On behalf of the Glascock County Board of Education, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Glascock County School System website. The faculty and staff at Glascock County Consolidated School are committed to providing our students quality instruction and motivational support to encourage academic excellence as well as independent thinking, reasoning, and interpersonal skills. The citizens of our community and the staff here at Glascock County have a long tradition of pride and unity.
The Glascock County School System will begin its third year as a Charter System. As a result of the Charter System status, students and parents will see greater opportunities for students to excel in elementary and middle grades and greater opportunities for high school students to earn college and technical school credits prior to graduation. With recent changes to the gifted/honors program, the number of gifted/honors students served this year in grades 1-8 will double. We will also continue to offer 8th grade honors students the opportunity to earn high school credits.
For the past few years, Glascock County students have participated in dual enrollment at Warren County Career Academy through East Georgia College and Oconee Fall Line Technical College, receiving high school, technical college credit, and college credits from the University System of Georgia. This year eligible students will be offered History 1111, Psychology 1101, and English Composition I and II, and a host of technical college class offerings while receiving both high school and college credit for the courses. Students have no expense and the coursework does not count against the HOPE scholarship cap when students later enroll in a college, whether technical or in the University System. Students are also encouraged to dually enroll in other area colleges such as Augusta University, Augusta Technical College, Georgia College and State University and Georgia Military College through the Move on When Ready Program.
The Georgia High School Association has recently made rule changes which will allow competition between GHSA athletic teams and teams from other athletic associations. These rule adjustments will enable GCCS varsity teams to compete with area private schools. This year Thomas Jefferson Academy is included in the varsity football and basketball schedules, and it is our hope that games with other local independent schools can be scheduled in the future. Additionally, sports opportunities are also increasing for students in grades 3-5. GCCS is participating in the ‘Junior Pro’ sports program through which our teams will also compete against independent schools. This will allow younger students to play football and basketball against private schools in our area such as Brentwood, Briarwood, Thomas Jefferson, and John Hancock Academies. We are very excited about the opportunity to compete with schools similar to our size and in our geographical area.
This will be the third year under the Georgia Milestones summative assessment program which spans grades 3 through high school. For the 2016-2017 school year, passing the ELA/Reading portion of the Milestones in grade 3 and passing the ELA/Reading and Math portions in grades 5 and 8 will be a requirement for promotion. In addition, Milestones End of Grade assessments will count as 20% of the course grade in specific high school courses. Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, Science and Social Studies Milestones assessments will only be given in grades 5, 8, and select high school courses. For more information on the GA Milestones Assessment System, go to www.gadoe.org or contact Ann Cantrell, GCCS Assessment Director.
The College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) serves as a comprehensive report card for all public schools in Georgia. CCRPI provides a score between 0-100 for each school, and that score measures how well the school is doing in preparing its students to be successful in college and/or a career. Our school system’s CCRPI score ranks very high among area systems.
For more information regarding these scores, visit http://www.gadoe.org?CCRPI/Pages/default.aspx
The Glascock County Board of Education recognizes that the use of technology is critical to the success of our students. Through cooperative efforts with the Georgia Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, GCCS internet capacity doubled to 100 megabytes this past school year. This will allow greater internet speed and capabilities, as our students’ use of technology is steadily increasing. With Georgia’s curriculum and assessment requiring more technology use by students in earlier grades, additional computers and other technology devices will be provided for our elementary students creating increased access and better technology offerings to students as young as kindergarten.
An invitation will always be open for parents to become involved in the instructional process of our students. A personal invitation is extended for you to participate and become involved in our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), educational parent programs, Academic Nights, and our Box Tops program. Please encourage your child to help us reduce loss and damage to textbooks and technology components as they are costly to replace. We look forward to our relationship with you growing throughout the year, which will automatically lend itself to the enhancement and progression of your child’s academic accomplishments.
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