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Superintendent Meets with PTA Leaders to Kick Off Year!

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower today met with Cherokee County Council of PTA leaders to kick off another school year of outstanding partnership!

Dr. Hightower said he looks forward to a great year ahead with the PTA, which he views as the Cherokee County School District’s most important partner.

“Our PTA gives unparalleled support for our students and staff, as evident through its thousands of hours of volunteer time, thousands of dollars in fundraising for school needs and thousands of voices advocating on our behalf,” Dr. Hightower said.  “We would not be able to succeed in our mission of ‘Educating the Emerging Generation” without the PTA, and we’re so grateful for all that they do.”

CCSD Sponsors Successful Summer Programs

More than 1,300 students participated in CCSD Summer School opportunities in June for academic help and credit recovery, to prepare for high school, or to take extra high school classes.

The high school credit recovery program culminated with a graduation ceremony at Etowah HS on Friday, with 50 students earning their high school diploma!  A record 42 students walked across the stage at the ceremony and received their diplomas from School Board Members Vice Chair Mike Chapman and Patsy Jordan.

CCSD Wins Five National Awards for Communications! Annual Report Cover

The Cherokee County School District has earned five National awards for excellence in communications and public relations!

The National School Public Relations Association annually honors the best publications and electronic media produced by school districts nationwide as part of their communications efforts. 

“We can’t succeed without our community’s support, and our Office of Communications serves an important role in ensuring we not only share timely and relevant information with the community, but also provide opportunities for engagement,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “These National awards recognize our dedication to providing the best service possible, which we’re committed to further improving every day.”

CCSD 2018-19 Open House/Walk-Through Schedule

Class schedules/teacher assignments will be available at each school’s scheduled open house/walk-through event.  These events are July 26-31.

Cherokee County School Board Earns State Recognition for Governance & Leadership! 2018 Quality School Board Award 6 21 18

The Cherokee County School Board has earned state recognition for its outstanding governance and leadership!

The Georgia School Boards Association has awarded the Cherokee County School Board its 2018 Quality School Board designation.  The statewide recognition program celebrates school boards that consistently model best practices and meet specific high standards of excellence.

CCSD School Nutrition Wins State Award


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CCSD Farm to School program wins kudos

Etowah HS Earns National Recognition for Raising Student Achievement! Model PLC Badge

Etowah High School has earned national recognition for its successful efforts to raise student achievement!

The school, led by Principal Robert Horn, has earned the Model Professional Learning Community at Work honor from Solution Tree, one of only 200 schools and districts in the nation – and the only school in Georgia — to do so.

The Cherokee County School District uses the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) model in all of its schools to encourage collaboration, the sharing of data and best practices, and professional development among teachers, who are grouped by subject area and/or grade level of instruction.

Seven CCSD Students Selected for Model Atlanta Regional Commission Program

Model ARC program gives students insight into regional issues

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Clark Creek ES STEM Academy Wins State Award for Supporting Students SSTAGE

CCSD elementary school earns a Star Award for Promising Practices

CCSD Teachers Serve as 2018 Advanced Placement (AP) Readers

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17 CCSD teachers selected to read AP exam essays

CCSD Student Wins Regional Art Contest! Sequoyah HS Student Named Regional Winner



Sequoyah HS student named regional winner

CCSD School Counselors Learn About Career Options for Students CCSD Counselors explore careers for students

Summer Externship program gives CCSD counselors a peek into careers in local industries

CCSD Offering Free Summer Meals through USDA Program

CCSD is again participating in the USDA Seamless Summer OptionSummer Meals logo

CCSD to Offer Second Annual Parent Academy Program

The Cherokee County School District is accepting applications for its second annual parent academy program.

CCSD Graduating Senior Wins Prestigious National Merit Scholarship! Joseph Young

A Cherokee County School District graduating senior has earned the prestigious National Merit Scholarship!

Etowah High School senior Joseph Young is one of only 2,500 students in the nation — of the 1.6 Million students who took the 2016 PSAT exam — to be awarded the $2,500 scholarship by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Sequoyah HS Student Earns International Award! Hanna Palmer

A Sequoyah High School student has won an international award for her marketing skills!

Hanna Palmer earned the Award of Excellence for Apparel & Accessories Marketing at the 2018 DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta.  The Conference was the pinnacle of competition for the student marketing association, where more than 19,000 students from around the world vied for international honors.

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