• Welcome to the CGHS Family Engagement Center!

    ¡Bienvenidos al Centro de Participación Familiar!

     

  • The Plan...The Promise 2023-24 CLICK HERE

    Click HERE: 2023-24 The Plan...The Promise.

    • Once you are on the web page, click "Translate Language" to view the document in various languages.

    • Una vez en la página web, haga clic en "Translate Language" para ver el documento en varios idiomas.

    • Khi bạn đang ở trên trang web, nhấp vào "Translate Language" để xem tài liệu bằng nhiều ngôn ngữ khác nhau.

    • Une fois sur la page web, cliquez sur "Translate Language" pour afficher le document dans différentes langues.

  • What is The Plan...The Promise?

    Our school's Family and Community Engagement Plan and our School-Family Compact have been merged together to create one streamlined document. To truly be family-friendly, we have changed the word "compact" to the word "promise". Thus, “The Plan…The Promise…”

    The Plan: The purpose of the Family and Community Engagement Plan is to establish our school’s expectations for parental/family engagement.  Additionally, it describes how our school will implement a number of specific family engagement activities designed to increase student academic achievement.

    The Promise: The purpose of the School-Family Promise (Compact) is to serve as an agreement that parents, students, and teachers develop together, explaining how they will partner to ensure that our students meet state academic standards.

    Contact the CGHS Parent Center for additional information.

  • How to Support The Plan...The Promise (Cómo apoyar El plan... La promesa)

    All CGHS families are asked to sign off that they have received/viewed this document.  You can sign off on a paper copy in the CGHS Parent Center or download/print/sign the Plan...Promise Cover Page (ENG/SPAN) and return it to CGHS. If it is more convenient for you, you can quickly sign off by clicking HERE

    Todas las familias de CGHS deben firmar que han recibido/visto este documento.  Usted puede firmar una copia en papel en el Centro de Padres de CGHS o descargar/imprimir/firmar la Portada del Plan...Promesa (ENG/SPAN) y devolverla a CGHS. Si es más conveniente para usted, puede firmar rápidamente haciendo clic AQUÍ. 

  • 2022-2023 Educational Effectiveness Survey (EES) Results

    Central Gwinnett High School's 2022-23 Educational Effectiveness SurveyTM - FAMILY Results



  • Hours

    Monday - Friday
    7:15 AM - 2:45 PM

  • Location

    • Picture of Parent Center locationThe CGHS Family Engagement Center is located at Central Gwinnett High School - across from the Main Office, 
      next to the Student Support Center. 

    • Please enter the school at the bus lane entrance. 
    • There are designated parking spaces for visitors, including parallel parking available along the curbs. 

  • Contact Information

    Please contact the Front Office:
    (770) 963-8041

    Se habla español.

    Ashley Broome, Assistant Principal, Title I
    770.338.4860
    ashley.broome@gcpsk12.org

  • Visit Us For...

    Brochures, Books and Other Student and Parent Resources to Use at Home

    • Effective Ways to be Involved in Your Teen's Education
    • Help Using Parent Portal and eClass
    • Assistance Connecting with Teachers and Administrators
    • Current Title I Information and Documents
    • Upcoming Family Workshops
    • Understanding Credits and Course History

    Checkout materials in the Parent Center Picture of the Parent CenterComputers in the Parent Center



  • Current Events and Announcements

  • FAMILY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP ADVISORY COUNCIL (PAC)

    Presented by
    The Department of Federal Programs

    ALL GCPS FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO JOIN!

    MARCH 28, 2024

    6:00 - 7:30 PM

    Grayson Room, GCPS Instructional Support Center
    437 Old Peachtree Rd., Suwanee, GA 30024

    During this in-person meeting, GCPS families will receive information about Title III Multilingual Learners, Early Learning and School Readiness, Homeless Education Program, Migratory Students, and the Foster Care Program. Families will have the opportunity to provide input on how these funds are utilized to support students, staff, and our schools.

    CLICK HERE TO RSVP

    Interpretation provided in Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese

    PAC English / PAC Spanish  /  PAC Vietnamese  /  PAC Korean  /  PAC Chinese


  • The Raising Highly Capable Kids workshop is coming to Central Gwinnett High School! This is part of the Parents First Initiative collaboration between Central Gwinnett High School, the Georgia Center for Opportunity, and Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church.

     

    The Parents First Initiative is a partnership that provides...

    • workshops that teach the skills to equip your kids for life!
    • support to help you parent well.
    • community connections to engage our neighbors.

     

    Visit https://foropportunity.org/rhck/ to sign up and learn more.


  • En Familia Con GCPS Podcast

      • En Familia Con GCPS logoEn Familia con GCPS, es un podcast dedicado a ayudar a las familias y estudiantes hispanos de las escuelas públicas del condado de Gwinnett a navegar el sistema educativo. Durante este tiempo, estarán acompañados por Marisol Devarez, enlace comunitario y mediático del distrito y Lynnette Aponte, directora del centro internacional para recién llegados de GCPS. 
        En Familia Con GCPS Podcast
                                                     You can listen to the podcast on Spotify.

        Episodio de Nov 1: 
        La participación familiar es crucial para el crecimiento personal y emocional de nuestros estudiantes, pero ¿sabías que también es esencial para su éxito académico?

        En este episodio de En Familia con GCPS, la Coordinadora de Participación Familiar Milena Fuentes se une a nosotros para conversar sobre el valor de la participación de los padres en las escuelas, cómo las familias de estudiantes de kinder a quinto grado pueden obtener apoyo académico y la nueva serie del Departamento de Participación Familiar diseñada para empoderar, involucrar y equipar a nuestras familias con herramientas y habilidades de aprendizaje invaluables.

         



  • What is Title I?

    What is Title I?

    • Title I is the largest federal assistance program for schools.
    • Title I schools and districts receive funds based upon the percentage of students qualifying to receive free or reduced price school meals.
    • Title I has the goal of ensuring that all children have access to quality instruction and resources that will enable them to meet state academic standards.
    • Title I helps parents and families to be more involved in their child’s education.
    • Central Gwinnett High School has a schoolwide Title I program, meaning all students, families and staff can benefit from Title I funds.

  • How Are Title I Funds Used?

    Title I funds can be used to:
    • Hire teachers
    • Provide supplemental professional learning for teachers
    • Purchase supplemental instructional materials
    • Improve curriculum
    • Enhance family engagement
    • Extend learning time for students who need extra help
    • Provide other activities that are tied to raising student achievement on the State’s academic achievement standards

  • How Can I Give Input Regarding the CGHS or GCPS Title I Programs?

    Central Gwinnett High School Title I Program

    Students, parents, family members and community members are always encouraged to give input regarding our school's Title I program. 

    This can be done by...

    • participating in the annual Title I Planning Meeting and the annual Title I Draft Documents Review, which are held in the Spring.  Dates and times will be advertised to our stakeholders.
    • attending various Title I/CGHS Family Engagement Center meetings, which always have a feedback form that allows for comments regarding our Title I program.
    • communicating with our CGHS Family Engagement Center coordinator (Cassie Milligan) or Assistant Principal for Title I (Ashley Broome).

    Please be aware that any comments regarding non-Title I areas will be forwarded to the appropriate school personnel. 

    GCPS Title I Program

    Students, parents, family members and community members are always encouraged to give input regarding our district's Title I program. 

    This can be done by...

    • attending a Federal Programs Family-School Partnership Advisory Council meeting. (Dates TBA on the CGHS Parent Center website and the GCPS Federal Programs website.)
    • participating in the annual Title I Planning Meeting and the annual Title I Draft Documents Review, which are held in the Spring.  Dates and times will be advertised to our stakeholders.
    • attending various Title I/CGHS Parent Center meetings, which always have a feedback form that allows for comments regarding the GCPS Title I program. All comments are forwarded to the county office.
    • communicating with our CGHS Family Engagement Center coordinator (Cassie Milligan) or Assistant Principal for Title I (Ashley Broome).

  • CGHS Title I Contact Information

    Parent Instructional Coordinator (PIC):    Cassie Milligan click to email      770.822.6540
    Title I Assistant Principal:  
    Ashley Broomeclick to email     770.338.4860

  • GCPS Title I Contact Information

    Click the link to visit the GCPS Federal and Special Programs website, which has additional information about the Title I program in Gwinnett County Public Schools.  https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/24911


  • Parent Portal: How to Access, Forgot Parent Portal Password?

    If you do not have a Parent Portal account, you have two options to open an account. 

    1. Go to the link below and print out the Parent Portal Form in your preferred language. Complete the form and take a clear photo of it. Also, take a photo of your ID. We will use this to verify you are the parent of the student. Send both of these images to the Parent Instructional Coordinator at cassie.milligan@gcpsk12.org.  You can also bring the completed form and your photo ID to the CGHS Family Engagement Center.  

    2. Come to the school and ask for a Parent Portal Form. You will need your ID so that we can verify you are the parent of the student. 

    Click here to get the Parent Portal Form.

    What happens after you return the Parent Portal Form? 

    Next Steps:

    1. You will get an email from the county with a link. Click the link!
    2. Enter your LAST NAME and USER ID 

    LAST NAME: This must be the last name we have on file for you. 

    USER ID: This will be your email address on file. 

    1. Create your password.

    Login to the Parent Portal using your new password and user ID. 

    What if I already have a Parent Portal account but forgot my password? 

    On the log-in page, click on the link labeled "Forget your password?" Another page will display. Enter your email address. Your account information will be emailed to you. If you are unable to reset your password after completing these steps, contact the CGHS Parent Center.  

    Parent Portal Tips & Reminders:

    1. Parent Portal usernames (parent email address) and passwords stay the same as the previous year.

    2. If you do not have an account, complete the following form and follow the instructions on the form: Parent Portal Registration English Parent Portal Registration - Spanish  Contact Cassie Milligan in the CGHS Family Engagement Center with any questions.

    3. If you have forgotten your password, go to the GCPS Parent Portal Login Page and click Forgot username/password?. (Your username is the email address that you used to register for the Parent Portal.) You will receive an automated email containing a temporary password to use with your username. Once in the Parent Portal, click on "Account Maintenance" to change the password to what you would like.

    4. If you are logged in to the Parent Portal on your phone and do not see any information after clicking "Student Info", look for a tab at the top of the display labeled "Home". Clicking on it should provide you a drop-down list of your student's information.

    5. You must activate your account and log into the Parent Portal on the web at least once before using the ParentVue app. If you use the ParentVue app and forgot your password, you should request your password from the Parent Portal web version. Update your password information in the web version and then enter the ParentVue app with the updated password information.

    The CGHS Family Engagement Center is also available to assist families with their Parent Portal questions and concerns. Click here for the Parent Portal Help Request.

  • Parent Portal: Registration Forms, ParentVue App Info (Multilingual)

    Parent Portal Registration Form 


    Want to learn more about the Parent Portal and the direct line it provides parents to the classroom?


    Parent Portal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

     

    ParentVUE Mobile App 

     

  • Parent Portal: Help Requested Form

    Need help with your Parent Portal account?  Click here and complete the Parent Portal Help Requested Form.

  • Parent Portal: Monitoring Attendance

    Watch the videos below to learn how to view attendance in the Parent Portal. 

    Click here to watch the English video.

    Click here to watch the Spanish video.

  • MyPayments Plus: Setting Up Account, Video (Multilingual)

    MyPaymentsPlus InformationMyPaymentsPlus Image

    For assistance with setting up a MyPayments Plus account, refer to the instructions in various languages listed below. 

    ENGLISH Video: How To Set Up A My Payments Plus Parent Account

    SPANISH Video: How to Create a MyPaymentsPlus Parent Account


  • High School Graduation Requirements: Courses, Credits & Personal Credits Checklist

    High School Graduation Requirements

    In order to earn a regular Gwinnett County high school diploma, students must:  

    State-required Areas of Study

    To graduate, Georgia students must earn a minimum of 23 credits (also called units) in the following areas of study:

    Required Area of Study

    Credit / Unit

    Language Arts

    4

    Mathematics

    4

    Science (3 required and 1 elective)

    4

    Social Studies

    3

    Modern/Classical Language and/
    or Technical Education
    and/or Fine Arts

    3

    Health and Physical Education

    1

    Electives

    4

    Use this CGHS Credits Checklist to keep track of course credits: CGHS Credits Checklist

    Contact the CGHS Family Engagement Center Center or your child's counselor for additional information about high school graduation requirements.  

  • Attendance: Importance, Absences, Excused Absence Form, etc.

    Please help us to increase our student attendance percentages by ensuring your child is at school each day.

    Why is attendance important for your teen?

    • Students learn the academic content best when they are present at school.
    • Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school year, or about 18 days, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absenteeism.
    • A pattern of absences may put a student at risk of not mastering the Common Core Curriculum/ Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) for their courses, which can be reflected in failing grades. 


    How can you help with attendance?

    • Review the school calendar before scheduling appointments and vacations.
    • Schedule appointments after school or during school closings.
    • In the event your child has an appointment in the morning or afternoon of a school day, please bring them to school for part of that day based on their appointment time. They will have an opportunity to engage in learning for part of the day.
    • Monitor your teen's attendance via the Parent Portal.

    What should I do if my teen is absent with my knowledge?

    • Complete the CGHS Excused Absence Form (see below) and return it to the CGHS Attendance Desk.   
    • Student absences are unexcused until the CGHS Excused Absence Form is completed and turned in to the CGHS Attendance Desk. 
    • Reasons to be excused are listed on the Excused Absence Form.  Vacation absences are not excused.
    • If your teenager is absent for several days, contact your child's teachers or the school.  Students who are absent from school for ten consecutive days (unexcused absences) may be withdrawn from school. Upon return, parents can re-enroll students, but placement in the previous classes cannot be guaranteed.

      CLICK HERE FOR THE CGHS EXCUSED ABSENCE FORM.

    A state truancy law (O.C.G. Section 20-2-690.2) defines truant as “any child subject to compulsory school attendance who during the school calendar year has more than 5 days of unexcused absences.” Letters are automatically generated by Gwinnett County Public Schools for any student who misses 5 unexcused days from school. Parents will be invited to attend a Student Attendance Review Committee meeting with the counselor and social worker if there is a pattern of excessive absences which impacts student learning.


    Students will not be allowed to check out after 1:40 p.m. A parent wishing his or her child to be released from school must sign out the student at the attendance desk (School of the Arts entrance). For security reasons, anyone checking out a student is required to show a picture I.D. (i.e. Driver’s License) prior to allowing the student to exit the building.  STUDENTS ARE ONLY RELEASED TO PARENTS OR ADULTS LISTED ON THE STUDENT'S EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION.

    For additional attendance concerns, please contact the CGHS Attendance Desk at 

  • Attendance: Monitoring in the Parent Portal

    Watch the videos below to learn how to view attendance in the Parent Portal. 

    Click here to watch the English video.

    Click here to watch the Spanish video.

  • 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

    2023-24 School Year

  • Not Receiving Emails from CGHS? Verify Your Contact Information!

    VERIFY YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION.

      1. Check the Parent Portal for your email address and phone numbers on file. To make an update, contact the CGHS Student Support Center to make the change.

      2. If your email appears correct, yet you still are not getting the school email blasts or emails from teachers, then:

        • Check your Junk Email and search for messages from Central Gwinnett High School and no-reply@gcpsk12.org.

        • Add no-reply@gcpsk12.org to your email address book/contact list.

        • If Central Gwinnett HS email blasts are not in your Junk Email, then email the school at this link.

  • School Nutrition Program: School Meals Application, etc.

    2023-24 Free and Reduced Cost Meals Application (Available in July 2023)

    CGHS School Nutrition Program Website

    GCPS School Nutrition Program Website

  • School Concern: What Should I Do?

    Gwinnett County Public Schools finds that the quickest and most effective way to resolve a concern regarding your child is by addressing it at the most direct level.Addressing Concerns at School: Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, Associate Superintendent

    In our school district, we care about each and every student. We also believe that open and honest communication between parents and teachers is a key to student success. Thank you for partnering with your child’s teacher and school to address any concerns.

    1. Teacher - First, talk to your child’s teacher or a counselor at school for assistance. Most concerns are resolved at the
    classroom level.

    2. Assistant Principal - If the concern is not resolved at the classroom level, please visit with your child’s assistant principal.

    3. Principal - If working with the AP does not adequately address the issue, please meet with the school principal.

    4. Assistant Superintendent - If the issue persists, please call 678-301-6000, and ask to speak to the assistant superintendent who is assigned to the school your child attends.

    5. Associate Superintendent's Office - If, after following steps one through four, your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, please contact the Associate Superintendent for School Improvement and Operations.

    Other Resources
    If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 9-1-1. The GCPS Hotline for anonymous reporting of potential violence is 770-822-6513. If you have a non-emergency criminal concern, please contact local law enforcement.

    Please click one of the files for a downloadable view of this information:


Student Success Tips Available to You 24/7

  • Central Gwinnett is excited to offer our families, students, and educators 24/7 access to the Central Gwinnett HS Digital Student Success Library! Materials are available in English and Spanish. 

    • A filter makes it easy to find resources by topic (e.g., academic, mental health) and/or by resource type (e.g., booklet, info / tip sheet, PowerPoint).
    • Once you find an item you’d like to read or view, just click on it and it will open up in a separate window.
    • You can then print, download, or share individual items, allowing you to easily provide your children and parents with valuable information on the topics of your choice.
    • Click here to go to the full website. 
    • Contact the CGHS Family Engagement Center for tips on how to use this awesome resource!

    For Spanish resources:  Click "Topic" > "Spanish Editions" then choose your resource.   
    Para los recursos en español:  Haga clic en "Topic" > " Spanish Editions" y luego elija su recurso.   

    Username: cghs1
    Password: cghs1

Central Gwinnett HS Student Success Library


  • CGHS Family Engagement Center Presentations YouTube Video Playlist

    CGHS Family Engagement Center Presentations YouTube Video Archive




  • The Office of Family Engagement Engage, Equip, Empower Series

    The "EngageEquip, and Empower" series hosted by the Office of Family Engagement provides opportunities for families to participate in instructional sessions, workshops, events, and activities to engage with Gwinnett County Public Schools.  The series will provide opportunities for families to learn how to support their children at home in the core academic content areas, be active participants in their children’s education, and learn about resources, programs, and wraparound services to support their children.

    2023-2024 Engage, Equip, Empower Series Calendar 

    Month

    Topic/Focus

     

    August

     

     

     

     

    August 29, 2023

    5:30-6:30 PM

    Virtual  Session

     

     

     

     

    Teaching Video introductions to each of the 4 content areas explaining what children will learn for the school year. 

     

     

    Division of Teaching and Learning

    LA- Anna Mary Smith

    MA- Michelle Bellamy

    SCI-Kristin Luthi

    SS- Jeremy Nix

    Universal screener- Assessment-

    • What is it?
    • Purpose?
    • How to read it?
    • Timeline of administration and release of reports?

     

    Accountability and Assessment

    Miranda McLaren

    September 28, 2023

    6:00- 7:30 PM

    Virtual Session

     

    Elementary AKS Spotlight: How to Support Your Students at Home with LA, MA, SCI, and SS

     

    LA: What is the Science of Reading and How to Support at Home? (Lower Rope)

    Math: First Semester Activities to Engage with the New AKS at Home

    SCI: Birth - 5 Science Fair Support

    SS: K-5 Personal Finance

     

    Division of Teaching and Learning

    LA- Anna Mary Smith

    MA- Michelle Bellamy

    SCI-Kristin Luthi

    SS- Jeremy Nix

    Octobe3, 2023

    5:30-6:30 PM
    Virtual 
    Session

    Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education

    Academies and Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education

    Tim Hemans

    Sallie Holloway

    Kyle Jones

    November 9, 2023

    5:30-6:30 PM

    Virtual Session

    Post-secondarReadiness: SAT School Day and Gwinnett Writes

    Accountability and Assessment

    Miranda McLaren

     

    December 72023

    5:30-6:30 PM

    Virtual Session

    Counseling, College, & Career

    Office of Counseling, College & Career Services

    Demetria Williams

    January

    Date-TBA

    LA: Science of Reading (Upper Rope)

    MA: 2nd Semester Activities to Engage with the New AKS at Home

    Science: Computer Science for all

    S.S. K-5 Character Traits

     

    Division of Teaching and Learning

    LA- Anna Mary Smith

    MA- Michelle Bellamy

    SCI-Kristin Luthi

    SS- Jeremy Nix

    February 8, 2024

    5:30-6:30 PM

    Virtual Session

    GMAS

    Accountability and Assessment

    Miranda McLaren

     

    March 19, 2024

    5:30-6:30 PM

    Virtual Session

    PBIS

     

    Office of Behavior Support and Interventions

    Grady Caldwell

    April

     

     

    May

    Preventing the summer slide...

    Supporting Family Friendly Summer Learning Activities for all 4 Subject Areas

    Division of Teaching and Learning

    LA- Anna Mary Smith

    MA- Michelle Bellamy

    SCI-Kristin Luthi

    SS- Jeremy Nix10:47:05

  • GADOE: What Parents Need to Know About Copyright Piracy?

    GaDOE Family-School Partnership Specialist Mandi Griffin provides information for parents, informing them of the harms of copyright piracy. Part of the ESSA/Title I law requires schools educate families about the harms of copyright piracy. Click here to watch the video (9 minutes, 45 seconds). 


  • Title I Document Availability

    2023-2024 CGHS Title I documents can be accessed from the:

    • CGHS Website
    • CGHS Parent Center
    • MyPaymentsPlus (The Plan...The Promise)

  • CGHS The Plan...The Promise, 2023-2024

    Click: 2023-24 The Plan...The Promise.

    Image to Show Where to Click Translate Language

    • Once you are on the web page, click "Translate Language" to view the document in various languages.

    • Una vez en la página web, haga clic en "Translate Language" para ver el documento en varios idiomas.

    • Khi bạn đang ở trên trang web, nhấp vào "Translate Language" để xem tài liệu bằng nhiều ngôn ngữ khác nhau.

  • GCPS Family and Community Engagement Plan and Videos, 2023-2024

    2023 - 24 GCPS Family and Community Engagement Plan 

    The video link explains how the district's Family and Community Engagement Plan is jointly developed:
    English  and Español

  • GCPS Federal Programs Family-School Partnership Advisory Council, 2023-24

    2023-24 Federal Programs Family-School Partnership Advisory Council Meeting Dates:

    Coming Soon!

  • CGHS Title I Budget, 2023-24

    2023-2024 Central Gwinnett Title I Budget - ENG
    2023-2024 Central Gwinnett Title I Budget - SPAN
     

     

  • Parent Right to Know, 2023-2024

    Parents have the right to request information about the degree and qualifications of their child's teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s), if applicable.  Please refer to the GCPS Student-Parent Handbook or contact your school's principal for more information. 
    _________________________________________________

    SPANISH  / ESPAÑOL
    : Los padres tienen derecho a solicitar información sobre el título y las calificaciones del maestro(s) y paraprofessional(es) de su hijo, si corresponde.  Consulte el Manual para Padres y Estudiantes de GCPS o comuníquese con el Director de su escuela para obtener más información.