Welcome to the Henry County Schools' "Race To The Top" information page!It is our goal, through this site and its links, to inform you and guide you through our newest tool for providing the best education to the students of Henry County. Over the course of the implementation, we hope you will see the strong impact "Race To The Top" will have on our schools, administrative leaders, teachers, and most of all on our students.What is Race To the Top and how did it come about?On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), historic legislation designed to stimulate the economy, support job creation, and invest in critical sectors, including education. The ARRA provides $4.35 billion for the Race to the Top Fund, a competitive grant program designed to encourage and reward States that are creating the conditions for education innovation and reform; achieving significant improvement in student outcomes, including making substantial gains in student achievement, closing achievement gaps, improving high school graduation rates, and ensuring student preparation for success in college and careers; and implementing ambitious plans in four core education reform areas:
- Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and to compete in the global economy;
- Building data systems that measure student growth and success, and inform teachers and principals about how they can improve instruction;
- Recruiting, developing, rewarding, and retaining effective teachers and principals, especially where they are needed most; and
- Turning around our lowest-achieving schools.
Henry County Schools joined 25 partner school districts in Georgia’s Race To The Top (RT3) application. As a partner in Georgia’s Race to the Top application, Henry County Schools is committed to keeping its stakeholders updated on this initiative and how it will impact the students, teachers, and schools in Henry County. Visit the links and resources on our site for more information on Race To The Top in Georgia and in Henry County Schools.Thank you for visiting and let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you.