Etowah HS Earns State Recognition for AP Programs!

Etowah HS Earns State Recognition for AP Programs!

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Cherokee County School District’s high schools all have earned State recognition for outstanding Advanced Placement (AP) programs!

Each of CCSD’s six traditional high schools has earned recognition from the State as a 2018 AP Honor School for commendable student performance and participation on AP exams. CCSD’s high schools all have been named to the State’s AP Honor List each of the last eight years.

“We are extremely proud of our AP students for challenging themselves and of our AP teachers for successfully preparing these students for college success!” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “Advanced Placement classes not only provide students with the opportunity to gain more knowledge, but also to earn college credit, enter college more prepared, and avoid paying for many first- and second-year classes. These State honors recognize our efforts to ensure that all our high schools provide students with a comprehensive course catalog of advanced academics, fine arts and career classes to best prep them for success in college and careers.”

Schools can earn AP Honor School recognition in as many as six categories.  CCSD high schools earned recognition in all four categories for which its schools were eligible. All of CCSD’s high schools continued their presence on the AP STEM Schools, AP STEM Achievement Schools and AP Humanities Schools lists and four schools won a place on the Merit School list.

  • AP Merit Schools: Creekview HS, Etowah HS, River Ridge HS and Woodstock HS
    • AP Merit Schools are those with at least 20 percent of the student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.  There are 67 Merit Schools in Georgia for 2018.
  • AP STEM Schools:  Cherokee HS, Creekview HS, Etowah HS, River Ridge HS, Sequoyah HS and Woodstock HS
    • AP STEM Schools are those with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science A). There are 213 AP STEM Schools in Georgia for 2018.

 

  • AP STEM Achievement Schools:  Cherokee HS, Creekview HS, Etowah HS, River Ridge HS, Sequoyah HS and Woodstock HS
    • AP STEM Achievement Schools are those with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses, and at least 40 percent of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of 3 or higher.  There are 146 AP STEM Achievement Schools in Georgia for 2018.

 

  • AP Humanities Schools:  Cherokee HS, Creekview HS, Etowah HS, River Ridge HS, Sequoyah HS and Woodstock HS
    • AP Humanities Schools are those with students testing in all of the following AP courses: at least one ELA course, two social sciences courses, one fine arts course and one world language courseThere are 134 AP Humanities Schools in Georgia for 2018.

AP/College Board

AP courses and exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. AP courses are one of several ways Georgia students can access college-level learning opportunities while in high school. Students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams are often eligible to receive college credit.


4 Etowah HS Students Honored as National Merit Commended Students!

Four Etowah High School seniors have been named National Merit Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation!

Twenty-four Cherokee County School District high school seniors have been named National Merit Commended Students, up from 13 honorees in CCSD last year.  National Merit Commendation is based on the high scores the students earned on the PSAT. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses that will be awarded in the spring.

They are:

Ricky Alvarado-Digiulio
Tommy Humphrey
Justice Hunt
Sean Waldron


Canvas: Parent Implementation Guide

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Please see the Canvas Parent Implementation Guide for information regarding CCSD’s new Learning Management System – Canvas.


Superintendent’s Key Scholars

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Congratulations to the following Etowah students who have earned the district recognition as 2017 Superintendent’s Key Scholars!

Katherine

Adams

Ricardo

Alvarado-Digiulo

Kendyl

Behrens

Madalyn

Billings

Katie

Bishop

Nazareth

Brown

Katie

Chandler

Joshua

Colby

Mary

Cory

Melanie

Coulter

Zachary

D’Aquino

MacCallum

Diehl

Kenneth

Donaldson

Kyle

Dorsey

Cameron

Elliott

Jon

Firchow

Austin

Gammill

Timothy

Gatto

Andrea

Geiger

Nathaniel

Haas

Madeline

Hamby

Emily

Hartley

Spencer

Hayes

Anna

Henderson

Abigail

Hogsten

Rachel

Hollingshead

Jacob

Hootselle

Olivia

Hopkins

Elizabeth

Hugenberg

Thomas

Humphrey

Justice

Hunt

Phillip

Hutton

Trevor

Jenkins

Brendan

Kapcsos

Jenna

Klein

Jackson

Lambert

Brooke

Lancaster

Manuel

Lopez

John

Martin

William

McGonigle

Maris

McMullen

Michael

Mills

Zachary

Mnich

Trace

Mock

Andrew

Morawa

Noah

Morrissey

Nickolas

Nagy

Emily

Nelson

William

O’Neil

Adam

Parbhoo

Megan

Poehlein

Kennedy

Pulliam

Nadia

Qutob

Michael

Riley

Andino

Rochon

Jacob

Rutherfoord

Kailey

Shaw

Jared

Shick

Skyler

Shuman

Nicholas

Slacanin

Kara

Stanley

Emma

Stephens

Kathleen

Tafoya

Gabriel

Thornburgh

Jacob

Tiberio

Elizabeth

Tillery

Joshua

Tipton

Ethan

Underwood

Hannah

Veith

Peter

Voytek

Sean

Waldron

Claire

Weathers

Jacob

Weitkamp

Diane

White

Matthew

Whitlow

Kyle

Wilson

Samuel

Wysocki

Melody

Yates

Emily

Young

Jonathan

Young

Joseph

Young


Etowah HS Senior Earns Perfect ACT Score

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Etowah High School senior Nathan Baker has achieved a perfect score on the ACT!

Nathan earned the top composite score of 36 on a recent administration of the college entrance and placement test.

Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score.  Only 2,235 out of the nearly 2.1 million students who took the exam in 2016 earned a score of 36, according to ACT.

“[This] achievement on the ACT is significant and rare,” ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda said.

The ACT includes English, mathematics, reading and science sections; each section is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four.  Some students also take ACT’s optional Writing Test, but that score is reported separately and is not included within the composite.

ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges.  Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead, according to ACT.

Nathan will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at the School Board Meeting on Feb. 2, 2017.



2016 ACT Results

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ACT-Logo2016 ACT Results

2016 was the 4th year-in-a-row Etowah High School earned the #1 ACT ranking in the Cherokee County School District.  Additionally, Etowah ranked 29th in the state of Georgia!  EHS ranked 1st in ACT participants in CCSD with 370 (Highest participation in EHS history).  EHS ranked 2nd in English in CCSD.  EHS ranked 1st in Math in CCSD.  EHS ranked 1st in Reading in CCSD, the highest score in school history!  EHS ranked 1st in Science in CCSD, the highest score in school history!  The ACT Composite score of 23.6 tied Etowah’s all-time highest score set back in 2010.

Great job to ALL of the Etowah Learning Community as everyone has a hand in student success from the cradle to the stage!

 




Etowah HS Students Release Science Research Journal

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Etowah HS students have released an original journal dedicated to high school science research, New Science. The goal of the journal is to teach students how to go through the processing of getting an article accepted for publication. All students who participated in the Science Research class submitted work, as well as a student from Woodstock HS. Future goals include inviting all participants in CCSD schools, who complete a science fair project, to participate in the journaling process.

New Science Journal – Volume 1