Glossary

CTAE

Career, Technical and Agricultural Education is a program that works with regional businesses and industries to consider regional workforce needs and determine how partners can work together to ensure these needs are met for Georgia’s future workforce

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/CTAE/Pages/default.aspx

FTE

The Quality Basic Education (QBE) Act require local school systems to report student enrollment in terms of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) students. State funding for the operation of instructional programs are generated from FTE data reported by local school systems.

Learn more about QBE (PDF)

GAfutures

GACollege411 is a website maintained by the Georgia Student Finance Commission that provides college planning tools and information.

https://www.gafutures.org/

GADOE

Georgia Department of Education

http://www.gadoe.org/

GATRACS

Georgia Articulation Cooperative Services is a partnership of the University System of Georgia (USG), the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the Georgia Independent College Association (GICA), the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC), and the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE). It provides a college credit transfer portal, linked from the GACollege411 website, which allows people who have earned college credit to search for credit transfer opportunities at Georgia’s University, Technical and Independent colleges.

GICA

Georgia Independent College Association

http://www.georgiacolleges.org/

GSFC

The Georgia Student Finance Commission administers financial aid programs, advocates on issues related to financing higher education, provides free financial aid consulting, and promotes financial literacy and default prevention.

http://gsfc.georgia.gov/

HOPE

HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) is a scholarship and grant program that rewards Georgia students with financial assistance in degree, diploma, and certificate programs at eligible public and private colleges and universities and public technical colleges in Georgia.

Learn more about Hope at https://www.gafutures.org/

MOWR

The Move On When Ready program provides for students who are dual credit enrolled at a participating eligible public or private high school, or home study program in Georgia, and a participating eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia. These students take postsecondary coursework for credit towards both high school graduation or home study completion and postsecondary requirements. Beginning with Fall term 2015 (FY 2016) the program is offered during all terms of the school year; fall, spring and summer semester or fall, winter, spring, and summer quarter.

Learn more about MOWR at https://www.gafutures.org/

STEM

Refers to courses in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics

TCSG

Technical College System of Georgia

https://tcsg.edu/index.php

USG

University System of Georgia

http://www.usg.edu/