FAQs-- Grayson High School Technical Education Program









FAQs-- Grayson High School Technical Education Program

1. Is transportation provided? Transportation is not provided. It is the responsibility of each student to get to and from the Grayson High School Technical Education Program on a daily basis, on time.

2. Who can attend the Grayson High School Technical Education Program? Juniors and seniors from any Gwinnett County high school are eligible to attend the technical education program at Grayson High. Students are required to have successfully completed eight units of credit before applying for the Grayson Technical Program during spring registration. Junior status (11 units of credit) must be successfully completed by August 1, 2005 to be enrolled in the Grayson High School Technical Education Program.

3. Are classes for a semester or for the full year? Classes are year-long courses. They provide 1.5 credits per semester for a total of 3.0 credits for the entire school year. This can count as the concentration area for a Technical or Dual diploma.

4. Are the classes in the Grayson High School Technical Education Program for Technology/Career Prep or College Prep students? They are for students pursuing either choice. Completion of the Grayon program could qualify a College Prep student for the Dual diploma.

5. What are the class times and days? Students can choose from two sessions: 7:30-10 a.m. (morning session) and 11:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. (afternoon session).

6. Can I attend as both a junior and a senior? Yes. We have options available for second-year students, based on enrollment. It is not necessary to attend for two years, but it is an option available to students.

7. Do I need a parking permit to park at Grayson? Yes, a parking permit is necessary. With the proper paperwork, a Grayson High School Technical Education Program parking decal will be issued to students without charge. This applies to parking only for the Grayson High School Technical Education Program. Students should still check with their local school regarding a parking permit for the local school.

8. Are programs limited to two students per program per school? Not necessarily. There is an application process to ensure fairness to all GCPS students. Students should adhere to all deadlines in order to get their program of choice.

9. Where is the Grayson High School Technical Education Program located? The Grayson High Technical Education Program is housed in the Technical Building of Grayson High. The address is 50 Hope Hollow Road in Loganville. Please visit the Web site for written directions: www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/GraysonHS

10. How does my schedule work with my home school? Students who attend the morning session (7:30-10 a.m.) will attend periods 4, 5, and 6 (3 and 4 on block) at their local school. Students who attend the afternoon session (11:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m.) will attend periods 1, 2, and 3 (1 and 2 on block) at their home school. Students also have the option of transferring to Grayson High for both core classes and their technical education program.

11. Do I eat lunch at the Grayson High School Technical Education Program? No. Lunch will be determined by the student's home school's schedule.

12. Who can I contact for more information?
Katie Healy, Counselor, 770-554-7091
Helen Cherry, AP Secretary, 770-554-7083 or 770-554-7082