Education


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The Polk County School System educates approximately 7,200 students in grades K-12 in classrooms equipped with the latest technology. Many of these classrooms are in the district's five new schools: two elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.

The nine-member Board of Education has met the requirements of becoming an eBoard, giving parents and other Polk County residents access to meeting times, meeting agendas and district policies via the Internet. The Board also has been named a Board of Distinction by the Georgia School Boards Association, one of 35 boards in the state with this distinguished title.

Polk County Schools also partner with Georgia Northwestern Technical College, the Polk County Chamber of Commerce, the HON Company and Great Promise Partnership in Project SUCCESS. Students attend a GNTC class after school, four days a week, then work in manufacturing at a competitive wage from 4-9 p.m. The program provides students with work-based learning in manufacturing along with course credit to give them a head start on post-secondary education or a career path.

Students apply for Project SUCCESS through the Polk School District College and Career Academy. The College and Career Academy fast-tracks high school students to a lifetime of success in “hot” career fields. The College and Career Academy's partnership with Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Georgia Highlands College also creates increased dual enrollment opportunities to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. This combination of advanced academics and technical skill, with an embedded focus on work ethic, is a win-win for students, parents, business/industry and the community.

In addition to college credits available through the direct involvement of Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Georgia Highlands College, students are also within easy driving distance of college classrooms as Berry College and Shorter University in Rome, Georgia and Kennesaw State University's auxiliary campus in Dallas, Georgia.

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