An educational partnership with Georgia Highlands College sets several Bartow County School System programs on the fast-track to success.
GHC supports several vital programs and initiatives including Robotics, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Walks, Dual Enrollment, and professional development.
“We have seen GHC’s Professor of Biology Sharryse Henderson in our school buildings countless times leading dissections with Gifted students, participating in summer STEM Camps, and coordinating support for robotics events and tournaments,” says Bartow County School System Superintendent Dr. Phillip Page. “Jason Christian, Interim Dean of the School of STEM, graciously opens science labs and classrooms to provide the means for amazing professional development. I am extremely grateful for this partnership; our students and staff are learning at higher levels because of it.”
“It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child,” adds GHC Interim President Dana Nichols. “Bartow County Schools and Georgia Highlands College have a long history of collaboration that has culminated in a village of support for students from pre-k all the way through college graduation. On our Cartersville Campus, Bartow County elementary school children engage in age-appropriate science activities, middle school students compete in robotics tournaments and go through the Teen Maze, and high school students earn college credit by taking dual enrollment courses. For each step of their educational journey, both of us – Bartow County Schools and Georgia Highlands College – are there to spark the imagination, to build critical thinking, to encourage academic and life success, and to assist in identifying and entering the right career path. I’m so proud to be part of such a powerful partnership.”