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Oconee County Schools Expect Success

Community leaders seem to unite through the schools their children attend. The education system in Oconee County is strenglhened by cooperation and support between the schools and the community resulting in one of the county's most important assets a well-educated community.

An active Partners In Education program has paired over 70 businesses with individual schools to explore areas of mutual assistance and benefits. School system personnel are an integral part of the community, actively serving on community councils and committees with community and business volunteers reciprocating for schools.

The Oconee County Public School System enrolls more than 5597 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Oconee County schools 'Expect Success." Residents of Oconee County, as well as nearby counties, boast about the quality of education available.

"Residents of Oconee County, as well as nearby counties, boast about the quality of education available."The administrative staff at each school includes a principal and one or more assistant principal. The Oconee County School System's instructional approach takes into account the multiple needs of each individual. Basic academic programs are enhanced by art, music and physical education taught by fully certified specialists in each school. All grade levels provide guidance and counseling services, programs for the gifted, and services for students with special education needs. A school nurse, a school social worker, a school psychologist and an attendance officer serve throughout the school system. A professional staff of over 409 teachers is complemented by a support and service staff of over 424.

Oconee County Primary School: Grades K-2

Oconee County Primary School
2290 Hog Mountain Rd
Watkinsville, Ga 30677
706-769-7941
www.oconee.k12.ga.us/ocps

Oconee County Elementary Schools: Grades k-5

The Elementary Program includes kindergarten through fifth grade curriculum which allows students to continually progress while learning the basics. Students at grade levels four and five are assigned to teaching teams which utilize blocks of time for integrated subjects. The elementary curriculum consists of reading, Ianguage arts, mathematics, science and health, social studies, physical education, music and art.
Colham Ferry Elementary
190 Colham Ferry Rd
Watkinsville, Ga 30677
706-769-7764
www.oconee.k12.ga.us/cfes
Malcom Bridge Elementary
2600 Malcom Bridge Rd
Bogart Ga 30622
770-725-6700
www.oconee.k12.ga.us/mbms
Oconee County Elementary
2230 Hog Mountain Rd
Watkinsville Ga 30677
706-769-7791
www.oconee.k12.ga.us/oces
Rocky Branch Elementary
5250 Hog Mountain Rd.
Watkinsville Ga 30677
706-769-3235
www.oconee.k12.ga.us/rbes

Oconee County Middle Schools: Grades 6-8

The middle school teachers are organized into teams for English, math, reading, science and social studies. Students take exploratory courses in the fields of technology, vocational studies, foreign language and fine arts. Lifelong learning is enhanced and emphasized through America 2000 and Adult Literacy Programs.
Malcom Bridge Middle
2500 Malcom Bridge Rd.
Bogart Ga 30622
770-725-2319
www.oconee.k12.ga.us/mbms
Oconee County Middle
1101 Mars Hill Rd.
Watkinsville Ga 30677
706-769-3575
www.oconee.k12.ga.us/ocms

Oconee County High Schools: Grades 9-12

Oconee County School System's high school program offers students curricula in college preparatory and vocational studies. The comprehensive high school offers an honors program in English and mathematics, as well as advanced placement courses for college credit in English, mathematics, social studies and art. Students learn writing skills using word processors in computer labs. College joint enrollment, foreign languages, fine and performing arts are available in addition to a wide range of vocational courses. The high school also offers a full array of extra-curricular activities, ranging from athletics to academic honor societies. Students have consistently demonstrated their leadership with many awards and much recognition in both state and national competitions.
North Oconee High
1081 Rocky Branch Rd.
Bogart Ga 30622
706-769-7760
www.oconee.k12.ga.us/nohs
Oconee County High
2721 Hog Mountain Rd
Watkinsville Ga 30677
706-769-6655
www.oconee.k12.ga.us/ochs

Oconee County Private Schools

Athens Academy:

Athens Academy is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school on a beautiful 154-acre campus in Northeast Georgia.  School enrollment includes over 930 students from 19 counties in three-year olds through twelfth grade, with over 18% minority enrollment.  Athens Academy pursues “excellence with honor” through academics athletics, fine arts and service.  A challenging curriculum prepares students for college and lifelong learning.  The faculty encourages creativity, critical thinking, integrity and responsibility.  Service and leadership opportunities abound.  Students have the opportunity to travel abroad every year through our international program.  Comprehensive programs in arts and athletics complement Athens Academy’s goal of educating the whole child.
  • Enrollment - 930+ Students
  • Grades - 3 year olds through 12th grade
  • Class Size - 18
  • Average SAT Score - 1850
  • AP Exam Scores of 3 or Higher - 96%
  • State Champion for 9 Consecutive Years in the President's Challenge Physical Fitness Programs.
 Website:  www.athensacademy.org

Prince Avenue Christian School:
Prince Avenue Christian School (PACS) was founded in 1978 as an educational ministry of Prince Avenue Baptist Church.  The school relocated from downtown Athens to its current 50-acre campus in Oconee County in August 2006.  PACS serves the surrounding community with more than 860 students from 15 different counties and over 120 different churches.
 
PACS provides a comprehensive college preparatory education with a Christian worldview for students in preschool through twelfth grades.  Prince Avenue is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Southern Associations of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and is a member of Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA), Independent Christian Schools of Georgia, Georgia Private School Accreditation Council (GAPSAC), and Georgia High School Association (GHSA) -  Region 8A. 
 
Our Mission Statement:  Prince Avenue Christian School exists to infuse our school community with a Biblical worldview by effectively sharing the gospel and developing fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ through scripturally based discipleship, academics, fine arts, and athletics.
 
Website:  www.princeave.org
For information:  info@princeave.org
678-753-3000 (phone)
678-753-3028 (fax)


Westminster Christian Academy:

Westminster Christian Academy, begun in 1989, continues to grow its pre-K3 through 12th grade college-preparatory co-educational Christian school. In 1998, WCA opened its 30-acre campus complete with athletic fields, classroom and administrative buildings, and gymnasium-auditorium and graduated its first senior class with students headed to Vanderbilt and the University of Georgia.

Phone: 706-769-9372
For more information please email at: info@wcalions.org

Colleges:

Located in nearby Athens, the University of Georgia offers students a comprehensive choice of degrees in a historical university setting. Extensive continuing education series are also an important aspect provided by the university.

In addition, Athens Area Technical College offers courses for associate degrees or diploma programs in vocational and technical subjects to assist in creating a skilled work force prepared for progress.

University of North Georgia, part of the University System of Georgia, has set up an Oconee Campus at 1202 Bishop Parkway in Watkinsville providing additional educational opportunities in the area.
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