Changing Lives Through Education

Preparing Students for Life After High School




Andy Espinoza, a 2013 CHS graduate, earned his bachelor's degree in nursing from Georgia State University and is now a R.N. in Emory University Hospital's prestigious transplant intensive care unit. Andy plans to continue on to graduate school to become a nurse anesthetist.


Congratulations to our 2020 GateKey and REACH graduates! We are very proud of all of your accomplishments and wish you the best as you begin your college journey!

Anysia Boozer - REACH Scholar (Mercer University)

Collin Buffaloe - GateKey Scholar

Katie Cox - GateKey Scholar (Chattahoochee Technical College)

Marko Dudley - GateKey Scholar  (Georgia Highlands College)

Ethan Eckert - GateKey Scholar (Georgia Highlands College)

Declan Henson - GateKey Scholar (Kennesaw State University)

Jailin Hernandez - GateKey Scholar

Nuren Lara - REACH Scholar (Mercer University)

Abigail Milian - GateKey Scholar (Georgia Highlands College)

Jose Millan - GateKey Scholar  (Kennesaw State University)

Destiny Nesbitt - GateKey Scholar

Riya Raj - GateKey Scholar

Henoc Rojas - GateKey Scholar (U.S. Navy)

Hope Short - REACH Scholar  (Shorter University)

Trinity Turner - GateKey Scholar  (Georgia Highlands College)

Raven Waterman - GateKey Scholar

Tobias Williams - GateKey Scholar  (Kennesaw State University)

Thank you to Acworth-Allatoona Charities for their service to our community. Their continued support of our students highlights their value of education and the importance of bringing the dream of college within reach. You can support the Acworth-Allatoona Charities by attending Pioneer Days!

The Cartersville Schools Foundation signed five students as REACH Georgia Scholars this past November. These 8th graders include Isis Gillon, Karla Betancourt, Valerie Santos, Jacqueline Vargas, and Aneta Witherspoon. These students were selected based on their strong academic abilities and their notable drive to succeed.

REACH scholars who maintain the requirements of the contract will be awarded $10,000 over four years for college with the possibility of additional matching funds from the college they choose to attend.

Congratulations to our new REACH Scholars!

On March 29, 2019, ten new students in grades 8-11 signed GateKey agreements joining the current 57 middle and high school GateKey Scholars on the road to higher education. Congratulations to : 

Jailen Hernandez (11)

Abigail Milian (11)

Raven Waterman (11)

Kolbe Benham (10)

Katlin Evans (10)

Jimena Hernandez (10)

Olivia Kennedy (9)

Miquelangel Marin (9)

Elizabeth Cruz Garcia (8)

Daniel Pina (8)

Photo by Randy Parker, Daily Tribune News


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