Georgia Public Broadcasting joined educators, business, government and community leaders from around the state for the 14th Annual GPEE Bus Trip Across Georgia on Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 24-26. The Bus Trip is designed to both celebrate achievement and share best practices.
This year's trip visited 15 public schools and one technical college. Each school has a proven track-record of academic excellence, educational innovation and sustained performance. These top achieving schools were chosen from a nominated group of 119 schools around Georgia.
A thorough selection process narrowed the list down to a final group of top achieving schools before the routes and stops were selected. A diverse mix of schools were chosen - grades, charter, magnet and special programs - in order for participants to get a clear understanding of what the Georgia Public School System offers.
Schools on the northern route included North Mulberry Elementary School, Jackson (Butts County); International Community School, Decatur (DeKalb County); Lanier Technical College, Oakwood (Hall County); Mimosa Elementary School, Roswell (Fulton County); LaBelle Elementary School, Marietta (Cobb County); Woodstock Middle School (Cherokee County); Bremen High School, Bremen (Bremen City School System); Roopville Elementary School (Carroll County).
Eastern route schools include Maxwell Elementary School, Thomson (McDuffie County); Davidson Magnet School, Augusta (Richmond County); Mattie Lively Elementary School, Statesboro (Bulloch County); Richmond Hill Middle School (Bryan County); Oglethorpe Charter School, Savannah (Chatham County); Saxon Heights Elementary School, Dublin (Dublin City School System); and Dodge County High School, Eastman.
For more information about the Bus Trip, please visit www.gpee.org.