Georgia Department of Education Student Advisory Council

The Georgia Department of Education Student Advisory Council maintains a standing student advisory council.

Appointed under the auspices of the State Superintendent of Schools, the department maintains a student advisory council. About 50 high school students from across the state who discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia.

Members meet two times throughout the school year with State Superintendent. They have provided information about a range of issues, including school dropout rate, student leadership, communication/messaging, the Georgia graduation rule, testing, school climate, and career, technical, and agricultural education.

Students may apply for the advisory council at the beginning of each school year by obtaining an application from their school or the Georgia State Department of Education website.

Members are chosen by a committee of Georgia Department of Education representatives based on the applicant’s response to questions.

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