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Accelerated Reader Program List

The media specialist at each school can provide you with the approved list for the Accelerator Reader Program.  You may also locate books online using the AR Book Find website.

After School Program Info

The After School Program is available at most elementary schools from the end of the school day until 6 p.m.  The cost is $8 per day, per child.

Certified Employee Salary Schedule

Please visit the CCSD Personnel site for a link to the most current Certified Employee Salary Schedule.

Contacting School Board Members

Please see the list of School Board Members and their contact information on our Board of Education page.

Directions to Schools/Offices

Cherokee County Board of Education downtown administrative offices:
110 Academy Street
Canton, GA 30114
770.479.1871

Cherokee County Educational Services Annex:
1030 Keeter Road
Canton, GA
770.721.6200

Directions to individual schools may be found on each school’s home page, by clicking on the address in the upper-right corner.

Dress Code Info

The Cherokee County School District Dress Code may be viewed in Appendix A of the CCSD Discipline Code (PDF).

Education SPLOST

Learn more in Open CCSD about the power of a penny and the difference this investment has made in CCSD’s schools, technology, buses and more since the community approved the 1-percent sales tax for schools.

Fine Arts Academies

The CCSD Fine Arts Academies are providing kindergarten through fifth grade a climate of high expectation, discipline and academic rigor. Based on the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE), the comprehensive Fine Arts program provides opportunities for students to develop a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance and goal-setting skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond. Read more in the CCSD Status Report on Academies (PDF).

Georgia Pre-K

Lottery-funded Georgia Pre-K classes are offered at: Ball Ground ES STEM Academy, Canton ES STEM Academy, Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy, Johnston ES Preschool Center, Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy, R.M. Moore ES and Ralph Bunche Center. Additional information concerning the Georgia Pre-K program can be found on the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) website.

Gifted Eligibility

Student eligibility guidelines for gifted education services in Georgia may be found in State Board of Education (SBOE) Rule 160-4-2-.38 EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR GIFTED STUDENTS [Code IDDD(2)]. The Cherokee County School District’s Gifted Education Program follows these guidelines in its eligibility process. For more information on Advanced Academic Programs and Gifted Education Services, please see the Gifted Education FAQ page.

Grades/Attendance

You can register at your child’s school for the Parent Information Website, Aspen, to access the online grade and attendance monitoring program. You can request to be alerted via email if your child receives a failing grade, is absent or tardy, or misses an assignment. Students in grades K-2 report attendance only in this program.

Graduation Requirements

The School Board’s High School Graduation Requirements Policy can be viewed in the online policy manual .

Health/Immunization Certificates

Certificate of Immunization Form 3231 and Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutrition Form 3300 can be obtained through the:

Cherokee County Health Department
1219 Univeter Road
Canton, GA 30114
770.345.7371

– or –

7545 North Main St, Suite 100
Woodstock, GA 30188
770.928.0133

Forms may also be obtained through any pediatrician’s office.

Inclement Weather Information

All major metro and local media outlets will be notified as soon as possible when the decision is made to close schools.  The notice will also be placed on the home page of our website immediately and will be posted on CCSD’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. When school is closed for the day, all school activities for that day/evening are also cancelled.

More information about the decision-making process may be viewed on the School Closure Decision Process page.

Jobs @ CCSD

For more information on employment with the Cherokee County School District, please visit our Employment Opportunities page.

For more information on Hiring Policies, please see the CCSD Online Policy Manual.

Kindergarten Registration Age

Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1 in order to be eligible for kindergarten, and 6 years old on or before September 1 to be eligible for first grade, according to Georgia law. If your child does not meet these criteria, you might check with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) for information on 4-year-old programs.

Additionally, the School Board’s Admission/Enrollment Policy may be viewed in the CCSD Online Policy Manual .

If your child meets the age requirement, registration for kindergarten is held in March. For information regarding documents needed for registration, please see the Student Enrollment section on the Forms page.

Learn more about CCSD’s kindergarten program by checking out our Ready to Learn brochure.

Lunch Account

Lunch costs:  Lunch is $2.35 for elementary students, and $2.60 for middle and high school students.  Visitors pay $4 for lunch at any school, and $5 for special events.  Breakfast is $1.50 for all students; visitors may eat breakfast for $1.75.  Free and reduced price meals are available for eligible students.  A complete menu listing is available on our School Menus page.

Lunch Account Balance:  You can access your child’s lunch account online through the My Payments Plus website.  You can view the balance and add funds online.

More information on Lunch/Meal Accounts can be found on the School Nutrition website.

Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests for Cherokee County School District records may be made by contacting Public Information:

Public Information
1030 Keeter Road
Canton, GA 30114
770.704.4228
Barbara.Jacoby@cherokee.k12.ga.us

For more information, please see the Georgia Open Records Act (PDF), and the Georgia Public Schools and the Open Records Act guide (PDF).

Registering for School

Registration for kindergarten and first grade* (new students only) is held in March. For new residents over the summer, schools open in late July.  For information regarding documents needed for registration, please see the Student Enrollment section on the Forms page.

*If your child attended kindergarten at any CCSD elementary school last year, then he is automatically registered for the first grade at that school.

Renting a CCSD Facility

Community facility use requests must start with the school principal/worksite location supervisor.  Depending on the nature of the request, there are rental fees, utility fees and custodial fees assessed for usage by an outside group. Please see the Facility Use Guidelines and Forms page for more information.

School Board Meetings

The Cherokee County Board of Education meets regularly at 7 p.m. on the first and/or third Thursday of the month in the Historic Canton High School, School Board Auditorium. For more information, please visit the Board of Education page.

School Board Policy

All School Board Policies may be viewed in the CCSD Online Policy Manual.

School Code Number for SAT

SAT registration information and school codes may be found on the College Board website.

School Reassignment

You can apply for Student Reassignment by contacting the Office of School Operations @ 770.479.1871.  General school reassignments are considered each spring. School Board Policy JBCC addresses questions regarding enrollment at a school outside your attendance zone; that policy can be accessed in the CCSD Online Policy Manual.

School Supply List

School supply lists vary by grade and by school, so there is not a master list. You can view your school’s supply list by clicking on Schools (also available in the top menu), and then finding your school’s homepage.

School Zones

School boundary maps may be found on our Maps page.

Special Ed Evaluation

Cherokee County School District offers comprehensive Special Education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years. Children from birth to age three with disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services. All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost. The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and is provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law.

For more information, please visit our Special Education page.

Standards & Curriculum

From the Georgia Department of Education:  “The Georgia Performance Standards provide clear expectations for instruction, assessment, and student work. The performance standard incorporates the content standard, which simply tells the teacher what a student is expected to know (i.e., what concepts he or she is expected to master).”

For more information, please see the CCSD Student Performance Standards & Curriculum Map page.

STEM Academies

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. STEM education integrates concepts that are usually taught as separate subjects and instead incorporates those concepts across classes, with an emphasis on applying those concepts to real-life situations. Read more about CCSD STEM Academies in the CCSD Status Report on Academies (PDF).

Student Recognition

All School Board meetings begin at 7 p.m.  Recognitions are one of the first items on the agenda (the “A” items), so plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for parking and seating.  For further details, as well as a map to the facility, please visit the School Board Recognition of Students page.

Student Test Scores

All current student testing/assessment information may be found on the Student Assessment page.
Cherokee Schools consistently rank above state and national averages on standardized tests.  District and school-by-school reports may also be found on the Student Assessment page.

Transcripts/School Records

To request transcripts or other school records, please contact the Student Records Facilitator/Registrar for your school. Contact information may be found on the Faculty/Staff page of each school.

Transportation/Bus Routes

Bus routes may be obtained on the Bus Routes page. Please note that bus routes are not available over the summer. New bus routes are posted in late July, prior to the start of the new school year.