IMPORTANT INFORMATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION


Press release regarding COVID-19.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION


The American Legion Scholarship is posted outside the counseling office and the deadline is extended to March 23, 2020. Check out other scholarship opportunities too!


Our School Mission

Our School Mission


The mission of Pickens High School is to help all students realize their potential by providing the best educational situation possible.


School Advisory Council

Local School Councils (LSC) were established as a result of Georgia's A+ Education Reform Act of 2000. This legislation required that all schools in Georgia establish Local Councils by October 1, 2003. The purpose of the LSC is to bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult educational problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.

All members of the School Council must:

  • Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues.
  • Regularly participate in council meetings.
  • Participate in information and training programs.
  • Act as a link between the school council and the community.
  • Encourage the participation of parents and others within the school community, and
  • Work to improve student achievement and performance.


Star Student

Pickens High School senior Nathan Hamilton has been named the school’s 2020 PAGE STAR Student. The Optimist Club of Jasper, the local STAR program sponsor, announced the honor. Hamilton selected Mr. Keith Petty as his STAR Teacher. Petty has taught for 25 years and currently teaches Literature and Composition at PHS.

Nathan is the son of Greg and Kim Hamilton of Jasper, earned the recognition as the STAR Student for academic achievement and performance on the SAT. 

 


Our Beliefs

  • Student Learning is the primary goal of the school.
  • Students' learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions affecting the school.
  • Parent, students, educators, school board and councils, and the entire community are responsible for implementing and achieving the school's goals.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs and may require special services or resources.
  • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
  • A student's self-esteem is enhanced through developing and sharing mutual respect among students and staff.
  • Challenging expectations and a supportive environment increase individual student performance.
  • Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
  • All students can learn, achieve, and succeed when provided developmentally appropriate learning activities.
  • Cultural diversity increases student understanding of different people and cultures.