Redistricting/Reassignment Update

  • Seckinger High School is scheduled to open in August of 2022 for the 2022-23 school year. The school is being built as part of the 2018 General Obligation (G.O.) bond program approved by the voters of Gwinnett County in November of 2018. Seckinger will provide much-needed school capacity in an area of the county experiencing existing high school overcrowding and continued growth. Rendering of Seckinger HS

    The opening of the school will create Gwinnett County Public Schools' newest high school cluster. In November of 2020, the Gwinnett County Board of Education approved the reassignment of select elementary school attendance zones beginning in August of 2022 to create the Seckinger Cluster.  Approved changes reassign the Harmony, Ivy Creek, and Patrick elementary school attendance zones to align with Jones Middle School and the new Seckinger High School. 

    • Families living in the Harmony and Ivy Creek Elementary School attendance zones will remain assigned to Jones Middle School and will be reassigned from Mill Creek High School to the new Seckinger High School in August 2022.
    • Families living in the Patrick Elementary School attendance zone will be reassigned from Twin Rivers Middle School to a newly expanded Jones Middle School and from Mountain View High School to the new Seckinger High School in August 2022.

    Seckinger Cluster Map

     

    Changes in attendance zones and reassignments were communicated by the school district during the public School Board meeting, on the school district website, and in the news media. In September of 2021, families who reside within the boundaries of the new cluster were notified by mail of the changes. All parents and guardians of GCPS students residing in the affected area received this notification regardless of the age of their student(s).

    To ensure accessibility of the information, text included in GCPS' notification letters is available on the website and may be translated using our webpage Translate Tool in the upper right-hand corner.

    During the September notification, parents and guardians residing within the new Seckinger Cluster received a letter specific to their residence and student’s grade level.

  • • Information for parents and guardians of current 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students is available here

    September 15, 2021

    Dear Parent or Guardian of a 2022-23 High School Student,

    This letter serves as a reminder that the Gwinnett County Board of Education approved the attendance boundaries for a new high school in your area — Seckinger High School — on November 19, 2020. Seckinger High School, which will open in August of 2022, will anchor the new Seckinger Cluster. This change was communicated by the school district at the public School Board meeting, on the school district website, and in the news media. 

    The approved changes created the new Seckinger High School Cluster by reassigning three existing elementary schools (Harmony, Ivy Creek, and Patrick) and Jones Middle School to form the feeder pattern for Seckinger High School. 

    Your residence lies within these attendance boundaries and will be reassigned to the new Seckinger High School, beginning in August of 2022. Please note that if your student does not attend his or her zoned high school (the school that serves your residence) due to participation in a special education program, you should continue to work with your current high school administration regarding your student’s 2022-23 school year placement.

    Only current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who attend their zoned high school and have been reassigned to Seckinger High School will have an option to remain at their current high school rather than attend the new high school. If your qualifying high school student elects to remain at his or her current high school, your family will need to provide transportation for your student as your residence will receive bus service only to Seckinger High School.

    In November, parents of current high school students who live in the new Seckinger High School attendance area will receive an electronic notification and instructions to complete an online form indicating whether their student will attend the new high school or remain at their current zoned high school. Students will register for their classes next year at the school identified on their commitment form.

    Note that students who wish to remain at their current school must complete the commitment form by the due date and meet Georgia High School Association (GHSA) academic requirements in order to maintain eligibility for GHSA-sanctioned athletics and extracurriculars.

    While we allow students to remain at their current zoned school, we caution students and parents to carefully consider their options before completing the commitment form. Students who are planning to drive to school must apply and pay for a parking space, following the process detailed in the local school handbook. Families are responsible for ensuring that their student is on time to school. Tardies due to traffic delays and commute times will not be excused. 

    Again, in November you will receive a notification and instructions to complete an online form regarding your student’s high school preference for the 2022-23 school year.

    If you have questions regarding this change, please contact your local school.

    Sincerely,

     

    Patrick Burke, Director of Planning
    Gwinnett County Public Schools

     

    For more information, please see our website at www.gcpsk12.org/planning

  • • Information for parents and guardians of current kindergarten through 7th grade students residing in the Patrick Elementary School Zone is available here

    September 15, 2021

     

    Dear Parent or Guardian,

     

    This letter serves as a reminder that the Gwinnett County Board of Education approved the reassignment of several schools in your area — including the area served by Patrick Elementary — to the new Seckinger Cluster. This new cluster will be comprised of Harmony, Ivy Creek, and Patrick elementary schools, Jones Middle School, and the new Seckinger High School, which will open with the 2022-23 school year. This change has been communicated by the school system at the public School Board meeting on November 19, 2020, on the school district website, and in the news media. 

    This reassignment of your address to the new cluster will take effect next school year, beginning in August of 2022. There has been no change in elementary school attendance zones and your residence remains assigned to Patrick Elementary School.  However, beginning in August of 2022, your residence will be assigned to Jones Middle School and the new Seckinger High School.

    Only current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who have been reassigned to Seckinger High School will have an option to remain at their current high school. If you have a qualifying high school student who elects to remain at his or her current high school, your family will need to provide transportation for your student as your residence will receive bus service only to Seckinger High School.

    Please note that if your student does not attend his or her zoned school (the school that serves your residence) due to participation in special education, you should continue to work with your current school administration regarding your student’s 2022-23 school year placement.

    Again, this change takes effect next school year. There is no change for the current, 2021-22 school year.

    If you have questions regarding the reassignment of your residence to the new cluster, please contact your local school or call the GCPS Planning Department at 678-301-7085.

    Sincerely,

     

    Patrick Burke, Director of Planning
    Gwinnett County Public Schools

     

    For more information, please see our website at www.gcpsk12.org/planning

  • • Information for parents and guardians of current kindergarten through 7th grade students residing in the Harmony School Zone is available here

    September 15, 2021

     

    Dear Parent or Guardian,

    This letter serves as a reminder that the Gwinnett County Board of Education approved the reassignment of several schools in your area — including the area served by Harmony Elementary — to the new Seckinger Cluster. This new cluster will be comprised of Harmony, Ivy Creek, and Patrick elementary schools, Jones Middle School, and the new Seckinger High School, which will open with the 2022-23 school year. This change has been communicated by the school system at the public School Board meeting on November 19, 2020, on the school district website, and in the news media. 

    This reassignment of your address to the new cluster will take effect next school year, beginning in August of 2022, and affects only your zoned high school. While there has been no change in the zoned elementary or middle school for your residence — Harmony Elementary School and Jones Middle School — your address will be reassigned to the new Seckinger High School next school year.

    Only current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who have been reassigned to Seckinger High School will have an option to remain at their current high school. If you have a qualifying high school student who elects to remain at his or her current high school, your family will need to provide transportation for your student as your residence will receive bus service only to Seckinger High School.

    Please note that if your student does not attend his or her zoned school (the school that serves your residence) due to participation in special education, you should continue to work with your current school administration regarding your student’s 2022-23 school year placement. 

    Again, this change takes effect next school year. There is no change for the current, 2021-22 school year. 

    If you have questions regarding the reassignment of your residence to the new cluster, please contact your local school or call the GCPS Planning Department at 678-301-7085.

    Sincerely,

     

    Patrick Burke, Director of Planning
    Gwinnett County Public Schools

     

    For more information, please see our website at www.gcpsk12.org/planning

  • • Information for parents and guardians of current kindergarten through 7th grade students residing in the Ivy Creek Elementary School Zone is available here

    September 15, 2021

     

    Dear Parent or Guardian,

    This letter serves as a reminder that the Gwinnett County Board of Education approved the reassignment of several schools in your area — including the area served by Ivy Creek Elementary — to the new Seckinger Cluster. This new cluster will be comprised of Harmony, Ivy Creek, and Patrick elementary schools, Jones Middle School, and the new Seckinger High School, which will open with the 2022-23 school year. This change has been communicated by the school system at the public School Board meeting on November 19, 2020, on the school district website, and in the news media. 

    This reassignment of your address to the new cluster will take effect next school year, beginning in August of 2022, and affects only your zoned high school. While there has been no change in the zoned elementary or middle school for your residence — Ivy Creek Elementary School and Jones Middle School — your address will be reassigned to the new Seckinger High School next school year.

    Only current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who have been reassigned to Seckinger High School will have an option to remain at their current high school. If you have a qualifying high school student who elects to remain at his or her current high school, your family will need to provide transportation for your student as your residence will receive bus service only to Seckinger High School.

    Please note that if your student does not attend his or her zoned school (the school that serves your residence) due to participation in special education, you should continue to work with your current school administration regarding your student’s 2022-23 school year placement.

    Again, this change takes effect next school year. There is no change for the current, 2021-22 school year.

    If you have questions regarding the reassignment of your residence to the new cluster, please contact your local school or call the GCPS Planning Department at 678-301-7085.

    Sincerely,

     

    Patrick Burke, Director of Planning
    Gwinnett County Public Schools

     

    For more information, please see our website at www.gcpsk12.org/planning

  • More information regarding Seckinger High School, its focus on future-ready students, and overall high school experience (including athletics and extracurriculars) may be found on the school’s website.

    If a family has additional questions regarding the reassignment of an address to the new Seckinger Cluster, they should contact their local school or the Office of Planning via email: Planning@gcpsk12.org.

     

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