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Projected Enrollment for 2012-13: 163,062″#

New Schools in 2012-13
While GCPS is not opening any new facilities this coming year, it”s expanding Gwinnett Online Campus to serve middle school students.

Educational Facilities:
77 elementary schools
26 middle schools
19 high schools
10 special schools

Additional Programs and Educational Facilities:
T. Carl Buice School
GIVE Center East
GIVE Center West
Gwinnett County Online Campus
Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology
Hooper Renwick School
Maxwell High School of Technology
Monarch School
New Life Academy of Excellence
Oakland Meadow School

New Principals in 2012-13
Dr. Susan Bearse, Berkeley Lake Elementary
William Bishop, Norcross High*
Tonya Burnley, Gwin Oaks Elementary
Crystal Cooper, Sycamore Elementary
Phyllis Dartt, Cedar Hill Elementary
Juanita Daunoy, Meadowcreek Elementary*
Michael DiFilippo, Dyer Elementary*
Toni Ferguson, Knight Elementary
Peggy Goodman, Five Forks Middle
Maryanne Grimes, Central Gwinnett High*
Ken Johnson, Archer High
Todd Langley, Alcova Elementary*
Dr. Bryan Long, Dacula High*
Todd Marschke, GIVE Center West*
Angie Pacholke, Freeman”s Mill Elementary
Dr. Eric Parker, Shiloh High*
Julie Peyton, Ferguson Elementary*
Mary Thomas, Pharr Elementary
Dr. Eli Welch, Shiloh Middle*
Dr. Michael Zinn, Berkmar High
*Principals who served part of previous school year as principal; however this year will mark their first full year as the school”s leader. “###”#

Preparing Students for the Future”#
86 percent of the 2012 graduates plan to attend college or postsecondary school.

Seniors were offered more than $101 million in scholarships, not including the HOPE, Gates Millennium, or QuestBridge scholarships, and students were offered 13 appointments to U.S. military service academies.”#”#An Honored School System”#Over the years, GCPS systemwide programs, schools, leaders, educators, and support staff have# earned honors, not#to mention the thousands of awards, championships, and recognitions earned by GCPS students.

Some recent distinctions include:
104 schools (82.5%) making AYP for 2011
35 schools honored for improving and promoting#excellence in academic achievement
33 Distinguished Title I schools
Named a 2011″12 Georgia Schools of#Excellence
19 AP Honor schools

“#Play Ball!
Gwinnett dominates sports earning 11 state championships and Directors Cup.

The following GCPS schools/programs won state championships during the 2011-2012 school year:”#Softball (Collins Hill)
Boys Cross Country (Brookwood)
Competition Cheerleading (Mill Creek)
Football (Grayson)
Wrestling-Traditional (Collins Hill)
Wheelchair Basketball (Gwinnett HEAT Adapted Sports Team)
Boys Swim and Dive (Parkview)
Girls Swim and Dive (Brookwood)
Boys Track and Field (Brookwood)
Soccer (Collins Hill)
Baseball (Parkview)
Directors Cup (Brookwood)

Gwinnett County Public Schools 2012-13 Calendar
August 6 (M) First Day of School
September 3 (M) Labor Day (Student Holiday)
October 1-2 (M&T) Early Release Days (Grade K-8)
October 8 (M) Columbus Day (Student Holiday)
November 6 (T) The Presidential Election (Student Holiday)
November 19-23 (M-F) Thanksgiving Break (Student Holidays)
December 17-19 (M-W) High School Final Exams (Grades 9-12)
December 20-January 2 (TH-W) Winter Break (Student Holidays)
January 21 (M) MLK Jr. Day (Student Holiday)
February 15 (F) Snow Make-up Day or Student Holiday
February 18 (M) Snow Make-up Day or Student Holiday
February 25-26 (M&T) Early Release Days (Grade K-8)
March 11 (M) Student Holiday
March 29 (F) Snow Make-up Day or Student Holiday
April 8-12 (M-F) Spring Break (Student Holidays)
May 20-22 (M-W) High School Final Exams (Grades 9-12)
May 22 (W) Last Day of School