Cherokee Office of Economic Development · Cherokee by Choice.

Grow. Attract. Retain.

Education Opportunities

Connecting the current and future workforce to current and future demands of business is driving decisions and programs offered by the Cherokee County School District and the local colleges and universities. With this unique partnership, the Cherokee Workforce Collaborative has instilled a common vision among business, government, educators and students.

  • Highest SAT scores in Metro AtlantaCherokee County School District
  • School of Nursing and Health ServicesLaunched in 2018 at Reinhardt University
  • Georgia STEM Education AwardCanton Elementary School
  • Chattahoochee Technical Collegeoffers more than 70 degrees, diplomas and certificates in 45 programs of study
  • 86.5%Cherokee County School District four-year graduation rate

Cherokee County School District

The Cherokee County School District (CCSD) is 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 County’s schools are truly preparing students for success in higher education, as well as lucrative careers within industry. Visit Site →

Local Private Schools

  • Cherokee Christian Schools
  • Furtah Preparatory School
  • Lyndon Academy
  • The King’s Academy

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, Lyndon Academy, and The King’s Academy are four 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

  • The largest technical college in the State of Georgia, offering an associate degree, diploma, and certificate technical programs, as well as continuing education for potential and current employees.

    Visit Website →
  • Ranked No. 8 Best Colleges: Up-and-coming Masters Universities (South) by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guide.

    Visit Website →
  • A private four-year university located in Waleska, Georgia that offers MBA programs.

    Visit Website →

Cherokee Workforce Collaborative

Cherokee Workforce Collaborative

The Cherokee Workforce Collaborative is a united, community-based partnership created by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) to strengthen Cherokee’s pipeline of skilled workers. This collaborative was developed in direct response to the needs identified in the Opportunity Cherokee Economic Development Strategy, which served as the blueprint for the Cherokee Workforce Collaborative Implementation Plan.