With schools in Calhoun County, Alabama promoting parental and community involvement, all schools work with the goal of achieving educational excellence.
Parents, who wish to send their children to public schools, have access to five systems.
The largest public school system is Calhoun County, with 17 elementary and high schools and the Career Technical Center.
Parents, who would like to send their children to a private school, have the option of using The Donoho School, a college-preparatory day school for grades pre-k through 12.
Several Christian schools are located within the county: Faith Christian in Golden Springs, Cornerstone Christian Academy, Trinity Christian School, Jacksonville Christian Academy, and Sacred Heart Catholic School.
The Learning Tree in Piedmont offers special education for school-age students of unspecified grade placement.
Those seeking higher education also have many options.
Jacksonville State University, also known as the "Friendliest Campus in the South," dates back to 1883 and offers about 24 fields of study for bachelors' and masters' degrees.
Gadsden State Community College offers basic studies for one and two year degrees in more than 50 areas of study.