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Harrison's UGA Miracle club will be hosting a dance marathon on Saturday, January 21. Please view our dance marathon flyer for all the details.
Harrison High School will be continuing its extended tutoring program to assist students in the areas of math and literacy skills. Letters will go home next week if your students show that they would benefit from this extra time with a teacher.
Sessions will begin at Harrison High School on Tuesdays beginning January 31, 2017, through April 27, 2017, and will run from 3:45-4:45p.m. Sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Some students will benefit from both math and literacy coaching and therefore, will come to both sessions during the week. Others may only need additional assistance in one of the offered subjects and would come to one session a week of tutoring. Please e-mail Mandy Sitten with any additional questions.
We have rescheduled our PSAT parent night for Thursday, January 19, 2017. We will be meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the HHS theatre. Do you want to learn how to access and interpret your PSAT scores? We will be hosting a CollegeBoard representative to learn more about Khan Academy, SAT Registration, and other free resources that are available for all students. Come take the next step to learn more about the PSAT and how it can best prepare the student for the upcoming SAT!
Please join us for our 8th grade open house on Tuesday, January 31. During this informative evening you will learn about registration, what to expect in high school, how to involve yourself, 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. The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. Academic areas will be set up in the Freshman Academy dining hall. Clubs and sports will be set up on Main Street. The school store will also be open. Please view details of the event for more information.
Harrison's prom is just around the corner! The Foundry at Puritan Mill will be hosting our junior and senior class for prom. Ticket sales will begin on Monday, February 13, 2017. Please see the flyer for further details.
Our spring open house will be Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. There will be a junior parent informational meeting in the theater at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please see our flier.
The Success 1600 lottery has taken place. If you were not selected or did not enter, it is not too late to prepare your student for the spring SAT exam. In addition to the Success 1600 class, the Princeton Review will also be offering an “overflow” class at Harrison High School for anyone who has an interest in the prep class. Please see our flyer for more information.
Taking the Advanced Placement (AP) 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 2017 AP exams, students will be registering online. This registration will only take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. The cost of each AP exam is $93, with a one-time service fee of $15. Online registration will begin on Tuesday, January 3 at 8:00 a.m. and end on Wednesday, March 1 at 4:00 p.m. Students should visit TotalRegistration in order 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:
- Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. - Registration Begins
- Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. - Registration Ends
- Monday, March 6, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. - Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.
- Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. - Last day to cancel a registration and receive a partial refund. Exams will be ordered on March 8 and no refunds will be given after that date.
The exam window is May 1-12, 2017. See the College Board website for the dates and times of the specific exams.
We will enter students into a bi-monthly raffle for prizes as soon as they have registered, so register early! Please contact Julie O’Meara, assistant principal, with any questions.
The spring Hoya Block course catalog is now available! Registration will begin January 17 through your advisement teacher. Registration closes January 20. You will pick your top two Hoya Block choices. As you are deciding on which HB course to take for the spring semester, keep in mind which academic course where you may need extra practice and time for review. Maybe you want to focus on a HB course to further prepare for EOC or AP testing in May. No matter what you decide, we have a Hoya Block course for you!
Please mark your calendar! Harrison's graduation will be Saturday, May 27, 2016, at the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center at 10:00 a.m.
The Harrison High Foundation would like to offer you an opportunity to wish your student a happy birthday on our marquee! Your student’s name will be on the main entrance marquee sign for one day. Staff birthday wishes on the marquee are also available. Check out this flyer for all the details!