Thinking Ahead

The Cherokee County School District (CCSD) has become one of the top school districts in the State of Georgia and the Nation, with a strong focus on improving teaching and learning. CCSD is bridging the gap between education and industry. The district incorporates state-of- the-art learning technology in the classroom from early elementary classes all the way through high school. Cherokee’s schools are truly preparing students for success in higher education as well as lucrative careers withing industry.

Cherokee County School District (CCSD)

The Cherokee County School District is a recognized (MAGMA Award), highly respected (1st in Nation to earn District Accreditation as a Quality School System through Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Council of Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI), and high performing (State Recognition from Governor’s office) school system. Both SAT and ACT scores average higher than state and national levels. The public schools in Cherokee County are ranked among the top schools districts in the state of Georgia with the highest average SAT score in Metro Atlanta, and second highest in the state. Cherokee Charter Academy offers programs for students in Cherokee County from grades Kindergarten through 8th.

Private Schools

Local Private schools offer competitive and cutting edge curricula proven by higher test scores than state and national averages. Cherokee Christian School, Furtah Preparatory School, and Lyndon Academy are three well known schools that prep students for post-secondary education at some of the nation’s most prestigious universities such as Emory University, Georgia Tech, Harvard University, Texas A&M, University of Georgia, Vanderbilt University, and Wake Forest University.

Higher Education

Chattahoochee Technical College: The largest technical college in the state of Georgia that offers an associate degree, diploma, and certificate technical programs and continuing education for potential and current employees. CTC’s nursing program was recently ranked #5 out of the Top 10 nursing programs in Georgia for the Associate of Science in Nursing program. To find out more visit

Reinhardt University: A private 4-year university located in Waleska, GA that offers MBA programs. The university was recently ranked #28 for Best Regional Colleges (South) To find out more visit

Kennesaw State University: KSU’s executive MBA program is ranked #1 in Georgia and #7 in the world by CEO Magazine. To find out more, visit