Got a kid in Gwinnett’s schools? You need to read this

No, nothing horrible is happening. But if you’re a parent desiring to have input into our local schools, then this is the blog post you need to read and share.

First of all, some celebratory news: Grayson High School has been named one of 20 Gwinnett high schools to make the AP Honor School list. GHS earned recognition in 5 of 6 categories, including Access and Support, Merit, STEM, STEM Achievement, and Humanities. You can download the full press release from GCPS by clicking this link:

Second, some procedural news: if you have a rising Kindergartener and you’d like to take advantage of Gwinnett County’s only French Dual Language Immersion Program (conveniently located at Trip Elementary, right here in our backyard), then you need to begin filling out the enrollment forms now. Registration is currently available through the County’s website, or you can go straight to the source at Trip’s official website.

And finally, if you’re like me and you want your voice to be heard when it comes to your child’s education, then you want to take advantage of a couple of opportunities open online right now. The State of Georgia is currently seeking feedback from parents on the standards for science and social studies. The initiative is part of proposed revisions to the state’s curriculum in those areas.

The State of Georgia is also seeking parent feedback for their School Climate ranking system. If you’re not familiar with School Climate, it’s a combination of assessments from parents, teachers, and students, as well as performance related factors by which each school in the state is assessed. The more feedback the State gets from parents, the more accurately they can assess each school.

So there you have it! Plenty of education news and notes to keep you busy while you and your kids count down the days to Spring Break…


Author: Jason

Jason Brooks is the owner and editor of Grayson Local. A resident of Grayson for over 14 years, he loves the Grayson community and the potential it holds. A former pastor, Jason now works as a freelance writer. He has written for The John Maxwell Company, North Point Ministries, The Ford Motor Company, Catalyst, and several regional magazines as well. You can follow Jason on Twitter (@JasonMuses).

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