GIVE Center West
Whatever it Takes
Whatever it takes
The GIVE Center is a unique institution that offers academic opportunity to students whose behaviors have precluded them from attending the traditional school. In addition to awarding academic credit, the staff at GIVE West works diligently to identify and address the individual deficiencies of each student.
The ultimate goal of the GIVE Center is to provide each student with the tools and skills needed to transition seamlessly back to the home school in better academic and behavioral standing than when the student arrived at GIVE West.
The faculty and staff are driven by the belief that working at GIVE West is a privilege, understanding that they must go above and beyond normal duties and responsibilities to best support the at-risk population that GIVE serves. Having a unified and dedicated staff that believes every student can learn is crucial to the success of each student in the academic and postsecondary setting.
Employees at GIVE are committed to lead, teach, counsel, and serve each student and parent with a sense of urgency that is necessary for the GIVE environment. Every moment that is spent with the students of GIVE must be approached as a valuable teaching opportunity.
The GIVE Center West leadership team is committed to ensuring that every student enrolled is provided with a world-class education in a safe and secure environment. Through creativity, innovation, and research-based practices, our leadership team works to provide staff and students with the information, tools, and training that result in highly engaging teaching and authentic learning. The leadership team is committed to forming a cohesive, empowered staff that operates to serve the best interests of our children.
AttendanceAttendance at school is an important part of student success and achievement. A pattern of absences may put a student at risk of not achieving the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) for their grade level and courses. Certain absences are considered to be excused according to state guidelines.
Excused absences include:
- Personal illness or attendance in school endangering a student's health or the health of others.
- A serious illness or death in a student's immediate family requiring absence from school.
- A court order or an order by a governmental agency, including pre-induction physical examination for service in the armed forces, mandating absence from school.
- Observing religious holidays, necessitating absence from school.
- Conditions making attendance impossible or hazardous to student health or safety
- Serving as a page in the Georgia General Assembly.
Please remember that if your student is absent from school, you need to send a note to the school stating the reason for his/her absence. Should the reason be one noted above, your child's absence will be marked excused.
A new state truancy law (O.C.G.A. Section 20-2-690.2) defines truant as “any child subject to compulsory school attendance who during the school calendar year has more than 5 days of unexcused absences.” This same state law also ties attendance to a student's driving privileges.
It is important for parents to be aware of attendance requirements. Please read Gwinnett County Public Schools' Student/Parent Handbook, which outlines attendance expectations. In addition, our teachers and school leadership will communicate with you regularly on school attendance issues.
Thank you for your support of your student's academic achievement. Your child's regular attendance at school makes a difference!
5th Period (Middle School Lunch/Advisement)
6th Period (High School Lunch/Advisement)
Map and Address
5550 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Norcross, GA 30071