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02/15 Marietta City Schools Honored Georgia Senate Resolution and Charter System Innovator of the Year

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Contact: Marietta City Schools Public Relations Department
770-422-3500 ext. 7231

Release February 15, 2017

Marietta City Schools Honored

Georgia Senate Resolution and Charter System Innovator of the Year

Governor's Office of Student Achievement Award

Marietta, GA – 
Marietta City Schools (MCS) was recently honored before the Georgia General Assembly commending the work of the Graduate Marietta Student Success Center (GMSSC). Lt. Governor Casey Cagle recognized MCS for the Charter System Innovator of the Year Award; and Senator Lindsey Tippins introduced a Senate Resolution in honor of the GMSSC. Two Marietta High School (MHS) students also spoke before the Senate about how the center has favorably impacted their lives.

“The Graduate Marietta Student Success Center is a state-of-the-art example of our commitment to students beyond the classroom,” said MCS Superintendent Dr. Grant Rivera. “The work that the program Director Leigh Colburn and her staff have completed is the very reason it has grown into a success in only two years. It is a wonderful honor to see the district recognized in this way and one of the many reasons I am so very proud to be a part of this community.”

The GMSSC has become a national model for its innovative approach to supporting students beyond the classroom to produce a culture of hope and achievement. It is a resource for all students to maximize their academic accomplishments while preparing them for post high school success. By consolidating school services and partnering with the private and public sector, MCS expects to see improvement in significant areas: graduation rate, discipline referrals, college acceptances, transiency, student sustainability, and scholarships earned. Students receive guidance through the following support centers: Center for Academic Support, including a College and Career Center; Center for Behavior Support, including a broad array of intervention services; Center for Community Partnerships and Services, including therapeutic services provided through community partnerships. Learn More >>