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Partners In Education

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Thank you to DeFoor Realty for their donation of $10,000, $2,500 to four schools in our school district! 


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Partnerships in Action!

The Columbia County School District is proud and grateful to have the support of many businesses, organizations, and individuals striving to help us meet our goal of providing a safe, positive and clean environment for our students, faculty and staff.
As a Partner in Education, interested stakeholders can make a difference in the lives of children every day. 

What is a Partner in Education?

Partners contribute to the overall success of schools through four key areas:
  • Improvement of Academic Performance
  • Educator Support and Morale 
  • Enriching Students' Life Experiences
  • Growing Career Opportunities 
Some areas that fall under these categories include, but are not limited to, the following:
Improving Academic Performance
  • Sponsoring events to promote literacy
  • Routinely volunteering as a special guest reader
  • Providing additional resources to improve instruction
  • Engaging students in career exploration events and presentations
Providing Educator Support and Morale
  • Conducting or hosting our staff at professional development training
  • Sponsoring summer internships for professional development and leadership
  • Offering company tours and use of facilities for training
  • Collaborating, facilitating, and/or promoting school projects that impact our community
  • Joining the employee incentive program through Human Resources
Enriching Life Experiences of Students
  • Mentoring a student or group of students
  • Serving as a career day guest speaker at a school or for a class
  • Sponsoring supply drives for resources for students in need and their families

Growing Career Opportunities (Work-Based Learning)
  • Participating in a school career day
  • Hosting a youth apprenticeship student for on-the-job training
  • Offering internships or job shadowing
  • Providing career awareness and information on your profession's skillset
We hope you will find a place where you and our schools can create meaningful and lasting partnerships. Reach out to any of our Partner in Education points of contact at each school or contact our district office if you want to dive in! 
Partnerships at the school level include, but are not limited to, cash or in-kind donations (with receipt) directly donated to a specific school event. This includes supporting a school event such as a fall carnival or booster fundraising event. 
Qualified partners are recognized at the school level. Partners who donate to three or more schools with donations totaling more than $5,000 will be recognized as a district-level partner. 
District-level partnerships include, but are not limited to, cash or in-kind donations to events that support all schools within the Columbia County School District. This could include the Teacher of the Year Banquet, principal's conference donations, Jeans Day at a business to support school social workers, back to school supply drives, new teacher inductions, etc. 
Qualified district-level partnerships are recognized and highlighted each year at the annual Superintendent's Breakfast. 
Teacher of the Year/Principal's Conference
New Teacher Induction/Employee Incentive Program
REACH Scholarship Fund
Bus Driver Appreciation
Work-Based Learning
Special Olympics
Partners in Education
School Supply Drives/Jeans Day for School Social Workers
Farm to Table
  1. Abilene Baptist Church
  2. ACHS Insurance
  3. Augusta Coca-Cola
  4. AT&T Foundation
  5. Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate
  6. Bob Richards Automotive Group
  7. Busbys, Inc.
  8. Carter Koenig Photography
  9. Chick-Fil-A (Grovetown)
  10. Chick-Fil-A (Mullins Crossing)
  11. Christ The King Lutheran Church
  12. Church of the Holy Comforter
  13. Club Car
  14. Columbia County Association of Educators
  15. Columbia Co. Chamber of Commerce
  16. Columbia County Foundation for Children
  17. DeFoor Realty
  18. Dunkin Donuts (Lewiston Road and Furys Ferry)
  19. Eagle Towing and Recovery
  20. Exchange Club of Columbia County
  21. Flowers on Broad
  22. Fort Gordon Spouses and Civilians Club
  23. Georgia Power
  24. GIW Industries
  25. Grace Baptist Church
  26. Grovetown Masonic Lodge #730
  28. Harlem Baptist Church
  29. Harlem Womans Club
  30. Herbert Homes Inc.
  31. Jefferson Energy Cooperative Foundation, Inc.
  32. Journey Church
  33. Kimberly-Clark Foundation
  34. Kiokee Baptist Church
  35. Kona Ice of West Augusta
  36. Kroger Co.
  37. Ladybugs Flowers and Gifts
  38. Lowes Home Center (Evans)
  39. M. B. Jones Oil Inc.
  40. Marcos Pizza - Washington Rd.
  41. Meybohm Realtors
  42. Nothing Bundt Cakes
  43. Papa Johns Pizza  (#173 - Furys Ferry)
  44. Papa Johns Pizza (N. Belair)
  45. Pediatric Partners of Augusta, LLC --
  46. Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 150
  47. Pollard Lumber Company
  48. Poythress and Associates
  49. Publix @ Riverwood
  50. Queensborough National Bank
  51. Rob Zapata’s Electric, Inc.
  52. RW Allen, LLC
  53. S & H Construction, LLC
  54. Seigler's Karate Center
  55. Shane's Rib Shack
  56. South State Bank
  57. Sparkle Express Car Wash
  58. Stevens Creek Community Church
  59. Sunrise Grill
  60. Sunshine Day Stream
  61. Superior Academy
  62. T3 Solutions, LLC
  63. Target (Evans)
  64. TBonz
  65. Temp Rite
  66. Texas Road House
  67. Textron
  68. The Barn at Sanderlin Horse Farm
  69. Thigpen Forest Products, LLC
  71. Traditions in Tile of Augusta
  72. Travis Gamble
  74. United Way of the CSRA
  75. University Health Services Inc.
  76. Uptown Cheapskate
  77. Wal-mart (Grovetown)
  78. Weinberger’s Furniture
  79. Wesley United Methodist Church
  80. West Lake Country Club
  81. Winchester Homes of GA, Inc.