High Point Schools Partnership (HPSP) is a volunteer-led, grassroots initiative affiliated with Guilford Education Alliance (GEA).  It was started in 2019 when community leaders led by Business High Point and the High Point Community Foundation began to explore ways to promote, strengthen and advocate for great schools in High Point.

Partnership members are part of an ever-growing and diverse group –  business leaders, community leaders, elected officials, philanthropists, educators, parents, grandparents, and others – who know that great schools are the foundation of a thriving community.  HPSP works to build impactful connections between GCS schools and the wider High Point community, celebrate excellence in GCS students and educators in High Point, and advocate for fully-funding our schools. At least one member of the High Point Schools Partnership always serves on the GEA board and the co-chair of the GEA program leadership team is also on the HPSP steering committee to ensure coordination of strategy and planning with countywide efforts.


The High Point Schools Partnership areas of focus:

  1. Build impactful connection between the community and GCS schools in High Point through partnerships and programs.
  2. Celebrate the achievements of GCS students, educators and schools in High Point.
  3. Support the recruitment, retention, and rewarding of excellent GCS teachers and administrators in High Point.
  4. Advocate for fully funding our schools.

High Point Schools Partnership Staff

Dawn Spencer, Program Coordinator
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