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 College Readiness and Talent Development

​Overview of Programs

The College Readiness unit works to ensure college readiness for all students by providing professional learning and technical assistance to teachers, counselors, and administrators as they serve gifted and advanced learners. Please see below links for more information on each program. 

​New Opportunity Grants

A third round of Opportunity Grants has been awarded by the Georgia Department of Education. The funds are designed to support Whole Child Education. To ensure that students are engaged and challenged, these grants target the areas of College Readiness and Talent Development, Mathematics, Health and PE, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives. 

Please see the GaDOE Competive Grants​ page for a list of awards.

Information for School Personnel

​​Important Links

Information for Students and Parents

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 Contact Information

Mary Jean Banter​
Program Manager​
(470) 763-1087

​Lisa Hackney

Program Specialist​
​(470) 607-4266

Martha Smith​
Program Specialist
​(404) 823-4901