More than 3,000 students are home-schooled in Gwinnett County, and parents say it's an alternative they enjoy.
Every morning some 42,000 children in Georgia wake up, get dressed and head to a comfy spot somewhere in their home – for learning. These children, including 3,000 in Gwinnett County, are home-schooled, bucking traditional educational notions that classrooms are where students should be taught. Some of these students, much like parents who work from home, may well stay in their pajamas a bit longer than others. However, all of them are able to define their schedules based on what’s best for them. If students learn best in the morning, rise and shine. If students learn best in the evening, it’s OK to be a night owl. “They’re ready to be engaged, said Snellville mom Katie Kolodzy, who has two school-aged children who are both home-schooled…
Gwinnett Public Schools announced today that 30 local schools honored by state for educational strides in 2009-2010.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The Governor's Office of Student Achievement and the state Department of Education announced today that 30 Gwinnett County public schools earned a spot on the state's 2009-2010 Public Schools Scoreboard and Report Card. The report highlights Georgia schools for academic achievement and improvement during 2009-2010. Schools in the Snellville area honored, include: Annistown Elementary for academic improvement, and Brookwood Elementary and Brookwood High School for high achievement. "I am very excited for our school and community for receiving this recognition," said Lorraine Sparks, principal of Annistown Elementary, in a district press release. "Receiving this award demonstrates the dedication of our staff and students and the support of …