has been designated as a school that will accept choice transfer students for the 2011-2012 school year.
According to a press release, these students will come from other Gwinnett County middle schools that did not meet the AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) for two or more years. This program, under the provision of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, allows parents to transfer their children from a school that has not made AYP for two years in a row to another school in the district.
During the 2010-2011 school year, 25 Gwinnett County schools did not met the AYP. Four of these schools failed to meet the AYP in 2009-2010 as well, and students from these schools are now eligible to transfer. These four schools are Berkmar High, Phoenix High, Sweetwater Middle and Hopkins Elementary.
Six schools have been designated by the district as schools that will accept these choice students. Included in these six schools are Dacula Middle, Twin Rivers Middle, Alford Elementary, McKendree Elementary, Archer High and Mountain View High. These schools will be holding informational sessions for parents of students considering transfer and the GCPS will accept transfer requests until Friday, August 5.
In the following clusters all schools required to meet AYP for the 2010-2011 school year did so successfully: Dacula, Grayson, Mill Creek, Mountain View, North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge.