Programs & Initiatives

Governor's School Leadership Academy

The Governor’s School Leadership Academy (GSLA) provides high-quality, selective, statewide leadership preparation and support designed to develop high-capacity school leaders across Georgia. Through strategic partnerships with other state agencies, Georgia universities, and local school districts, the GSLA will help ensure that every Georgia school is led by transformational leaders capable of maximizing student achievement. 

Graduates Ready to Attain Success in Postsecondary (GRASP) Program

The Graduates Ready to Attain Success in Postsecondary (GRASP) Program Grant aims to support selected Georgia high schools as they work to increase student success in achieving high school graduation, completing postsecondary programs, and productively participating in the workforce. 

Growing Readers

Growing Readers is a K-3 literacy professional learning grant designed and implemented through Georgia's 16 Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs) and administered through GOSA and the Georgia Department of Education. Growing Readers provides consistent and high-quality professional learning to teachers on effective reading instruction to help more children read at grade level by the end of third grade. Growing Readers is a part of GOSA’s goal to invest in universal RESA initiatives that ensure all regions in Georgia are receiving access to high-quality, replicable professional learning in effective instruction. 

Innovation Fund

The Georgia Innovation Fund is committed to dramatically advancing student academic achievement throughout Georgia. It began as a $19.4 million fund under Georgia’s Race to the Top plan.  During Race to the Top, the Innovation Fund provided 23 grants to programs focused on providing applied learning opportunities, creating teacher and leader induction programs, growing the teacher and leader pipeline, or developing or expanding charter schools. 

Personalized Learning Grant

Personalized Learning (formerly Technology Tools for Teachers) is a grant program that provides funds to selected school systems to implement a professional learning experience which leverages the use of instructional technology tools to increase student engagement, growth, and achievement. Educators in participating schools are provided with instructional technology tools and ongoing professional learning for two and one-half school years.


GOSA has developed the Words2Reading website, a web tool with curated resources for families, caregivers, and teachers to help develop and sharpen early childhood language and literacy skills.