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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. 

Final Exams

Harrison's final exams are on Tuesday, December 19 and Wednesday, December 20. We will dismiss all students at 11:30 a.m. on both days. All courses will have a final assessment, including those classes that took an EOC test. The year-long math classes will have a mid-term exam, which will follow the final exam schedule above. Please note the following:

  • We will not give final exams early.
  • Students who miss a final exam will receive a zero (0) on the exam.
  • Students must remain in class until the end of the period. Under no circumstances will we allow students to leave an exam early.
  • Students who are exempting a final exam do not have to be at school during the time the exam is taking place; however, transportation is left to the parents.

Please see our final exam parent letter for more information.

Governor's Honors Program

Governor's Honors ProgramOn November 2 and November 6, more than 150 Cobb teachers had the pleasure of interviewing the district's nominees for the 2017-2018 Governor's Honors Program. It was very inspiring to see such enthusiastic and bright young people engaging in rigorous academic, career technology, and fine arts interviews. This year, Cobb County is sending 200 students on to the state level GHP competition. 

Students complete the first level of state competition through the student application and task submission. Tasks range from completing essays to uploading performances. The state will use a rubric to determine which students will become state semi-finalists. The state will notify the semi-finalists on January 26, 2018. The state semi-finalists will then continue on to the state interviews on February 24, 2018, at Berry College.

The Assessment and Personalized Learning and the Instruction and Innovation offices truly appreciate the support and participation of all our schools in the GHP process. Special thanks go out to Sprayberry and Pebblebrook High Schools for hosting the county level GHP interviews.

  • Kathryn Boyle – Communicative Arts
  • Nitara Connally – Communicative Arts
  • Katherine Thomson – Communicative Arts
  • Zach Turnage – Engineering
  • Ming Li – Mathematics
  • Jorge Artce-Larreta – Mathematics
  • Anna Nichols – Science
  • Ashley Freedman – Social Studies 
  • Haley Barnes – Socials Studies
  • Madison Grosse – World Languages

Georgia Parent Survey

Parents, we want to hear from you! Please participate in the Georgia Parent Survey. This data is part of the calculation of Harrison’s School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and go directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public, nor posted online. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones, or tablet. You will find the link for the Georgia Parent Survey posted below.

AP Exam Registration

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Harrison High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that 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 earned 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. Students may complete their registration 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 Total Registration's website in order to register. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the PDF 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. 

There is something new this year to bring to your attention. The state is going to pay for the first math or science exam per student. There is no income requirement. Total Registration will ask you whether or not you are registering for a math or science exam, and then the school will have to approve it. After approval, they will calculate your fees. This is part of the state’s initiative to enroll more students in STEM courses. 

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. – Registrations that have not been paid for 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- May 18. See the College Board website for the dates and times of the specific exams. 

Please contact Julie O’Meara, assistant principal, with any questions.

Harrison’s Graduation Rate is the highest in Cobb County!

For the 2016-2017 school year, Harrison has the highest graduation rate in Cobb County at 96.3%! This is our highest rate in six years! This graduation rate is a testament to the commitment that the entire Harrison staff has for the well-being and academic success of every student. The graduation rate centers on providing instructional support for a cohort of students who are on our campus all four years as well as tracking the transient students who started in that particular cohort and withdraw so that they are not counted against our graduation rate. Thank you to all of our staff, students, and community at Hoya Nation!

The Georgia Department of Education released SAT scores for the seniors in the class of 2017

The redesigned SAT now has two sections (evidence-based reading/writing and math) with an overall score of 1600. The previous SAT had three sections (critical reading, writing, and math) with an overall score of 2400. Both the new and old SAT have an optional essay. Our 2017 score is 1134 and is above the district, state, and national averages!