Harrison High School
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News

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. 

National Association for College Admission Counseling National College Fair

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will host a national college fair on Sunday, March 19 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, Georgia. The fair is 12:30 p.m. to  4:00 p.m. Representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities will be available to speak with students concerning the college admission process and college life in general. A list of participating colleges is available on the NACAC website.

Students should preregister online for the fair. The printed barcode will enable colleges to collect student data for follow-up and allow students to utilize their visit to the fair efficiently.

2017-2018 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering school choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning on February 1, 2017, on the district website. For more information, please see our 2017-2018 School Choice page. The deadline for applying is on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Prom: March 4, 2017

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 20, 2017. Seniors, vote online for the prom queen and king. Voting will be open until February 28, 2017.

    Quest College Fair

    Make sure you mark your calendars for the Kennesaw Mountain High School QUEST College Fair on Tuesday, March 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This is an annual college fair that is coordinated by Allatoona, Harrison, Hillgrove, Kennesaw Mountain, McEachern and North Cobb High Schools. We are expecting approximately 100 colleges in attendance as well as different info sessions for parents and students. Please see the college fair flyer for more details. 

    Sessions include:

    • Georgia Tech
    • UGA
    • Military academies
    • Transition to college for students with disabilities
    • Financial aid 
    • College 101
    • NCAA eligibility
    Cobb Chamber: Apply for Cobb Youth Leadership!

    Do you know an outstanding rising high school junior? Encourage them to apply for Cobb Youth Leadership, a unique program focused on developing leadership skills through interactive participation. The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta will present this program. While building networks with students from schools across Cobb County, Cobb Youth Leadership (CYL) students will meet monthly with local and regional leaders while discussing topics such as social services, public safety, politics, health, arts, history and the military.

    Any students attending public or private high schools or home-school students in Cobb County can apply. The CYL Steering Committee will review applications. The committee chooses approximately 55 students for the class. You must submit all applications by Friday, April 14. Please visit the following link to submit your application.

    AP Exam Registration

    Don’t let time get away from you…The deadline is fast approaching! 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.

    Course Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

    Below are the dates for the 2017-2018 course registration. Students and parents should review the course offerings and general registration instructions.

    • 11th Grade: February 27 and 28
    • 10th Grade: March 1 and 2
    • 9th Grade: March 6 and 7

    There are descriptions of all our courses on our website (under Academics, scroll to the subject area and click on course catalog). RISE, SPA, and Minimum Day all require an application. Those applications are available now in the school counseling office. Hoya Vision and yearbook require interviews with the teacher. Please see Mr. Phelps and Dr. Bruner about those opportunities. We will not be allowing seniors to sign up for entry level elective classes, and they should plan their classes accordingly. We encourage students to complete pathways. Students should not register for more than one PE class per semester. Students cannot double up in math or Spanish (from Spanish 1 to 2) at this time; however, they can request to double up during the drop/add period. Please be sure to read all registration reminders before your scheduled dates!

    On the day of registration, students will view a video to remind them how to register online. They will also have an opportunity to meet with their counselor prior to entering the registration lab. Registration materials will go home with students on February 17, and students should come prepared with all of their paperwork. Thank you for your assistance in making registration go as smoothly as possible!

    Want to Purchase a Yearbook?

    This is the last week that students can purchase the yearbook for $80. The price will go up to $100 on February 9. Also, we will not order extra copies, so make sure to purchase a yearbook before March 15. This year, the Harrison yearbook will have an insert that we will distribute in July so that it can include everything through graduation. It’s going to be a great book!

    Hall Of Fame Nominations

    Nominations are now open! Nominations for the 2017 inductions are due by April 14, 2017. Please see the nomination form for additional details, and e-mail nominations to one of our executive committee members:

    • Melissa Jones
    • Dexter Mills
    • Kent Simmons

    Extended Tutoring Program

    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. 

    Hall Of Fame Nominations

    Nominations are now open! Nominations for the 2017 inductions are due by April 14, 2017. Please see the nomination form for additional details, and e-mail nominations to one of our executive committee members:

    Graduation

    Please mark your calendar! Harrison's graduation will be Saturday, May 27, 2017, at the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center at 10:00 a.m.

    Harrison High Foundation Birthday Marquee Message

    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!