Fannin County School System (FCSS)
The Fannin County School System (FCSS) is an unstoppable force when it comes to academic and extracurricular excellence in North Georgia. Fannin teachers and staff keep the standards above expected, and students are continuously raising the bar.
The system is comprised of three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. With a population of approximately 2,900 students in grades K-12, the resulting student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1 ensures that Fannin County students get plenty of teacher time and attention.
The FCSS achieved district level accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI) in September of 2008. The school system is also accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC).
Mountain Area Christian Academy (MACA)
This Biblically based, Christ-centered school opened its doors in August 2000 with an enrollment of 40 students and seven teachers. Today, MACA is proud to offer courses in preschool (K2, K3, and K4), elementary (K-6), and high school (7-12) education.
MACA offers traditional classrooms, high school AP classes, Georgia Virtual School, home school connections, NILD for learning challenged students, bus service, hot lunch program, aftercare program, fine arts, and a state winning athletic program.
Visit the school at 14090 Old Hwy.76 or call for more information at (706) 374-6222.
Fannin Literacy Action Group (FLAG)
In Fannin County, everyone has the chance to learn basic skills needed to compete successfully in today’s workplace. The Fannin Literacy Action Group (FLAG) enables every adult to improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening, math, and computer skills, which also helps to strengthen family foundations and helps the individual exercise full citizenship.
FLAG Adult Education is located at 71 Overview Dr., Blue Ridge, GA 31503, which is one of two testing sites in Fannin County for the WorkKeys exam needed for the Georgia Work Ready certificate. For more information, call (706) 946-3524.
North Georgia Technical College (NGTC)
North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) opened its Blairsville campus in 1998, a state-of-the-art $5.5 million facility with 48,000 square feet of classrooms, labs, and administrative space. The latest technology is found in every program. Student enrollment is about 500.
NGTC was accredited in 2008 to offer two-year associate degrees as well as technical certificates and diplomas in a variety of career fields. The College maintains a close relationship with the business and industry to keep in step with the latest operating equipment and the skills needed. For more information, call (706) 439-6300 or visit www.northgatech.edu/about/campus_blairsville.cfm
Chattahoochee Technical College (CTC)
In July 2009, Appalachian Technical College, Chattahoochee Technical College, and North Metro Technical College merged to form the leading post-secondary technical education college in the state. Chattahoochee Technical College (CTC) offers more than 100 programs of study with the breadth and depth of knowledge critical to success in the workplace or for further study.
CTC continues to work with its local communities to provide the workforce needed to stimulate Georgia’s community and economic growth and development. CTC also offers a wide variety of continuing education courses of business, career, and personal enrichment, as well as online or hybrid courses on all its campuses.
Chattahoochee Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. For more information, call (706) 253-4500 or visit www.chattahoocheetech.edu.
University of North Georgia – Blue Ridge Campus
UNG’s Blue Ridge Campus opened in fall 2015 and offers a variety of educational pathways that include dual-enrollment courses for high school students, a full-time program for first-time freshmen with courses that will enable students to complete degrees in regional high-demand disciplines, courses for adult learners getting started in college or returning to college to complete a degree, as well as continuing and professional education programs for career growth or personal enrichment. Blue Ridge students can also take advantage of eCore, which enables them to complete the first two years of their collegiate career in an online environment.
Young Harris College
Founded in 1886, Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting, liberal arts college in nearby Young Harris, Georgia. Historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, the primary goal of Young Harris College is to educate, inspire, and empower students while providing the highest quality liberal arts education.
While maintaining an impressive 10:1 student to faculty ratio, Young Harris College offers a rigorous academic program within a nurturing environment. The school boasts a winning intercollegiate athletics program, a full calendar of first-class performing arts events and the third-largest planetarium in Georgia. For more information, call (800) 241-3754 or visit www.yhc.edu.