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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.


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. Also, a special "thanks" to Audrey Andersen for sharing her artistic talent with Acworth-Allatoona Charities. Her photograph of Pioneer Days captures the fun Bartow families have enjoyed for many years.

On October 22, 2018, Cartersville City Schools and the Cartersville Schools Foundation signed five students as REACH Georgia Scholars. The 8th graders include Bryan Abarca, Christian Martinez, Irai Milian, Anya Riley, and Bryan Thomas. These students were selected based on their strong academic abilities and their notable drive to succeed.

Kevin Betancourt, a Cartersville City School sophomore and REACH scholar, spoke briefly to the new signees encouraging them to keep working and keep trying. 

REACH scholars who maintain the requirements of the contract will be awarded $10,000 over four years for college. However, due to a matching grant from the University System of Georgia, students who attend a USG school, will receive an additional $10,000. Also, several universities throughout the state will match another $10,000 raising the total scholarship to $30,000 for students who attend those institutions.

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