SCHOOLS & TUTORING

Education


Click on the link above for POWERMINDS.ORG.

PowerMinds.org offers a powerful platform where deserving children, youth and adults can connect to qualified tutors online. Their network consists of volunteers that are expert in their areas and are willing to share their knowledge and help you succeed in all subject areas.
Mountain Charter Education High School - Bartow County
The mission of Mountain Education Charter High School is to provide students the opportunity to be successful learners and to earn a high school diploma.

Graduation Achievement Charter High School offers a virtual learning opportunity to students between the ages of 14-22 who have dropped out of school or need a flexible schedule to complete their high school diploma. Whether students are lacking credits or would just like to start on a fresh path to obtaining their diploma, Graduation Achievement Charter High School is here to help!
Students have access to classes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our program adapts to the academic needs of our students and provides an opportunity to spend adequate time needed in each course rather than a one-size-fits all approach to scheduling. We understand that traditional high school environments do not work for every student and life can often present unforeseen challenges.

Our accredited, state-funded high school offers a variety of online core curriculum courses, is aligned to Georgia state standards, and keeps students engaged in many innovative ways.
Graduation Achievement Charter High School offers a virtual learning opportunity to students between the ages of 14-22 who have dropped out of school or need a flexible schedule to complete their high school diploma. Whether students are lacking credits or would just like to start on a fresh path to obtaining their diploma, Graduation Achievement Charter High School is here to help!
Students have access to classes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our program adapts to the academic needs of our students and provides an opportunity to spend adequate time needed in each course rather than a one-size-fits all approach to scheduling. We understand that traditional high school environments do not work for every student and life can often present unforeseen challenges.
Our accredited, state-funded high school offers a variety of online core curriculum courses, is aligned to Georgia state standards, and keeps students engaged in many innovative ways.


Georgia Virtual Academy - online schooling as an alternative to public school

ECKERD CONNECTS | Paxen 

121 E Felton Road | Cartersville, GA 30120
Office: 470-274-5231
Tommy Baker | Career Coach
Cell: (470) 389-2336
GED Prep and GED Test through Chattahoochee Tech

An individual who is 16 or 17 years of age who has officially withdrawn from public, private, or home school is termed an Underage Youth. Underage Youth are eligible for enrollment into a state approved adult education program provided they complete the Underage Youth Application for Program Enrollment and Permission to Take the GED® Test application and submit it with an official withdrawal form or letter from the last school attended or letter signed by the superintendent or designee verifying the student is no longer enrolled or was never enrolled in the local school system. Home School applicants must complete the Underage Enrollment Affidavit for Home School Students. These forms and instructions are available at our learning centers.
In order to qualify for approval to take the GED® Test, 16 and 17 year olds must attend the adult education program a minimum of 40 hours and earn a grade equivalent score of 8.0 on the TABE (level D or A only) in Reading, Math, and Language, as applicable. Next, the student must take GED Ready®: The Official Practice Test and earn a minimum score of 158 on each part of that test. Finally, the student must complete the GED® Test registration at www.ged.com or call 1-877-392-6433.
Legal identification with proof of age is also required. Identity and age must be verified using photographic identification. The acceptable forms of identification are driver’s licenses, passports, identification cards (military, school and government issued) including forms of identification provided by the Department of Driver Services to non-drivers which shows name, address, date of birth, signature and a photograph.

GED PREP CLASSES - Cartersville
These are offered at the Summerhill Educational Complex on Aubrey Street in Cartersville. You must call for an appointment with Brenda at 770-387-4038. The first appointment is to complete the paperwork and the pre-test. You should expect to be there approximately 3 hours for this appointment.  GED Prep Classes are on Mondays and Tuesdays at either 9:00-12:00 or from 4:30-7:30pm. If you are over 18 years old then you just need an ID or your Drivers License. If you are under 18 years, then you will need an ID or your license PLUS a withdrawl slip from school. It can either be "withdrawn," "expelled," or "lack of attendance."  A parent/guardian will need to complete a Consent Form (which Brenda will provide.

GED PREP CLASSES - Adairsville
The Jackson House 770-877-1550
You will need to leave a message and someone will return your call to schedule an appointment. 

GED Prep and GED Test through Chattahoochee Tech

An individual who is 16 or 17 years of age who has officially withdrawn from public, private, or home school is termed an Underage Youth. Underage Youth are eligible for enrollment into a state approved adult education program provided they complete the Underage Youth Application for Program Enrollment and Permission to Take the GED® Test application and submit it with an official withdrawal form or letter from the last school attended or letter signed by the superintendent or designee verifying the student is no longer enrolled or was never enrolled in the local school system. Home School applicants must complete the Underage Enrollment Affidavit for Home School Students. These forms and instructions are available at our learning centers.
In order to qualify for approval to take the GED® Test, 16 and 17 year olds must attend the adult education program a minimum of 40 hours and earn a grade equivalent score of 8.0 on the TABE (level D or A only) in Reading, Math, and Language, as applicable. Next, the student must take GED Ready®: The Official Practice Test and earn a minimum score of 158 on each part of that test. Finally, the student must complete the GED® Test registration at www.ged.com or call 1-877-392-6433.
Legal identification with proof of age is also required. Identity and age must be verified using photographic identification. The acceptable forms of identification are driver’s licenses, passports, identification cards (military, school and government issued) including forms of identification provided by the Department of Driver Services to non-drivers which shows name, address, date of birth, signature and a photograph.
Chattahoochee Technical College
Chattahoochee Technical College administers the same GED examinations but they accommodate applicants who are aged 16 and above provided that they have documentations supporting their formal release from their former high school and a parental consent. Before taking the GED test, applicants must also demonstrate an approved level of proficiency by means of a pre-test trial. For those 18 years old and above, free classes in writing, reading, and mathematics are provided but these are not mandatory.
For information on the practice test, http://www.georgiaged.com/ged-online-practice-test/

Residential Living


Eagle Ranch Christian Children's Home
Admission Guidelines
The children's program at Eagle Ranch generally admits children with mild to moderate emotional and/or behavioral problems, such as depression, anxiety, oppositional/defiant behavior, lying, stealing, school conduct problems, academic underachievement, poor social skills, anger management, poor self-image, etc. Children and teens exhibiting more at risk behavior or severe problems will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Child
·         Boys, aged 8 - 16, and girls, aged 8- 17.
·         Minimum IQ of 70.
·         Mild to moderate emotional and/or behavioral problems.
·         Must have family involvement with potential for reunification. 
·         Must have family (birth, adoptive, foster) to live with on weekends home & breaks (school holidays, several weeks during the summer, etc.).
·         Must be able to function in a public school, although grades 6-9 will be educated on-campus. 
·         Should live within an 80-mile radius of Eagle Ranch (Gainesville area).
·         No alcohol or drug dependency.
·         No history of sexual offending behavior or sexual perpetration.
·         No active suicidal or homicidal threats, ideation, or behavior (if history of suicidal or homicidal threats, ideation or behavior, a review of psychiatric/hospital records will determine appropriateness of placement at Eagle Ranch. 
·         Average length of stay is 12 - 24 months.
·         Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis

General Health

Bartow Family Resources
200 Leake Street / Cartersville, GA / 30120
770-382-7224

Bartow Family Resources is a non-profit, community organization that reaches out to women and their families in Bartow County.  We offer clients up-to-date and accurate information on pregnancy, conception, abstinence, contraception, adoption, abortion, childbirth, and parenting.  We promote healthy lifestyles and healthy families.

"GRANDS WHO CARE"
A support program for Grandparents/Relatives raising children. This is a non-profit, private group whose purpose is to help relatives raising children find the resources and support they need to care for themselves and the children they raise.

CONTACT:  Julia Kimple 706-291-8496 or jkimple@mercyatlanta.org

Bartow Health Access  678-535-7216
BHA provides affordable, high quality care for uninsured and under-served families of Bartow County and the surrounding community. Everyone receives compassionate care regardless of your ability to pay. Each patient is able to choose a primary care provider who works directly with you to address your medical, specialty care and behavioral health care needs. The same health care professional can also provide care for your entire family. Through this approach, you are able to develop a relationship and partnership, addressing your needs. You may qualify for reduced fee services based on your income and family size. 

Office Visits $45 cash, sliding fee scale based on income, and are due at the time of visit.
Making a doctor's appointment: Bartow Health Access is not a walk-in-clinic. However, we are able to schedule same-day appointments based on a first come first served basis. www.bartowhealthaccess.org

Cartersville. Hours of operation include 
Monday, 12pm-8pm, 
Tuesday,9am-5pm and 
Wednesday, 12pm-8pm. 

Behavioral Health for adults and youth are also available through Highland Rivers by calling 1-800-729-5700. Bartow County Social Services are also available Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. Call for appointment @ 770- 387-5133

Public Health Department  770-382-1920

Rape Crisis Center 770-386-8779


Domestic Violence 770-386-8779

Alcohol Assessment: Donald Carlson 770-609-4528; 
Alcohol Assessment: Jacquelyn MacFarland 678-619-5166
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Jobs & Career

Goodwill Career Center
929 Joe Frank Pkwy / Cartersville, GA / 30120  770-276-7036 

Hours:
Mon-Wed 9am-5pm
Thursday   9am-7pm
Friday       9am-4pm
Saturday   10am-2pm

WWW.SNAGAJOB.COM
A complete listing of hourly positions in Bartow County. 

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Housing & Food

FOOD PANTRIES & MEALS

Episcopal Church of Ascension
205 West Cherokee Ave.
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 382-2626

Friendship Table at 1st Presbyterian
183 West Main Street
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 382-3511
Meals every Tuesday at 6:00pm

Harvest House
165 Old Tennessee Highway
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 382-9489
Hours: 10am-12pm Thursdays
Harvest House Food Pantry 770-382-9489
http://www.libertysq.org/harvest_house.htm
Harvest House is the food pantry ministry for Liberty Square. Harvest House is open to distribute to Bartow County residence who can show proof of address and have a personal I.D. Harvest House is open every Thursday from 10am until 12 noon.

North Bartow Community Services
2397 Hall Station Road
Adairsville, GA 30103
(770) 773-3812
Hours: Mon-Fri Call Ahead

Impact Foot Pantry of NorthPointe
30 Orchard Road
Adairsville, GA 30103
(770) 334-8435

Hours: Tues and Fri @ 10:00am

Action Ministries  404-881-1991 ext. 5621 (housing hotline)
www.actionministries.net 
Our program guides families as they rise above homelessness and poverty to become independent. We provide transitional housing to homeless families with children, offering the stability and safety that they need to prosper. Parents are assigned a case manager to help them overcome the barriers they face on their way towards independently supporting their family. Services include job coaching, financial management instruction, assistance with child care, transportation and any other need required by the family.
 
Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter 770-607-0610

Tranquility House Battered Women Shelter 770-386-8779

Flowering Branch Children's Shelter 770-387-1143

NorthPointe Church Food Pantry  770-387-8135
http://northpointechurch.com/impact

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 Other Services

Medicaid Transport through "Rides R Us"   770-943-0482 / 678-800-8199
Nora Hall, MPA
Region 1

Rejuvenate Hope   678-671-3896
Rejuvenate Hope is funded by a grant from the Division of Family and Children's Services and managed in partnership with Highland Rivers Health and The Washington Group. Our focus is on training and deploying Christian mentors to assist parents in our communities who have temporarily lost custody of their children in part to their struggles with substance abuse.

Bartow Transit   770-387-5165
Anyone requiring non-emergency transportation is eligible to ride Bartow Transit. Children five and under must be in a car-seat and Transit does not provide these accommodations.  You must be at least 17 years of age to ride without a parent.
How much does it cost to ride Transit?
$1 per trip for ages six and above.  $5.00 per trip to Rome, Ga.  $2.50 per trip from Acworth to Adairsville, Ga.

When should I call for transportation?
To request a ride call 770-387-5165 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  It is recommended you call at least 24 hours in advance.  You must call before 2:30 for next day service.  
Spaces are limited - reservations are required.

You must give the dispatcher your name, address, telephone number, date and time of your appointment and the address of your destination. Bartow County Transit does not run routes on Saturday or Sundays, and is closed on normal holidays observed by the Bartow County Government.

Passengers should be ready 1 hour before the scheduled pick-up time and be at a main entrance or curbside if weather permits.  The driver is allowed to wait five minutes before proceeding to the next destination.
 
If a Bartow County Transit driver arrives and you are not home or you fail to cancel become a "no show". You are allowed three "no shows" before your riding privileges will be suspended for a period of 30 days.
You should call the Transit office no later than one hour before your scheduled time to cancel the appointment.  Failure to call would result as a "no show".


For more information, visit http://www.bartowga.org/index.php/community-services/trans 

Bartow Library   770-382-4203
http://www.bartowlibraryonline.org/index.html

The Bartow Library hosts a number of family-oriented activities. Please follow the link above for a full calendar listing. Parents should keep in mind that the library offers SAT/ACT Practice Tests - Various times throughout the year (This is a FREE Service).


Bartow Youth Action Team - Mentors
www.justusteens.com

The Bartow Youth Action Team "YAT" members are students from Adairsville High, Cass High, Woodland High and Cartersville High. This group of leaders is focused on reaching other students in Bartow County and challenging them to make wise decisions when it comes to potentially "risky" behaviors. The YAT is always looking for new ways to make a difference in the lives of students throughout Bartow County. The team participates in various leadership building trainings, including the Georgia Teen Institute,http://www.georgiati.org/, and the Healthy Schools Leadership Summit.

Parent to Parent - Georgia
http://p2pga.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1


Parent to Parent of Georgia offers a variety of services to Georgia families of children with disabilities or special healthcare needs (ranging from ADHD through more specialized diagnosis). 

Celebrate Recovery - NorthPointe Church
http://northpointechurch.com/celebrate_recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program created to help people with their hurts, hangups, and habits. By working and applying these principles, we begin to grow spiritually and become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most important - a stronger relationship with Christ. We meet every Monday beginning at 6:00 pm for dinner, worship and small groups.







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