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The Partners in Education program is a voluntary and collaborative relationship between an organization and the Barrow County School System for one year. This program began in 1991 as Akins Ford and a handful of businesses joined forces to develop partnerships that would link the community and the school system. This is an opportunity for businesses and schools to work together on a common goal: giving children a well-rounded education. Partnerships directly benefit students by giving them “real-world” experiences and incentives to help them excel.

As a school system and community, it is imperative we work together to bring the best of both worlds to our children. The time and resources you have to offer are invaluable.

For more information about our Partners in Education (PIE) Program, contact Ellen Petree at 770-867-4527 or email. You can also see our School Level PIE Contacts.


District Partners in Education

Thank you to our District Partners in Education. District partners commit to fulfilling our 4-Star Program at each of our schools and programs in the district. Their incredible generosity impacts each of the students and staff in the Barrow County School System.

Akins Ford Logo

artsNOW logo

Bank OZK

Bethlehem Church

Chick-fil-A Logo

Jackson EMC

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Barrow

Auburn Public Library

Statham Public Library

Winder Public Library

Zaxbys restaurant


Multi-School partners commit to fulfilling our 4-Star Program in nine or more of our schools and programs. Thank you for your support and impact on our community.

Barrow County Farm Bureau

Piedmont Group logo - Will Bearden information

Partner Pal

A "Partner Pal" is involved with multiple schools and/or the district in select areas of focus. Thank you to our Pals!

Chico's logo

Georgia Power logo

107.1 FM WJBB Radio

District PIE Contact

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Ellen Petree

School & Community Relations Specialist

Partners in Education, Barrow Literacy Partnership, Community Member of the Month

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