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higher education

The University of Georgia
Information on admissions, academics, research, student life, athletics, visiting the campus, and more.

Athens Technical College
Offers certificate, diploma, and associate degree tracks with over 30 programs in business, health, technical, and manufacturing-related majors.

Piedmont College Athens Center
Piedmont College is an independent, church-related, liberal arts institution based in Demorest GA. The Athens Center is the college's satellite campus.

MCG-UGA Medical Partnership
A collaborative effort between the Medical College of Georgia and the University of Georgia that is addressing the shortage of physicians in the state by creating a four-year medical education program in Athens.

School of Nursing at Athens
A satellite campus of the Medical College of Georgia.

continuing education

The Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Offers credit and non-credit programs to serve the learning needs of adults and organizations.

Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
A not-for-profit service of the State Bar of Georgia serving the educational needs of practicing lawyers.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
A non-profit offering educational, cultural, social and physical programs with membership open to anyone over the age of 50. Osher's mission is to stimulate minds and forge friendships through continuing education.

K-12 education

Clarke County School District
Official website of the Clarke County School District. Provides information about the district and its schools, the board of education, the superintendent, and more.

Annual Report Card on K-12 Public Schools
Georgia's Office of Student Achievement provides data on student performance and school performance for each public school and each school district in Georgia.

School Profiles
From the National Center for Education Statistics. Provides data for each school on student/teacher ratio, enrollment by grade, enrollment by race/ethnicity, etc.

School Web Pages

organizations & programs

Parent Teacher Organizations

ACC Green Schools
A program designed to assist schools with environmental education and improvement efforts that focus on conservation, preservation, and beautification of our environment.

Athens-Clarke Literacy Council
A non-profit volunteer organization that promotes and supports learning opportunities for adult residents in the Athens community to develop strong literacy skills.

Athens Tutorial Program
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing academic assistance, improving learning skills, and providing basic life skill enhancement and cultural enrichment opportunities to at-risk K-12 students.

Books for Keeps
Collects and distributes donated books to impoverished children with the goal of keeping keep low-income kids from falling behind in school by making sure that they have books of their own at home.

Clarke County Mentor Program
Recruits and trains volunteers to serve as mentors to students in public schools, K-12 grade. Mentors offer friendship and guidance to encourage positive choices, promote high self-esteem, support academic achievement and introduce the young person to new ideas.

Communities In Schools
Helping children stay in school and prepare for life, this dropout prevention initiative fosters school readiness, school success, and healthy children.

Foundation for Excellence
Through an annual program of financial awards, grants, and scholarships, the Foundation provides a meaningful way to recognize, support, and reward outstanding teaching in the Clarke County School District.

Jeannette Rankin Foundation
Raises funds for and awards scholarships to women thirty-five years of age and older who are seeking to better themselves, their families, and their communities through undergraduate or vocational education.

Learning Ally
Making reading accessible for all. Provides educational materials in recorded and computerized formats for people who cannot effectively read standard print because of a visual, perceptual, or other physical disability.

McPhaul Child Development Lab
Provides developmentally appropriate programs on a full-day basis for both UGA and community families with children ages 8 weeks to 5 years, and half-day Head Start programs for children ages 3-5 years.

Oasis Tutors
Sponsors an after-school program for students in grades PreK-3 for children of the Pinewood Estates North community only. Tutors help children with their homework and also reinforce necessary academic skills.

Whatever It Takes
An initiative to end the intergenerational cycle of poverty by ensuring that all children of Athens graduate from a post-secondary education.


The Georgia Statistics System
This online version of the Georgia County Guide provides extensive data about education in Clarke County, including: average teacher salary, sources of school district funding, dropout rates, average SAT scores, percentage of high school graduates eligible for Hope Scholarships, educational levels of Clarke County residents, etc.

Map of Educational Levels
This map shows the distribution of Athens' population based on the average number of school years completed. Based on U.S. Census data.


Metamorphosis of the Clarke County Public School System
This article from the Athens Banner-Herald provides an overview of public education in Clarke County from the 1870's to the present.

Clarke County School Desegregation, 1963-1971
An article by Dr. Marion J. Rice, professor emeritus of social science education at UGA and former president of the Athens Historical Society.

Private Schools Add Diversity to Athens' Educational System
Traces the history of various private schools in Athens-Clarke County.