Thomson Elementary School is one of 14 schools selected as a stop on the 12th Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education's Annual Bus Trip Across Georgia. The tour brings educators, business people, government and civic leaders from around the state to schools that are excelling in many areas. More than 150 schools were nominated for the honor.
The purpose of the trip is to celebrate improving Georgia schools. Participants get a firsthand look at best practices that have been working and that could possibly work in other areas of the state. This year, schools on the tour boast of improving student achievement scores and valuable community partnerships that help in their success.
Dr. Stephen Dolinger, president of the Partnership, said selection is a real feather in both the school's and community's caps.
"Schools that enjoy high student achievement scores almost always enjoy strong bonds with businesses or colleges and universities within the community," he said.
Dr. Dolinger emphasized the school came highly recommended. Thomson Elementary is a 2004 Department of Education Title I Distinguished School, has strong reading and after-school programs and specially trained staff to tutor students.
Approximately 100 participants in the Bus Trip will visit the school Sept. 23.