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Atlanta Paper Features Gwinnett Academy

Photo Credit: The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Georgia’s largest newspaper,  featured Gwinnett County Acceleration Academies in an article about the flexible, personalized opportun...


Gwinnett Academy Celebrates First-Ever Class of Grads

The first-ever class of graduates at Gwinnett County Acceleration Academies (GCAA) celebrated their success in a commencement ceremony featuring inspiring words, joyful shouts and the pride felt by a ...

Academy News & Events

Gwinnett Ribbon-Cutting Draws Media Attention

The official opening of the permanent campus of Gwinnett County Acceleration Academies (GCAA) in Duluth, GA, drew media attention, as reporters shared the news of a new program that can help students ...

Student Stories

GCAA’s Tyler Massotti: ‘They Want You to Succeed’ 

With a warehouse job that required him to be at work during the school day, going to a traditional school was out of the question for Tyler Massotti. He tried online high school but found it to be a l...

Staff Perspectives

GCAA Director Hashima Carothers: ‘Why Not Be the Best Possible You?’

When many young learners arrive at Gwinnett County Acceleration Academies (GCAA), they find a school leader who knows their challenges first-hand.  GCAA Director Hashima Carothers grew up without a lo...

Staff Perspectives

Jamaal Hickman: ‘You Have to Have that Somebody to Lean On’

When new graduation candidates arrive for orientation at Gwinnett County Acceleration Academies, Jamaal Hickman greets them at the door. “I tell them, ‘I meet you right here and I’m going to be there ...

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Malu Montero Britto Adapts to a New Country, Language and Way of Learning

When Malu Montero Britto moved to the United States from Peru as a 5th grader, the transition was rough. In addition to adjusting to a new country and language, she had to deal with an unjustified hos...

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