Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year! We are anticipating a year filled with exciting learning experiences for our students. Calhoun County High School is committed to excellence. Our goal is to challenge students intellectually, grow them socially/emotionally, and guide them toward independent thinking and problem solving. As we prepare our students to become college and career ready, we will also equip them to meet the demands of a technology driven world with new Chrome laptop devices this year. Students in grades 9-12 will receive a device in January. The new Chrome devices will allow teachers to expand learning experiences and provide more individualized instruction to students. Parental support will be vital to the success of the deployment of the Chrome devices.
This is an exciting time for our students, district, and community. I am looking forward to another successful school year and envision a year filled with excitement and many reasons to celebrate.
Calhoun County High School received the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools’ Bronze Award for the eighth consecutive year.
To produce the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News teamed up with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. U.S. News & World Report analyzed 21,035 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. A three-step process determined the Best High Schools. The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using performance on state proficiency tests as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.
This honor is a result of collective efforts and teamwork among dedicated teachers, focused students, and supportive parents.