Mission Statement  

"The Mission of Georgetown High School, in cooperation with the home and community, is to provide educational opportunities for life long learning and for ethical, productive participation in a democratic society and the global community."

 

Vision Statement

"The Vision of Georgetown High School is meeting the educational needs of our students in a caring environment while emphasizing the importance of graduating from high school with a diploma."

 

Beliefs of Georgetown High School 

We Believe:
1. Learning is a lifelong process.
2. Learning is more meaningful when it is relevant.
3. Each individual has self-worth, dignity, and rights that should be respected by all.
4. A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
5. A diversified curriculum with extracurricular activities is important to the development of the total individual.
6. Everyone has the right to develop his/her full potential.
7. Everyone has the right to the opportunity for an education.
8. Students achieve better when they have positive self-esteem.
9. Cultural diversity enhances our learning environment.
10. Meeting essential human needs is vital to reaching one’s potential.
11. Everyone can learn but at different rates and through different styles.
12. Positive role models are important.
13. Students learn best when they have appropriate opportunities for success.
14. High expectations challenge students to reach their potential.
15. Public education can promote good character.
16. Students have the opportunity to develop pride in personal appearance and behavior.
17. Education is the shared responsibility of home, school, and community.
18. Using current technology is essential to prepare students for success in tomorrow’s world.

 

  About The School  

School History

The Georgetown County Board of Education planned the merger between Winyah and Howard High Schools for several years before the doors of the new Georgetown High School were opened for the first time.

At the beginning of the 1982-1983 school year, the athletic teams from both schools joined together on the fields and courts to become the Georgetown Bulldogs.

During 1983-1984, both Winyah and Howard’s names were officially changed to Georgetown High School on Winyah and Howard Campus. This was also the last year that the two former school names were seen on junior class rings and diplomas of the graduating classes.

As the construction of the new school was progressing during the 1984-1985 school year, the two student bodies were gradually being merged under the leadership of the new principal, Mr. Johnathan Moultrie. On April 20, 1985, the first GHS school prom took place at the National Guard Armory in Georgetown. The students also came together again on June 7, 1985, as the first graduating class of Georgetown High School.

Once the students were out of the buildings, the teachers from both campuses came together on June 15, 1985, to move into the new building on North Street (later renamed Anthuan Maybank Drive). The students entered the new Georgetown High School building on August 26, 1985 for their first day of school.

 

 

Principals

Mr. Johnathan Moultrie  1984-1987
Mr. Nick Gaspers 1987-1993
Mr. Richard Summey 1993-2001
Dr. Mike Cafaro 2001-2011
Mr. Craig Evans 2011-Present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GHS Alma Mater

Alma Mater, Hail to thee!

Source of pride and dignity,

We'll lift your banner to the sky

As we journey far and wide.

We'll forever honor thee,

Pledge our love and loyalty.

Alma Mater, Pledge we bring!

Georgetown High to thee we sing!

                 -Composed by Josephine C. Howard, 1984