Schools in Georgia

For many relocating to the Peach State, the big question is: what about schools in georgia? Well we can tell you that the education system in the State of Georgia has become one of the best in the United States. In this section we'll tell you a bit about the Education and schools in the state.

The public educational system is administered by the Georgia Department of Education. Local municipalities and their respective school districts operate individual public schools. Georgia high schols (grade nine through twelve) are required to administer a standardized, multiple End of Course Test, or EOCT, in each of eight core subjects includin Algebra I, Geometry, U.S. History, Economics, Biology, Physical Science, Literature and Composition, and American Literature and Composition. The official purpose of the tests is to assess an specific content knowledge and skills. Students from high schools in Georgia must also receive passing scores on four Georgia High School Graduation Tests in order receive a Diploma.

Georgia has 62 public colleges, universities and technical colleges in addition to over 45 private institutes of higher learning. The HOPE Scholarship, funded by the state lottery, was available to all Georgia residents who have graduated from high school with a 3.0 or higher grade point average and who attend a public college or university in the state. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition and provides a stipend for books for up to 120 credit hours. If the student does not maintain a 3.0 average while in college they may lose the scholarship in which case they will have the chance to get it back by bringing their grade point average above a 3.0 within a period of 30 credit hours. This scholarship has had a significant impact on the state university system, increasing competition for admission and increasing the quality of education.

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