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As ONE GAINESVILLE, we will inspire, nurture, challenge, and prepare our students as we educate them to be successful in a 21st century global society.
Our students will think critically, act compassionately, work meaningfully, choose wisely, and live joyfully.
As ONE GAINESVILLE, we will inspire, nurture, challenge,
and prepare our students as we educate them to be
successful in a 21stcentury global society.
We believe that the collaborative actions of students,
parents, community, and the school system are
determining factors in the success of our students.
We believe that high expectations for everyone drive
We believe that continuous learning occurs best in a
safe, nurturing , and stimulating environment.
We will provide an environment where students learn best.
We will identify barriers to teaching and learning, align our support systems to address those barriers and promote healthy development for all students, thereby, improving student performance.
We will improve our use of human and organizational capital to increase stakeholder involvement and satisfaction.
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Gainesville City School System
Georgia Charter District:
Gainesville City School System was one of the first four charter systems in Georgia and earned its charter status in June 2008. In 2013, the district received a ten year charter - which extends to June 2023. As a charter system, our Board of Education utilizes flexibility in local school governance to provide innovative learning environments for approximately 8,000 students.
School Board of Distinction
The Gainesville City Board of Education is recognized as a 2018 Quality School Board by the Georgia School Boards Association. The School Board is committed to maintaining compliance in all state- mandated standards for local school board governance while providing quality education to all children.
The Gainesville City School System provides standards-based instruction with corresponding assessments. Accelerated and support classes are offered at all schools, and Advanced Placement is offered at the high school level. Students have the opportunity to learn in traditional classrooms, on-line through Georgia Virtual School and Edgenuity, through partnerships with local agencies including CenterPoint, Lanier Technical Institute, the University of North Georgia and in other settings. Instructional delivery is also offered through Independent Studies and Career Apprenticeships at the high school level, ensuring that students are offered a broad range of opportunities to tailor their education to their interests. Services targeted to meet individual students needs include Special Education, classes for English Learners and gifted education courses. Rigorous and engaging core courses, technical skills courses, fine arts, world language offerings and physical education opportunities ensure that the needs of the whole child are addressed.
Each elementary school provides a unique focus that recognizes individual student needs and interests. Families have the opportunity to select their school of choice through the enrollment process. A full range of expanded learning opportunities are provided both during the school day and after school.
Elementary Schools State Recognition
Gainesville Exploration Academy received exemplary distinction as a 2018 National Wildlife Federation Eco-School and was recognized as the recipient of the Greatest Gains Award-Gold level by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA).
Our secondary schools are focused on high school graduation and college and career readiness. Rigorous course offerings include Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment and Work-based Learning options in order to provide a solid foundation for students. A large number of exploratory and elective offerings allow students to pursue a variety of interests and create a personalized middle and high school experience.
Middle and High School State Recognition
Gainesville High School was recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as a 2018 Advanced Placement Honor School, being one of only four schools in Georgia earning this distinction.
Gainesville Middle School started its inaugural REACH Georgia Scholars Program in 2016, selecting scholar students as recipients of $10,000 scholarships to be awarded upon graduating from high school and successfully completing all program requirements at the time of graduation. Currently, there are nine scholars in the program.
The Gainesville City School System supports workforce development in the following ways:
The Gainesville City School System utilizes support services designed to address barriers to teaching and learning in order to keep students engaged in the learning process. Support services during the school day include: Transportation Services, School Nutrition Program under Provision 2, Georgia Pre-K, IDEA Special Education, Title Programs, Gifted Education, Early Intervention Support (K-5), Remedial Education (6-12), Alternative Education (6-12), ESOL, Migrant Education, online virtual and blended learning for accelerated pacing options, dual-enrollment with technical college and universities, and Career-Technology-Agriculture, Engineering (CTAE) programs. Extensions beyond the school day include: 21st Century Community Learning Center (six schools), after school tutoring for K-8 and credit-recovery for grades 9-12. Gainesville City School System employs four Social Workers, fifteen counselors, two graduation coaches and five School Resources Officers. Each school has a bilingual Parent Coordinator.
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