Programs for High School Students

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Georgia Piedmont Technical College collaborates with local public school systems in the College’s four-county service area to provide career pathways not available in the existing high schools, and programs that provide high school students with opportunities to complete college credit courses before they graduate from high school. This partnership between local high schools and Georgia Piedmont Technical College gives students the opportunity to simultaneously work toward completion of the high school diploma and earn a Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) or Diploma from Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

Options for High School Students
Georgia Piedmont Technical College offers options such as Move On When Ready and Articulation for current high school students. Review the options below to find out which option is right for you.

Move On When Ready gives students in high school an opportunity to enroll in courses at Georgia Piedmont Technical College to earn both college and high school credit. Courses are taught by Georgia Piedmont Technical College instructors, and are offered at the high school and/or the college campus. Students pursuing Move On When Ready courses can complete several college transferrable courses as well as Technical Certificate of Credit, Diploma or possibly an Associate Degree.

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List of High Schools Participating in the GPTC Move on When Ready Program

DeKalb County
Elizabeth Andrews High School
Anointed Word
Arabia Mountain High School
Cedar Grove High School
Chamblee Charter High School
Clarkston High School
Columbia High School
Cross Keys High School
Decatur High School
DeKalb High Tech South
Druid Hills High School
Dunwoody High School
Fugees Academy
Lakeside High School
Lithonia High School
Martin Luther King High School
Miller Grove High School
Redan High School High School
Ronald E. McNair High School
Stephenson High School
Stone Mountain High School
Southwest DeKalb High School
Towers High School
Tucker High School

Newton County
Newton College & Career Academy
Newton High School
Alcovy High School
Eastside High School

Rockdale County
Rockdale County High School
Salem High School
Heritage High School
Rockdale Career Academy

Morgan County
Morgan County High School

To be eligible for the MOWR program, a student must:

  1. Be enrolled in the ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade of a private or public high school in Georgia or a home study program within the State of Georgia operated in accordance with O.C.G.A. §20-2-690(c);
  2. Be meet the Georgia Piedmont Technical College eligibility requirements (including test score requirements);
  3. Be enrolled in courses that are approved by the students high school as well as the GPTC MOWR Advisor;
  4. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by GPTC

Articulation is a partnership between Georgia Piedmont Technical College and the high school system that provides an opportunity to earn college credit, through competency testing, for courses taken in high school that have been evaluated and determined as equivalent to technical college courses.

Have Questions????
Georgia Piedmont Technical College Advisors are here to help:

In DeKalb County contact:
Victoria Axam at axamv@gptc.edu 404-297-9522 ext. 1295

In Newton, Morgan and Rockdale Counties contact:
Felicia Demps dempsf@gptc.edu at 404-297-9522 ext. 3109

Ebony Guidry at guidrye@gptc.edu, 404-297-9522 ext. 1302  

Frequently Asked Questions

To request more information about high school programs contact Leah Miles 404-297-9522 ext. 1302 milesl@gptc.edu or Felicia Demps 404-297-9522 ext. 3109 dempsf@gptc.edu.

High School Student Enrollment Questionnaire

Parent Permission Letter

Please visit www.GAcollege411.org to learn more about the HOPE Grant program.

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