The annual review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum runs through Oct. 5. Through the review process, staff, parents, and community members can give feedback on new AKS (Academic Knowledge and Skills) standards developed to align with the Georgia Standards of Excellence and/or Georgia Performance Standards. This review addresses AKS for career and technical education, fine arts, and core academic courses. Input on these courses can be given via an online survey. On Nov. 2, the GEMS Oversight Committee--a group of community and school system representatives charged with the annual review of the AKS curriculum-- will review the suggestions and curriculum director comments before making recommendations to CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks for adoption by the School Board.
Participants in the AKS review should note the following information in their narrative comments:
- Comment about course in general or specific AKS
- Suggested change
- Rationale for suggested change