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GCPS seeks input in review of AKS for select courses

October 8, 2021

Gwinnett County Public Schools’ annual review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum runs through October 14. Through the review process, parents, staff, students, and Gwinnett County residents can give feedback on new AKS standards developed to align with the Georgia Standards of Excellence and/or Georgia Performance Standards. The AKS spell out the essential concepts students are expected to know and skills they should acquire in a given grade, subject, or course. This review is addressing AKS for select courses in Career and Technical Education, and Fine Arts, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies, as well as Study Skills/Affective Skills. Input on these courses will be given via an online survey. The link to the survey ( can be accessed from the district’s home page.

On October 28, the GEMS Oversight Committee—a group of community and school system representatives charged with the annual review of the AKS curriculum—will review the suggestions and curriculum director comments for all of the courses before making recommendations to Superintendent Dr. Calvin J. Watts for adoption by the School Board.