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  Mission Statement  

VISION: We envision a school that is responsive to the needs of our individual students as they commit to earning their high school diplomas, and a school that is respected and valued by our community.

MISSION:  Phoenix High School will provide quality instruction in an environment that inspires classroom success, individual excellence, and responsible citizenship, and will help individual students earn a high school diploma and move on to pursue post-secondary and career goals.

BELIEFS:  Every student should earn a high school diploma, should experience frequent successes, deserves a second chance for an education, should be treated with dignity at all times, should have the opportunity to experience team and independent work, and should set goals and commit to achieving them.

  About The School  

WHO WE ARE:

Phoenix students make personal commitments to graduate.
Phoenix students make personal commitments to graduate.

As a Special Purpose School, our philosophy is to meet the needs of high school students who cannot or choose not to remain in a regular high school program. Phoenix High School is governed by the Whitfield County Board of Education.

 

Click here to view our 2016-2017 Phoenix High School Profile.

 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Class attendance is required. Students may be withdrawn after three absences.

2. Students are responsible for their own conduct. Adult privileges are afforded and adult conduct is required.

ADMISSION:

1. A student must be 16 years of age or older. Parents must sign for unmarried students under 18.

2. A new student should bring a copy of his/her transcript, social security card, birth certificate, and immunization record.      

3. A student may enroll for up to four (1/2 unit) classes per mini-mester.        

4. Once enrolled as a full-time student at Phoenix, the student may not enroll in another high school prior to the beginning of that school's following semester.

5. To park on campus, students must follow the Phoenix High School parking regulations.


Parents' Right To Know

In compliance with the requrements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Phoenix High School would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your child's teachers. The following information may be requested:

1. Whether the teacher has met the Georgia Professional Standards Commission's requirements for certification for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;

2. Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other provisional status through which Georgia qualifications or certification criteria have been waived;

3. The college major and any graduate certification or degree held by the teacher; 

4. Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

If you wish to request information concerning your child's teachers' qualifications, please contact the Principal of Phoenix High School, Huey Talley, at 706-876-3655.

More information can be found below:

 

“HIGHLY QUALIFIED” TEACHER REQUIREMENTS AND DEFINITIONS

To be considered “highly qualified” to teach in the State of Georgia, teachers must be professionally certified to teach by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and be teaching in their field(s) of certification.

New teachers must: a. Hold a bachelor’s degree from a GAPSC-accepted accredited institution of higher education. b. Hold a valid Georgia teaching certificate. c. Have evidence of specialized training in the subjects they teach, such as an academic major or the equivalent in the subjects and a passing score on the required content assessment for the area/subjects they teach. d. Have a teaching assignment that is appropriate for the field(s) listed on the Georgia teaching certificate.

Veteran teachers must: a. Hold a bachelor’s degree from a GAPSC-accepted accredited institution of higher education. b. Hold a valid Georgia professional teaching certificate. c. Have a teaching assignment that is appropriate for the field(s) listed on the teaching certificate. d. Have evidence of specialized training in the subjects they teach, such as an academic major or the equivalent in the subject, and a passing score on the required content assessment for the area/subject they teach or evidence that they have met the requirement of a “high objective uniform state standard of evaluation” (HOUSSE), as adopted by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (see Section 1.0). [For additional guidance regarding new and veteran elementary teachers, see Section 6.0; for new and veteran middle grades and secondary education teachers, see Section 7.0.]

All teachers at Phoenix High School are considered "Highly Qualified" under the Georgia Professional Standards Commission regulations.

See http://www.gapsc.com/TeacherCertification/ClearRenewableCertification.asp

Note: The requirements listed for veteran teachers apply to both in-state and out-of-state veteran teachers.