Relishing Education And Conquering Heights

Our Vision

Our vision is to ensure the success of each student.

Our Mission 

The Coweta County School System (CCSS) provides gifted education services to eligible students through REACH.  The REACH Program for identified gifted students is an outgrowth of CCSS’s commitment to student success.  Following Georgia Board of Education regulations, REACH is designed to meet the unique needs of students who demonstrate a high degree of intellectual and/or creative ability, exhibit an exceptionally high degree of motivation, excel in specific academic fields, and need special instruction and/or ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with their abilities.  CCSS encourages, fosters, and supports differentiated educational efforts that meet provisions for the special needs of gifted learners through an array of service delivery options and educational opportunities.  Activities for REACH students include a more elaborate, complex, and in-depth study of major ideas, problems, and themes than that addressed in the regular educational classroom.  The successful attainment of these goals is dependent upon a collaborative effort among the educators, community members, parents, and students.   

Our Goals

  1. Gifted students will develop advanced research skills and methods.

  2. Gifted students will develop and practice creative thinking and creative problem-solving skills with a variety of complex topics within the area of study.

  3. Gifted students will develop and practice critical thinking and logical problem-solving skills in the pertinent academic area.

  4. Gifted students will develop advanced communication skills.

  5. Gifted students will develop an understanding of self and how their unique characteristics may influence interactions with others.  

Referral Periods
The referral periods for consideration for the gifted program at ECHS take place during the months of September (for placement in January) and January (for placement in August of the next school year). Contact micki.byrnes@cowetaschools.net to request referral paperwork and forms.

Delivery Models
At the high school level, REACH students are served through two different delivery models:
1. Resource 
2. Advanced Placement Classes / Advanced Content