Holly Springs Elementary STEM Academy (HSES) has been considered the defining aspect of the community for many years. Generation after generation the same families have attended and supported the school.
The first public school located in the Holly Springs Community was established in 1868. The first school to bear the name Holly Springs was built around 1900, and was approximately one-quarter mile north of the railroad depot just off Highway 5. The wooden structure was replaced in 1956 by a new brick and steel structure which was the home of Holly Springs School for the next forty-three years. Cherokee County School District began construction of the current Holly Springs Elementary STEM Academy on Hickory Road in October, 1997. This building was occupied January 19, 1999.
Holly Springs is one of Cherokee County School District’s four Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Academies for the third consecutive year. All students in Kindergarten through sixth grade participate in STEM project-based learning and the engineering design process. Students from outside the Holly Springs district interested in STEM curriculum are able to apply to attend Holly Springs Elementary STEM Academy. Additionally, all students are participating in the district’s BYLD (Bring Your Own Learning Device) initiative to further their learning experiences as well.
Students participate in extracurricular programs at the school and county levels including Art Club, Chorus, Drama Club, F.I.S.H., First Lego League, Fit Club, Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, Jump Rope for Heart, Media Marvels, National Junior Beta Club, Orchestra, Reflections, Safety Patrol, School Yearbook, Science Olympiad, Student Council, Tech Club, and WPAWS News.
The teachers at Holly Springs implement the Georgia Standards of Excellence for Reading, English Language Arts, and Mathematics. Science and Social Studies standards are the Georgia Performance Standards. Daily lesson plans document the use of these state academic standards. In order to meet the needs of diverse learners, teachers use a variety of instructional strategies in their classrooms. Art, Physical Education, and Music are also offered on a rotational basis. The robust Media Center is a place where students can find and use information effectively. Holly Springs is a great place to learn.
Directions to Holly Springs:
1965 Hickory Road
Canton, Georgia 30115
From 575, take exit 14 toward HOLLY SPRINGS, turn LEFT onto HOLLY SPRINGS PARKWAY, turn LEFT onto HICKORY ROAD. School is located 1.7 miles on the left.
From Highway 5, turn LEFT onto HOLLY SPRINGS PARKWAY, turn LEFT onto HICKORY ROAD. School is located 1.7 miles on the left
Telephone Number: 770-704-1420
Fax Number 770-345-5913