Visit the Clarke County School District
We are pleased to offer a variety of tours providing a glimpse into our classrooms. Please click here to schedule your visit.
Creative Building Designs
Our community overwhelmingly supports SPLOST, and through this program, we are able to maintain a healthy systems renewal and renovation schedule in our district. Buildings are designed so that students best learn in today's digital and global world. From maps designed into the floor to exposed electrical systems to cut-outs in the walls for technology gathering-places, come and see what we have to offer! In several historical buildings, we have also seamlessly blended the historical with the modern - to spectacular results.
Digital Learning Communities
The Clarke County School District is a state-level model technology district, with innovative teaching and learning happening at every level. In grades 3-9, students are able to engage 24/7 with tools including netbooks, Chromebooks and laptops. At all levels, the district uses Google Apps for Education to create continuous collaboration. True innovation is the method our teachers integrate these devices within their classroom environment. Join us to see student engagement taken to a new level with the use of digital devices.
Higher Education Partnerships
The Clarke County School District and Athens Technical College partner to enable students to earn college credit - fully paid for by the district. All courses transfer to any institution in the Technical College System of Georgia and all academic courses transfer to any institution in the University System of Georgia. Students can potentially graduate high school and earn an associate's degree at the same time, or enter college as a sophomore.
The school district and the University of Georgia College of Education became a Professional Development School District in 2011, a nationally innovative partnership that improves education at all grade levels. Benefits include:
- More teachers in classrooms;
- College students take courses on-site, in district facilities;
- Current teachers and university faculty participate in continuous learning.
School Improvement Planning
The effective use of data, collaborative planning and a strong focus on professional development are some of the keys that have led our district to higher-than-ever levels of achievement. For example, in 2014, the district did not require prerequisites for 8th-grade students to take the high school Physical Science End-of-Course Test. Of the 235 8th graders that took the test, 229 passed and 195 scored 90% or higher. And for the 5th-grade CRCT, student achievement has grown between 9% and 21% for every subject from 2009-2014. In 8th grade, each subject area has seen the percentage of students meeting/exceeding standards from 5% to 29%.