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Student Handbook 2015-2016
8/20/2015

Georgetown High School

2500 Anthuan Maybank Drive     Georgetown, SC 29442

Telephone: (843) 546 – 8516

 

 

 

To the Students and Parents of Georgetown High School:

 

Welcome to Georgetown High School! The mission of our faculty and staff is to provide educational opportunities for lifelong learning and for ethical, productive participation in a democratic society and the global community. We are excited about this academic year and hope that you are as well.

 

This handbook has been created to provide you with rules, policies, and procedures of Georgetown High School. Please familiarize yourself with its content. We must work together to provide a quality education for all students.

 

I encourage you to be involved in school activities. Students who participate in extracurricular activities typically earn better grades and have fewer discipline issues than those who do not. For parents and guardians, the GHS Booster Club and the P.A.W.S. (Partners Advocating Winning Schools) group are continually seeking active members.

 

I look forward to working with you during the upcoming school year.

 

Go Bulldogs!

 

Sincerely,

 

R. Craig Evans, Principal

 

 

 

CHARACTER WORDS OF THE MONTHS

 

 

September – Honesty

 

October – Integrity

 

November – Sportsmanship

 

December - Respect

                               

January – Confidence

 

February – Responsibility

 

March – Perseverance

 

April – Courtesy

 

May – Judgment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GHS ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, AND STAFF MEMBERS

 

Principal: Mr. R. Craig Evans

 

Assistant Principals: Alicia Johnson, Seth Hillman, Alvin Walker

 

English: Sharon Gordon, Shawn Kosienski, Jamie Langston, Allison McNutt, George Palmer, Kathi Perritt, Michele Prudhomme, Kristi Squires, Emme Yeargin

 

Math: Nikki Davis Greene, Kaitlin Distler, Michael Hood, Tyler Marsh, Jean Pieterse, Lauren K. Schulties, Robert Scott, Walletta Thornton, Tonya Todd, Alonzo Wilson

 

Science: Leona Bonds, Urica Brown, Kelly Danford, Kevin Ferry, Beau Gee, Ivy Grayson, Jason West

 

Social Studies: Larry Gates, Sean Griffin, Chris Hapeshis, Chad Hebard, Stephen Hatchell, Dennis Lee, Brian Mahan, Brian Sweeney

 

Foreign Language: Maria Silva, Silvia Soto, Vanessa Tiberio

 

Fine Arts: Charity Eppolito, Chris Miller, Ralph C. Westbrook, III

 

Physical Education / Drivers Ed: Bradley Adams, Ken Cribb, Aaron Hansen, Patrick Martin, Whitney Ramsing, Benjamin Waddle

 

NJROTC: Major Shawn C. Studley, Senior Chief Vincent J. Luppino

 

Career Center: Donna Altman, Leslie Barnes,Gareth Bonds, Jo Clark, Erica Lambert, Mike McCants, Mike Morgan, John E. Morris, III, Kyea Sturkin, Jamie Walker

 

Special Education: Angela C. Barrow, Denyse Beck, Jill Crothers, Kirsten Haines, Meryl Huckabey, Jennifer Untener, Elizabeth Waldrop ESOL: Tara Hammett

 

Media: Robert Raven

 

Clerks and Secretaries: Rachel Edwards, Karen Frantz, Denetta McCray, Judy McDaniel, Earnestine Moultrie, Regina Point, Connie Rogers, Susan Venters, Wanda Wilson

 

Bookkeeper: Beth Cribb

 

Guidance: Kim Finley, Larry Odom, Leigh Owens

 

School Nurse: Delacy B. Cooper

 

Teacher Assistants: Michael Billings, Sr., Sheldon Butts, Brenda Collins, Michael Ford, Jr., Tony Ford, Randy Gamble, Joe Knowlin Gracie Linen, Donna Reed, Brad Stafford

                       

Maintenance Staff: Jamison Baker, Thomas Brockington, Tyron Dease, Ray Anthony Gause, Roy Gibson, Jessie Mae Hilton, Brenda Howard, Karon Jackson, Thomas Small, Lacresha Wineglass

 

Cafeteria Staff: Kiawanna Deas, Christy Greene, Sharonda Miller, Juraitta Reed, Patricia Tisdale

 

In School Suspension: Zena Reddick

                                                                                               

Resource Officer: Tim Burroughs

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………………1

LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL

CHARACTER WORDS OF THE MONTHS

GHS ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, AND STAFF

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BELIEFS OF GEORGETOWN HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

STUDENT COMPLAINTS

 

ACADEMICS………………………………………………………………..……….….. 10

PARENT PORTAL

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

ASSIGNMENTS

FINAL EXAMS

GIFTED AND TALENTED

HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION

MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL

MEDIA CENTER

MU ALPHA THETA

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY

NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY

TEACHER CADETS

TESTING SERVICES

TEXTBOOK

 

ATHLETICS…………………………………………………………………….………16

NCAA FRESHMAN-ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS NCAA

SPORTS, HEAD COACHES, & SCHEDULES

TICKET PRICES

SPORTS SCHEDULES

 

ATTENDANCE…………………………………………………………………..……... 22

STUDENT ABSENCES AND EXCUSES

ABSENCES DUE TO SCHOOL- APPROVED ACTIVITIES

FAILURE DUE TO ABSENCES (FA)

SIGNING IN LATE

SIGNING OUT OF SCHOOL

TARDY POLICY

IDENTIFICATION BADGE POLICY

 

BELL SCHEDULES…………………………………………………………….…...… 25

 

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS………………………..…………………………………....27

            BOOSTER CLUBS/PARENT ORGANIZATIONS

            SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL

            STUDENT CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS AND SPONSORS

            STUDENT LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

 

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/SPECIAL PROGRAMS/EVENTS………….29

            BACCALAUREATE SERVICE

            GRADUATION CEREMONY

            HOMECOMING COURT

            PROM

 

FOOD SERVICES………………………………………………………………………31

            DRINK/SNACK MACHINES

            MEALS PROGRAM AND PRICES

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR DAILY OPERATION………………………….…32

            ANNOUNCEMENTS

            BOOKBAGS

            DELIVERIES TO STUDENTS AT SCHOOL

            INCLEMENT WEATHER-SCHOOL CLOSING/DELAYS

            LOCKS

            LOCKERS

            LOST AND FOUND

            PLEDGE AND MOMENT OF SILENCE

            RELEASE OF STUDENT INFORMATION

            STUDENT SALES/SOLICITATIONS

            TELEPHONE USE

            VISITORS

            YEARBOOK

 

GUIDANCE………………………………………………………………………..……..35

9th – 12th STUDENT COURSE LOAD: 4 X 4 BLOCK SCHEDULE

CAREER PLANNING AND THE COURSE SELECTION PROCESS

PREREQUISITIES FOR COURSES

SCHEDULE CHANGES

WITHDRAWING FROM CLASS

RETAKING A CLASS

SOUTH CAROLINA UNIFORM GRADING POLICY

GRADE POINT CONVERSION CHART/SCALE

FAMILY RIGHTS/PRIVACY ACT

TRANSCRIPTS

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

GRADUATION EXERCISES (DISTRICT POLICY IKFB)

SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL STATE DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

GRADUATION REGULATIONS

EARLY GRADUATION

PROMOTION AND RETENTION (DISTRICT POLICY IKE)

GRADES 9 – 12

CLASSIFICATION

HONORS CERTIFICATE CRITERIA

HONOR ROLL (DISTRICT POLICY IDK)

MARSHALL AND USHERS

SC ACADEMIC HONORS AWARD

SC PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS–FRESHMAN

ACT/SAT TEST DATES AND FEES

SAT/ACT FEE WAIVERS

SC STATE FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

 

HEALTH SERVICES…………………………………………………………………….49

            ELEVATOR KEYS

            HEALTH ROOM

            S.C. DHEC-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

 

RECOGNITION PROGRAMS…………………………………………………………..50

            ACADEMIC AWARDS BANQUET

            BOYS’ STATE AND GIRLS’ STATE

            CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAM

            TAG PROGRAM

            TOP DOG / KENNEL CLUB

            STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

            HONOR ROLL REWARD PROGRAM

            SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY

            BRONZE BULLDOG AWARD

            SENIOR SUPERLATIVES

           

SAFETY DRILLS……………………………………………………………….…………52

            EARTHQUAKE DRILLS

            FIRE DRILLS

            LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES

            TORNADO DRILLS

 

STUDENT BEHAVIOR……………………………………………………………….…..53

            STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

            CLASSROOM CODE OF CONDUCT

            DISTRICT-WIDE CODE OF CONDUCT

            STUDENT BEHAVIOR CODE (DISTRICT POLICY JCDA)

            HARRASSMENT, INTIMIDATION OR BULLYING (DISTRICT POLICY JICFAA)

            CLARIFICATION OF CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SCHOOL RULES

            RECOMMENDATION FOR EXPULSION

            ACCEPTABLE USE OF COMPUTERS

            COMPUTER LAB RULES

            GANG ACTIVITY OR ASSOCIATION (DISTRICT JCAD – R)

            ASSEMBLIES

            CLOSED CAMPUS

            COMMUNICATING THREATS

DRESS CODE

            ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES

            GAMBLING / CARDS PLAYING

HALL PASSES

LITTERING

OFF LIMITS AREAS

POLICE INTERRAGATIONS (DISTRICT POLICY JFA)

            PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION

            SEARCHES

SEARCHES BY CANINES (DISTRICT POLICY JFA – R)

SEXUAL HARASSMENT (DISTRICT POLICY GBAA)

TABACCO PRODUCT

           

TRANSPORTATION……..……………………………………………………………...67

            DRIVING AND PARKING

            SEARCHES OF VEHICLES ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

            SCHOOL BUS CODE (DISTRICT POLICY JF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

I N T R O D U C T I O N

 

BELIEFS OF GEORGETOWN HIGH SCHOOL

We Believe:

            1.  Learning is a lifelong process.

            2.  Learning is more meaningful when it is relevant.

            3.  Each person 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.

 

 

STUDENT HANDBOOK

 

The Georgetown High School Student Handbook is produced for students and their parents/guardians to understand the rules and guidelines of the school and its academic programs and extracurricular activities. It is available for viewing in the Georgetown High website. NOT KNOWING THE RULES, POLICIES, OR PROCEDURES IS NEVER AN ACCEPTABLE EXCUSE! It is the responsibility of each student and his/her parents to know the rules, policies, and procedures outlined in this handbook.

 

ACCREDITATION

 

Georgetown High School is fully accredited by the South Carolina State Department of Education and Advance Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice to the Public

 

In compliance with Executive Order 11246 and all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, the Georgetown County School District shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, religion, or disability in any of the educational programs and activities it operates.

 

All students may participate in the District’s educational programs and activities, including but not limited to health education, physical education, music education and vocational education, without regard to gender, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, religion, or disability.

 

It is the intent of the Georgetown County School District to comply with both the letter and spirit of the law in ensuring that discrimination does not exist in its policies, procedures and operations. Complaint/grievance procedures are available to any student, parent/guardian or employee who believes that she/he has been discriminated against by the District.

 

Complaints of discrimination may be made at the school level as set forth in District Policy and/or to the relevant District Coordinator as identified below. Complaints of discrimination also may be filed with the Office of Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Education.

 

 

Dr. Marthena Grate Morant                                                Title IX School Coordinator

Title IX Coordinator

2018 Church Street

Georgetown, SC 29440

Email address: tmorant@gcsd.k12.sc.us

 

Mr. Michael Caviris                                                    Section 504 School Coordinator

Section 504 Coordinator

2018 Church Street

Georgetown, SC 29440

Email address: mcaviris@gcsd.k12.sc.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary, Middle and High School Student/Parent handbook.

 

 

Student Complaints, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying and Sex/Gender Discrimination  

From Policy JICFAA; Policy JFH; Policy JICFB: The board prohibits acts of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a student by students, staff, and third parties that interfere with, or disrupt a student’s ability to learn and the school’s responsibility to educate its students in a safe and orderly environment whether in a classroom, on school premises, on a school bus or other school-related vehicle, at an official school bus stop, at a school-sponsored activity or event whether or not it is held on school premises, or at another program or function where the school is responsible for the student. While the district generally does not have jurisdiction to respond to acts of discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying of a student by another student or group of students that occurs at times or in places other than those indicated above, the board encourages students and parents/legal guardians to report such incidences to law enforcement.

For purposes of these policies harassment, intimidation, or bullying is defined as a gesture, electronic communication, or a written, verbal, physical, or sexual act reasonably perceived to have the effect of either of the following: harming a student physically or emotionally, or damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of personal harm or property damage; insulting or demeaning a student or group of students causing substantial disruption in, or substantial interference with, the orderly operation of the school.

Any student who feels he/she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying is encouraged to file a complaint in accordance with procedures established by the superintendent. Complaints will be investigated promptly, thoroughly, and confidentially. All school employees are required to report alleged violations of these policies to the principal or his/her designee. The principal or his/ her designee will handle any violations by complying with the Level III, Criminal Conduct consequences listed in the district discipline code of conduct. Reports by students or employees may be made anonymously.

The district prohibits retaliation or reprisal in any form against a student or employee who has filed a complaint or report of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying. The district also prohibits any person from falsely accusing another as a means of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Procedures that are set forth in the policies above will be used to process student/parent complaints of discrimination based upon alleged violations of Title VI (race); Title IX (gender); Section 504 (disability) or alleged discrimination based on religion, national origin or color. If a student/parent complaint alleges discrimination, the principal will notify the appropriate school/or District coordinator, who will be involved in the investigation and resolution of the complaint.

Policy location: GCSD website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A C A D E M I C S

 

Parent Portal

Parent Portal will give parents access to their child’s grades, attendance, and discipline. Parent can gain access to Parent Portal by obtaining information from the school. If you need access or have any questions, please call or see Mrs. McCray.

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

GHS operates on a semester schedule with a 4x4 class load. Students take four ninety-minute classes each semester and have the opportunity to earn eight units of credit per school year. Students who attend GHS must have high school graduation as their primary objective. The administration and staff pledge to seek ways to promote and encourage academic excellence, positive behavior, and good attendance. A student’s behavioral attitude often determines his or her academic altitude. Therefore, students who are serious about obtaining an education, who are willing to respect the rights of others, and who comply with the rules, policies, and procedures of GHS will find their high school experience to be rewarding and enjoyable.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

In order for assignments to be collected from a student’s teachers, the student must miss three consecutive school days due to illness. If a parent knows in advance that his or her child will be absent from school for three or more consecutive days, arrangements for assignments may be made on the day prior to or on the first day of the absence. These assignments may be picked up in the office at a time agreed upon by the parent and the office staff.

 

 

 

 

FINAL EXAMS

 

Students must take final exams at the designated dates and time. Final Exams will not be given early! A student who does not report to the final exam site at the designated time will receive a zero for the exam grade. Extreme hardships must be presented to the principal, who will consider them on a case-by-case basis.

 

Final examinations will be a component of each course offered at GHS and will count 20% of the final grade. All classes will have a final exam.  Final grades will be calculated as follows:

 

1st grading period …………… 40%

2nd grading period …………... 40%

Final exam ……………..……. 20%

 

 

 

 

 

EXAM SCHEDULES

 

 

1st Semester Final Exam Schedule

 

 

First Term – Grades 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th

           

            *Written Gov’t / Econ.  – October 21st

            *Multiple Choice Gov’t / Econ. – October 22nd

 

            * District Written Exams:              Language Arts & Science – Wednesday, December 16th

Math & Social Studies – Thursday, December 17th

                                                                                               

* State EOC’s:         

                                    Jan. 7th - Algebra I                                        Jan. 8th – Biology

Jan. 11th – English I                                                Jan. 12th – U. S. History

                       

* Multiple Choice:

 

Jan. 13th (Full Day) – Wednesday                       Jan.14th (1/2 Day) – Thursday

1st block exams                                                         3rd block exams

2nd block exams                                                        4th block exams

                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Semester Final Exam Schedules

 

 

 

            *Written Gov’t / Econ. Final Exams – March 21st

            *Multiple Choice Gov’t / Econ. – March 22nd

 

            AP Exams:

                        May 5th – AP Calculus                                            May 6th – AP History (AM)

                        May 6th - AP Euro History (PM)                              May 6th – AP Studio Art

                        May 9th – AP Biology                                               May 10th – AP Gov’t

                        May 11th – AP Macroeconomics (PM)                  May 12th – AP World History (AM)

                        May 13th – AP Human Geog. (AM)

 

Written Exam: (9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grades)

 

                        May 16th – English                                                   May17th – Science

                        May 18th – Social Studies                                       May 19th – Math

 

 

State EOC’s:

                        May 16th – English I

                        May 17th – Biology

May 18th - U. S. History

                        May 19th – Algebra I

                       

                       

Seniors Final Exams:    Multiple Choice

 

Tuesday, May 24th                                                 Wednesday, May 25th

3rd block exams                                                        1st block exams

4th block exams                                                        2nd block exams

 

Underclassmen Exams:

 

May 31st - (1/2 Day) –Thursday                           June 1st - (1/2 Day) – Friday

3rd block exams                                                        1st block exams                                            

4th block exams                                                        2nd block exams

 

June 2nd Make-up exams

 

 

This schedule is subject to change.

NO EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN EARLY.

 

 

 

GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM

 

Artistic: The Gifted and Talented Artistic Program is available for 6th – 12th grade students who have special interests and abilities in music, art, and drama. A summer program stimulates awareness and imagination and challenges students to recognize and expand their creative abilities.

 

Parents, teachers, students, and administrators may nominate students for the program. Each student is then identified through a screening/audition process where competition is keen. For further information and/or nomination forms, contact Ms. Judi Bombich at 436 – 7018.

 

HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION

 

Homebound instruction is provided by the Georgetown County School District for those students who because of illness or accidents cannot be instructed in a school. Students or parents must obtain a homebound instruction form from the main office at GHS or from GHS web-site and have the form completed and signed by the student’s doctor in order for the student to receive homebound services. Parents/doctors are responsible for returning signed forms to Becky Wheeler in the Special Services Office at Beck Administrative Building.

 

MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL EACH DAY

All students at GHS are required to have materials (pen, pencil, paper, notebook, textbook, etc.) in all classes each day. Students who are not prepared with materials in class cannot accomplish what is needed in the classroom and will be subject to disciplinary action.

 

MEDIA CENTER

 

Welcome to the GHS Media Center

      The Media Center is open to all members of the Georgetown High School community. A media center or library is only valuable to the extent that it is used by the school. GHS is a community of readers and learners and the media center should be the hub of this activity.

      Before school, during lunch, and after school no pass is required to use the media center. During the four academic blocks, a pass is necessary. It is the job of the media specialist and the library assistant to assist students whenever possible. Please ask for help at any time.

      There is a fine of five cents per day for overdue books.  Reference books may be checked out overnight. Students are responsible for lost or damaged books. Payment plans can be arranged when needed. Please ask.

Here are some ways we may be able to help you in the media center:

·         We can show you how to find a specific book, magazine, or website.

·         We can assist you in research assignments, following the requirements given by the teacher.

·         We can teach you how to use the MLA or APA formats.

·         We can order the books that you want to read, so let us know what you like!

·         We can assist with software and technology issues.

·         We can provide you with a place to read, learn, study, and create.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MU ALPHA THETA

The Georgetown High School Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta is designed to honor students of high academic achievement in math. In order to qualify for membership, the following qualifications apply:

1.   Students must have at least an 89 average in their math courses.

 

2. Students must have completed each of the following math courses: Algebra I, Algebra II, and geometry.

3. Students must have no discipline referrals with consequences.

 

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY

The qualifications for the National Art Honor Society are the following:

1. Students must have completed at least one semester of art.

2. Students must have and maintain at least an overall B average in their course work.

            3. Students must participate in a number of activities that promote the arts at GHS

             and in the community.

4. Students must have no discipline referrals with consequences.

 

 

NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY

The Georgetown High School Chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society is designed to honor students of high academic achievement who have excelled in Spanish.  The following qualifications apply:

1.    Students must be currently enrolled in Spanish III at the time of selection,

which will take place at the end of the second grading period.

2.    Students must have an A average (93) in Spanish during the semester of selection and in all previous Spanish course work.

3.    Students must have at least a B average (85) in all other subjects during the semester of selection and in all previous course work, excluding Spanish.

4.    Students must have no discipline referrals with consequences.

5.    Once identified, students must attend the initiation ceremony in order to be a member and receive a graduation cord.  Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed by the principal, and his decision will be final.

There is a non-refundable fee of $12.00 to cover the cost of national and local dues.

 This must be paid prior to initiation.

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

The Joseph T. Isaac, III Chapter of the National Honor Society includes those juniors and seniors who meet and maintain certain standards as set forth by the National Council: scholarship (GPA), leadership, service, and character. The following qualifications apply:

     1. Students must achieve and maintain at least a 4.0 GPA on a weighted scale.

     2. Students must demonstrate leadership within the school and/or community, provide service    within the school/or community, and exhibit exemplary character.

    3. Students must have no discipline infractions entered into PowerSchool during the current school     year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY

Entry requirements for the National Technical Honor Society are as follows:

     1. The student must be recommended by his or her occupational teacher.

     2. The student must be a senior enrolled in the second year of an occupational

          program of study (except for business education students). A student in the

          business education program must be enrolled in one of the business education

          completer programs (accounting, business administration, or marketing).

3.  The student must have at least a 3.0 average in all occupational completer courses that he/she  

     has taken, including the current course(s) in which he/she is enrolled

4.  The student must have at least a 3.0 average for all high school coursework for the current and

     preceding years.  

     5.  The student must be currently passing all required courses.

     6.  The student must have no level one discipline infractions entered into PowerSchool.

 

TEACHER CADETS

Teacher Cadets is an AP weighted course for which students receive college credit. Its purpose is to attract “the best and brightest” to the teaching profession. The following qualifications apply

1. Students must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

2. Students must be seniors.

3. Students must participate in a screening process, which requires them to write essays and obtain teacher recommendations.

4. A teacher panel reviews all information and reaches a consensus concerning

each applicant’s acceptance status. This process takes place during the spring semester of the student’s junior year.

 

TESTING SERVICES

The PSAT, PLAN, SAT and ACT are administered at Georgetown High School. Application forms for the SAT and ACT are available in the guidance office and online.

 

The SAT and ACT are administered during the fall and spring terms at Georgetown High School and may be used as a qualifying tool for admission to a college or technical school. Students can contact a guidance counselor to secure the testing dates. The PSAT is administered to 10th grade students.

Juniors may also pay to take the PSAT to attempt to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.

 

TEXTBOOKS

Textbooks are owned by the State Department of Education, and each student is responsible for textbooks issued to him or her. Students should check the textbooks carefully when issued and be sure the teacher is aware of any previous damage or abuse to the textbooks.

 

All basic texts are lent to students for their use during the school year. Other supplies are paid for by the students. Textbooks are to be kept clean and handled carefully.

 

The student’s name, teacher’s name, and an assigned number are written on the book label in case the book is misplaced. Students will be required to pay for missing or damaged textbooks. Failure to return textbook or pay fees, may result in loss of parking privileges and extracurricular activities.

 

If a student’s textbook is missing, then he or she must immediately inform the subject teacher.  Any textbooks turned in to the office will be returned to the subject teacher or the book room.

 

 

 

A T H L E T I C S

 

NCAA FRESHMAN - ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS NCAA

 

 

Any high school student who hopes to participate in college athletics at an NCAA Division I or II college or university needs to be familiar with the requirements set forth by the NCAA Eligibility Center. Information about these requirements can be found at the NCAA’s website:  www.eligibilitycenter.org. All student-athletes and their parents are advised to visit this site for important information.

 

The NCAA recommends that college-bound student-athletes register on this site by the beginning of his her sophomore year.  The student-athlete is responsible for requesting that transcripts be sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center at the end of his/her junior year.  The student-athlete is also responsible for having his/her SAT and/or ACT scores sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center by using the code “9999.”

 

Student-athletes are to consult with their coach and/or guidance counselor if they have any questions about NCAA eligibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPORTS, HEAD COACHES AND SCHEDULES

 

The Athletic Department has developed a program providing a variety of physical activities for students.  Sports are a vital part of school life, and students are encouraged to try out for athletic teams.  Students may speak with the coach (es) of the team(s) they are interested in, or they may speak with an athletic director Mr. Bradley Adams or Mr. Ken Cribb, co-athletic directors.

 

 

Coaches Roster

 

 

SPORT                                                                                                          HEAD COACHES                                                  

      Fall Sport

            Boys’ Cross Country                                                                                   Chris Hapeshis

            Cheerleaders                                                                                                Denetta McCray                  

            Football                                                                                                          Bradley Adams

            Girls’ Cross Country                                                                                                Lauren Schulties-Hahn

            Girls’ Tennis                                                                                                 Grace George

            Volleyball                                                                                                      Mike McCants

            Girls’ Golf                                                                                                      Madison McCoy

            Girls’ Swim                                                                                                    Mary Wall

Boys’ Swim                                                                                                   Amy Condon

 

      Winter Sports

            Boys’ Basketball                                                                                          Alvin Walker

            Girls’ Basketball                                                                                           Tony Ford                              Wrestling                                                                                                       Shawn Kosienski

 

    Spring Sports

            Baseball                                                                                                        Benjamin Waddle

            Boys’ Soccer                                                                                                 Chris Hatchell

            Boys’ Tennis                                                                                                 Grace George

            Boys’ Track                                                                                                   Al Barron

            Boys’ Golf                                                                                                      Steven Hapeshis

            Girls’ Soccer                                                                                                Charity Eppolito

            Girls’ Track                                                                                                    Robert Scott 

            Softball                                                                                                          Whitney Ramsing

 

            Athletic Directors                                                                                       Bradley Adams &

                                                                                                                                    Ken Cribb

           TICKET PRICES

 

 

Varsity Football Tickets:                                      $6.00

Varsity Basketball Tickets:                                  $6.00

All Other Sports Tickets:                                      $5.00

 

 

Sport Schedules

 

 

2015 Georgetown High School Varsity Football Schedule

Scrimmage Dates

                                        Date                                     Opponent                                                                                                 Location                                                    Event

                                                8/7/2015                          Socastee                                                                            Socastee                                                    Scrimmage

                                                8/11/2015                                               Darlington                                                                                                Darlington                                                                        Scrimmage

                                                8/14/2015                                               TBD                                                                                       Florence                                                    Jamboree

                                               

 

Week                                   Date                                     Opponent                                                                                                 Location                                                    Event                                   Game Time                       

0                                             8/21/2015                                               Conway                                                                              Georgetown                                                                                           7:30 pm

1                                             8/28/2015                                               OFF                                                                                        OFF

2                                             9/4/2015                          Andrews                                                                            Andrews                                                                                                    7:30 pm

3                                             9/11/2015                                               Waccamaw                                                                      Waccamaw                                                                                              7:30 pm

4                                             9/18/2015                                               Carvers Bay                                                                      Georgetown                                           (GKCU Night)                  7:30 pm

5                                             9/25/2015                                               Loris                                                                                     Loris                                                                                                             7:30 pm

6                                             10/2/2015                                              St. James                                                                           St. James                                                                                                   7:30 pm

7                                             10/9/2015                                              North Myrtle Beach                                                  Georgetown                                            (Homecoming)              7:30 pm

8                                             10/16/2015                   Lake City                                                                           Georgetown                                            (Youth Night)                 7:30 pm

9                                             10/23/2015                   Myrtle Beach                                                                 Myrtle Beach                                                                                         7:30 pm    

10                                          10/30/2015                   Wilson                                                                                Georgetown                                            (Senior Night)                7:30 pm

Bold and Italics- Region Games

All game times are @ 7:30 pm (According to signed contracts)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Georgetown High School Junior Varsity Football Schedule

 

Week                                   Date                                     Opponent                                                                                                 Location                                                                                                    Game Time

1                                             8/27/2015                                               Carolina Forest                                                             Carolina Forest                                                                                     6:00 pm

2                                             9/3/2015                          Andrews                                                                            Georgetown                                                                                           6:00 pm

3                                             9/10/2015                                               Waccamaw                                                                      Georgetown                                                                                           6:00 pm

4                                             9/17/2015                                               Carvers Bay                                                                      Carvers bay                                                                                              6:00 pm

5                                             9/24/2015                                               Loris                                                                                     Georgetown                                                                                           6:00 pm

6                                             10/1/2015                                              St. James                                                                           Georgetown                                                                                            6:00 pm

7                                             10/8/2015                                              North Myrtle Beach                                                  NMB                                                                                                             6:00 pm or 7:00 pm

8                                             10/15/2015                   Lake City                                                                           Lake City                                                                                                   6:00 pm or 7:00 pm

9                                             10/22/2015                   Myrtle Beach                                                                 Georgetown                                                                                            6:00 pm

10                                          10/29/2015                   Wilson                                                                                Wilson                                                                                                        6:00 pm or 7:00 pm

Bold and Italics- Region Games                        (Games played in Horry and Florence County are played after B-Team games)                                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Georgetown High School B-Team Football Schedules

 

Week                                   Date                                     Opponent                                                                                                 Location                                                                                                    Game Time

1                                             9/9/2015                          Andrews                                                                            Johnsonville (Jamboree)                                                                5:30

2                                             9/16/2015                                               Waccamaw                                                                      Georgetown                                                                                           5:30

3                                             9/23/2015                                               Johnsonville                                                                   Johnsonville                                                                                           5:30

4                                             9/30/2015                                               Hemingway                                                                     Georgetown                                                                                           5:30

5                                             10/7/2015                                               Carvers Bay                                                                      Carvers Bay                                                                                              5:30

6                                             10/14/2015                    Andrews                                                                            Andrews                                                                                                    5:30

7                                             10/21/2015                    Waccamaw                                                                      Georgetown                                                                                           5:30

                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

Varsity Basketball

2015-2016

 

Date                         Opponent                        Site                  Time

 

       Nov. 17                                   Carver Bay Jamboree                                  Away                       TBA

 

       Nov. 20 - 24                            Steel-Town Shoot-Out (Boys)                       Home                       TBA

 

Dec. 1                                     Carvers Bay                                                    Away                           6:00

 

Dec. 4                                     Waccamaw                                                     Home                          6:00

 

Dec. 8                                     Conway                                                           Home                          6:00

 

Dec. 11                                   Carvers Bay                                                    Home                          6:00

 

Dec. 15                                   Waccamaw                                                     Away                           6:00

 

Dec. 16                                   Conway                                                           Away                           6:00

 

Dec. 18                                   Andrews                                                          Away                          6:00

 

Dec. 28 – 30                           Berkeley Classic                                             Away                           TBA

 

Jan. 8                                      Andrews                                                          Home                          6:00

 

Jan. 11                                    Lake City                                                         Home                          6:00

 

Jan. 15                                    St. James                                                        Away                           6:00

 

Jan. 19                                    North Myrtle Beach                                        Away                           6:00

 

Jan. 22                                    Wilson                                                             Away                           6:00

 

Jan. 26                                    Myrtle Beach                                                  Home                          6:00

 

Jan. 29                                    Lake City                                                         Away                           6:00

 

Feb. 2                                      St. James                                                        Home                          6:00

 

Feb. 5                                      North Myrtle Beach                                        Home                          6:00

 

Feb. 9                                     Myrtle Beach                                                   Away                           6:00

 

Feb. 11                                    Wilson                                                             Home                          6:00

 

 

 

Principal: Mr. Craig Evans                                                                                                Boys’ Head Coach: Alvin Walker

                                                                                                                                                 Girls’ Head Coach: Tony Ford                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

Junior Varsity Basketball

2015 - 2016

 

     Date                         Opponent                              Site                 Time

 

Nov. 17                                  Carvers Bay Jamboree (Boys)                   Away                          TBA

 

Dec. 3                                     Waccamaw                                                 Away                            6:00

 

Dec. 7                                  Carvers Bay                                                     Home                       6:00

 

Dec. 10                                Carvers Bay                                                   Away                           5:30

 

Dec. 14                                  Waccamaw                                                   Home                         6:00

 

Dec. 17                                  Andrews                                                        Home                         6:00

 

Jan. 7                                     Andrews                                                        Away                          6:00

 

Jan. 11                                   Lake City                                                       Away                          6:00

 

Jan. 14                                   St. James                                                       Home                         6:00

 

      Jan. 20                                   North Myrtle Beach                                       Home                          6:00

 

Jan. 21                                   Wilson                                                            Home                         6:00

 

      Jan. 25                                    Myrtle Beach                                                 Away                           6:00

 

Jan. 28                                   Lake City                                                       Home                         6:00

 

      Feb. 1                                    St. James                                                        Away                           6:00

 

      Feb. 4                                    North Myrtle Beach                                       Away                           6:00

 

      Feb. 8                                    Myrtle Beach                                                  Home                          6:00

 

     Feb. 10                               Wilson                                                       Away                         6:00                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

Principal: Mr. Craig Evans                                                                               Boys’ Head Coach: Alvin Walker

                                                                                                                            Girls’ Head Coach: Tony Ford

                                                                                                                             Boys’ JV Head Coach: Michael Ford, Jr.

                                                                                                                            Girls’ JV Head Coach: Michael Billings, Sr.         

 

                                                                                                                                                          

 
A T T E N D A N C E

 

STUDENT ABSENCES AND EXCUSES

Excuses for absences must be presented to the attendance secretary within three days of returning to school. It is the student’s responsibility to get the excuse to attendance and then report to class before the tardy bell rings. Once the student presents his or her written excuse to the attendance secretary, he or she will be given an admit-to-class form, which must be shown to each of the student’s teachers. Excuses may also be presented to the attendance secretary during the lunch periods.

 

Students will be allowed three school days to make up missed work after excused absences. Students are responsible for contacting teachers for make-up work. No work may be made up until excuses have been submitted to the attendance secretary. Absences of several consecutive days may constitute an extended period of time for students to make-up work. The designated administrator will make decisions concerning such situations.

 

ACCORDING TO STATE LAW, A STUDENT MAY MISS NO MORE THAN FIVE DAYS PER SEMESTER ON A BLOCK SCHEDULE.  THIS INCLUDES UNEXCUSED ABSENCES AND ABSENCES EXCUSED BY PARENT NOTES.  ABSENCES AFTER THIS POINT CAN ONLY BE EXCUSED WITH DOCTOR OR COURT NOTES. PARENTS OR GUARDIANS MAY DOCUMENT UP TO FIVE DAYS OF ILLNESS IN A SEMESTER COURSE AND THREE DAYS IN A HALF SEMESTER COURSE; PARENTAL NOTES AFTER THIS POINT WILL ONLY ALLOW STUDENTS TO MAKE UP WORKED MISSED. ALL OTHER ABSENCES DUE TO ILLNESS WILL BE UNEXCUSED UNLESS THERE IS DOCUMENTATION FROM A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.

 

ABSENCES DUE TO SCHOOL-APPROVED ACTIVITIES

If a student misses class because of a school activity or function approved by the principal, the student is not counted as absent in class and will be allowed to make up work missed. The student must accept the responsibility for contacting their teacher for make-up work.

 

FAILURE DUE TO ABSENCES (FA)

Students who have excessive absences, IN ANY OR ALL CLASSES, as described above may receive FA in place of their final grade on their report card. This means that students will not receive credit for the courses in question, and a grade of FA (which will calculate as a 61) will be assigned for each of the courses. Students must not have more than 5 absences out of a 90 day course or 3 absences out of a 45 day course, unless the absences have been excused by doctor or court notes. If the absences were excused by doctor or court notes then the notes must be submitted to the main office secretary on the day the student returns to school.  NOTES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED MORE THAN THREE (3) DAYS AFTER THE ABSENCE(S) IN QUESTION. If a student and/or his or her parents feel that an error or errors have been made, they will have until the last day of the term to meet with the administrator in charge of attendance to discuss the situation. After the last day of the term, the FA (Failure due to absences) is final.

 

 

SIGNING IN LATE

Students who arrive to school after 8:15 A.M. are to report directly to the attendance office instead of reporting to class. Students who do not to report to the attendance office and sign in will be subject to disciplinary action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNING OUT OF SCHOOL

 

Only those people listed in the GHS computer system as parent/guardian or emergency contracts may sign the named student out of school. No one else will be allowed to take the student off campus during school hours. Students signing out of school must do so properly in the main office; otherwise, students will be considered cutting class. When a student signs out of school,absences will apply in those classes the student misses, and the student will need to bring in excuses in order to make up work missed and/or to have the absences excused.

 

TARDY POLICY

 

Learning to be punctual is an essential part of the educational process. Promptness and punctuality are habits that are important to develop, and they are ones that are expected at Georgetown High School.  Students are expected to be inside their classrooms before the tardy bell rings to begin class.

 

Students must report to the designated area in order to receive a pass to class.

The following sequence of consequences will apply to students who are tardy to class:

 

            1st offense: warning

 

            2nd offense: warning

 

            3rd offense: phone call to parents

 

            4th offense:  after-school detention

 

            5th offense:  overnight suspension – Parent must meet with the designated administrator

 

            6th offense:  ISS (in school suspension) – One Day

 

Subsequent Offenses:  ISS – Out-of-School or Suspension

 

 

Students who are more than ten minute late

to any class may be referred for cutting class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IDENTIFICATION BADGE POLICY

 

* To keep our school safe, all students are to wear ID badges at all times during the school day. Lanyards and badges are given to students at no cost at the beginning of the school year. The badges are to be visible at all times. Students must wear their badges with their pictures facing away from their bodies. Stickers and marks are not allowed on the badges. In the event that a student’s ID badge has been defaced, he or she must purchase a new ID badge. Students may not use or wear any badges other than their own.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

* Teachers will check for student IDs during the school day. A student not wearing an ID badge will be sent to a designated area to receive a temporary ID.

 

1st Offense:                           A warning will be issued.

2nd Offense:                                      A warning will be issued.

3rd Offense:                           A phone call will be placed to the student’s parents.

4th Offense:                           An after-school detention will be assigned.

5th Offense:                           Overnight Suspension will be assigned. Parent must meet with the designated administrator

6th Offense:                           ISS – One day

Subsequent Offenses:       ISS – Out-of-School or Suspension        

 

* Students who lose ID badges may purchase replacement badges for $5.00 each (and $1.00 for lanyards) from the NJROTC department during lunches, before school or after school.

* All teachers and administrators will be checking students’ ID badges during the day.

 

Students must show ID badges to teachers and other staff members when requested to do so.  Failure to identify oneself to a teacher or staff member or failure to stop to speak to a teacher or staff member when asked to do so is a major disciplinary offense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgetown High School

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2015 - 2016 Regular Bell Schedule

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7:50                                              First Bell

8:00 – 9:45                                   Channel One + First Block

9:50 – 11:20                                 Second Block

11:20 – 11:55                               3A Lunch

12:00 – 1:30                                 3A Class

11:25 – 12:10                               3B Class

12:10 – 12:40                               3B Lunch

12:40 – 12:45                               Return from 3B Lunch

12:45 – 1:30                                 3B Class

11:25 – 12:55                               3C Class

12:55 – 1:30                                 3C Lunch

1:35 – 3:05                                   Fourth Block

 

 

 

LUNCH PERIODS:

Georgetown High School will have three (3) lunch periods. Teachers must follow their lunch assignments each day; there must be no deviations from this schedule.

 

Lunch A (11:20 – 11:55)

NJROTC, Fine Arts, PE, Drivers Ed., Career Center            

 

Lunch B (12:10 – 12:40)

English, Social Studies, & Downstairs Special Ed.

 

                       

Lunch C (12:55 – 1:30)

Science, Math, Upstairs-Special Education, & Foreign Language

 

 

Georgetown High School buildings will open at 7:15 a.m. each day.

Students should not arrive on GHS

campus earlier than 7:15 a.m. each day.

 

Students who are on GHS campus after 3:20 p.m. must be

under the direct supervision of a GHS Faculty/Staff Member

 

 

                   Georgetown High School

 

 

HOMEROOM SCHEDULE

 

 

7:50                                         First Bell

         8:00–9:45                               Channel One + 1st Block Class

9:50–11:00                                      2nd Block Class

11:00–11:05                          Students Report to Homeroom

11:05-11:20                           Homeroom Period

11:20                                                Follow Regular Bell Schedule

 

*Students with late arrival are expected to

attend announced homeroom meetings.

 

 

 

 

2 HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE - BREAKFAST WILL NOT BE SERVED

 

 

9:50                                 Report to 1st Block

10:00 –11:00                   1st Block Class

11:05 –12:05                   2nd Block Class

12:10 – 12:30                  3A Lunch

12:35 – 1:41                    3A Class

12:10 – 12:40                  3B Class (Part I)

12:40 –1:05                     3B Lunch

1:10 –1:41                       3B Class (Part II)

12:10 –1:15                     3C Class

1:15 –1:41                       3C Lunch

1:46– 3:05                       4th Block Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

C L U B S / O R G A N I Z A T I O N S

 

BOOSTER CLUBS / PARENT ORGANIZATIONS

 

GHS Bulldog Booster Club:        President – Mr. Charlie “Bobo” Thompson

 

Bulldog Band Booster Club:      President – Cynthia Geathers

 

PAWS (Partners Advocating Winning Schools): President – Kathy Altman

 

 

PAWS is a parent/community organization whose objectives are as follows:

A. PAWS will strive to involve parents, community, and businesses in the daily activities of Georgetown High School.

B. PAWS will promote communication among parents, students, faculty, administration, community, and businesses.

C. PAWS will provide support to the students, parents, teachers, and administration of Georgetown High School.

 

Membership:

$5.00 per parent/community member

$10.00 per family

 

Sponsorship:

            $100.00 – Pups

            $250.00 - Bullpups

$500.00 – Big Dogs

$1000.00 - Bulldogs

Sponsors’ names/business titles are placed yearly on the P.A.W.S. sponsorship sign, located at the entrance to the front of the school.

 

School Improvement Council (SIC): The SIC serves as an advisory committee to the school’s principal.  The council is comprised of at least two parents (elected by parents of GHS students), at least two GHS teachers (elected by the faculty), at least two GHS students, and other representatives of the community and school organizations appointed by the principal.

For information concerning any of these organizations, please contact Connie Rogers at 546-8516 ext. 3003.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUDENT CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS AND SPONSORS

 

 

Academic Team                                                                   Dr. Larry Gates, Brian Sweeney

Black History Club                                                               Nikki Davis Greene

Currents (Yearbook)                                                            Michele Prudhomme

Dance Team (“High-Steppers”)                                         Jean Pieterse

DECA / FBLA                                                                        Jo Clark

Gospel Choir                                                                                    Leona Bonds

Health Occupations (HOSA)                                             Leslie Barnes

Interact Club                                                                         Jean Pieterse

Kennel Club                                                                         Kathi Perritt, Erica Lambert

Mu Alpha Theta                                                                   Tonya Todd

National Art Honor Society                                                Charity Eppolito, Ralph Westbrook

National Honor Society                                                      Sharon Gordon, Michele Prudhomme

National Vocational-Technical

                        Honor Society                                                           Erica Lambert

NJROTC Academic Team,

             Drill Team, Orienteering Team                                         Senior Chief Vincent Luppino

NJROTC Color Guard and

                 Patriotic Chorus                                                  Senior Chief Vincent Luppino

NJROTC Rifle Team and Physical                                   Major Shawn Studley

                    Training Team                                     

Science National Honor Society                                       Ivy Grayson, Kevin Ferry

Science Club                                                                                    Kelli Danford

Spanish National Honor Society                                      Silvia Soto, Vanessa Tiberio

Special Olympics                                                                 Jill Crothers

Student Council                                                                   Kevin Ferry, Brian Sweeney, Sean Griffin                                   

Vocational Industrial Clubs                                                           Michael McCants, Mike Morgan

Of America (VICA)                                                  

                                               

 

 

 

 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

To be elected as student council officers and class officers, students must maintain at least an overall C average and must have no discipline infractions entered into the PowerSchool computer program for current year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E X T R A C U R R I C U L A R  A C T I V I T I E S / S P E C I A L

P R O G R A M S  A N D  E V E N T S

 

BACCALAUREATE SERVICE

A Baccalaureate Service will be held on May 22, 2016 at First Baptist Church. The service is for the candidates for graduation and their immediate families. The graduation candidates must arrive at the designated time and follow the graduation ceremony dress code as described below. Students who attend and arrive at the designated time will receive a ticket for the commencement.

 

GRADUATION CEREMONY

GRADUATION DRESS CODE:

Girls – cap and gown (neatly pressed), white dress (no longer than gown), white dress

shoes or white sandals (no flip flops)

Boys – cap and gown (neatly pressed), white shirt, dark tie, dark long pants, dark

dress shoes (no sandals, flip flops, deck shoes or sneakers), dark socks

 

BEHAVIOR OF GRADUATION CANDIDATES:

Students are expected to behave appropriately for a formal ceremony. Any student not cooperating with any Georgetown High School personnel or law enforcement personnel will not participate in the graduation ceremony. Any student under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs will not participate in the graduation ceremony and will be escorted off the school campus by law enforcement personnel. The student will also be subject to criminal prosecution. Please do not do anything that will jeopardize your opportunity to participate in the graduation exercises.

 

GRADUATION PRACTICE:

Graduation candidates must report to practice punctually in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. Extreme hardships will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the principal, and his decision will be final. Students who arrive at the designated time will receive a ticket for the commencement.

FEES OWED:

Candidates for graduation must pay all fees owed prior to the receiving tickets to the graduation ceremony.

DIPLOMAS:

Diploma covers will be handed to graduates during the graduation ceremony. Graduates may pick up their diplomas at a designated area after the ceremony.

Graduation will take place in the air conditioned GHS gymnasium. Each student will be given tickets to the ceremony in the gymnasium. No person will be allowed to enter the gymnasium without a graduation ticket. This includes babies and small children. Each student will also receive to view the ceremony via closed-circuit large screen in the auditorium.

 

 

 HOMECOMING COURT

All candidates for homecoming queen must have at least a 2.5 GPA (using the S. C. uniform grading scale) at the end of their junior year. GPA’s will not be rounded to the next number. All candidates must be female members of the senior class (must be in senior homerooms), must never have been married, and must have received no discipline infractions up to and including the day of the homecoming event. Posters, buttons, flyers, etc. cannot be distributed in any form. Violations will lead to the candidate’s disqualification.

 

 

 

PROM

 

The Junior-Senior Prom will be held in the GHS Student Center on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 8:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M. All school rules and district policies are in effect for Georgetown High students and their guests. GHS chaperones and police officers will be on duty throughout the evening. Students may not bring food or drinks into the building during the prom.

 

The prom is a formal event; therefore, formal attire is required. Hats or head coverings that are not part of the formal attire are not to be worn.  Males may remove jackets once inside the Student Center, but at no time are they to remove shirts (outer shirts or undershirts). Inappropriate dancing will not be tolerated. Students who do not comply with the above guidelines will be told to leave the campus.

 

Students will enter the campus at the gate by the gym parking lot and will be directed by a police officer to the bus parking lot where they will park their vehicles and immediately report to the school building (ROTC hallway). Students may not loiter in the parking lot. Students may not return to their vehicles to retrieve items such as cameras, pocketbooks, etc., or to put jackets, wallets, or any other items in vehicles.  Once students leave the building (for any reason), they may not return to the Prom.

 

Prom tickets may be purchased for $25.00 initially. This price will increase during the school year. The deadlines to purchase tickets and ticket prices will be posted throughout the school. Seniors who purchased prom tickets as juniors will not have to purchase a prom ticket.

 

Ticket prices for guests (freshmen, sophomores, and guests who are not GHS students) are $15.00.  Each person who attends the prom must have his or her own ticket.

 

The students nominated for prom queen and prom princess must be female students at GHS. The students nominated for prom king and prom prince must be male students at GHS. Those students must have paid prom fees before being nominated. They must also have at least an overall C average and must have no discipline infractions during the current school year. Voting for the queen, princess, king and prince will take place during a designated homeroom period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F O O D   S E R V I C E S

 

 

DRINK AND SNACK MACHINES

 

Drink and snack machines for students are located in the Student Center and on the patio. Students may purchase drinks and snacks during lunch and after school; the machines are off limits to students during class times. Unfinished drinks and/or snacks are not to be brought into hallways or classrooms.  All food and drinks are to be consumed in the Student Center or on the patio.

 

 

MEALS PROGRAM

 

Adequate school breakfasts and lunches are an important and essential part of the total school program.  The lunch program allows students to deposit money into their accounts. Students may deposit money in advance into their accounts before school or during lunch.

- Students are required to enter the cafeteria in an orderly manner.

- Students will not be permitted to charge their meals (NO CREDIT).

- Students are expected to properly dispose of trash.

- Free lunch and reduced-price meals are available to students who qualify. An

   application form will be given to each student.

- Each student will be issued an ID card at the beginning of school which he or she will use to obtain    lunch

 

Student Breakfast Prices:            $1.10

Student Lunch Prices:                  $1.80

 

 

Students who do not have their picture ID cards for lunch must wait until the cardholders have gone through the lunch line before they are allowed to go through.

Students who break in the lunch line will be referred to an administrator. Only students in senior homerooms have “head of the line” privileges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G E N E R A L  I N F O R M A T I O N

 F O R  D A I L Y  O P E R A T I O N

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Announcements will usually be made at the end of first block and at the end of fourth block each day. The announcements will also be included in The Bulldog Byte. Announcements must have the approval of the GHS administration.  Parents who wish to receive daily copies of The Bulldog Byte via email may contact Mrs. Venters.

 

Information will be communicated to parents using an automated telephone message system. Current telephone numbers must be in the GHS computer system.

 

BOOKBAGS

 

Students may bring their books to school in book bags. However, each student’s book bag must be placed in his or her locker before the beginning of the first class, and it may not be removed until after the school day is over. Book bags are not to be carried during or between classes. Students who do not comply will be assigned an administrative after-school detention on the first offense, and more serious consequences may be assigned for subsequent offenses.

 

DELIVERIES TO STUDENTS AT SCHOOL

 

Flowers, balloons, or any other gift deliveries for students will not be accepted at GHS during Valentine’s Day or for any other occasion. Deliveries should be sent to the home address. Georgetown High School is not responsible for gift items that are delivered to any student at any time.

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER - SCHOOL CLOSINGS / DELAYS

 

Severe weather or other hazardous conditions may require schools to close or delay opening for the safety of students. Announcements concerning closings or delayed openings will be made at the earliest possible time.  If closings occur during the middle of the school day, parents will be notified via radio and television. The district’s 24-Hour Information Line (436-7043) will also give updated information about school closings or delays. Parents are asked to tune to local radio and television stations when they are aware of possible hazardous conditions and to call the 24-Hour Information Line. Parents are reminded that severe weather is fairly common, and they should make arrangements ahead of time for their children’s care in the event of such emergencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCKS

 

Locks should be returned at the end of the school year. Students who do not turn in locks will be assessed a $5.00 replacement fee.

 

LOCKERS

 

Sharing a locker with another student is prohibited. Students may go to lockers only at the following times: before first block, between classes, before and after lunch, and after school. No student is to go to a locker during class time unless he or she has a pass to the locker from a teacher.

- Only Georgetown High School issued locks may be placed on lockers. Other locks will

   be removed.

- Lockers must be kept clean and free from an accumulation of trash and paper.

 

 

- No signs, stickers, or writing are allowed on the outside of the lockers.

- Articles of value should not be placed in lockers.

- The school is not responsible for any item(s) missing from lockers.

- Lockers are the property of Georgetown High School and are subject to searches at the

  discretion of the administration. Periodic inspections of school property, including  

   lockers, may be conducted by school authorities for any reason at any time without

   notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant.

 

LOST AND FOUND

Any items found should be turned in to the office. The school cannot be responsible for personal belongings, money, electronics, etc. brought to school. Please do not bring excess money or valuables to school. Clothing items unclaimed after 30 days will be donated to charity.

 

PLEDGE AND MOMENT OF SILENCE

Immediately after the tardy bell for first block, the Pledge of Allegiance is presented by an NJROTC student over the public address system. While students are not required to participate, they must remain quiet and respectful of those who do wish to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The NJROTC student will then call for a moment of silence.

 

RELEASE OF STUDENT INFORMATION

School records concerning an individual student shall be used for the promotion of the student’s welfare.  Student records may include, but are not limited to: name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, school, grade, dates of attendance, parent/guardian name, major field of study, academic history, standardized test scores, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height, athletic team membership, degrees and awards received, and most recent previous educational agency or institution attended.  Directory information may be released by the Georgetown County School District unless otherwise requested by the parent/guardian or the student if 18 years of age or older. Parents may contact the school’s guidance department to make such requests (546-8516). For details concerning student records, refer to GCSD policies JO and JO-R.

 

STUDENT SALES / SOLICITATIONS

No student may sell items for an individual or a group or advertise for any individual or group at GHS without the written consent of the GHS administration. This includes, but, is not limited to, items from churches, fraternities, sororities, civic clubs, etc.

 

 

 

TELEPHONE USE

 

School phones are for school business and available for student use only in emergencies.

 

 

VISITORS

 

ALL visitors to GHS must report to the main office. If approved by the GHS administration, visitors will be given a visitor’s pass. STUDENTS MAY NOT INVITE FRIENDS OR RELATIVES TO COME TO SCHOOL WITH THEM. Any violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action and/or legal action.

 

YEARBOOK

 

Georgetown High School’s yearbook is entitled Currents and may be purchased through the yearbook club sponsored by Mrs. Prudhomme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUIDANCE

 

9th – 12th GRADE STUDENT COURSE LOAD: 4 X 4 BLOCK SCHEDULING

Georgetown High operates on 4 X 4 block scheduling. In the 4 X 4 plan, the 180-day school year is divided into two terms, fall and spring, with 90 days of instructional time per term. The school day is divided into four instructional blocks of 90 minutes each.  Instruction, which is typically stretched over the course of an entire year in a long-year, seven-period day, is compressed into a 90-day, 4-block term.

 

During the fall term, students are enrolled in four courses which meet daily for 90 minutes. At the end of fall term, students take a final exam and receive credit for each of the four courses that were successfully completed. Students take four new additional courses during the spring semester.

 

All students in grades 9 – 11 will be enrolled in 8 classes.  Late arrival and early dismissal will be considered on a case by case basis for seniors only.

 

 

CAREER PLANNING AND THE COURSE SELECTION PROCESS

 

As a state-mandated component of the EEDA, parents of students in all grade levels must meet at least once a year with a counselor to review high school graduation requirements and/or college entrance requirements. Using Georgetown County School District’s Pathways to Success, students will select a career cluster and major. A major consists of the completion of at least four required units of study within a career area.

 

An IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) will be outlined for students and parents so that all will understand the 4-year plan for graduation. Course recommendations for successful completion of a major that aligns with post-secondary education or the workplace will be included in the discussion at the parent conference. Students are encouraged to select courses that will help them meet their course of study, career pathways and goals.

 

Course selections for the next school year will be made at the IGP parent/student conference. Requests for changes in course selections made after the IGP meeting will be made on an “as needed” basis and will require contact with the student’s counselor.

 

Failure on the part of the parent and student to meet with the student’s counselor for an IGP conference before the announced due date will result in course selections being made by school personnel. Course selections will be based on test scores, previous course grades and teacher recommendations as well as the availability of courses.

 

 

PREREQUISITES FOR COURSES

Students are encouraged to check prerequisites before enrolling in courses to make sure the prerequisites have been passed. For example, students should have passed physical science and algebra 1 before taking chemistry. Students should have passed physical science and algebra 2 before enrolling in physics. Many electives such as art require a “B” average in the preceding class to be able to enroll in the next level.

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE CHANGES

 

Please note that due to schedule conflicts, there is no guarantee that all courses requested can be scheduled. Therefore, every student is required to select alternate classes just in the event that previously selected class cannot be scheduled because of course conflicts. Georgetown High School reserves the right to cancel or eliminate courses. The inclusion of a course in the Course Selection Guide does not assure that the course will be offered at a future date.

CHOICE OF TEACHERS CANNOT BE HONORED.  A REQUEST TO CHANGE A TEACHER WHEN A SUBJECT IS TO BE REPEATED WILL BE HONORED IF PRACTICAL.

 

 

WITHDRAWING FROM CLASS

 

As per the South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy, a student must withdraw from a semester course within 5 days of the beginning of each semester, 3 days from the start of a one-half (.5) credit class and from a year-long class within 10 days of the date enrolled (assuming the student is enrolling in another year-long class). If a student drops a course after the deadline, she/he will receive a failing grade (WF) as the final grade. The WF (withdraw failing) calculates into the student’s GPA as a 61.

 

RETAKING A CLASS

 

 As per the South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy, students in grades nine through twelve may retake a course at the same level of difficulty if they have earned a D or an F in that course. The student’s record will reflect all courses he or she has taken and the grades he or she has earned.

 

The student may retake the course either during the current school year or during the next school year but no later than that second year. In addition, the student must retake the course before he or she has enrolled in the next sequential course.

 

A student who has taken a course for a Carnegie unit prior to his or her ninth-grade year may retake that course regardless of the grade he or she has earned. In such a case, only the retake grade will be used in figuring the student’s GPA, and only the retake attempt will show on the transcript. This rule will apply whether the retake grade is higher or lower than the grade the student previously earned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAMILY RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT

 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules. As a parent, you have the right to review your child’s education records and to request changes under limited circumstances. To protect your child’s privacy, the law generally requires schools to ask for written consent before disclosing your child’s personally identifiable information to individuals other than you.  When a student turns 18 years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, all rights afforded to you as a parent under FERPAtransfer to the student (“eligible student”).

 

 

 

TRANSCRIPTS

 

Class rank and GPA will be updated twice per school year – at the end of fall semester after final grades have been recorded on transcripts and at the end of the school year after spring semester grades have been updated. Students will be issued unofficial copies of their transcript in September/October and in February/March.

 

Seniors and graduating juniors may request copies of transcripts for college or scholarship application purposes. Students may request up to 10 transcripts, official or unofficial, per school year at no charge. There will be a $1.00 charge for each transcript requested after that.

 

Due to the volume of transcript requests, the guidance staff requests that a 48-hour notice be given in order to process applications and transcripts.  Sealed packets must be picked up by the student and mailed to the designated college or scholarship organization.

 

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

A high school certificate shall be awarded to special education students who do not complete requirements for a state high school diploma, but who do complete a prescribed program of special education as described in the State Board of Education Defined Minimum Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IKFB

GRADUATION EXERCISES

Issued 2/14

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Because the Board believes that completion of the requirements for a diploma is an achievement that improves the community, as well as the individual, that accomplishment is to be recognized in a publicly celebrated graduation exercise.

 

Appropriate graduation programs will be planned by the high schools on the date established in the district calendar.

 

Students who have earned at least 24 credits and who have outstanding academic performance will be recognized as Honor Graduates with one of the following accolades:

 

With Highest Honors--Students with a 4.5 weighted GPR will wear the gold honor cord as part of their graduation attire.

 

With Honors--Students with a 4.0 weighted GPR will wear the silver honor cord as part of their graduation attire.

 

The GPA for honor graduates is determined by using the weighted rank and is calculated after the 135thday.

 

The valedictorian and salutatorian of the graduating class shall be students who enrolled early enough to be eligible for a report card the first grading period of the junior year and attended continuously until graduation, and who have earned at least 24 credits. In case of a tie, co-valedictorians or salutatorians will be named.

 

Graduates of the adult education program will receive their diplomas in a district wide commencement.

 

 

Georgetown County Board of Education

 

 

IKFB

GRADUATION EXERCISES

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STUDENTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN GRADUATION EXERCISES:

 

Students must meet all State requirements for a high school diploma.

Students having met all requirements for a high school diploma except

passing the exit exam will be awarded a certificate.

 

Students completing a prescribed program as set forth in the student’s

Individualized Education Program will be awarded a certificate.

 

Students receiving certificates at graduation time will not be identified in any way as being certificate recipients.

 

Students completing all requirements for a high school diploma during summer school will be eligible to participate in graduation exercises at the conclusion of the summer session.

 

LEGAL REFERENCES

A. SAC.CODE, 1976, as amended:

Section 59 -39 -100 - Diplomas to be uniform in every respect; units required to earn a diploma. B. State Board of Education Regulations:

R -43 -259 - Graduation.

 

 

Georgetown County Board of Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL STATE DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS:

 

AREA                                                                                    CREDITS

Language Arts                                                                      4.0

Mathematics                                                                                     4.0

Science                                                                                 3.0

U.S. History                                                                           1.0

Economics                                                                            0.5

Government                                                                          0.5

Social Studies Elective                                                       1.0

Foreign Language or Vocational Elective                       1.0

Health/P.E. or NJROTC                                                      1.0

Computer Science                                                               1.0

Electives                                                                              7.0

Total Required Courses                                               24.0

 

It is the responsibility of each student and his or her parents to know the graduation requirements for Georgetown High School and to know the exact number of credits that he/she has earned.

 

 

GRADUATION REGULATIONS

 

No student will be assigned to a 12th grade homeroom unless eligible for graduation at the end of that academic year. Students will be classified by grade level only at the beginning of the school year; no mid-year grade level changes will be made.  A high school certificate shall be awarded to special education students who do not complete requirements for a State High School Diploma, but who do complete a prescribed program of special education as described in the State Department of Education Defined Minimum Program.

 

EARLY GRADUATION

 

The faculty and staff of Georgetown High School recognize the value of a comprehensive high school program and the encouragement of academic excellence. Therefore, students who wish to graduate early (at the end of the junior year) must have accrued at least the units of credit required by the State Board of Education for a State high school diploma. Graduating juniors will not be classified as seniors and will not be allowed any senior privileges. Graduating juniors will be included in the calculations for determining the “top 10%” of the graduating class, will have their names listed on the “Graduating Class” tee shirt, will be invited to the graduation picnic, and may have their graduation pictures placed in the yearbook with the graduating class. Students who wish to graduate early must file a request with the school principal and with his or her guidance counselor no later than November 1st of each year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROMOTION AND RETENTION (District Policy IKE)

 

The following minimum criteria governing promotion from one grade to the next are established for the Georgetown County School District.

 

GRADES 9 – 12

For promotion from one grade to another, students must be taught all of the curriculum standards in required courses for high school graduation. Students must successfully achieve a grade of 70% or higher in required content areas.

 

 

CLASSIFICATION

 

The following requirements must be met in order to receive a diploma.

  • To be classified as a sophomore, a student must have earned a minimum of four units. Those units must include at least one unit in English, one unit in mathematics, and one unit in social studies.

·         To be classified as a junior, a student must have earned a minimum of twelve units. Those units must include two units of English, two units of mathematics, one unit of social studies, and one unit of science.

 

·         .To be classified as a senior, a student must have earned a minimum of sixteen units. Those units must include three units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of social studies (one of which must be United States History), and two units of science.

 

Students will be classified only at the beginning of a school year.

 

 

HONORS CERTIFICATE

Criteria:

 

1.            A minimum of 28 Carnegie Units and qualify for a South Carolina high school certificate

 

2.            A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.5 on the State Uniform Grading Scale

 

3.            A minimum composite SAT score of 1200 or a composite ACT score of 27

 

4.            A minimum of three (3) courses at the Advanced Placement (AP), or College (Dual Credit) level with 2 of the 3 at the AP level.

 

5.            Three Carnegie Units of foreign language

 

6.            Students will present evidence of participation in one school-sponsored organization such as athletics, academic team, student government, clubs, etc. each year in grades 9-12, or complete 50 hours of approved community service accumulated during high school

 

Final determination of eligibility for the Honors Certificate will be made after the 135th day of school in the semester prior to graduation.  Schools, in consultation with the appropriatedistrict administration, will retain the right to revoke the Honors Certificate in the event of any egregious offense(s).

 

 

HONOR ROLLS (District Policy IDK)

 

The Guidance Department posts the honor roll lists after the end of the second and fourth grading periods on a bulletin board in the Joe Isaac Student Center.

 

Honor Roll                                        Students who maintain at least a B average in each course at the end

                                                        of each reporting period and at the end of each term are placed on the school’s Honor Roll.

 

Scholar’s Honor Roll                      Students who maintain at least an A average in each course at the end of each reporting period and at the end of each term are placed on the Scholar’s Honor Roll.

 

 

 

MARSHALS AND USHERS

 

Marshals and Ushers for the graduation exercises are the top ten students from the Junior Class, based upon the weighted academic averages at the 135th day of the school year. The four marshals are the four juniors who have the highest cumulative academic averages at the 135th day. The six ushers are the juniors who have the next highest cumulative academic averages at the 135th day. Graduating juniors are not eligible to receive this distinction.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA ACADEMIC HONORS AWARD

 

For a student to receive an Academic Achievement Honors Award, the student must  (1) complete twenty-four units of credit as prescribed; (2) meet the standard on all subtests of the Exit Examination; (3) receive a minimum grade of “B” for each semester course in grades 9-12 through the seventh semester’ and (4) achieve either a score of 710 on the SAT verbal or a score of 690 on the SAT math, or an ACT score of 30 on English or 33 on mathematics - OR  - (1) Each student shall have completedtwenty-four units of high schoolcredit; (2)be eligible for graduation with a state high school diploma; (3) have a combined score of 1400 on the SAT verbal and math sections, or an ACT composite score of 31.

 

Of the twenty-four units earned, eighteen units must be college preparatory coursework, four units in additional electives, and two units in one or more of the following: English, science, social studies or mathematics.

 

College preparatory coursework includes: English [English 1 or above] (four units); Mathematics [Algebra 1 or above] (four units); laboratory science (three units); social studies [United States/South Carolina studies, Economics/Government, and one unit of global studies/world history, global studies/world geography, or western civilization] (three units); computer science (one unit) physical education (one unit); and foreign language (two units)

 

 

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

College Preparatory Course Prerequisite Requirements

Effective Date: Fall 2011 for Entering College Freshmen

 

FOUR UNITS OF ENGLISH: At least two units must have strong grammar and composition components, at least one must be in English literature, and at least one must be in American literature. Completion of College Preparatory English I, II, III, and IV will meet this criterion.

 

FOUR UNITS OF MATHEMATICS: These include Algebra I (for which Applied Mathematics I and II may count together as a substitute, if a student successfully completes Algebra II), Algebra II, and Geometry. A fourth higher-level mathematics course should be selected from among Algebra III/trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, statistics, discrete mathematics, or a capstone mathematics course and should be taken during the senior year.

 

THREE UNITS OF LABORATORY SCIENCE: Two units must be taken in two different fields of the physical or life sciences and selected from among biology, chemistry, or physics. The third unit may be from the same field as one of the first two units (biology, chemistry, or physics) or from any laboratory science for which biology and/or chemistry is a prerequisite. Courses in earth science, general physical science, or introductory or general environmental science for which biology and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite will not meet this requirement. It is strongly recommended that students take physical science (taught as a laboratory science) as a prerequisite to the three required units of laboratory science outlined in this section. It is also strongly recommended that students desiring to pursue careers in science, mathematics, engineering or technology take one course in all three fields.

 

TWO UNITS OF THE SAME FOREIGN LANGUAGE

 

THREE UNITS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE: One unit of U.S. History is required; a half unit of Economics and a half unit in Government are strongly recommended.

 

ONE UNIT OF FINE ARTS: One unit in Appreciation of, History of or Performance in one of the fine arts.

 

ELECTIVE:  One unit must be taken as an elective. A college preparatory course in Computer Science (i.e., one involving significant programming content, not simply keyboarding) is strongly recommended for this elective. Other acceptable electives include college preparatory courses in English; fine arts; foreign languages; social science; humanities; laboratory science (excluding earth science, general physical science, general environmental science, or other introductory science courses for which biology and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite); or mathematics above the level of Algebra II.

 

ONE UNIT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION OR ROTC

 

Total: 19

 

NOTES:   The College Preparatory Course Prerequisite Requirements are minimal requirements for a four-year public college admission. Therefore, students should check early with colleges of their choice to plan to meet additional high school prerequisites that might be required for admission. (Some colleges such as Clemson require 3 units of the same foreign language.)   Parents of students interested in pursuing a four-year college degree in South Carolina upon graduation from high school can access the Commission on Higher Education’s web address at: http:/www.che.sc.gov.

 

 

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+ $12

(per test)

 

 

Fee waivers cover only the basic registration fee for your test option, including up to four college choices (if you provide valid codes when you register). Waivers do not cover the late registration fee, test date or test center changes, standby fee, or any other services.

 

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

 

The South Carolina General Assembly has established several state-funded scholarships for students who attend SC colleges and universities and meet certain academic standards. Those scholarships include: LIFE, Lottery Tuition Assistance, Palmetto Fellows, and Hope. Detailed information including guidelines for initial eligibility and award amounts can be found at the Commission on Higher Education’s website at www.che.sc.gov.

 

 

H E A L T H   S E R V I C E S

 

ELEVATOR KEYS

Students with health issues may be granted permission to use the school’s elevator, provided that a doctor’s note is presented to an administrator. Students may obtain an elevator key from the main office secretary for a fee of five dollars ($5.00). When students no longer need to use the elevator, the key can be returned to the main office secretary for a refund.

 

HEALTH ROOM

The health room is adjacent to the main office. The school nurse is available to students during school hours.

1. The health room is provided for students who are ill or injured.

2. Teachers will contact the nurse before sending students to the health room.

3. Students who are too ill to return to class may go home with parental permission.

4. Students who leave school due to illness must submit documentation to the attendance secretary upon returning to school.

5. Medications brought on campus must be taken to the health room and given to the nurse          for dispensing as needed. Under no circumstances are students to have medication in their

    possession during the school day. Documentation must accompany medications.  

6. Students should not report to the nurse’s office during class change. All students,

    except in emergencies, must present a blue  hall pass from a GHS staff member.  

7. Students with diagnosed health issues are to report to the school nurse at the

    beginning of the school term or when such problems arise. Diagnosed issues

    include allergies, vision and hearing impairments, diabetes, epilepsy, recent

    surgery, medication, or other issues that may limit student performance at school.

    A physician’s note must be brought to the school nurse.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA DHEC – COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

The following is a list of communicable diseases and the lengths of exclusion from school as recommended

by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

- Chicken Pox or Varicella – Exclude until 7 days after onset of pocks or until vesicles

   become dry.

- Common Cold – Exclude during acute phase.

- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) – Exclude until 24 hours after being seen by a physician for

   medication.

- Diarrheal Diseases – Exclude during acute phase.

- Erythema Infectiosum (5th Disease) – After diagnosis, no exclusion.

- Hepatitis A (Infectiosum) – Exclude until physician allows return.

- Hepatitis B (Serum) – Exclude until physician allows return.

- Head and Body Lice (Pediculosis) – Exclude until 24 hours after first treatment with

  recommended shampoo. The school nurse must then judge as non-infective upon

  student’s return.

- Impetigo – Multiple lesions – Exclude during period of peak symptoms.

- Influenza – Exclude during period of peak symptoms.

- Measles (Rubeola) – Exclude from first symptoms until 5 days after appearances of rash.

- Mononucleosis – Need not exclude unless ill.

 

- Mumps – Exclude for 9 days from onset or until salivary gland swelling has subsided.

- Ringworm – Exclude until appropriate treatment has been started. Ringworm of scalp

  must be treated by a physician.

- Rubella (German Measles) – Exclude for 7 days after onset of symptoms.

- Scabies – Exclude until 24 hours after treatment.

- Shingles – Exclude until 7 days after onset of pocks or until vesicles become dry.

- Streptococcal Infections (Including Streptococcal Sore Throat and Scarlet Fever) –

  Exclude 24 hours after start of effective antibiotic therapy and no fever.

-Whooping Cough (Pertussis) – Exclude until 21 days from first symptoms or may return

  after 5 days of antibiotic treatment.

 

 

R E C O G N I T I O N   P R O G R A M S

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS CEREMONY

The Academic Awards Ceremony is an annual event that recognizes the academic accomplishments of students who are scheduled to earn a state high school diploma. The ceremony will be held on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The administration and teachers of GHS are proud to recognize students who excel academically. Students must attend the ceremony to receive their awards.

 

Students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or (higher using the S.C. uniform grading scale) at the end of the first semester will be invited to the Academic Awards Ceremony. Students must have earned credits at GHS at the end of Fall Semester to be recognized. Also students who score 1,100 or higher on the SAT and/or 24 or higher on the ACT during the calendar year prior to the banquet will be invited. An academic letter will be awarded the first year a student is recognized.  Each year thereafter, a student whose grade point average is 4.0 or higher will receive a gold star. All other students will receive gold bars. Grade point averages will not be rounded to the next number in order to attain the above standards.

 

BOYS’ STATE AND GIRLS’ STATE

Any boy/girl in his/her junior year of high school is eligible to be selected to attend Boys’ State/Girls’ State.  These students attend a week-long summer session during which they participate in workshops involving government education, citizenship training, spiritual observance, companionship, and recreation. These juniors are nominated by the school staff based on leadership, interest in government, character, honesty, scholarship, and cooperativeness. The nominees are then selected and sponsored by the American Legion (for boys) and the American Legion Auxiliary (for girls). These students should display leadership in their schools, their churches and communities as a result of having participated in these programs.

 

CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAM

Georgetown High School, in partnership with the “First Tee” character program, strives to have a proactive approach in creating deliberate methods of shaping good character in its students. The program promotes core character traits. These traits are modeled by adults in the school. They are studied, discussed, celebrated and practiced by all school members. Everyone in the school is held accountable for these standards of conduct.

 

 

 

TAG PROGRAM

 

Students will be recognized for demonstrating positive character traits. Names will be entered in a drawing for prizes.

 

 

Top Dog / Kennel Club:

Twice each semester, teachers choose a student to become a member of the Kennel Club. These students exemplify good character traits and serve as positive role models at Georgetown High School. Each student’s picture is placed in the Kennel Club display case.

 

 

Students of the Month:

Teachers nominate and vote for four students (one from each grade level) to represent Georgetown High School as students of the month. These students are outstanding citizens who consistently display the core character traits of kindness, honesty, responsibility, respect, and fairness. In order to be selected as a student of the month, a student must have no discipline infractions entered into the. These students receive a GHS Character Education certificate, a free pass to a GHS sporting event and their pictures are displayed in the Student Center. A student may not receive this award more than once a school year.

 

HONOR ROLL REWARD PROGRAM

Names of students who make the honor roll are posted in the Student Center at the end of each midterm and again at the end of each term (See “Academics.”). The honor roll students’ names will also be placed in The Georgetown Times.

 

 

SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY

The Senior Awards Ceremony will be held in the GHS auditorium at 6:00 P.M. on May 16, 2016. Scholarship and award recipients must be in senior homerooms. Students’ attire must be appropriate for a dignified and solemn ceremony.

 

BRONZE BULLDOG AWARD

A bronze bulldog is awarded to a male and female of the graduating class. The recipients must have at least a 2.5 GPA and should have actively participated in sports, organizations, or clubs during their high school career. Major factors to consider are positive character traits and significant contributions to Georgetown High School and community. Candidates must have no discipline infractions during current school year.

 

SENIOR SUPERLATIVES

Candidates for senior superlatives must be assigned to a senior homeroom, must have no discipline infractions entered into the PowerSchool computer program during current school year and must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average using the S.C. uniform grading scale. GPA’s will not be rounded to the next number.

 

 

S A F E T Y   D R I L L S

 

EARTHQUAKE DRILLS

The state mandates that each school participate in an earthquake drill once a year. In the event of an earthquake, the following steps will be taken:

1.   Protect face and head from flying debris with arms, books, coats, etc. Duck and cover drill (to be explained by teacher).

1.    Stay in this position until the building tremors and/or flying debris have stopped.

3.   Await further instructions.

     4.   When so instructed, evacuate a safe distance from the building. If electricity is

             inoperative, a bull horn or some other communication device will signal

             evacuation.

     5.    If students need to move to alternate safe areas, teachers will be notified by

            an administrator.

FIRE DRILLS

Fire drills are held each month. The signal for a fire drill is one long tone from the fire alarm system.  Teachers will explain evacuation procedures at the beginning of each term. A fire evacuation plan is posted in each classroom. During a fire drill, students must walk in a single file to the appointed exit and stand a safe distance from the building. Teachers will take their roll books and will account for all students under their supervision. Students must stay with their teachers during the entire drill. Everyone will

remain outside until an administrator or designee gives a verbal signal to re-enter the building.

 

LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES

In the event that a lockdown of the school becomes necessary to keep all students, faculty, and staff safe, the following steps will be taken:

1. Halls will be cleared by adults in the building. Students in the halls will be

             brought into the nearest adult’s area and kept there until the lockdown ends.

2. All doors to classrooms and offices will be locked.

3. Students and staff will move away from windows, which will be covered.

4. Lights will be turned off.

5. Silence will be maintained, and movement will come to a halt.

6. No one will be allowed to leave their areas until the all clear has been given.

            7. If the lockdown occurs during the change of classes, teachers will clear the

          halls and follow the procedures listed above.

8. If the lockdown occurs during lunch, the following steps will be taken:

            - Classes in session will follow the procedures listed above.

             - Students on the patio will be moved to the football field or to the softball

             field by administrators and teachers on lunch duty.

             - Students in the cafeteria will be moved to the auditorium or gym by the

             administrators and teachers on lunch duty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TORNADO DRILLS

 

The state mandates that each school participate in a tornado drill once a year. The move-to-shelter signal will be by voice over the public address system or a series of short, intermittent rings of the schedule bell. Ifpoweris not available, a hand bell will be used. Teachers will explain the shelter assignments for their classes at the beginning of the term. The “duck and cover” position that students will assume will be explained by the teacher. A signal to evacuate the building will be the continuous ringing of the school bell or the blowing of a whistle. Students and teachers should evacuate the building using routes designated for their classes. It is important for safety reasons that everyone moves in an orderly fashion and remain quiet. Silence must be maintained so that communications to and from the emergency control center will remain open.

 

S T U D E N T   B E H A V I O R

 

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The GHS staff is dedicated to ensuring that all students receive a quality education. Teaching and learning must be the main focus of everyone in our school community. It is imperative for students, teachers, administrators and parents to respect each other and to work harmoniously. Behavior that interferes with the teaching and learning process is unacceptable. Our objective is for students to have a positive experience at Georgetown High School.

 

CLASSROOM CODE OF CONDUCT

 

All students are expected to adhere to basic behaviors while in ANY GHS classroom. Students must remember that THE TEACHER IS IN CHARGE OF THE CLASSROOM. The administration, teachers, and staff will treat all students with dignity and respect. However, immature, irresponsible, or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated. The following Classroom Code of Conduct states proper

behaviors expected of every student:

 

1. All students are expected to bring paper, pencil or pen, textbooks, and other  

            materials required by the teacher every day to class.

2. All students are expected to attend every class and be prepared to devote the

            entire 90 minutes of instructional time to constructive activity under the

            direction of the teacher.

3. All students are expected to obey the directives of ALL teachers and ALL

             staff members at ALL times. At no time is a student to argue or dispute any  

             directive or ruling of a teacher or staff member. Students may discuss

            problems they have with directives and rulings after school with their teachers  

            or with administrators.

4. All students are expected to obey school rules and the general classroom rules

of the teacher during class time. Rules will be posted in the classrooms and explained to students.

 

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT-WIDE CODE OF CONDUCT

School Board Policy JF specifies three levels of improper behavior at GHS –Level I for the least serious offenses, Level II for higher level offenses, and Level III for the most serious offenses. It is imperative that students and parents realize that ALL rules of GHS and the Georgetown County School Board of Education apply AT ANY GHS SANCTIONED EVENT, ANY TIME, and ANYWHERE THE STUDENT IS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS OR COACHES during and after school hours. These rules apply any time a student is on the GHS campus (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365-366 days a year). Moreover, these rules apply whenever a student is participating in or attending any activity where representatives of GHS are involved (on campus or away from campus) – such as athletic events, club conferences, and any other off-campus school activities.

THE PRINCIPAL OR HIS DESIGNEE HAS FULL AUTHORITY OVER THE ENTIRE DISCIPLINE SYSTEM AND MAY IMPOSE LESSER OR STRICTER PUNISHMENTS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLARIFICATION OF CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SCHOOL RULES

 

After-School Detention – One hour after school (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:10 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.) An ISS suspension will be assigned to students who do not attend an assigned ASD as well as to students who are late for an assigned ASD.

Overnight Suspension – In order for a student to attend school on the day this consequence is assigned, he or she must be accompanied to school that morning or the afternoon prior to that morning by his or her parent/guardian to confer with the administrator who made the assignment.

In School Suspension – Students assigned to ISS will report to the ISS room at 8:00 on the day of the assignment and remain until dismissal. Students will work on their class assignment and/ or read silently. Students will not be allowed to leave the room unless they are under the direct supervision of the ISS supervisor. Students will eat lunch in the ISS classroom. Students will not be allowed to use the computer and / or listen to music.

Out-of-School Suspension – A student who receives an out-of-school suspension may not return to GHS for any reason during the suspension period unless directed to do so by the principal. STUDENTS ARE NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN OR ATTEND ANY GHS EVENT, ON OR OFF THE SCHOOL CAMPUS, DURING THE SUSPENSION PERIOD.

 

Days suspended are excluded from the definition of unexcused absences. Make up of work missed during any period of suspension is the responsibility of the student. Work must be made up within 5 days of return to school.

 

Appeal Process – Out-of-school suspensions may be appealed to the Assistant Superintendent of Administration. Following the decision of the Director of Student Support Services, any student who must serve more than five days of suspension may appeal the matter to the Assistant Superintendent.

 

Pending the suspension appeal, the student will remain on suspension. If the suspension is vacated or reduced on appeal, those days will be excused and the student will have the opportunity to make up any missed work.

 

Recommendation for Expulsion – A student who receives a recommendation for expulsion may not attend school, return to campus, or attend any school-sponsored activity until he or she has met with the Assistant Superintendent of Administration, and has been given permission from the Assistant Superintendent of Administration to return to school. A student recommended for expulsion is considered suspended pending the outcome of the Assistant Superintendent of Administration decision. When an administrator makes a recommendation for expulsion, he or she will notify the parent/guardian of this action and the reason(s) that caused the action. A hearing will be scheduled by the Assistant Superintendent of Administration and the date and time of the hearing will be communicated by the school administrator to the parent/guardian.

-  A student who has been home based by a manifestation determination committee (Special Services) as a result of being recommended for expulsion may not attend school, return to campus, or attend any school-sponsored activity until he or she has been removed from the home based setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACCEPTABLE USE OF COMPUTERS

 

·         Illegal activities on computers are prohibited. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities will be reported to the authorities.  Internet use is a privilege. Inappropriate use will result in severe restriction or elimination of this privilege and possible legal and/or disciplinary action in accordance with the Georgetown County School District Policy.

Students must not

·         load/attempt to load software on school computers.

·         load/attempt to load software or files onto the district network.

·         knowingly deface, damage, or render inoperable a computer or its components

·         access/modify computer data or settings without teacher permission

·         access the Internet - personal e-mail, or any other site not related to instruction

·         without teacher permission

·         eat food or drink beverages while working on computers

 

COMPUTER LAB RULES

·         General Rules:

·            Please sit exactly where a media specialist or your teacher asks you to sit in the lab. Students in regularly scheduled classes will have assigned seats in the Cyber Center. Please sit in your assigned seat unless a media specialist or your teacher asks you to sit elsewhere.

·            *No food, drinks, or candy in the Cyber Center or while working on computers anywhere.

·         Logging On and Off Computers:

·            Login on the computer using your assigned personal login name and password. Memorize your password and never give it out to anyone.  Your password will never change. 

·            You are responsible for everything accessed and done on a computer while you are logged in to it.

·            RESTART your computer when you leave to clear your login, unless otherwise instructed by your teacher or the lab manager.  

·         Internet Rules:  We use the Internet for educational purposes only.  

·            You may access the Internet only if that is part of your assignment. 

·            You may access only the specific sites or specific searches your teacher has assigned. If in doubt, be safe and ask your teacher whether a site is appropriate.

·            You may not download or attempt to download any games, MP3s (music), or other programs from the Internet to your computer or the H: drive.

·            Observe Copyright Laws by giving proper credit to the creator of any material you use from your Internet research. Observe Fair Use Guidelines by using only the allowed portions of copyrighted materials. 

·            NO EMAIL…NO INTERNET GAMES….not even if you are finished with your assignment!

*Server Rules (H: drive): You must be responsible in your use of the student reserved

server space.

·            You may use the server space (H: drive) reserved for you for saves authorized by your teacher in your personal folder

·            You may access only your own work on the server.

·            You may not download programs, MP3s (music), or games from the Internet onto the H: drive.

 

·         Computer Rules:  We use computers for educational purposes only.

*Use only the functions of the computer you need for your assignment. If your assignment       does not require recording or listening to something, then leave CD drives, speakers and

 head-phones alone.

*Do not load any programs from home or from the Internet onto school computers or the        network. Save your work to removable media such as a flash drive or to the student user  server space only, per your teacher instructions. 

 

*Denotes GCSD policy and applies to all computers in the school, not just those in the Cyber Center. Infractions of Cyber Center Rules will result in some or all of the following: warnings, referrals, withdrawal of computer privileges, and suspensions from school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JCAD - R

FINAL APPROVAL (2/5/08)

 

GANG ACTIVITY OR ASSOCIATION

 

 The Georgetown County School District will maintain conditions on school property and at school-sponsored events that provide as safe and secure an environment as possible for students and staff in accordance with Board Policy. In that regard, the Board prohibits the presence and activities of gangs on or near school property and at school-sponsored events. The Board defines a gang as any non school-sponsored group, possibly of secret and/or exclusive membership, whose purpose or practices include the commission of illegal acts, the violation of school rules, the establishment of “turf” or territory, or any other action which threatens the safety or welfare of others.

 

In accordance with the above, the following conduct is prohibited at all times on school property and at school-sponsored events, regardless of where those events are held:

 

·         Wearing, possessing, using, distributing, displaying or selling any clothing, jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, sign, manner of grooming or other item that evidences or reflects membership in or affiliation with any gang

 

·         Engaging in any act, either verbal or nonverbal, including, but not limited to, gestures or handshakes, that indicates membership in or affiliation with any gang

 

·         Engaging in any act in furtherance of the interests of any gang activity, including, but not limited to, soliciting membership or affiliation with a gang; soliciting any person to pay for “protection”; or soliciting any person to engage in physical violence against any other person

 

·         Painting, writing, engraving, or otherwise inscribing any gang-related graffiti, messages, symbols or signs on school property

 

 

In determining as part of the implementation of this regulation whether certain acts or conduct are gang-related, school officials should consult with local law enforcement. The District will maintain in school offices a list of potential gang indicators, including symbols/signs, hand signals, graffiti and clothing/accessories. This list will be available to parents and students upon request.

 

If the District determines that a student has violated the prohibitions set forth in this regulation, the student will be subject to exclusion from participation in extracurricular activities, detention, suspension, and/or expulsion, dependent upon the specific circumstances of the offense. Students also may be referred to law enforcement. The District also reserves the right to permanently prohibit any student from wearing or displaying any article of clothing or accessory which the District has determined to be gang indicator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSEMBLIES

 

Assemblies are a regularly scheduled part of the curriculum and as such are designed to be educational as well as entertaining experiences. They provide opportunities for students to learn formal audience behavior.  Regardless of the type of program, courtesy demands that the student body be respectful to performers or speakers. Talking, whispering, whistling, and any other noise at inappropriate times during a performance or speech are discourteous and will not be tolerated.

 

CLOSED CAMPUS

Georgetown High School operates a closed campus. This means that students who come onto campus must remain until the end of the school day or until they are officially signed out through the attendance office.  Violators will face disciplinary actions.

 

COMMUNICATING THREATS

 

The communication of threats to a GHS staff member or another student is a serious offense and will not be tolerated. Students making such threats will be subject to arrest and/or recommended for expulsion.

DRESS CODE

 

Student dress and grooming should be neat, clean, and appropriate. The Board reserves the right to bar from school those students whose personal appearance is disruptive to the educational process and orderly operation of the school or presents a health or safety concern.

As long as clothes are not disruptive to the educational process as judged by the administrative team of a school, the attire will be acceptable. Clothing must be worn as the manufacturer intended.

Dress Code violations are subject to disciplinary referrals.

1.         The lengths of shorts, shirts, and dresses, even with leggings/jeggings/tights/yoga pant, should be no shorter than four inches above the knees; this includes slits in skirts and dresses.

2.    Belts must be buckled, sashes tied, and buttons buttoned, except at the neck. Pants

       must be worn at the waist. (No “sagging pants”).

3.    Shoe laces must be tied, buckled, or worn as the manufacturer intended. Shoes that

       cause undue attention or a health and safety hazard must be avoided.

4.    Hats, caps, hoods, bandanas, visors, towels, sweat bands, head scarves (for males and

       females), or any other type of headgear must not be worn inside the school buildings.

5.    Sunglasses must not be worn inside the school buildings, unless they are necessary for

       correction of medical problems, in which case a doctor’s letter stating this must be on

       file in the nurse’s office.

6.    Students’ hair, including any facial hair, must be neat, clean, and well groomed. Combs

       (except for barrette-style combs), hair curlers, and picks must not be worn in the hair.

7.   Clothing must be worn with appropriate undergarments. Garments worn under

       pants, skorts, skirts, and dresses must never be visible. Undershirts customarily

       worn as undergarments must not be worn without shirts or blouses over them.

8.    Tank tops, tight shirts, low-cut shirts, shirts which expose the waist (in a standing

or in a sitting position), shirts with spaghetti straps, tube tops, sheer blouses, shoulders should away be covered or shirts that cause undue attention must not be worn.

9.    Students must not wear or possess jewelry, articles of clothing or adornments that

       resemble or make reference to weapons, drugs, violence or obscenities.

10.  Pajamas are not to be worn at school.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES (Jan. 24, 2007)

 

An electronic communications device is defined as a device that emits an audible signal, vibrates, displays a message, or otherwise operates to summon or deliver communication to the possessor (e.g., pagers, cellular phones, laser pointers or any other such device that may present a safety concern). Paging devices may be carried only by those students or staff members who are members of emergency response teams or who have personal medical reasons, as certified by a physician.

 

During regular school hours, cellular phones brought onto any school campus by a student must remain out-of-sight, turned off, and not activated.

 

School personnel have the right to confiscate electronic communication devices possessed by students in violation this policy. For the first violation of the electronic communications device policy, the parents can pick up the electronic communications device and the policy will be explained. For the second violation of this policy the electronic communications device will be kept by administration until the end of the semester but not less than 30 days. For the third violation of this policy the electronic communications device will be kept until the end of the school year but not less than 30 days.

 

Confiscated devices unclaimed following the end of the school year will be forfeited to the District for disposal as deemed appropriate. The District assumes no liability for any loss of or damage to a confiscated electronic communication device.

 

 

GAMBLING/CARD PLAYING

 

There will be no card playing, dice playing, coin pitching, or gambling of any kind. Students involved in these types of activities will face disciplinary measures.

 

HALL PASSES

 

All students who leave class in route to another area of the building must have blue hall passes from their teachers. The student’s name, the teacher’s name, the destination, and the date and time must be written on the hall pass. This will be strictly enforced.

 

LITTERING

 

The GHS administration, faculty, and students wish to keep the school free of litter. Trash receptacles are conveniently placed throughout the school. Students who litter will be subject to disciplinary action. Failure to properly dispose of food and drink is considered littering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF LIMITS AREAS

 

Students are restricted from certain areas of the school campus to provide for safety, supervision, protection of school property, and to minimize class disturbances. The following is a list of areas that are off limits to students:

1. During Lunches:

-       the area on the patio just beyond the drink machines leading to the bus parking lot

-       the student parking lots and side of the building adjacent to lots

-       the front of the school building

-       the gym parking lot

-       hallways in the Main Building

-       the Career Center

-       all restrooms except those off the Student Center

-       the gym/NJROTC hall except during inclement weather.

2. Before the Morning Entry Bell:

-       the outside main entry area to the school (front of school building)

-       the downstairs and upstairs halls (Students are not to enter the building

through the side doors facing the student parking lot until after the entry bell rings.

They may use the front entrances or the NJROTC hall entrance.)

-       the student parking lots after arriving on campus

-       the Career Center

3. After School:

    -  Students are to be off campus by 3:20 PM unless they are under the direct

       supervision of a teacher/coach/sponsor. Students not complying will be considered  

       trespassing and will face strict disciplinary actions.

 

 

 

POLICE INTERROGATIONS (District Policy JFA)

 

The schools have legal custody of students during the school day and during hours of approved extracurricular activities. It is therefore the responsibility of the school administration to protect each student under its control according to the following criteria.

1. When law enforcement officers find it necessary to question students during the school

    day, the school principal or his/her designee will be present. The questioning will be

    done in an administrator’s office. School personnel will make every reasonable effort

    to contact the student’s parent/legal guardian and request his/her attendance prior to the

    questioning of the student.

2. If custody and/or arrest is involved and/or an official warrant has been issued, the

   principal/director will cooperate with law enforcement. School personnel will make  

   every reasonable effort to contact the parent/legal guardian to make them aware of the

   situation. If a parent/legal guardian cannot be reached for students under the age of

   seventeen, school personnel will accompany or follow students to the police station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION

 

Public displays of affection are not allowed. Public displays of affection are defined as, but are not limited to, hugging, kissing, sitting on laps, etc. Violators will be referred to an administrator for disciplinary action.

 

SEARCHES

 

The Board recognizes that the Fourth Amendment protects citizens, including students, from unreasonable searches. However, the district considers any person entering the premises of any school or facility in the district, including visitors, as consenting to a reasonable search of his/her person and personal property.  Accordingly, district officials are authorized to conduct reasonable searches in accordance with the procedures set forth in administrative rule JCAB-R. The district will post appropriate notices on school property notifying individuals of this fact. In conducting searches, school officials will make every effort to protect the privacy interests of individuals.

 

 

SEARCHES BY CANINES (District Policy JFA-R)

 

The use of a trained canine to search for controlled substances in schools shall be on a random, unannounced basis. From time to time during the school year or at the request of the school principal or his/her designee, a trained canine with its handler may go onto the school premises to sniff lockers, desks, and the exterior of vehicles. The use of trained canines to conduct searches may occur during the regular school year as well as during summer school. A qualified and authorized handler will accompany the canine and will be responsible for the dog’s actions. Should the dog alert its handler to the presence of any controlled substance, school officials would then have a reasonable basis to conduct a search of the item alerted on as well as to conduct a search of those persons who own, are currently using or are associated with the item. The school may enforce disciplinary sanctions based on any contraband found.

 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT (District Policy GBAA)

 

The School District of Georgetown County respects the worth and dignity of each student and employee and will not tolerate or condone sexual harassment in the work and school environment. The district will not permit sexual harassment of an employee or a student by another employee, student, non-employee, or non-pupil. The School Board considers sexual harassment to be a major offense which may result in disciplinary action against any employee or student involved, including possible termination of the employee and expulsion of the student. Supervisors who fail to follow the policy or fail to investigate complaints shall also be disciplined.

 

TOBACCO PRODUCTS

 

There will be no smoking or use of tobacco in any form by students on school grounds or at any school sponsored activity off campus. Students must not bring any tobacco or tobacco related products (matches, lighters, rolling papers, etc.) onto school grounds or to any school sponsored function. On the first offense, students receive an overnight suspension; on the second offense, a one-day suspension; on the third offense, a two-day suspension; and on the fourth and any subsequent offenses, three-day suspensions.

 

T R A N S P O R T A T I O N

 

DRIVING AND PARKING

Any student who drives a vehicle to school must purchase a parking permit.  The permit must be displayed in the lower corner on the driver’s side of the windshield while on school premises.  The vehicle must have a valid South Carolina license plate, and the student must have a valid South Carolina driver’s license. Parking permits may be purchased at registration, before school, or during lunch from the bookkeeper, Mrs. Beth Cribb.  Her office is located beside the Attendance Clerk office.  Parking forms require a parent signature and may be picked up in the main office to be filled out prior to purchase. Parking permits are non-refundable. Parking permit costs are as follows:

 

Senior Parking Permit       $10.00

Underclassman Permit       $12.00

After Spring Break (All)     $6.00

Replacement Permit (All)   $5.00

 

All students with parking permits must park their vehicle in their designated numbered parking space.  Lot A is located besides the main building and Lot B is located beside the Career Center.  Students parked in parking spaces not assigned to them are subject to disciplinary action.  Students are not to park in the parking lot in the front of the school, the gym parking lot, or the bus parking lot at any time during the school day.  Any vehicle parked illegally may be towed, and the owner of that vehicle must pay a towing fee to reclaim the vehicle.

 

In the mornings, students may not sit in their cars upon arrival.  They must leave the parking lot and move towards the main building.  They may wait in the Student Center (use front doors) or in the area between the main building and the parking lot until the first morning bell rings.  Students are not to enter the side doors of the main building or any Career Center doors until the 7:50 a.m. bell rings.  In the afternoons, students must leave campus immediately after dismissal and not linger around vehicles in the parking lots.

 

Note that the speed limit in the parking lots and on campus roads is 10 mph.  All students are expected to obey this limit.  The school resource officer and other officers from the Georgetown City Police Department routinely patrol these areas and enforce the speed limit and city ordinances.  School administrators may assign detentions or suspensions, or they may revoke driving privileges of students who drive over the speed limit or drive recklessly.

 

SEARCHES OF VEHICLES ON SCHOOL PROPERTY (District Policy JF A-R)

Because parking on school premises is a privilege, the school retains the authority to conduct routine searches of the exterior of vehicles parked on school property.  In conducting a search of the exterior of a vehicle, school officials may observe those things inside vehicles which are in plain view.  School officials may search the interiors of student vehicles, including such things as trunks, glove compartments, and personal belongings within a vehicle, whenever they have reason to believe a student is violating Board Policy, school rules, or state laws.

 

 

Parents must pick up students in front of the school or in the parking lot beside the Career Center. Parents are not to pick up students in the GHS Student Parking Lot.

 

 

SCHOOL BUS CODE (District Policy JF)

 

Georgetown County students, given the privilege of transportation by the school district, will be expected to adhere to the same rules and regulations stated in the district’s discipline policy. Students must comply with regulations for riding the school bus in order to retain this privilege, and students are expected to follow directions/instructions given by bus drivers.

 

The bus driver has the responsibility for supervision of students on the bus and assigning seats working in cooperation with the principal. The driver should stop the bus at any time that misbehavior or threatened misbehavior poses a hazard to safe driving.

 

Under no circumstances should a bus driver require a misbehaving student to leave a bus without assuring that the student is under appropriate adult supervision. The driver will report students who create a disturbance on school buses. The administrator, as authorized by state law and regulation, may suspend or deny bus transportation to a student whose conduct is persistently and/or flagrantly detrimental to safety and order on the bus, or the administrator may choose an appropriate alternative punishment. A parent or guardian shall be notified prior to the suspension of any pupil from the riding of a school bus.

Misconduct includes disorderly, disruptive, and criminal conduct as set forth in the Administrative Rule and includes, but is not limited to, the following behavior on or around a bus or at a bus stop while the bus is present:

   - getting on or off the bus at an unauthorized stop without permission

   - eating and/or drinking on the bus

   - standing or sitting improperly while the bus is moving

   - violating any safety procedures

   - intentionally riding a bus other than the assigned one without permission from the

     principal or the district’s designee

   - continually making loud noises, yelling, and the like

   - pushing, tripping, engaging in general horseplay

   - encouraging others to misbehave

   - defacing property (writing or marking on the bus)

   - littering inside the bus

   - possessing and/or using any tobacco product or other illegal substances on the bus

   - throwing objects out of, inside of, and/or at the bus

   - refusing to sit in an assigned seat

   - using profanity, abusive language, and/or obscene gestures

   - having hands, arms, head, and so forth out of the bus windows and/or doors

   - using rude, discourteous behavior toward the driver or other passengers

   - disobeying the bus driver or the aide/monitor

   - harassing, threatening, intimidating, or physically abusing or hitting another student;

     and fighting

Serious misconduct may result in disciplinary action without regard to the number of offenses, up to and including suspension or expulsion from school, in accordance with Board policy.

 

 

 

 

 

Georgetown High School

2500 Anthuan Maybank Drive     Georgetown, SC 29442

Telephone: (843) 546 – 8516

 

 

 

To the Students and Parents of Georgetown High School:

 

Welcome to Georgetown High School! The mission of our faculty and staff is to provide educational opportunities for lifelong learning and for ethical, productive participation in a democratic society and the global community. We are excited about this academic year and hope that you are as well.

 

This handbook has been created to provide you with rules, policies, and procedures of Georgetown High School. Please familiarize yourself with its content. We must work together to provide a quality education for all students.

 

I encourage you to be involved in school activities. Students who participate in extracurricular activities typically earn better grades and have fewer discipline issues than those who do not. For parents and guardians, the GHS Booster Club and the P.A.W.S. (Partners Advocating Winning Schools) group are continually seeking active members.

 

I look forward to working with you during the upcoming school year.

 

Go Bulldogs!

 

Sincerely,

 

R. Craig Evans, Principal

 

 

 

CHARACTER WORDS OF THE MONTHS

 

 

September – Honesty

 

October – Integrity

 

November – Sportsmanship

 

December - Respect

                               

January – Confidence

 

February – Responsibility

 

March – Perseverance

 

April – Courtesy

 

May – Judgment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GHS ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, AND STAFF MEMBERS

 

Principal: Mr. R. Craig Evans

 

Assistant Principals: Alicia Johnson, Seth Hillman, Alvin Walker

 

English: Sharon Gordon, Shawn Kosienski, Jamie Langston, Allison McNutt, George Palmer, Kathi Perritt, Michele Prudhomme, Kristi Squires, Emme Yeargin

 

Math: Nikki Davis Greene, Kaitlin Distler, Michael Hood, Tyler Marsh, Jean Pieterse, Lauren K. Schulties, Robert Scott, Walletta Thornton, Tonya Todd, Alonzo Wilson

 

Science: Leona Bonds, Urica Brown, Kelly Danford, Kevin Ferry, Beau Gee, Ivy Grayson, Jason West

 

Social Studies: Larry Gates, Sean Griffin, Chris Hapeshis, Chad Hebard, Stephen Hatchell, Dennis Lee, Brian Mahan, Brian Sweeney

 

Foreign Language: Maria Silva, Silvia Soto, Vanessa Tiberio

 

Fine Arts: Charity Eppolito, Chris Miller, Ralph C. Westbrook, III

 

Physical Education / Drivers Ed: Bradley Adams, Ken Cribb, Aaron Hansen, Patrick Martin, Whitney Ramsing, Benjamin Waddle

 

NJROTC: Major Shawn C. Studley, Senior Chief Vincent J. Luppino

 

Career Center: Donna Altman, Leslie Barnes, Gareth Bonds, Jo Clark, Erica Lambert, Mike McCants, Mike Morgan, John E. Morris, III, Kyea Sturkin, Jamie Walker

 

Special Education: Angela C. Barrow, Denyse Beck, Jill Crothers, Kirsten Haines, Meryl Huckabey, Jennifer Untener, Elizabeth Waldrop ESOL: Tara Hammett

 

Media: Robert Raven

 

Clerks and Secretaries: Rachel Edwards, Karen Frantz, Denetta McCray, Judy McDaniel, Earnestine Moultrie, Regina Point, Connie Rogers, Susan Venters, Wanda Wilson

 

Bookkeeper: Beth Cribb

 

Guidance: Kim Finley, Larry Odom, Leigh Owens

 

School Nurse: Delacy B. Cooper

 

Teacher Assistants: Michael Billings, Sr., Sheldon Butts, Brenda Collins, Michael Ford, Jr., Tony Ford, Randy Gamble, Joe Knowlin Gracie Linen, Donna Reed, Brad Stafford

                       

Maintenance Staff: Jamison Baker, Thomas Brockington, Tyron Dease, Ray Anthony Gause, Roy Gibson, Jessie Mae Hilton, Brenda Howard, Karon Jackson, Thomas Small, Lacresha Wineglass

 

Cafeteria Staff: Kiawanna Deas, Christy Greene, Sharonda Miller, Juraitta Reed, Patricia Tisdale

 

In School Suspension: Zena Reddick

                                                                                               

Resource Officer: Tim Burroughs

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………………1

LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL

CHARACTER WORDS OF THE MONTHS

GHS ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, AND STAFF

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BELIEFS OF GEORGETOWN HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

STUDENT COMPLAINTS

 

ACADEMICS………………………………………………………………..……….….. 10

PARENT PORTAL

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

ASSIGNMENTS

FINAL EXAMS

GIFTED AND TALENTED

HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION

MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL

MEDIA CENTER

MU ALPHA THETA

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY

NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY

TEACHER CADETS

TESTING SERVICES

TEXTBOOK

 

ATHLETICS…………………………………………………………………….………16

NCAA FRESHMAN-ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS NCAA

SPORTS, HEAD COACHES, & SCHEDULES

TICKET PRICES

SPORTS SCHEDULES

 

ATTENDANCE…………………………………………………………………..……... 22

STUDENT ABSENCES AND EXCUSES

ABSENCES DUE TO SCHOOL- APPROVED ACTIVITIES

FAILURE DUE TO ABSENCES (FA)

SIGNING IN LATE

SIGNING OUT OF SCHOOL

TARDY POLICY

IDENTIFICATION BADGE POLICY

 

BELL SCHEDULES…………………………………………………………….…...… 25

 

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS………………………..…………………………………....27

            BOOSTER CLUBS/PARENT ORGANIZATIONS

            SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL

            STUDENT CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS AND SPONSORS

            STUDENT LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

 

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/SPECIAL PROGRAMS/EVENTS………….29

            BACCALAUREATE SERVICE

            GRADUATION CEREMONY

            HOMECOMING COURT

            PROM

 

FOOD SERVICES………………………………………………………………………31

            DRINK/SNACK MACHINES

            MEALS PROGRAM AND PRICES

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR DAILY OPERATION………………………….…32

            ANNOUNCEMENTS

            BOOKBAGS

            DELIVERIES TO STUDENTS AT SCHOOL

            INCLEMENT WEATHER-SCHOOL CLOSING/DELAYS

            LOCKS

            LOCKERS

            LOST AND FOUND

            PLEDGE AND MOMENT OF SILENCE

            RELEASE OF STUDENT INFORMATION

            STUDENT SALES/SOLICITATIONS

            TELEPHONE USE

            VISITORS

            YEARBOOK

 

GUIDANCE………………………………………………………………………..……..35

9th – 12th STUDENT COURSE LOAD: 4 X 4 BLOCK SCHEDULE

CAREER PLANNING AND THE COURSE SELECTION PROCESS

PREREQUISITIES FOR COURSES

SCHEDULE CHANGES

WITHDRAWING FROM CLASS

RETAKING A CLASS

SOUTH CAROLINA UNIFORM GRADING POLICY

GRADE POINT CONVERSION CHART/SCALE

FAMILY RIGHTS/PRIVACY ACT

TRANSCRIPTS

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

GRADUATION EXERCISES (DISTRICT POLICY IKFB)

SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL STATE DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

GRADUATION REGULATIONS

EARLY GRADUATION

PROMOTION AND RETENTION (DISTRICT POLICY IKE)

GRADES 9 – 12

CLASSIFICATION

HONORS CERTIFICATE CRITERIA

HONOR ROLL (DISTRICT POLICY IDK)

MARSHALL AND USHERS

SC ACADEMIC HONORS AWARD

SC PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS–FRESHMAN

ACT/SAT TEST DATES AND FEES

SAT/ACT FEE WAIVERS

SC STATE FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

 

HEALTH SERVICES…………………………………………………………………….49

            ELEVATOR KEYS

            HEALTH ROOM

            S.C. DHEC-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

 

RECOGNITION PROGRAMS…………………………………………………………..50

            ACADEMIC AWARDS BANQUET

            BOYS’ STATE AND GIRLS’ STATE

            CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAM

            TAG PROGRAM

            TOP DOG / KENNEL CLUB

            STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

            HONOR ROLL REWARD PROGRAM

            SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY

            BRONZE BULLDOG AWARD

            SENIOR SUPERLATIVES

           

SAFETY DRILLS……………………………………………………………….…………52

            EARTHQUAKE DRILLS

            FIRE DRILLS

            LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES

            TORNADO DRILLS

 

STUDENT BEHAVIOR……………………………………………………………….…..53

            STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

            CLASSROOM CODE OF CONDUCT

            DISTRICT-WIDE CODE OF CONDUCT

            STUDENT BEHAVIOR CODE (DISTRICT POLICY JCDA)

            HARRASSMENT, INTIMIDATION OR BULLYING (DISTRICT POLICY JICFAA)

            CLARIFICATION OF CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SCHOOL RULES

            RECOMMENDATION FOR EXPULSION

            ACCEPTABLE USE OF COMPUTERS

            COMPUTER LAB RULES

            GANG ACTIVITY OR ASSOCIATION (DISTRICT JCAD – R)

            ASSEMBLIES

            CLOSED CAMPUS

            COMMUNICATING THREATS

DRESS CODE

            ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES

            GAMBLING / CARDS PLAYING

HALL PASSES

LITTERING

OFF LIMITS AREAS

POLICE INTERRAGATIONS (DISTRICT POLICY JFA)

            PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION

            SEARCHES

SEARCHES BY CANINES (DISTRICT POLICY JFA – R)

SEXUAL HARASSMENT (DISTRICT POLICY GBAA)

TABACCO PRODUCT

           

TRANSPORTATION……..……………………………………………………………...67

            DRIVING AND PARKING

            SEARCHES OF VEHICLES ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

            SCHOOL BUS CODE (DISTRICT POLICY JF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

I N T R O D U C T I O N

 

BELIEFS OF GEORGETOWN HIGH SCHOOL

We Believe:

          1. Learning is a lifelong process.

           2. Learning is more meaningful when it is relevant.

          3. Each person 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.

 

 

STUDENT HANDBOOK

 

The Georgetown High School Student Handbook is produced for students and their parents/guardians to understand the rules and guidelines of the school and its academic programs and extracurricular activities. It is available for viewing in the Georgetown High website. NOT KNOWING THE RULES, POLICIES, OR PROCEDURES IS NEVER AN ACCEPTABLE EXCUSE! It is the responsibility of each student and his/her parents to know the rules, policies, and procedures outlined in this handbook.

 

ACCREDITATION

 

Georgetown High School is fully accredited by the South Carolina State Department of Education and Advance Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice to the Public

 

In compliance with Executive Order 11246 and all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, the Georgetown County School District shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, religion, or disability in any of the educational programs and activities it operates.

 

All students may participate in the District’s educational programs and activities, including but not limited to health education, physical education, music education and vocational education, without regard to gender, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, religion, or disability.

 

It is the intent of the Georgetown County School District to comply with both the letter and spirit of the law in ensuring that discrimination does not exist in its policies, procedures and operations. Complaint/grievance procedures are available to any student, parent/guardian or employee who believes that she/he has been discriminated against by the District.

 

Complaints of discrimination may be made at the school level as set forth in District Policy and/or to the relevant District Coordinator as identified below. Complaints of discrimination also may be filed with the Office of Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Education.

 

 

Dr. Marthena Grate Morant                                                Title IX School Coordinator

Title IX Coordinator

2018 Church Street

Georgetown, SC 29440

Email address: tmorant@gcsd.k12.sc.us

 

Mr. Michael Caviris                                                    Section 504 School Coordinator

Section 504 Coordinator

2018 Church Street

Georgetown, SC 29440

Email address: mcaviris@gcsd.k12.sc.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary, Middle and High School Student/Parent handbook.

 

 

Student Complaints, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying and Sex/Gender Discrimination

From Policy JICFAA; Policy JFH; Policy JICFB: The board prohibits acts of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a student by students, staff, and third parties that interfere with, or disrupt a student’s ability to learn and the school’s responsibility to educate its students in a safe and orderly environment whether in a classroom, on school premises, on a school bus or other school-related vehicle, at an official school bus stop, at a school-sponsored activity or event whether or not it is held on school premises, or at another program or function where the school is responsible for the student. While the district generally does not have jurisdiction to respond to acts of discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying of a student by another student or group of students that occurs at times or in places other than those indicated above, the board encourages students and parents/legal guardians to report such incidences to law enforcement.

For purposes of these policies harassment, intimidation, or bullying is defined as a gesture, electronic communication, or a written, verbal, physical, or sexual act reasonably perceived to have the effect of either of the following: harming a student physically or emotionally, or damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of personal harm or property damage; insulting or demeaning a student or group of students causing substantial disruption in, or substantial interference with, the orderly operation of the school.

Any student who feels he/she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying is encouraged to file a complaint in accordance with procedures established by the superintendent. Complaints will be investigated promptly, thoroughly, and confidentially. All school employees are required to report alleged violations of these policies to the principal or his/her designee. The principal or his/ her designee will handle any violations by complying with the Level III, Criminal Conduct consequences listed in the district discipline code of conduct. Reports by students or employees may be made anonymously.

The district prohibits retaliation or reprisal in any form against a student or employee who has filed a complaint or report of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying. The district also prohibits any person from falsely accusing another as a means of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Procedures that are set forth in the policies above will be used to process student/parent complaints of discrimination based upon alleged violations of Title VI (race); Title IX (gender); Section 504 (disability) or alleged discrimination based on religion, national origin or color. If a student/parent complaint alleges discrimination, the principal will notify the appropriate school/or District coordinator, who will be involved in the investigation and resolution of the complaint.

Policy location: GCSD website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A C A D E M I C S

 

Parent Portal

Parent Portal will give parents access to their child’s grades, attendance, and discipline. Parent can gain access to Parent Portal by obtaining information from the school. If you need access or have any questions, please call or see Mrs. McCray.

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

GHS operates on a semester schedule with a 4x4 class load. Students take four ninety-minute classes each semester and have the opportunity to earn eight units of credit per school year. Students who attend GHS must have high school graduation as their primary objective. The administration and staff pledge to seek ways to promote and encourage academic excellence, positive behavior, and good attendance. A student’s behavioral attitude often determines his or her academic altitude. Therefore, students who are serious about obtaining an education, who are willing to respect the rights of others, and who comply with the rules, policies, and procedures of GHS will find their high school experience to be rewarding and enjoyable.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

In order for assignments to be collected from a student’s teachers, the student must miss three consecutive school days due to illness. If a parent knows in advance that his or her child will be absent from school for three or more consecutive days, arrangements for assignments may be made on the day prior to or on the first day of the absence. These assignments may be picked up in the office at a time agreed upon by the parent and the office staff.

 

 

 

 

FINAL EXAMS

 

Students must take final exams at the designated dates and time. Final Exams will not be given early! A student who does not report to the final exam site at the designated time will receive a zero for the exam grade. Extreme hardships must be presented to the principal, who will consider them on a case-by-case basis.

 

Final examinations will be a component of each course offered at GHS and will count 20% of the final grade. All classes will have a final exam. Final grades will be calculated as follows:

 

1st grading period …………… 40%

2nd grading period …………... 40%

Final exam ……………..……. 20%

 

 

 

 

 

EXAM SCHEDULES

 

 

1st Semester Final Exam Schedule

 

 

First Term – Grades 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th

           

            *Written Gov’t / Econ. – October 21st

            *Multiple Choice Gov’t / Econ. – October 22nd

 

            * District Written Exams:              Language Arts & Science – Wednesday, December 16th

Math & Social Studies – Thursday, December 17th

                                                                                               

* State EOC’s:         

                                    Jan. 7th - Algebra I                                        Jan. 8th – Biology

Jan. 11th – English I                                                Jan. 12th – U. S. History

                       

* Multiple Choice:

 

Jan. 13th (Full Day) – Wednesday                       Jan.14th (1/2 Day) – Thursday

1st block exams                                                         3rd block exams

2nd block exams                                                        4th block exams

                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Semester Final Exam Schedules

 

 

 

            *Written Gov’t / Econ. Final Exams – March 21st

            *Multiple Choice Gov’t / Econ. – March 22nd

 

            AP Exams:

                        May 5th – AP Calculus                                            May 6th – AP History (AM)

                        May 6th - AP Euro History (PM)                              May 6th – AP Studio Art

                        May 9th – AP Biology                                               May 10th – AP Gov’t

                        May 11th – AP Macroeconomics (PM)                  May 12th – AP World History (AM)

                        May 13th – AP Human Geog. (AM)

 

Written Exam: (9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grades)

 

                        May 16th – English                                                   May17th – Science

                        May 18th – Social Studies                                       May 19th – Math

 

 

State EOC’s:

                        May 16th – English I

                        May 17th – Biology

May 18th - U. S. History

                        May 19th – Algebra I

                       

                       

Seniors Final Exams:    Multiple Choice

 

Tuesday, May 24th                                                 Wednesday, May 25th

3rd block exams                                                        1st block exams

4th block exams                                                        2nd block exams

 

Underclassmen Exams:

 

May 31st - (1/2 Day) –Thursday                           June 1st - (1/2 Day) – Friday

3rd block exams                                                        1st block exams                                            

4th block exams                                                        2nd block exams

 

June 2nd Make-up exams

 

 

This schedule is subject to change.

NO EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN EARLY.

 

 

 

GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM

 

Artistic: The Gifted and Talented Artistic Program is available for 6th – 12th grade students who have special interests and abilities in music, art, and drama. A summer program stimulates awareness and imagination and challenges students to recognize and expand their creative abilities.

 

Parents, teachers, students, and administrators may nominate students for the program. Each student is then identified through a screening/audition process where competition is keen. For further information and/or nomination forms, contact Ms. Judi Bombich at 436 – 7018.

 

HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION

 

Homebound instruction is provided by the Georgetown County School District for those students who because of illness or accidents cannot be instructed in a school. Students or parents must obtain a homebound instruction form from the main office at GHS or from GHS web-site and have the form completed and signed by the student’s doctor in order for the student to receive homebound services. Parents/doctors are responsible for returning signed forms to Becky Wheeler in the Special Services Office at Beck Administrative Building.

 

MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL EACH DAY

All students at GHS are required to have materials (pen, pencil, paper, notebook, textbook, etc.) in all classes each day. Students who are not prepared with materials in class cannot accomplish what is needed in the classroom and will be subject to disciplinary action.

 

MEDIA CENTER

 

Welcome to the GHS Media Center

     The Media Center is open to all members of the Georgetown High School community. A media center or library is only valuable to the extent that it is used by the school. GHS is a community of readers and learners and the media center should be the hub of this activity.

     Before school, during lunch, and after school no pass is required to use the media center. During the four academic blocks, a pass is necessary. It is the job of the media specialist and the library assistant to assist students whenever possible. Please ask for help at any time.

     There is a fine of five cents per day for overdue books. Reference books may be checked out overnight. Students are responsible for lost or damaged books. Payment plans can be arranged when needed. Please ask.

Here are some ways we may be able to help you in the media center:

·         We can show you how to find a specific book, magazine, or website.

·         We can assist you in research assignments, following the requirements given by the teacher.

·         We can teach you how to use the MLA or APA formats.

·         We can order the books that you want to read, so let us know what you like!

·         We can assist with software and technology issues.

·         We can provide you with a place to read, learn, study, and create.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MU ALPHA THETA

The Georgetown High School Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta is designed to honor students of high academic achievement in math. In order to qualify for membership, the following qualifications apply:

1.   Students must have at least an 89 average in their math courses.

 

2. Students must have completed each of the following math courses: Algebra I, Algebra II, and geometry.

3. Students must have no discipline referrals with consequences.

 

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY

The qualifications for the National Art Honor Society are the following:

1. Students must have completed at least one semester of art.

2. Students must have and maintain at least an overall B average in their course work.

            3. Students must participate in a number of activities that promote the arts at GHS

           and in the community.

4. Students must have no discipline referrals with consequences.

 

 

NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY

The Georgetown High School Chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society is designed to honor students of high academic achievement who have excelled in Spanish. The following qualifications apply:

1.    Students must be currently enrolled in Spanish III at the time of selection,

which will take place at the end of the second grading period.

2.    Students must have an A average (93) in Spanish during the semester of selection and in all previous Spanish course work.

3.    Students must have at least a B average (85) in all other subjects during the semester of selection and in all previous course work, excluding Spanish.

4.    Students must have no discipline referrals with consequences.

5.    Once identified, students must attend the initiation ceremony in order to be a member and receive a graduation cord. Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed by the principal, and his decision will be final.

There is a non-refundable fee of $12.00 to cover the cost of national and local dues.

This must be paid prior to initiation.

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

The Joseph T. Isaac, III Chapter of the National Honor Society includes those juniors and seniors who meet and maintain certain standards as set forth by the National Council: scholarship (GPA), leadership, service, and character. The following qualifications apply:

     1. Students must achieve and maintain at least a 4.0 GPA on a weighted scale.

     2. Students must demonstrate leadership within the school and/or community, provide service    within the school/or community, and exhibit exemplary character.

   3. Students must have no discipline infractions entered into PowerSchool during the current school     year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY

Entry requirements for the National Technical Honor Society are as follows:

     1. The student must be recommended by his or her occupational teacher.

     2. The student must be a senior enrolled in the second year of an occupational

         program of study (except for business education students). A student in the

         business education program must be enrolled in one of the business education

         completer programs (accounting, business administration, or marketing).

3. The student must have at least a 3.0 average in all occupational completer courses that he/she  

     has taken, including the current course(s) in which he/she is enrolled

4. The student must have at least a 3.0 average for all high school coursework for the current and

     preceding years.  

     5. The student must be currently passing all required courses.

     6. The student must have no level one discipline infractions entered into PowerSchool.

 

TEACHER CADETS

Teacher Cadets is an AP weighted course for which students receive college credit. Its purpose is to attract “the best and brightest” to the teaching profession. The following qualifications apply

1. Students must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

2. Students must be seniors.

3. Students must participate in a screening process, which requires them to write essays and obtain teacher recommendations.

4. A teacher panel reviews all information and reaches a consensus concerning

each applicant’s acceptance status. This process takes place during the spring semester of the student’s junior year.

 

TESTING SERVICES

The PSAT, PLAN, SAT and ACT are administered at Georgetown High School. Application forms for the SAT and ACT are available in the guidance office and online.

 

The SAT and ACT are administered during the fall and spring terms at Georgetown High School and may be used as a qualifying tool for admission to a college or technical school. Students can contact a guidance counselor to secure the testing dates. The PSAT is administered to 10th grade students.

Juniors may also pay to take the PSAT to attempt to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.

 

TEXTBOOKS

Textbooks are owned by the State Department of Education, and each student is responsible for textbooks issued to him or her. Students should check the textbooks carefully when issued and be sure the teacher is aware of any previous damage or abuse to the textbooks.

 

All basic texts are lent to students for their use during the school year. Other supplies are paid for by the students. Textbooks are to be kept clean and handled carefully.

 

The student’s name, teacher’s name, and an assigned number are written on the book label in case the book is misplaced. Students will be required to pay for missing or damaged textbooks. Failure to return textbook or pay fees, may result in loss of parking privileges and extracurricular activities.

 

If a student’s textbook is missing, then he or she must immediately inform the subject teacher. Any textbooks turned in to the office will be returned to the subject teacher or the book room.

 

 

 

A T H L E T I C S

 

NCAA FRESHMAN - ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS NCAA

 

 

Any high school student who hopes to participate in college athletics at an NCAA Division I or II college or university needs to be familiar with the requirements set forth by the NCAA Eligibility Center. Information about these requirements can be found at the NCAA’s website: www.eligibilitycenter.org. All student-athletes and their parents are advised to visit this site for important information.

 

The NCAA recommends that college-bound student-athletes register on this site by the beginning of his her sophomore year. The student-athlete is responsible for requesting that transcripts be sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center at the end of his/her junior year. The student-athlete is also responsible for having his/her SAT and/or ACT scores sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center by using the code “9999.”

 

Student-athletes are to consult with their coach and/or guidance counselor if they have any questions about NCAA eligibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPORTS, HEAD COACHES AND SCHEDULES

 

The Athletic Department has developed a program providing a variety of physical activities for students. Sports are a vital part of school life, and students are encouraged to try out for athletic teams. Students may speak with the coach (es) of the team(s) they are interested in, or they may speak with an athletic director Mr. Bradley Adams or Mr. Ken Cribb, co-athletic directors.

 

 

Coaches Roster

 

 

SPORT                                                                                                          HEAD COACHES                                                  

     Fall Sport

            Boys’ Cross Country                                                                                   Chris Hapeshis

            Cheerleaders                                                                                                Denetta McCray                  

            Football                                                                                                          Bradley Adams

            Girls’ Cross Country                                                                                                Lauren Schulties-Hahn

            Girls’ Tennis                                                                                                 Grace George

            Volleyball                                                                                                      Mike McCants

            Girls’ Golf                                                                                                      Madison McCoy

            Girls’ Swim                                                                                                    Mary Wall

Boys’ Swim                                                                                                   Amy Condon

 

     Winter Sports

            Boys’ Basketball                                                                                          Alvin Walker

            Girls’ Basketball                                                                                           Tony Ford                              Wrestling                                                                                                       Shawn Kosienski

 

   Spring Sports

            Baseball                                                                                                        Benjamin Waddle

            Boys’ Soccer                                                                                                 Chris Hatchell

            Boys’ Tennis                                                                                                 Grace George

            Boys’ Track                                                                                                   Al Barron

            Boys’ Golf                                                                                                      Steven Hapeshis

            Girls’ Soccer                                                                                                Charity Eppolito

            Girls’ Track                                                                                                    Robert Scott 

            Softball                                                                                                          Whitney Ramsing

 

            Athletic Directors                                                                                       Bradley Adams &

                                                                                                                                    Ken Cribb

           TICKET PRICES

 

 

Varsity Football Tickets:                                      $6.00

Varsity Basketball Tickets:                                  $6.00

All Other Sports Tickets:                                      $5.00

 

 

Sport Schedules

 

 

2015 Georgetown High School Varsity Football Schedule

Scrimmage Dates

                                        Date                                     Opponent                                                                                                 Location                                                    Event

                                                8/7/2015                          Socastee                                                                            Socastee                                                    Scrimmage

                                                8/11/2015                                               Darlington                                                                                                Darlington                                                                        Scrimmage

                                                8/14/2015                                               TBD                                                                                       Florence                                                    Jamboree

                                               

 

Week                                   Date                                     Opponent                                                                                                 Location                                                    Event                                   Game Time                       

0                                             8/21/2015                                               Conway                                                                              Georgetown                                                                                           7:30 pm

1                                             8/28/2015                                               OFF                                                                                        OFF

2                                             9/4/2015                          Andrews                                                                            Andrews                                                                                                    7:30 pm

3                                             9/11/2015                                               Waccamaw                                                                      Waccamaw                                                                                              7:30 pm

4                                             9/18/2015                                               Carvers Bay                                                                      Georgetown                                           (GKCU Night)                  7:30 pm

5                                             9/25/2015                                               Loris                                                                                     Loris                                                                                                             7:30 pm

6                                             10/2/2015                                              St. James                                                                           St. James                                                                                                   7:30 pm

7                                             10/9/2015                                              North Myrtle Beach                                                  Georgetown                                            (Homecoming)              7:30 pm

8                                             10/16/2015                   Lake City                                                                           Georgetown                                            (Youth Night)                 7:30 pm

9                                             10/23/2015                   Myrtle Beach                                                                 Myrtle Beach                                                                                         7:30 pm    

10                                          10/30/2015                   Wilson                                                                                Georgetown                                            (Senior Night)                7:30 pm

Bold and Italics- Region Games

All game times are @ 7:30 pm (According to signed contracts)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Georgetown High School Junior Varsity Football Schedule

 

Week                                   Date                                     Opponent                                                                                                 Location                                                                                                    Game Time

1                                             8/27/2015                                               Carolina Forest                                                             Carolina Forest                                                                                     6:00 pm

2                                             9/3/2015                          Andrews                                                                            Georgetown                                                                                           6:00 pm

3                                             9/10/2015                                               Waccamaw                                                                      Georgetown                                                                                           6:00 pm

4                                             9/17/2015                                               Carvers Bay                                                                      Carvers bay                                                                                              6:00 pm

5                                             9/24/2015                                               Loris                                                                                     Georgetown                                                                                           6:00 pm

6                                             10/1/2015                                              St. James                                                                           Georgetown                                                                                            6:00 pm

7                                             10/8/2015                                              North Myrtle Beach                                                  NMB                                                                                                             6:00 pm or 7:00 pm

8                                             10/15/2015                   Lake City                                                                           Lake City                                                                                                   6:00 pm or 7:00 pm

9                                             10/22/2015                   Myrtle Beach                                                                 Georgetown                                                                                            6:00 pm

10                                          10/29/2015                   Wilson                                                                                Wilson                                                                                                        6:00 pm or 7:00 pm

Bold and Italics- Region Games                        (Games played in Horry and Florence County are played after B-Team games)                                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Georgetown High School B-Team Football Schedules

 

Week                                   Date                                     Opponent                                                                                                 Location                                                                                                    Game Time

1                                             9/9/2015                          Andrews                                                                            Johnsonville (Jamboree)                                                                5:30

2                                             9/16/2015                                               Waccamaw                                                                      Georgetown                                                                                           5:30

3                                             9/23/2015                                               Johnsonville                                                                   Johnsonville                                                                                           5:30

4                                             9/30/2015                                               Hemingway                                                                     Georgetown                                                                                           5:30

5                                             10/7/2015                                               Carvers Bay                                                                      Carvers Bay                                                                                              5:30

6                                             10/14/2015                    Andrews                                                                            Andrews                                                                                                    5:30

7                                             10/21/2015                    Waccamaw                                                                      Georgetown