Glynn County School System

The Georgia Department of Education has developed resources for parents to better understand the new assessment system and student performance model that were launched in 2014 throughout the state.

Georgia Milestone is a comprehensive assessment system spanning grades 3 through high school that measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.

The Glynn County School System is strongly committed to providing a rich mix of educational opportunities for all its citizens, which in turn produces a skilled, well-trained workforce for its growing business community. Just in the past five years, we have added the College of Coastal Georgia, offering four-year baccalaureate degrees; the Golden Isles Career Academy, a public charter school offering eighteen career-learning programs in state-of-the-art facilities; two new middle schools and a new high school.  Also under construction is a new campus for Coastal Pines Technical College, a community college with more than 80 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. The new Coastal Pines Technical College campus will be complete by summer 2015.

Engagement with the local business community is a core value in all our schools, insuring a cooperative environment and mutually-beneficial ventures that include service learning, professional development programs, and economic development partnerships.

Hope Scholarship

Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally — is Georgia’s unique scholarship and grant program that rewards students with financial assistance in degree, diploma, and certificate programs at eligible Georgia public and private colleges, universities, and public technical colleges. Funded entirely by the Georgia Lottery for Education, over $5.8 billion in HOPE funds have been awarded to more than 1.4 million students attending Georgia’s colleges, universities, and technical colleges since 1993

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Glynn County Workforce Development

Coastal Pines Technical College

We know that a quality workforce is critical to new and expanding businesses.

With a primary mission of “Workforce Development,” Coastal Pines Technical College is a great asset in the Golden Isles’ training arena, offering Certificates of Credit that can give employees overall understanding and specific skills training for working in Manufacturing, Warehouse & Distribution, Leadership and Customer Service. This is in addition to Associates Degree, diploma and certificate programs in technical and industrial, medical, information technology, personal services and business fields.

Coastal Pines Technical College has a 98.2% graduate placement rate and offers twenty-two programs of study. Articulation agreements between the Technical College System of Georgia, the University System of Georgia and independent colleges and universities assure seamless educational opportunities. High school students are able to take technical and general education courses to accelerate their education and save thousands of dollars in tuition. Additionally Georgia’s Hope Grant and Hope Scholarship make the already low cost of technical education even more affordable in Georgia.

The new campus is expected to be complete by summer of 2015.

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golden-isles-career-academy-1Golden Isles Career Academy

The Golden Isles Career Academy (GICA) was created to build a partnership between the Glynn County School System and the regional business communities. GICA graduates provide a viable skilled workforce to businesses in a variety of occupational disciplines.

GICA is not a vocational school, although they provide hands-on career-driven learning through the Career Pathways Programs which provide learning tracks to 18 distinctive career curriculums – some of which are college preparatory focused through the Dual Enrollment Program, where students can earn college credits.

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educationThe College of Coastal Georgia

College of Coastal Georgia works hand-in-hand with community businesses and schools to provide the degree programs and workforce training designed to make Brunswick and the Golden Isles a leader in comprehensive academic quality.

Established in 1961 as a two-year community college, the College of Coastal Georgia began offering four-year baccalaureate degrees in 2009 in education, nursing, health informatics, and business administration. Since becoming a four-year institution through the University System of Georgia, the College has embarked on a transformative master plan resulting in the construction of new residence halls, academic buildings and campus amenities and has experienced a surge in student enrollment with more than 3,000 undergraduate students now enrolled.

The academic programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Many of the programs are also accredited by the accrediting body for the discipline.