

The AKS: The Core of Teaching and Learning in GCPS

Academic Knowledge and Skills logoAnnually, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) reviews its Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. Through this process, GCPS has aligned the AKS to the state-adopted Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).  Learn more

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Partner in the Promise of every student's success

In December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the replacement for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (commonly known as No Child Left Behind) was signed into law. Learn more about Georgia's draft ESSA plan and provide feedback in an online survey.

A Message From J. Alvin Wilbanks, Superintendent

J. Alvin WilbanksGwinnett County Public Schools’ vision is to become a system of world-class schools, and our mission is to pursue excellence for each student. Our relentless focus on the vision and mission has led our school district to make great strides… however, there is still much to do. Learn more

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