Barrow County School System

Barrow County School System is a Charter and Pre-K-12 Research District

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Operating as usual

01/19/2024

Congratulations to our Lady Grizzlies! The girls are playing in the championship on Saturday, Jan. 20 @ 10:00 am in Commerce.Way to go Grizzlies!!!

Photos from Barrow County School Nutrition's post 01/18/2024
01/18/2024

π— π—²π—»π˜π—Όπ—Ώ π—¦π—½π—Όπ˜π—Ήπ—Άπ—΄π—΅π˜πŸ‘ January is National Mentoring Month and we have some wonderful Mentors to celebrate! πŸ‘ We appreciate Kathryn Nuttall for volunteering as a mentor at Haymon-Morris Middle School! She is a BCSS graduate and wanted to give back to her community after graduating college. She thinks the Mentoring Program is an amazing way to help students. Thank you!

Learn more about Mentoring: https://www.barrow.k12.ga.us/departments/teaching-learning/mentor-program

01/17/2024

A new grant will expand our support services concerning the mental health of our students. Northeast Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) has named BCSS as one of three Georgia school districts to receive funding for Project AWARE. Aware stands for Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education. Read how the grant will help students, staff and families: www.barrow.k12.ga.us/departments/health-safety/mental-health

01/12/2024

π— π—²π—»π˜π—Όπ—Ώ π—¦π—½π—Όπ˜π—Ήπ—Άπ—΄π—΅π˜πŸ‘ January is National Mentoring Month and we have some wonderful Mentors to celebrate! πŸ‘ Thank you to Michelle McKeague for volunteering to mentor at Auburn Elementary School! We love how Ms. McKeague starts each of her mentoring sessions by journaling with her student about things they are thankful for. We name you - Ms. McKeague - as one of those!

Learn more about Mentoring: www.barrow.k12.ga.us/departments/teaching-learning/mentor-program

Photos from Statham Elementary School's post 01/12/2024
Photos from Dirt Road Farm's post 01/11/2024

Looks delicious! Thank you to Dirt Road Farm!

01/10/2024

π— π—²π—»π˜π—Όπ—Ώ π—¦π—½π—Όπ˜π—Ήπ—Άπ—΄π—΅π˜πŸ‘ January is National Mentoring Month and we have some wonderful Mentors to celebrate! πŸ‘ Thank you to Rita Brooksher for volunteering to mentor at County Line Elementary! Ms. Brooksher is a retired BCSS teacher and she saw firsthand how mentors helped her students. Now, she helps make that difference. THANK YOU!

Learn more about Mentoring: www.barrow.k12.ga.us/departments/teaching-learning/mentor-program

01/09/2024

On Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and always, we are so very grateful to our School Resource Officers! πŸ‘ Please help us thank them for all they do to ensure student and staff safety.

[Picture note: This photo doesn't feature all of our current SROs - it was taken at the beginning of the school year and it's pretty tough to get them all together to pose for a photo! 😁]

01/08/2024

The lottery application window is now open for our Arts and Innovation Magnet Program (AIM at CFIT) for the 2024-25 school year. AIM serves 6th-8th grade Barrow County School System students and is a full-day, lottery-based, arts integration program. The application window closes at 4 p.m. Jan. 31.

Learn more & apply➑️ www.barrow.k12.ga.us/news/1780462/aim-lottery-24-25

Photos from Bear Creek Middle School's post 01/06/2024
01/05/2024

The Barrow County Board of Education (BOE) is seeking candidates for the District 9 At-Large seat. The appointed person will serve as a BOE member through January 1, 2025, but would be eligible to qualify and run as an incumbent in the November 2024 general election and, if elected, serve until December 31, 2026.

Details to apply: www.barrow.k12.ga.us/news/1780260/district-9-at-large-seat-candidates

01/03/2024

πŸ—“οΈCALENDAR REMINDERπŸ—“οΈ Not to rush things for those of you still enjoying winter break - 𝘣𝘢𝘡 - the second semester is right around the weekend! Dates to know πŸ‘‰ https://www.barrow.k12.ga.us/calendar

We can't wait to see our students on Jan. 8!

12/29/2023

WINTER BREAK CHECK!
We hope you’re having a wonderful time! Share a πŸ“Έphoto in the comments of how your family is enjoying your time together!
(Students return Jan. 8.)

Photos from Auburn Elementary School's post 12/21/2023
Photos from Statham Elementary School's post 12/18/2023

Santa! We know him!

12/17/2023

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Austin Road Rockets Chorus sang the National Anthem at the UGA basketball game today! Way to go Rockets! πŸš€

Photos from Bethlehem Elementary School's post 12/14/2023

You had us at the first photo, Stars! πŸ’–

Board of Education Names Interim Superintendent 12/13/2023

Barrow County Board of Education Names Interim Superintendent:

Board of Education Names Interim Superintendent The Barrow County School System Board of Education voted to approve Rob Johnson as the Interim Superintendent of BCSS during a called board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Effective Jan. 1, 2024, Mr. Johnson will serve in the role until a permanent superintendent for our district is named. Rob Johnson....

12/13/2023

Bullpup vs. The Grinch...
Bullpups always win!

12/12/2023

And her smile says it all too! ❀️

Can you just imagine how the hallways at Austin Road Elementary smell this morning!!

Photos from Statham Elementary School's post 12/11/2023

The best!

12/10/2023

The perfect holiday sweater for Information Technology experts! πŸͺ

Even our awesome IT support, Mr. Terry, joined in the holiday fun on ugly sweater day!

Photos from AIM at CFIT's post 12/10/2023
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Barrow BOLD: Building Our Learning Differently

The mission of the Barrow County School System is to ensure an exceptional education that leads each student to become a high achieving and responsible citizen. We use a Barrow BOLD approach, which means that we are β€œBuilding Our Learning Differently.”

As the 25th largest school system in Georgia, we have over 14,000 students in our 15 schools. Our graduation rate has continued to increase each year over the past decade, reaching a high of 86.1% with the class of 2018.

As a charter school system, we utilize our flexibility with innovation that would otherwise not be possible. We have a number of unique programs designed for our students:


  • Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology is a Career Academy available to all high school students. It offers 19 different career pathways that help prepare students for college and career on our Workforce Development Campus, which is shared with Lanier Technical College.
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