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    The Office of Academies and Career and Technical Education provides leadership and support to teachers in the advanced career and technical education fields, which prepares students for postsecondary education and the demands of the 21st century economy, including learning the relevance of combining technical skills with academic knowledge.

    Our Vision

    The Academies and Career and Technical Education department will support GCPS’s vision of becoming a system of world-class schools by facilitating unique and personalized real-world, hands-on, career-ready experiences to promote students’ success in college and career endeavors.

    Our Mission

    The mission of the Academies and Career and Technical Education department is to promote high quality instructional practices and community partnerships while preparing students for post-secondary education and employment.

    Career Clusters and Pathways

    Career clusters allow students to choose a career area of interest in high school. Students are enrolled in classes tailored to the career cluster (see list below), which helps them navigate their way to greater lifetime success. Multiple career pathways make up each career cluster (i.e. STEM’s pathways are engineering, drafting and design, and electronics). Students begin to learn about careers in elementary and middle school, so they are ready to choose a pathway upon reaching high school.

    High School Pathway Offerings by School

    Middle School Pathway Offerings by School

    Georgia Department of Education Pathway Information


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Executive Director

  • Tim Hemans Executive Director          





    Tim Hemans, Executive Director


       Dr. Kyle Jones Director of Academies and CTE

    Dr. Kyle Jones, Director


    Academies and Career and Technical Education
    Instructional Support Center
    437 Old Peachtree Road N.W.
    Suwanee, GA 30024-2978
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