Milledgeville values high quality public education. The Baldwin County school district offers a wide variety of educational opportunities from the state of the art Performing Arts Center to the Baldwin County Career Academy. Baldwin County Schools, a public education system for city and county residents, has four elementary schools, one middle school and a comprehensive high school. Baldwin High School is a SACS accredited, offering a college preparatory diploma program with career/technology concentrations and fine arts endorsement options for its 1,400 students. The school’s Ninth Grade Academy assists freshmen as they make the transition from middle to high school by focusing on academics within a ninth grade setting. Baldwin High offers students the opportunity to experience college-level coursework while remaining at the high school campus though Advanced Placement courses. Students may elect to participate in joint enrollment programs with the area’s postsecondary educational institutions, allowing them to earn high school and college credits simultaneously. A strong and innovative career/technology program provides opportunities for participation in industry certified programs, internships and co-ops. Like the traditional academic joint enrollment program, career tech students may earn high school and college credits though joint/dual enrollment with one of Georgia’s technical colleges. For students with strong interests in the performing and fine arts, a diploma endorsement in fine arts is available to enhance their development.
Baldwin College and Career Academy is one of the newest Career Academies in the state of Georgia. The career academy results from a collaborative effort between Baldwin County Schools, Central Georgia Technical College, and many community partnerships that came together to provide a resource to ensure our students are prepared to enter the 21st century workforce. December 2, 2010, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced the award of $3.16 million in funding for Baldwin College & Career Academy. A wide variety of career training programs are available through BCCA: Agriculture, Automotive Collision & Repair, Business & Computer Science, Construction, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Healthcare, Navy JROTC, Law & Justice, and Marketing. Several of our programs are Industry Certified, meaning business and industry experts routinely evaluate our curriculum, equipment, and programs for rigor and relevance to ensure we are meeting the needs of local employers. Maintaining Industry Certification status is an ongoing, annual process. Baldwin College & Career Academy instructors present real-world applications and engagement that help our students become work-ready. Business and industry experts are routinely invited to BCCA as guest speakers to share relevant real world opportunities to our students as well as provide numerous other career related opportunities for academy students.The Career Academy model allows for the flexibility needed to meet the dynamic needs of our local workforce. Programs meet national and state academic standards, business and industry standards, as well as Technical College System of Georgia program standards. Many of our BCCA courses align with similar technical college courses. A number of the programs offered are dual enrollment programs with Central Georgia Technical College. Students enrolled in a dual enrollment course earn technical college and high school credit at the same time, allowing them to graduate high school with a Technical Certificate of Credit. New programs are under development that will allow BCCA to meet the needs of our local community and to further enhance the system’s ability to prepare our community’s youth for the future.
Milledgeville has private and parochial schools as well as a strong home school support system offering even more educational options.
John Milledge Academy
John Milledge Academy’s purpose is to provide a challenging college-preparatory education for students in the primary and secondary grade levels. Their goal is to provide Central Georgia students with an affordable, academically balanced education. JMA’s commitment extends to providing a superior education in a safe, stimulating atmosphere that encourages admirable moral and ethical values.
Georgia Military College Prep School
The mission of GMC Prep is to graduate educated, contributing citizens by providing their cadets an inclusive college preparatory curriculum in an environment conducive to the holistic development of the intellect and the elevation of character. GMC Prep’s motto is “Develop the intellect; elevate the character.”
Sinclair Christian Academy
The mission of Sinclair Christian Academy is to prepare students spiritually, mentally, and physically to become disciples of Jesus Christ while preparing them for the future through a challenging college preparatory curricula integrated with and conformed to God’s Word. This will be accomplished by: Exalting the Savior, Edifying the Body of Christ, Encouraging the Believer, Equipping Students to Serve, and Evangelizing the Lost.
Communities in Schools (CIS) site coordinators work in schools to identify students who are at risk of dropping out, evaluate school and student needs, and gather resources to address those needs. Needs can range from academic assistance, to healthcare, counseling, transportation, mentoring, and much more. Collaborating with principals, teachers, graduation coaches and other school support staff, CIS site coordinators forge community partnerships that bring resources into schools to help remove barriers to learning.
As Georgia’s public liberal arts university, Georgia College & State University is a residential campus that stresses high academic achievement and service learning projects that allow graduates not only to become successful in their careers but to become informed and involved citizens in their community. The university offers a challenging array of more than 40 undergraduate degree programs and more than 20 graduate-level programs in the arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences.The campus occupies 43 acres in the heart of historic Milledgeville. With its blend of majestic red brick buildings and white Corinthian columns, the main campus appeals to those seeking a classic academic environment in which to pursue a comprehensive academic program.The Old Governor’s Mansion, a national historic landmark and the university’s founding building, serves as an educational center and museum. West Campus sits on an additional 600 acres, which are used for student apartments, athletics, intramural sports and outdoor education.
For more information visit: www.gcsu.edu.
Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) supports the educational, economic and community development of a seven-county service area. It accomplishes its mission by providing a quality academic and technical education, along with customized business and industry training, continuing education and adult education services that are responsive to the workforce needs of the area’s residents, businesses and industries.CGTC is a nationally accredited institution that offers more than 200 career program opportunities, most with associate degree options. Graduates continue to have 100 percent passing rates on national certification exams and enjoy an impressive 95 percent success rate in placement directly into the workforce. CGTC has the lowest costs per credit hour of any higher education institution in central Georgia. A multi-million dollar new facility was under construction at press time in order to accommodate the growing needs of Baldwin County.
For more information visit: www.centralgatech.edu
Committed to Economic Development
CGTC’s Office of Economic Development serves Georgia’s new, expanding, and existing industries through training and developing solutions to the challenges facing Georgia’s businesses. We are especially focused on the development of a skilled workforce that can meet the needs of businesses in the communities that we serve. Officially established in 1962 with our first students beginning classes in 1966, CGTC has been in the business of workforce development for over 40 years.
Providing Lifelong Learning Opportunities
CGTC is an administrator of Georgia’s Quick Start program, a nationally recognized program that provides training services at no cost to new or expanding businesses in Georgia. We are an authorized WorkKeys service center, offering ACT’s comprehensive system for improving the workforce. Continuing education programs offer classes in insurance, real estate, electrical, human resources, and more plus preparation for professional licensure tests.
The oldest institution of higher learning in Baldwin County is Georgia Military College. Since 1879, GMC has provided an environment conducive to the development of the intellect and elevation of character. Serving as both a two-year college, as well as a prep school (with brand new facilities on an adjoining campus), GMC is dedicated to a value-based education that enables students to excel.The junior college provides 10 Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees. Ninety-five percent of the students enrolled commute so both day and evening classes are available in consideration of students who are also balancing jobs and families. The program has a highly- regarded Army Commissioning Program and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees. The prep school serves grades 6-12 and offers an accelerated college preparatory curriculum.The two-year college is one of the fastest growing and second largest in the state with six other auxiliary campus locations across the state, serving a grand total of more than 6,000 students. The centerpiece of the handsome GMC campus is the restored Old Capitol, Georgia’s 19th state capitol building. The new academic building completed in 2005, along with the restoration of the historic parade grounds, makes the campus a lively site.
For more information visit: www.gmc.cc.ga.us
GMC Enrollment: 500 in grades 6th through 12th
GMC Focus: College Prep Curriculum including Character Education to prepare students to attend the post secondary institution of their choice.