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. 

Send Well Wishes To Seniors!

Seniors will receive a package of letters from friends, family, Harrison teachers, coaches, and community members! This is a great way to send love and support to our 2017 graduates! Please help make this tradition a special one for our graduating seniors by sending a letter to a friend, sibling, son or daughter, relative, or student. Ask your friends and family members to write letters as well. The more letters each senior receives, the more special the morning is to them. We request that you send in all letters prior to Wednesday, April 19. Please see our senior well wishes letter for additional details.

Harrison Summer Academy

Our Harrison Summer Academy begins on Monday, June 5. We will have classes until Wednesday, June 29 (no Friday classes). Please see our Harrison Summer Academy flyer for more information.

Harrison Named AP Honor School!

State School Superintendent Richard Woods recently named 674 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools. "The number of our schools and students succeeding in the college-level learning offered by Advanced Placement continues to increase," Superintendent Woods said. "It is my pleasure to recognize these schools – and, by extension, their students, teachers, and staff – for the excellent work being done to expand opportunity to all students."

The College Board administers the AP exams as well as the SAT. AP courses are one of several ways Georgia students can access college-level learning at the high school level; students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit. The 2017 AP Honor Schools are named in six categories, based on the results of 2016 AP courses and exams. The Georgia Department of Education began recognizing AP Honor Schools in 2008. We invite you to learn more about our Harrison AP program by reading this program flyer.

Latest Issue of the CCSD Magazine

We are pleased to share with you the newest issue of the Cobb County School District magazine. In this issue, we focus on working and learning together to highlight and celebrate the local school partners who play a critical role in the success of our schools. Shout out to Mr. Bill Phelps and his students, along with our fabulous marching band and Mr. Ray, Mr. Grogan, and Mr. Evans! They are featured in this issue of the CCSD magazine!

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.

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:

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!

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.