Gwinnett County Public Schools -- College and Career Academies

 

Readiness

Rigor

Relevance

Relationships

 

The Department of Academies, Career, and Technical Education leads the implementation and development of the Gwinnett County Academy schools. 


Annual Events:

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Job Shadow Week

February 4-8, 2019

This week-long event allows our teachers to spend time in the workplace, learning through direct experience about trends, skill requirements, and opportunities in industries related to their subject in order to enrich and strengthen their teaching and bring relevance to student learning.


Principal Industry Visits

Alongside Partnership Gwinnett, The Office of Academies and Career and Technical Education hosted a principal field trip consisting of four visits to local businesses that have a national presence. In these visits, principals learned about industry trends, skills their students to need possess to be competitive in the workplace, and the future prospects of Gwinnett County. During these visits, principals were also given the opportunity to network with community leaders, school district officials and other local business leaders.

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Strategic Partners:

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Southern Regional Education Board

The Southern Regional Education Board is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Atlanta that works with state leaders and educators to improve education. SREB was created in 1948 by Southern governors and legislators to help leaders in education and government work cooperatively to advance education and improve the social and economic life of the region. In 2014, Southern Regional Education Board partnered with Gwinnett County Public Schools to transform seven comprehensive high schools into College and Career Academies. This partnership has focused on developing and adding more rigorous Career & Technical Education Courses, supporting the improvement of math and literacy practices, and creating a more inclusive and promising learning environment for all students.


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Partnership Gwinnett

Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2007, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development, and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett. Every day, a team of dedicated professionals work to drive the mission of Partnership Gwinnett to strengthen the economic vitality of the community.