Children of personnel assigned to Fort Gordon typically attend public
schools in either Richmond or Columbia County. High
school students living on the
Richmond Academy High School.
Transportation is provided by Richmond County.
Elementary and middle school students living on the installation attend
Freedom Park School, a Richmond County School located on the installation.
Both local Georgia school systems have their own sites, linked below,
where you will find a list of schools, points of contact, and more
Registration InformationRegistration is done on site at the school that the child will attend.
The school district web sites both offer tools,
linked below, that will aid in determining which schools to attend.
If your child is entering kindergarten, you will need a certified copy
of your child's birth certificate, a Georgia Certificate of Immunization
(Ga Form 3032), and a Georgia Certificate of Eye, Ear, and Dental
Examination (Ga Form 3300). If your child is entering school from
another state, you will need the two Georgia forms
and a copy of your child's last report card.
Both Georgia forms can be obtained at
Eisenhower Army Medical Center.
State law requires that a child be 5 years old by September 1 to enter
kindergarten and must be 6 years old by September 1 to enter first
Georgia law requires that all students entering ninth grade must take
four years of math, three years of science, three years of social
studies, and one year of health and physical education. Graduation
requirements vary according to the course of study.
Richmond County Schools The Richmond County Board of Education
operates 37 elementary schools,
10 middle schools, 10
high schools, and 2 alternative schools. These include three magnet
schools: one for general academics, one for fine arts, and one for
science, health, and engineering. More
information can be obtained by calling (706)737-7200.
Richmond County School Locator by Address
Columbia County SchoolsThe Columbia County Board of Education
operates 17 elementary schools,
8 middle schools, and 5
high schools. For more specific information, call (706)541-0650.
County School Districts by Subdivision
The Augusta-Aiken area has a selection of secular and non-secular
private schools. For a complete listing, check
Private Schools Report for schools in
Information on home schooling can be found on the
Department of Education web site.
For home schooling information and resources, we
suggest the CSRA Home Education
Homeschool Central, and
A to Z Homeschooling.
Department of Education info, contacts, and resources
Richmond County Guide for Parents of Children with Disabilities
Columbia County Special Services
The Georgia Pre-K ProgramGeorgia offers a pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds. The
program is paid for with lottery dollars and is free to the
participating families. It is offered in both public schools and private
day care centers, as well as at the Fort Gordon Child Care Center.
Registration takes place in the Spring of each year for the following
fall. Since there is limited space in each center or school and
appointments are competitive, interested parents may need to apply at
more than one place. Be aware that the program runs on the same calendar
as public schools, meaning that child care will need to be arranged for
holidays and summer. The program also ends at 3:15 PM every day and
begins at 8:00 AM. The program is operated like a school, with
attendance and tardiness rules.
To register for the Pre-K program, parents must provide proof of Georgia
residence, 2 emergency contacts, child's social security card, and birth
certificate. For more information, call 706)791-4790. DSN number is 780-6494.
College ProgramsFourteen universities have representative at
the education center. You can find
detailed information on the
Additional programs at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Graduate levels
are available from several colleges located in easy commuting distance,
such as Augusta State University,
Aiken Technical College,
The Medical College of Georgia, and
the University of South Carolina at
Dependent children of military personnel stationed in Georgia usually
are eligible for the Georgia HOPE
scholarship to attend public colleges and universities in the state.