Jasper County School District
Jasper County Board of Education
1411 College St
Monticello, GA 31064-6802
Phone: 706.468.6350
Fax: 706.468.0045
Superintendent – Dr. Mike Newton

Jasper County Schools:

Piedmont Academy is a non-profit, independent, co-educational institution educating students from pre-school through twelfth grade. The campus is located 60 miles southeast of Atlanta in Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia. The school is governed by a Board of Trustees, which consists of eleven parents who are elected during the Annual Parents Meeting held in February. Encompassing twenty-five acres, the campus consists of three classroom buildings; an outside classroom; media center; cafeteria; a full-sized gymnasium including a band/music room, stage and weight room; a separate play area for elementary students; a football stadium; baseball and fast-pitch softball field.

Fifty miles away from Monticello is the University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with state-wide commitments and responsibilities. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education. It is also the state’s oldest, most comprehensive and most diversified institution of higher education. Its motto, “to teach, to serve and to inquire into the nature of things,” reflects the university’s integral and unique role in the conservation and enhancement of the state’s and nation’s intellectual, cultural and environmental heritage. Visit the University of Georgia online for more information.

Southern Crescent Technical College was established in July 2010 from the merger of Flint River Technical College (FRTC) and Griffin Technical College (GTC). Southern Crescent Technical College is a flagship technical college in the state, with a combined student population of over 6,500 credit students. As one of the largest technical colleges in Georgia, the two campus locations and three centers will serve the workforce and community needs of the over 500,000 citizens in the ten counties of the South Atlanta region including Butts, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, Talbot, Taylor, and Upson counties.


Georgia Perimeter College is 25 miles away in Newton County and is a community committed to learning and to becoming a preeminent associate degree-granting institution, the faculty, staff, administrators, and students of Georgia Perimeter College share the following aspirations: To gain national recognition as a community of learners; To assume a national leadership role in developing creative, technologically advanced academic and student services programs; To serve as a model for other institutions in developing collaborative partnerships to deliver public services, technical assistance, lifelong learning, and economic development training. For more information visit www.gpc.edu

Georgia College & State University is 35 miles away. Their undergraduate mission is to provide students with the educational experiences typical of esteemed private liberal arts colleges, but at the affordable price of a public university. Throughout the state of Georgia and beyond, Georgia College is recognized as an academically competitive and challenging student-centered university that offers an attractive range of liberal arts and sciences and professional programs. Read more at www.gcsu.edu

Mercer University is a faith-based institution of higher learning that seeks to achieve excellence and scholarly discipline in the fields of liberal learning and professional knowledge. The institution is guided by the historic principles of religious and intellectual freedom, while affirming religious and moral values that arise from the Judeo-Christian understanding of the world. Visit wwww.mercer.edu for more information.

Troy University’s tradition of teaching excellence dates to its founding on February 26, 1887 when an act of the Alabama Legislature established State Normal School, Troy as an institution to train teachers for Alabama’s schools. Joseph Macon Dill was the institution’s first president. In 1893, the school was renamed Troy State Normal College. READ MORE or for other information, visit atlanta.troy.edu

Emory, 25 miles from Monticello, is unique among research universities in offering two academically equivalent but environmentally distinct options for entering students. One option is Oxford College, a small living, learning community, located 38 miles east of Atlanta on the site of the original Emory campus founded by the Methodist Church in Oxford, Georgia. Students choose to attend Oxford because of its emphasis on teaching, personal interaction with professors, community setting, leadership opportunities, and relationship with Emory University.

As a unit of the University System of Georgia, Macon State College (45 miles from Monticello) is building a new model in higher education – a focused baccalaureate institution whose resources are dedicated to the advancement of a defined region. The college prepares students to succeed in a technology-rich, information-driven global economy while developing important life and citizenship skills through a solid foundation in the liberal arts.
Find out more about Macon State College: at www.maconstate.edu

Ferst Foundation’s mission is to provide books for local communities to prepare all Georgia preschool children for reading and learning success. Ferst Foundation possesses a 4-star rating, the highest given by Charity Navigator. That means we make the most efficient use of your donation, ensuring your dollars are making an impact on children in Georgia. www.ferstfoundation.org