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CCSD School Board Named Finalist for State Governance Award
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Class of 2021 Outscores State and Nation on ACT Exam
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Learn More About the CCSD Education SPLOST Renewal Vote
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Class of 2021 Outscores State, Nation on SAT
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CCSD Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
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Bus Driver Appreciation Celebrated with Drive-Through Event bus driver appreciation

CCSD recognized its school bus drivers on Tuesday morning with a drive-through breakfast and gifts.  

CCSD Announces Annual Child Find Efforts Child find logo

The Cherokee County School District participates in the statewide Child Find program to help identify students eligible for Special Education services.

CCSD Hosts Awareness Games for Special Athletes oath

Hundreds of athletes, peer helpers, CCSD staff and community volunteers participated in the annual CCSD Awareness Games on Friday, October 15, at River Ridge HS.

Public Auction for School District Surplus Property November 13 auction ad

Going once, going twice..... sold! Your bid can be the winning one at CCSD’s annual surplus equipment auction, which is open to the public, and begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the CCSD Central Warehouse (201 Mountain Brook Court, Canton, 30115). The sale preview starts at 8:00 a.m.

CCSD Named Finalist for Governance Team of the Year Award CCSD 2021 Governance Team of the Year State Finalist 10 14 21

The Cherokee County School District has been named a finalist for the 2021 Governance Team of the Year Award presented by the Georgia School Boards Association!
Three awards are presented annually to recognize top School Boards and Superintendents of Schools for outstanding leadership and dedication to continuous improvement.  One winner is selected in three categories based on school district enrollment: small, 1-3,000 students; medium, 3,001-10,000 students; and large, 10,000+ students.  

SHS Student Center Now Open Student  Center

We are super excited to announce that our “Student Center” is now up and running during all four lunches periods! 

While there is administrative and counselor oversight of the center, the goal is for the center to truly be student-centered and student-led.  Each lunch period has two Student Supervisors who are responsible for recruiting and assigning student tutors, overseeing tutoring requests, and communicating with those students requesting peer tutors.

All peer tutors earn community services hours for their time spent tutoring.  If you have students who would like to be a tutor, please encourage them to swing by the Student Center during their lunch period and speak to the Student Supervisor on duty.

Thank you so much for supporting our students in this new adventure!  The hope is that all students will benefit from these opportunities!


CCSD Class of 2021 Increases ACT Averages and Tops Nation, State CCSD 2021 ACT graphic

The Cherokee County School District Class of 2021 increased average ACT scores and exceeded National and State scores!
The Class scored an outstanding 23.2 average, increasing from 22.6 in 2020, and topping Georgia’s 22.6 and the Nation’s 20.3 averages on the competitive college entrance and placement examination.  The scores ranked CCSD in the top 10% in the State.  Students earn a score on a scale of 1 to 36.  The average CCSD scores by subject on the ACT used to calculate the overall compositive average are: English, 22.4; Math, 22.8; Reading, 23.9; Science, 23.3.

Partnership with County Leads to Renovation of Historic Hickory Flat Gym gym renovation

Community leaders gathered at the historic Hickory Flat Gym this week to celebrate the preservation and conversion of the 1950s building into a community center through a partnership between CCSD and the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners. 

CCSD Connections Newsletter for October 2021 Now Online! image CCSD Connections parent newsletter October 2021

The October 2021 edition of the CCSD Connections monthly parent e-newsletter is now online at and includes a message from the Superintendent.  Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Erin Krantz of Sequoyah HS! SHS SSOTY 21

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Sequoyah HS: Erin Krantz! #CCSDfam

School Board Reviews Plans for Education SPLOST Renewal 2021-lincoln-penny

The Cherokee County School Board at its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, reviewed plans for the Education SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) up for renewal by voters in the Nov. 2 election.

The Cherokee County School District, for the past 24 years, has used a 1-percent Education SPLOST to fund capital improvement projects, which include constructing new schools and facilities and renovating existing ones; funding technology infrastructure; buying school buses; and purchasing land for future schools.  

High School Football Season Kicks Off football classic

It's time for Friday Night Lights! 

Purchase your All-Sport Season Tickets online tickets

We are now selling 2021-22 All-Sports Season Passes which gain access into ALL Sequoyah Chiefs Athletic contests for the 2021-2022 school year.
All purchases will also come with a “Chief Card”, details below.

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