Education

North Fulton boasts nationally recognized public schools, world-class private schools,and many institutions for higher education, ensuring all students in the area the opportunity to receive a quality education.

Fulton County Schools

Private, independent, and parochial schools

Colleges & Universities:

 

Education Committee

Chair: Paul Anderson, Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, 770.442.5333

Chamber Contact: Debbie Ryals, 678.397.0556

 

Our Mission

Promote economic development and workforce readiness in the North Fulton community by supporting the education system to include students, educators, and institutions.  The Committee strives to help form partnerships between North Fulton schools and businesses.  LIKE us on Facebook and utilize the social networking site to connect your business with the schools nearby! List the business resources you would like to share and connect with schools in need on the North Fulton Partners in Education Facebook site!

 

Events for 2014

 

Business Partner of the Year Award

The Committee recognizes outstanding partnerships between North Fulton schools and local businesses.  Awards are given annually in both the large and small business categories at a special awards recognition event - date to be announced.  The partnering schools receive $250 each.  Winners in 2014 were:

    1. Play 60 - Partner in Education with Crabapple Crossing Elementary

    2. Perimeter Insurance Agency – Partner in Education with Chrysalis Experiential Academy

    3. Harry's Farmers Market - Partner in Education with The Lionheart School

    High School Valedictorian Recognition

    The Committee recognizes North Fulton’s high school valedictorians with awards given at a special awards recognition event - date to be announced. 

    Partner in Education Connection Event

    The Committee hosts a connection event each fall to educate both local businesses and schools about how to form a partnership and get the most out of it.  We stress that the partnership is a two-way street and successful partnerships are more about time and service than money.

    Can Do Good Food Drive and Competition

    The Committee will partner with Goodwyn Mills and Cawood, a regional architecture and engineering firm, to coordinate the third annual Can Do Good Food Drive and Competition. Local high school students collect non-perishable food items and build an artistic structure from what they collect. The competition will be held at North Point Mall.  The collected food will be donated to North Fulton Community Charities.

    Principal for a Day

    The Committee helps promote Fulton County School System’s Principal for a Day program and encourages participation by the local business community. Typically held during National Education Week, the Principal for a Day program allows a community leader to shadow a principal and encourages that community leader to invite the principal to do the same at the business person’s workplace.

    Partner in Education
    Partnership of the Year Award

    In recognition of the many outstanding partnerships being formed between North Fulton businesses and our local schools, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, through its Education Committee, established an award for the Partnership of the Year.

    The 2014 Partner in Education Partnership of the Year Award were named at a special awards ceremony held May 28 at King's Ridge Christian School. Winners for both small and large businesses were announced at that event. With questions or for more information, contact dryals [at] gnfcc [dot] com (Debbie Ryals) | 678-397-0556.

    2014 Winners

    Play 60 – Partner in Education with Crabapple Crossing Elementary

    Perimeter Insurance Agency – Partner in Education with Chrysalis Experiential Academy

    Harry's Farmers Market – Partner in Education with The Lionheart School

    2013 Winners

    Friends of the Alpharetta Library – Partner in Education with Alpharetta Elementary

    Northside Hospital Foundation – Partner in Education with Northwood Elementary

    2012 Winners

    Studio 7 Photography, LLC – Partner in Education with Chrysalis Experiential Academy

    Duke Realty – Partner in Education with The Lionheart School

    2011 Winners

    Shane’s Rib Shack – Partner in Education with Ocee Elementary School

    Elavon – Partner in Education with Lake Forest Elementary

    2010 Winners

    Z Pizza – Partner in Education with Findley Oaks Elementary

    Nordson Corporation Foundation – Partner in Education with Northview High School

    2009 Winners

    Shane’s Rib Shack – Partner in Education with Alpharetta High School

    Bank of North Georgia – Partner in Education with Chrysalis Experiential Academy