Pickens County's diverse academic offerings are proof that living in a rural community does not mean sacrificing educational advantages. A strong public school system, several private institutes, a premier vocational-technical institute and a four-year liberal arts college are all readily available to Pickens County residents. It is no mere coincidence that the county who pioneered the first Head Start program in the United States continues to explore new ways to best prepare young people for productive and successful lives.

Pickens County Schools

Pickens County has four Elementary Schools, two Middle Schools and one High School.  All of Pickens County's Elementary Schools participate in the "Reading First" instructional program grants. Both Middle Schools provide the core academic courses in a team-teaching approach, plus a variety of exploratory courses and an extensive sports program. Pickens High School offers a variety of programs, ranging from vocational to college preparatory which enables students to fare well at colleges and post-secondary institutions across the nation. The average SAT scores of seniors and the extraordinarily high percentage of student who pass the Georgia High School Graduation Test on the first attempt are some of the factors of the school's outstanding program that led U.S. News & World Report to identify it in January 1999 as a "High Achieving" school.

Read more about Pickens County Schools on their website.

Jasper Christian School

Jasper Christian School equips its students for a lifetime of learning. The Academic program is aimed at excellence, with each student being motivated to reach beyond what he or she thought was possible in personal achievement. Education at Jasper Christian School leads the student on a path of discovery where curiosity is aroused and creativity is fostered.

Read more about Jasper Christian School on their website

Wildwood Christian Academy

Wildwood Christian Academy provides excellence in education in a Christian environment with a low student/teacher ratio. Students learn in a caring, nurturing, family atmosphere. Wildwood Christian Academy has a strong curriculum including music, art, foreign language, computer training, and physical education. They also have after-school programs including tennis, golf, strings, archery, intramural sports, and chess club. They provide weekly chapel programs with visiting clergy and lay people.

Read more about Wildwood Christian Academy on their website.

Chattahoochee Technical College Appalachian Campus


A unit of the Technical College system of Georgia, Chattahoochee Technical College is the largest technical college in the state with a student population of more than 11,000. The college has eight campus locations serving the counties of Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Paulding and Pickens and the surrounding communities.

Chattahoochee Technical College offers over 100 program options ranging from certificates to diplomas to associate degrees with traditional classroom settings as well as online courses. Areas of study include Business Sciences, Computer Sciences, Engineering Technology, Health, Personal and Public Services, and Technical Programs. Most students qualify for financial aid.

Chattahoochee Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Through articulation agreements, many courses are accepted for credit at local colleges and universities.

The college also provides the community with learning opportunities that include customized workforce training, adult literacy and continuing education programs.

Read more about Chattahoochee Technical College on their website.

Reinhardt College

Reinhardt College is a four-year liberal arts college associated with the United Methodist Church. For more than 120 years, Reinhardt has focused on meeting student needs one person at a time. Reinhardt's emphasis is on personalized education, best provided in small classes by talented professors who truly care. A private, co-ed college founded in 1883, Reinhardt has students can choose from a master in business administration to 36 undergraduate degree programs which range from business, education and communication to sociology, digital art, math and music.

For more information on Reinhardt College visit their website.

Talking Rock Christian School

Talking Rock Christian School is a multi-grade elementary school alternative to public schools, offering a quality academic education with Christ at the heart of its teachings. They offer extra academic activates that go above and beyond the regular curriculum, which include computer programming, fine arts, musical composition, and agriculture. <o:p></o:p>


Learn more about Talking Rock Christian School on their website.

Bright Beginnings Preschool

Bright Beginnings Preschool is a ministry of Cool Springs Baptist Church of Tate, Georgia.  BBP was established in the fall of 2008 to provide our community with a Christ-centered educational environment for children ages two to five years.  Our classes are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:00 to 12:00, and we follow the Pickens County School Calendar.

For more information on Bright Beginnings Preschool visit their website.

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  • Phone:  706.692.5600
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