Does your your school or system have an excellent economic education program?

The Georgia Council periodically recognizes exemplary economic programs in Georgia with the hopes that rewarding excellence will encourage the growth and development of effective programs in economic education.

A Program of Excellence is one that:

  • is currently implemented in a school or system.
  • meets the Council for Economic Education and Georgia Council on Economic Education framework for quality economic education.
  • offers a balanced content.
  • encourages a variety of teaching strategies that involve teachers, students, and the community.

Categories of Entry

  • System-wide K-12 program
  • System-wide elementary school program
  • System-wide middle school program
  • System-wide high school program
  • Single elementary school building
  • Single middle school building
  • Single high school building

The process

To nominate a school or a system, please fill out the nomination form and follow the instructions for the nomination packet. All materials are due December 15. A selection committee will review the nomination packets and finalists will be required to host the committee for a one-day on-site visit.

The reward

Program of Excellence winners are recognized at the Georgia Council’s annual meeting in May. A description of the winning program will be highlighted in the Council’s materials and publications.

The fine print

The Council reserves the right to cancel the competition if there are insufficient numbers of nominees. All submission materials become the property of the Georgia Council on Economic Education and will not be returned.

Selection Committee

Program of Excellence selection committee members will be selected from the Georgia Council on Economic Education, the Georgia Department of Education, social studies specialists, university professionals, and other appropriate economic educators.

Past Winners of GCEE's Economic Education Program of Excellence

Houston County Schools, system-wide K-12 program

Gwinnett County Schools, system-wide middle school program- American History: Examining Years of Economic Strides

Gwinnett County Schools, system-wide K-12 program

Fayette County Schools, system-wide K-12 program

Gwinnett County Schools, system-wide economic history program

Houston County Schools, system-wide program- the Georgia Stock Market Game

Fayette County Schools, system-wide elementary school program- Mini Society

Timothy Elementary School, Athens-Clarke County Schools, elementary school program- Timothyville

Henry County Schools, system-wide elementary program- Mini Society

Knight Elementary School, Gwinnett County Schools, elementary school program- Knight Town