The Barrow County School System encourages curiosity and inventiveness in our students. These qualities are nurtured and celebrated in our middle and high schools through our Science & Engineering Fair process. Participation is open to all 6th - 12th grade students. Students compete at the school level for nominations to the system level fair held in January each year, with gold medal projects advancing to the Northeast Georgia Regional Science & Engineering Fair, and then potentially to the State Fair.
Detailed information regarding the entire process can be found on the BCSS Science & Engineering Fair page.
The Barrow County School System holds fine arts instruction in high regard as a vital component of a well-rounded education. Barrow County students have access to high quality instruction in a wide variety of art forms ranging from General Music, Instrumental and Choral Music, Visual Art, Theater, Dance & Choreography, as well as diverse forms of Digital Art including Audio, Video & Film Production and Graphics Design.
While most of our fine arts programs hold performances or exhibits throughout the year, this is especially true during the months of March, April, and May. We have designated this special time each year as the school system's Fine Arts Festival in order to celebrate the creativity and talent of all of our young artists and musicians.
A schedule of fine arts events can be found on the Fine Arts Festivities page.
Barrow BOLD education where teachers and students are Building Our Learning Differently through innovative teaching practices occurs in every grade level in every school across the Barrow County School System. To showcase the impact of those innovations on our amazing students we hold a special evening event each May, our Student Innovation Showcase (formerly the Student STEAM Showcase).
The Student Innovation Showcase gives the spotlight to our students and gives them the opportunity to share what innovative learning looks like through their eyes. In the Student Showcase Exhibition Hall, teams of students present artifacts, demonstrate technology, explain techniques, and share projects with showcase attendees that they have experienced throughout the year.
If you are interested in more information about this unique event, be sure to visit the Student Innovation Showcase page.
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