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There's nothing we enjoy more than sharing the good news about our wonderful students and staff members. And we have a lot of great things to share! Visit our News page to learn about student and faculty awards and accomplishments, past happenings, upcoming events, and so much more. 

8th Grade Open House - February 6, 2018

Please join us for an informative evening to learn about registration, what to expect in high school, how to get involved, and how to make the best transition to high school. We will have information about our clubs, organizations, and sports available beginning at 6:00 p.m. and at the conclusion of the general presentation. Academic areas will be set up in the Freshman Academy cafe and clubs and sports will be set up in the Main Cafe. The Hole in the Wall school store will also be open. 

Students will last names A - C will meet in the theater, students with last names D - R will meet in the band room, and students with last names S - Z will meet in the orchestra room. Presentations will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Hoya Challenge Night - April 23, 2018

Are you up for the Hoya Challenge? If your 8th grade student is serious about taking challenging courses and working hard to achieve post-secondary goals, then this night is for you. This evening will provide information about our honors/AP program and an opportunity to visit with classroom teachers from all curriculum areas to hear specifics about expectations for these classes, study tips, and summer preparation ideas. We invite all 8th grade students and their parents to attend. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Harrison High School Surprises Andrea Walter With Phenomenal Friday Teacher Of The Week Award!

What would make you want to work until you’re 100 years old? For Harrison High School’s Andrea Walter, it was being named the phenomenal Friday teacher of the week and hearing a former student, Brooke, explain how she increased Brooke’s success more than any other teacher.

“When I realized that after 15 years on the job I’m still making that kind of impact on kids, and I’m still seeing them grow and be excited about learning,” Walters said, “it absolutely makes me want to keep doing this until I’m 100 years old!”

As Walters listened to Brooke praise her teaching style, she was stunned and amazed.

Harrison High School senior Brooke named her former teacher, Andrea Walter, the phenomenal Friday teacher of the week during a surprise announcement on December 1.

“I was completely overwhelmed, blown away,” she confessed. “It is not usual for an English teacher to be without words, and I was completely without words.”

Please take a moment to read the complete article on the CobbCast website.

Sibling Transfers

Parents/guardians of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in a district school through an approved transfer may apply for a younger sibling to attend the same school in accordance with District Administrative Rule JBCD-R. This provision attempts to address siblings enrolled in different schools at the same time due to an approved transfer. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, step-brother, or step-sister living in the same household and who otherwise meets the requirements for enrollment. The application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be open from January 4, 2018, through January 31, 2018. 

For more information about this opportunity, and for a link to the online application, please visit the Cobb County School District website.

Graduation Has Been Announced!

Please mark your calendar! Harrison's graduation is on Friday, May 25, 2018, at the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center at 10:00 a.m. We hope to see you there!

Open House

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, Harrison will be hosting a college panel from Georgia Tech, Auburn, Alabama, and Kennesaw State University! We will also host a dual enrollment information meeting, followed by the start of our open house

AP Exam Registration

It is now time to register for your AP exams. Please note, the state will pay for the first math or science exam for each student. There is no income requirement. Total Registration will ask you whether or not you are registering for a STEM exam (math or science) after which the school will need to approve it. After approval, your fees will be calculated. This is part of the state’s initiative to enroll more students in STEM courses. Several students have mistakingly answered “no” to this question even though they signed up for a math or science exam. It requires a lot of extra work to refund this money. If you are taking a math or science exam, please answer “yes” to this question.

Taking the AP exams is an important part of all AP courses. Harrison High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition. It is also possible that credit through AP can allow you to register early at your college, get you into your major coursework earlier, and even allow you to leverage HOPE dollars for graduate degrees. 

For the 2018 AP exams, students will be registering online. This registration will only take a few minutes, and you can complete it from any computer with internet access. The cost of each AP exam is $94, with a one-time service fee of $15. Online registration will begin on Wednesday, November 1 at 8:00 a.m. and end on Wednesday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m. Students should visit the Total Registration website to register. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the confirmation page at the end. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. 

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. – Registration begins
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. – Registration ends
  • Monday, March 5, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. – Unpaid registrations will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. – Last day to cancel a registration and receive a partial refund. Exams will be ordered on March 7, and no refunds will be given after that date.
  • The exam window is May 7 to May 18. See the College Board website for the dates and times of the specific exams.