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Crisp County School System

Learning Today… Leading Tomorrow
“Learning Today… Graduating our Future Leaders Tomorrow” is more than just a slogan for the teachers, staff and administrators employed by the Crisp County School System.

This district-wide vision statement reflects a collective commitment to empower students to optimize their potentials as a result of mastering rigorous and relevant academic standards while they are enrolled in the Crisp County schools at all levels Pre-K through 12th grade.

Complementing the district’s pursuit of academic excellence is its commitment to fine arts, drama, music, vocational readiness, and athletics.

Perpetual Preparation
Carefully sequenced and rigorous academic curricula, complemented with opportunities for students to explore their artistic, athletic, and vocational interests, perpetually prepared our community’s youth for their destinies as students in post-secondary schools, as contributing members of the local workforce, and as leaders in Crisp County for generations to come.

Private Education

Crisp Academy, which is located just off Highway 300 southwest of Cordele is dedicated to providing the finest college preparatory educational opportunities in traditional disciplines and contemporary skills in a conservative atmosphere with a devotion to Christian principles.

Courses in advanced Math, Social Studies, Science and Spanish are offered. Advance Placement (AP) World Literature is available as are courses in business and computer technology.

Crisp Academy offers an AP course in World Literature. College credit is received if the student scores a 3 or above on the AP exam administered in May.

Crisp Academy has a required reading program for students entering grades 1 through 12. The purpose of this program is to enhance and improve student reading skills, as these skills are essential for success in college. Also, a student’s ability to read well is normally reflected in higher test scores and improved writing skills. Students in grades 5 through 12 are tested on the books during the first few days of school.

Higher Education

South Georgia Technical College, which is located in Americus, has a satellite campus in Cordele. Students who are admitted to the college must be at least 16 years of age and hold a high school or General Education Development (GED) diploma for entry into most programs.
South Georgia Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit.

As a member of the Technical College System of Georgia and a residential institution of higher education, it is the mission of South Georgia Technical College to prepare individuals for success in the workforce by providing accessible, high-quality associate of applied science degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, and non-credit programs and services that support the needs of citizens, businesses, and industries within our service delivery area in Southwest Georgia.

Albany State University Cordele Center offers day and evening college classes leading to associate of arts and associate of science degrees and certificates. Students find a supportive and helpful faculty and staff at the Cordele off-site instructional location. This location offers day and evening college classes leading to bachelor of science and associate science degrees and certificatesCourses and schedules follow Albany State University’s academic calendar.

Students with any major can complete all of their core course requirements for most two-year and four-year college degrees. Since Albany State University is part of the University System of Georgia, courses and degrees are easily transferable to other USG Institutions.
Albany State University also offers a full range of online classes that complement the classes offered at the Cordele instructional site.