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Elbert County School District

The Elbert County School System consists of five schools to serve the children of our community.

  • Elbert County Comprehensive High School is a four-year public high school enrolling 1,000 students in grades 9 through 12. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Georgia Accrediting Commission.

ECCHS offers an excellent college preparatory program and Career Pathways preparing students for business, computer science, broadcast/video production, marketing, sales & services, metals fabrication technology, and other career paths.

Contact: 706-213-4000


Mountain Education Charter High School (Bowman)

Mountain Education Charter High School is a self-paced, public high school that grants regular Georgia High School Diplomas through afternoon and evening classes. Serving a population of full-time and part-time students with a self-paced and mastery-based curriculum, students progress through the course at their own pace, taking as much or as little time to satisfactorily complete the various course modules as is needed. As a result, no failing grades are given and students work until they pass.

The Bowman Campus is one of 18 sites throughout North Georgia serving Grades 9-12, open year-round, with classes in the afternoon and evening, Monday-Thursday, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Credit recovery is available for students who have failed a course at their regular daytime school. Making up failed courses permits students to stay on track academically and graduate on time with their class. Students may also complete courses they are not able to fit into their schedule at their regular school.

Contact: 706-213-4300


Athens Technical College (Elbert County Campus)

Athens Technical College Elbert County Campus is located 2.7 miles (5 minutes) from downtown Elberton on 42 acres of beautifully landscaped, rolling land in Northeast Georgia not far from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The campus incorporates a 6-acre lake and a community park. Opened in 1997, the Elbert County campus now serves over 500 students from Elbert, Hart, Washington-Wilkes, and other surrounding counties.

Students may complete the general education course requirements for all degree and diploma programs offered by Athens Technical College. Offering associate degree, certificate, or diploma programs in Agricultural Science, Conservation Law Enforcement, General Education, Industrial System Technology, Commercial Truck Driving, Cosmetology, Barbering & Esthetician, Diesel Equipment Technology, Welding Technology, and Practical Nursing. Also offering continuing education

Contact: (706) 213-2100


Colleges Within 50 Miles

University of Georgia

The University of Georgia was founded on January 27, 1785, by the Georgia General Assembly. UGA is the first state-chartered university in America. UGA offers a full curriculum to its 35,000 students.

As a comprehensive land-grant and sea-grant institution, UGA offers baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, agricultural and environmental sciences, business, environmental design, family and consumer sciences, forest resources, journalism and mass communication, education, law, pharmacy, social work, and veterinary medicine.

UGA is conveniently located in Athens, GA just 35 miles west of Elberton.

Contact: 706-542-4040


Clemson University

Clemson University is located in Clemon, South Carolina, just 49 miles north of Elberton. Clemon offers fresh opportunities for students, faculty, and community members to participate in traditional events, improve the quality of life for their surrounding communities, and pursue academic challenges. Ranked as the 22nd best national public university by U.S.News and World Report, Clemson is a vibrant student-centered community that thrives on leadership, collaboration, and a winning spirit—in academics, athletics, and life.

Clemson University has combined the scientific and technological horsepower of a major research university with the academic and social environment of a small college to become one of the country’s top-tier research universities. Just as founder Thomas Green Clemson intertwined his life with the state’s economic and educational development, this University’s students and faculty impact lives daily with their research and service.

Contact: (864) 656-3311


Athens Technical College (Main Campus)

The main campus of Athens Technical College is located in Athens, GA, just 30 miles (35 minutes) west of Elberton, Georgia. Founded in 1958, Athens Tech provides educational programs and services through traditional and online education methods to foster lifelong learning, facilitate workplace success, and promote economic development.

Athens Tech offers over 190 programs of study including associate's degrees and technical certifications in a variety of subjects including business, agriculture, construction, education, automotive, nursing, mathematics, interior design, science, and technical skills.

Contact: (706) 355-5000


Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College is a private, four-year Christian college, located 22 miles northwest of Elberton in Franklin Springs, Georgia. It is accredited to award associate and baccalaureate degrees with over 700 students from 28 states and 6 foreign countries. The college features an attractive 150-acre campus in a secure setting, with state parks and other attractions nearby.

Contact: 1-800-860-8800


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