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Is a work-based learning program right for your business?

The Georgia Work-Based Learning Program assists businesses with building a highly trained, technologically sophisticated and career oriented young work force. Our goal is to assist in the creation of a strong support structure between local employers, students and schools.

Work-Based Learning supplies talent to address industry workforce shortage needs. We promote an industry-driven system where employers set occupational skills standards, collaborate on curriculum, provide work experience and certify mastery of skills.

Focus on the future with Georgia Work-Based Learning. Join the over two-thousand employers in Georgia investing in the Work-Based Learning Program today.

Newton County School System

The Newton County School System serves the entire county including the five municipalities located within the county. The 24 schools are organized into:

  • Thirteen elementary schools (grades Pre-K-5)
  • Five middle schools (grades 6-8)
  • Three high schools (grades 9-12)
  • One theme school (grades K-8)
  • One charter school
  • One alternative school

All Newton County schools meet the standards of the Georgia Department of Education and are fully accredited by AdvancED. Newton County students are recognized at the state and national level for excellence in academics, athletics, the arts and extra-curricular activities. All schools offer a wide array of programs, including services for both academically gifted students and students with disabilities.

The Newton County School System’s mission is to provide educational excellence for all students. The district’s vision is that all students will be well-rounded and prepared for the future. Newton County residents are proud of their growing school system. In fact, all Newton County schools meet the standards of the Georgia Department of Education and are fully accredited by AdvancED. Newton County students are recognized at the state and national level for excellence in academics, athletics, the arts and extra-curricular activities. All schools offer a wide array of programs, including services for both academically gifted students and students with disabilities.

College and Universities

As one of Emory University’s nine academic divisions, Oxford College offers a distinctive, small-campus setting particularly conducive to significant academic accomplishments and personal development in the freshman and sophomore years. Students who complete the first two years of the Emory bachelor’s degree in liberal arts intensive program are auto-enrolled as juniors in the College of Arts and Sciences, or they may compete with others to enter Emory’s nursing and business schools.

Oxford College is a part of Emory University, one of the leading universities in the nation. Oxford College is a two year liberal arts college located on Emory’s original campus in Oxford, Georgia and is the historic heart of the University.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College – Covington Campus offers a wide variety of programs of study that lead to an Associate of Applied Technology Degree, Diploma, or Technical Certificate of Credit. The Covington Campus has approximately 1400 students enrolled.

Why is Georgia State University/Georgia Perimeter chosen by more than 21,000 students? With five campuses, an extensive online program, affordable tuition, athletics and student clubs, we offer a full college experience. Our students come from more than 150 countries around the globe. Most of all, we provide a solid academic foundation to help you achieve your goals. Join us today. We’re a better way forward.

Georgia Perimeter College strives to meet the changing expectations of their diverse collegiate and community constituencies by providing effective, innovative, and lifelong educational opportunities. They are committed to diversity, continuous improvements, high academic standards, and the efficient use of resources. In decision-making at all levels, the enhancement of their student’s lives is the first priority.

Private Schools


Peachtree Academy began as a school of early childhood development that quickly progressed into an outstanding private school choice for parents in our community. Because of the commitment to excellence in education, parents realized the importance of great teacher interaction and smaller class sizes to their child’s success in the classroom. The level of dedication from staff members has made Peachtree Academy a strong competitor in the private school market in Atlanta. We have assembled a top team of educators who are passionate about teaching and given them the tools to do the very best job in preparing our students for success. Each year, since our inception in 2001, we have added one grade level per year until 2011, when we added 10th and 11th grade because of demand. We added our final grade in the 2012-2013 school year, completing the High School experience for students. Our commitment to the future is to offer a full array of academic, athletic, and fine arts opportunities beginning in Pre-School and continuing through the 12th grade.

Young Americans Christian School was founded in 1988 by families who desired a comprehensive quality Christian education for their children. The school began with twenty-four preschool students who met in a local church facility. With overwhelming support from the school community, additional grade levels were soon added. In keeping with the founders’ desire to provide exceptional education within a Christian framework, the school became a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in 1991.


Presently the school accommodates students K4 through 12th grade. Through God’s blessing, the school has grown from twenty-four students to over 500 students making Young Americans Christian School the largest private school in Rockdale and Newton counties. In 2020 the school was voted “Best Christian School” by the Readers Choice Award for Rockdale and Newton counties.  Young Americans Christian School still remains a non-denominational, non-profit, independent Christian school providing educational excellence within a Christian worldview.

Established in 1970 and located in Monticello, Georgia, Piedmont Academy is a college preparatory school that educates, encourages and develops students in a safe Christian environment where faculty and staff partner with families to guide students into opportunities that build character and prepare them for success. Our school provides a safe environment that nurtures intellectual curiosity, stimulates personal growth, and encourages critical thinking and innovation. We focus on developing each child’s passions and strengths through academics, athletics, and the arts, while offering small class sizes so each student will experience the personal attention they deserve. At Piedmont Academy we have high standards for student behavior and appearance to help encourage a sense of individual and community responsibility. We offer convenient bus service to/from Butts and Newton Counties. Accreditations are: The Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), AdvancEd, Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC), Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Please join us, Piedmont Academy, “Planning Tomorrow – Today”.
George Walton Academy is a coeducational, independent, non-profit, college-preparatory day school founded in 1969 by parents and community leaders looking for rigorous academics and strong Judeo-Christian values. The school has nearly 1000 students in K4-12th grades. The academy serves students from Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Oconee, Morgan, Gwinnett, Clark, DeKalb and Barrow counties. The Academy is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees and is a member of the Southern Association of Independent Schools, Georgia Independent School Association and Georgia High School Association.
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First Baptist Academy, located just off the Covington Square is a non-profit private Christian school providing pre-school and elementary school for kindergarten through fourth grade. Grounded on Kingdom Education, FBA partners with family to educate children spiritually, academically, physically and emotionally. Member of the Association of Christian Schools, International and Georgia Weekday Church School Association.
Covington Academy is located in downtown Covington Georgia on Hwy 278. CA is fully accredited with quality by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. We currently offer K3-12th grade college preparatory classes. If you are looking for alternative education programs please contact us for more information regarding homeschooling and credit recovery classes.
Montessori School of Covington, located on Clark Street about a mile from the downtown square, is one of thousands of schools around the world who base their principles of education on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. It is a non-profit private school who provides primary and elementary level educations for children.
Providence Classical Christian School is a private K4-12th grade classical Christian school. We endeavor to assist Christian families in the education of their children by providing an academic environment that is distinctly Christ-centered and classical, which is designed to equip the next generation of disciples, scholars, and citizens. PCCS is a member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools and accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. Visit our website to learn more or schedule a private tour.
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