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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. 

Homecoming 2017

Homecoming tickets went live online on September 2 and will run through 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6. Using their student ID #, students may choose to buy only one student ticket with a student conduct agreement; and if desired, the student may choose to also buy only one date ticket with a date conduct agreement. Both conduct agreements state they must leave by 11:00 p.m. and that all Harrison High and Cobb County rules apply for conduct.

Students may buy one ticket and one guest ticket under their CCSD Student ID #. Homecoming tickets are $25.00 each, and there will be no tangible tickets. As students purchase homecoming tickets online, they will receive an e-mail confirmation to ensure payment is complete. In order to receive a homecoming t-shirt, students will need to stop by Ms. Riley’s classroom (#9105) in the FA building and show confirmation of purchased ticket(s). Those who have purchased homecoming tickets will be on a roster at check-in to the dance. 

Every student attending the homecoming dance will complete the code of conduct homecoming form. The form and ticket-purchasing link are located on the Harrison High homepage

The homecoming dance is on Saturday, October 7 in the presidential gym from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Homecoming Dress Up Days

Show your school spirit and participate in our homecoming dress up days. Our theme for this year is Get Clued In. Hope you will join in the fun and dress in the theme for the day.

Get Clued In - 2017 Homecoming Spirit Days: Monday - 50s day. Tuesday - A pair of dice (twin day). Wednesday - Dress like a character from the game, before of after they are caught. Thursday - Dress like a detective, past or modern day. Friday - Class colors: Seniors, navy. Juniors, light blue. Sophomores, green. Freshmen, White.

STEM 8th Grade Parent Open House

Join us on November 2 for an information session for students and parents interested in applying for the Harrison STEM program. An acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, the Harrison STEM program is a four-year focused curriculum plan that offers students distinct pathways in the study of bio-medical engineering and advanced healthcare science. The session will include a formal presentation about each curriculum sequence and a “Q & A” with the program teachers and administrators. The open house begins at 6:00 p.m. with STEM-related student displays on Main Street, followed by a parent information meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Harrison Theater. We hope to see you there!

Governor's Honors Program

Harrison is currently looking for candidates for the 2018 Governor’s Honors Program. Interested students should consult the Harrison GHP website for details about this incredible program! Departmental interviews are currently in progress. Students should ask his/her subject teacher if interested.

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PSAT Live

Want to practice for the PSAT? Live PSAT lessons (covering all topics from the PSAT) begin on Saturday, September 23. If you can't make a live session, you can view the recording of the session as long as you have registered for it.

Kaplan's expert faculty will cover the most important PSAT content and tackle practice problems in eight live-streaming, one-hour lessons - all completely free. Students really can boost their PSAT scores with this program - with live interactive lessons, quizzes, and a practice test. Check out the PSAT Live flyer links below for all the details. Register today on the Kaplan Test Prep website.

Auditions For The Baccalaureate/Commencement Performances

Anyone an interest in auditioning to perform at baccalaureate and commencement in May 2018 should complete the online application. Auditions are on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, in the Harrison theater. Applications to audition are due by Friday, October 27, 2017. Details regarding auditions and the length of the performance piece are available on the application.

Electronic Report Cards Are Here!

We are distributing progress reports in homeroom on Friday, Sept. 15. We are excited to tell you about a new feature available this school year. The report card is also available on ParentVue and StudentVue. You are also able to print the report card. We will continue to print report cards through this semester until everyone is familiar with this new feature, however, we will eventually phase out printed report cards. Being paperless is not only good for our environment, but will save money on paper, ink, and postage at year’s end when report cards are mailed. 

Check out this new feature and let us know if you have any difficulty accessing your child’s report card. Contact Julie O’Meara for questions about electronic report cards or Leanna Kor to obtain ParentVue.

Extended Tutoring Program

Harrison High School is offering an extended tutoring program to assist students in the areas of writing, math, and reading. Letters will be coming home this week to students that have been identified based on classroom performance and end of course (EOC) scores as a student who would benefit from this extra time with a teacher.

Sessions will be at Harrison High School after school. Some students will benefit from math, writing, and reading coaching, so please come to as many sessions during the week that you can. Others may only need additional assistance in one of the offered subjects and would come one session a week of tutoring. 

For more information, please visit the Academics page on our website.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Our staff is once again committed to our mission and vision for our 27th year of Hoya Pride!

Mission: One Team, One Goal: Student Success

Vision: Helping Our Youth Achieve Success

At Harrison, one of our top priorities is to prepare students for college and career readiness. With 95% of our students going to college after graduation, we will continue to maintain academic rigor to make sure our students are competitive in the college admissions process. We will continue integrating Hoya Block into our weekly schedule to support and enrich student learning. We have an amazing staff at Harrison committed to helping our youth achieve success! Our promise to you is that we will work as a team to provide a safe and positive environment and a high-quality educational experience for every student. You can support your student’s success this year by asking your student questions and frequently checking grades online. Please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions as we are here to support your student! Also, please consider donating to our Harrison Foundation so that we can continue to update and transform our media center to a more modern day learning commons.