Paul Duke STEM HS
A group of about 650 students in grades 9-11 are “blazing a trail” as the inaugural student body for the new Paul Duke STEM HS. Paul Duke’s technology-infused STEM curriculum was developed with students and their future in mind. The school, located in the Norcross Cluster, will provide students with a four-year research program that culminates with capstone projects and internships. Paul Duke students will be in the building for a four-day school week (Mon.–Thurs.) with every Fri. being a digital learning day. The new facility offers innovative learning and collaborative research spaces for the students, including large learning hubs on each of three floors, collaboration suites, a makerspace, a design studio, a multipurpose theater, a dance studio, an advanced computing lab, and a host of other specialized labs. Learn more about the school’s three STEM-focused programs in these FAQs. Go, Trailblazers!
Phoenix HS at Sugarloaf
High school students shopping around for a different educational experience have a new option that could be just the right fit! This fall, a unique program located in a shopping mall will open to serve Gwinnett students who need additional support as they finish their education and who are interested in working while they go to school. Phoenix HS at Sugarloaf Mall is an extension of our very successful Phoenix HS. Located at the mall off of I-85, this new program will offer unique work-based learning options, flexible hours, individualized learning, and real-world experiences to engage students. This innovative program, in partnership with Simon Youth Foundation, is designed to be small, allowing more individualized support for each student as they finish high school and transition to the workplace or to college. Students are scheduled to begin the year at Phoenix and will move to the new mall location in September.