Fifth Grade Parent Information
Parent AKS Brochure
Gwinnett's curriculum for grades K-12 is called the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) and is aligned to the state adopted Georgia Performance Standards of Excellence in Language Arts, Mathematics, and literacy standards for Science and Social Studies. The Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) are in place for other content areas. Gwinnett's AKS is a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for college and 21st century careers in a globally competitive future.
The AKS for each grade level spells out the essential concepts students are expected to know and skills they should acquire in that grade or subject. The AKS offers a solid base on which teachers build rich learning experiences. Teachers use curriculum guides, technology, and instructional resources to teach the AKS and to make sure every student is learning to his or her potential.
The Parent AKS brochure provides an overview of each Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum area for your student, as well as information about special programs, promotion requirements, and grade level assessments.
Student Parent Handbook
The Student Parent Handbook contains important information for students and parents including detailed information about the Gwinnett County schools and expectations for students. Please review this handbook carefully with your child.
Fifth Grade Promotion Criteria
To earn promotion to the 6th grade, students should score Grade Level or Above on the Reading and Vocabulary domain of the Language Arts Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) Assessment and achieve the performance level of Developing or higher on the Mathematics Georgia Milestones EOG. Students who do not score Grade Level or Above on the Reading and Vocabulary domain of the Language Arts Georgia Milestones EOG Assessment and/or who do not achieve the performance level of Developing or higher on the Mathematics Georgia Milestones EOG may have the opportunity to attend summer school for targeted instruction. These students may be required to retest after summer school. Students should also possess the academic knowledge and skills necessary to be successful at the next grade level.
Students who do not meet grade level proficiency on the Reading and Vocabulary domain and/or achieve the performance level of Developing or higher on the Mathematics EOG assessment but who have a yearlong average that is passing (70 or higher) in the corresponding course (Reading or Math) may be promoted.
Fifth Grade Supply List