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From The Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest Committee: We are writing to share with you some exciting news! All 59 School Winners are considered State Contenders. From these 59 a small pool of 17 essays were selected as State Finalists. These 17 go through the additional blind judging process to select the 7 State Winners. Congratulations, Emma Long was one of these 17 State Finalists!
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We are so proud to announce that our own Tucker Martinez is one of the six state-wide winners of The Georgia Film Academy's 10-Minute Play Competition! It will now get a professional reading by international and TV/Film/Broadway actors, who he will get to interact with. Although this was originally scheduled to be in person, it will now be done completely online. We will be able to make it viewable to everyone once it's recorded. We are so proud of him!
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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
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.
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.
- 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.