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A Cherokee County School District principal has earned a leadership award from the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce! ACTIVE Academies Principal Mark Smith is this year’s winner of the Cristal Stancil Leadership Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership among participants in its Leadership Cherokee program.
The Express Gateway offers parents the ability to update most basic contact information for their child (including updates that will be used by ParentSquare) without having to contact the school or fill out more paper forms. The information that can be updated is listed below.
The Cherokee County School Board at its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 heard an update on its search for the next superintendent of schools. The school board earlier this month voted to contract with the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) for its support services to aid in the search. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower on Sept. 1 announced his plans to retire at the end of this school year.
An impressive number of Cherokee County School District students have earned national AP Scholar awards! Every September, the AP Program recognizes an elite group of high school students from across the country who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP exams.
Please check out the September edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter online here for the latest CCSD news, announcements and upcoming events. Learn more about CCSD School Nutrition’s fifth annual Parent Recipe Contest – entries are due Sept. 14. Thanks to this month's newsletter sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner! #CCSDfam
The Cherokee County School District continues to earn top state honors for serving fresh nutritious meals to students! CCSD’s School Nutrition program, which serves 5 million meals annually, won the Golden Radish Award from the Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Division.
Please see the letter from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower posted online here announcing his plan to retire, effective May 31, 2024.
The College Board honored 146 Cherokee County School District students through its National Recognition Programs awards! The programs are designed by the College Board to provide recognition opportunities for high school seniors and juniors in underrepresented groups.
Cherokee County School District students won gold in the statewide summer Special Olympics!
Cherokee County School District educators and volunteers were honored by the PTA with state and regional awards, with a school nurse earning a top statewide honor!
The CCSD Connections monthly newsletter is designed for CCSD parents, but we know there are many people in our community who like to keep us with our school district’s news.
The Cherokee County School District is accepting applications for its annual parent academy program.
Class Act, the award-winning magazine from the Cherokee County School District, went home with students the first week of school, giving parents a one-stop publication for back-to-school information and a peek at what's new for the coming school year.
The Cherokee County School District congratulates the winners of its second annual Transportation Employee of the Year Awards!
The July 20th meeting of the Cherokee County School Board has been canceled due to inclement weather.
CCSD is hosting a job fair for bus drivers, school nutrition workers and paraprofessionals from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at 1020 Keeter Road, Canton 30114.
The July back-to-school edition of the CCSD Connections monthly parent newsletter is now online here.
Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you this summer to our school district’s new Principals. Please help us celebrate Mark Smith, who this school year will lead ACTIVE Academies!
A Cherokee County School District partner has awarded its annual scholarship to an i-Grad Virtual Academy student for the first time!
The Cherokee County School District will begin its free summer meal service for children on June 5!
The Cherokee County School District and School Board celebrated the Class of 2023 Valedictorians and Salutatorians at its 23rd Annual Scholar Recognition Banquet.
This message from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower is to our graduating Class of 2023 seniors. We are sharing it with all of you, as they are the future of our community. You can see each of their names posted below his message.
Members of Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2023 have committed to military service, including one selected for a prestigious U.S. Service Academy!
Congratulations to the Valedictorians and Salutatorians for the Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2023!
Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2023 ACTIVE Academies Teacher of the Year Julia Burks!
Welcome to our new website! We are proud to launch our new site and hope you like its new look. While many of our most-used features are in a similar place on the new site, a few have moved.
The Cherokee County School Board at its meeting on Thursday, April 20, 2023 approved the appointment of a new Cherokee High School principal and improvements to the driveway and parking for Creekview High School and Creekland Middle School.
The Cherokee County School District is celebrating the first-ever STAR Student and Teacher for i-Grad Virtual Academy!
The school district’s virtual high school program now is in its second school year of operations and adding more academic recognition opportunities for students.
The Cherokee County School District will offer summer school learning opportunities from June 5-23 for high school students including rising ninth-graders.
CCSD will host a job fair for paraprofessionals, bus drivers and School Nutrition workers from 2:30 to 5 p.m. April 26 at 1020 Keeter Road, Canton 30114.
The Cherokee County School Board at its meeting on Thursday, March 16, 2023 approved the appointment of new principals and other new leaders for next school year.
The Cherokee County School District offers 38 Career Pathway high school programs, which provide students with a wide selection of job exploration and preparation electives. Through CCSD Pathway Profiles, we’ll regularly share highlights with you from one of these programs. This week’s profile focuses on Cybersecurity, which is offered at the Cherokee College & Career Academy that is open to all CCSD high school students …
The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 approved mid-year bonuses for teachers and support staff and heard plans to increase salaries for next school year.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower proposed the one-time supplemental payments of $1,000 for eligible full-time employees and $500 permanent part-time employees, which will be issued in this month’s paychecks, to show appreciation for their continued service.
The Cherokee County School District offers 38 Career Pathway high school programs, which provide students with a wide selection of job exploration and preparation electives. Through CCSD Pathway Profiles, we’ll regularly share highlights with you from one of these programs. This week’s profile focuses on Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Flight Operations, which is new to CCSD this year and offered at the Cherokee College & Career Academy (C3) …
The sky’s the limit for a new Cherokee County School District high school Career Pathway program offering students the opportunity to explore careers in flight.
Cherokee County School District students for the seventh consecutive year exceeded State averages on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade and End-of-Course tests, with significant gains on most tests.
The annual tests assess students’ mastery of Georgia Performance Standards, which set expectations for what lessons students will learn in each grade. Teachers and administrators use the results to improve instructional best practices.
The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday night approved the budget for next school year, which calls for a tax rate reduction, increased investment in school safety and pay raises for teachers and support staff.
The 1.5 mills decrease in the tax rate, which was unanimously approved, is the first reduction proposed since 2014 and was prompted by the rise in property values. While most homeowners will see an increase in their tax bill due to their property value rising, the increase will be less due to the School Board’s action.
The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday night reviewed the proposed budget for next school year, which calls for a reduction in the tax rate for all property owners and well-deserved pay increases for teachers and support staff.
The proposed 1.5 mills decrease in the tax rate is the first reduction proposed since 2014 and has been recommended by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower in light of rising home values.
The Cherokee County School District this week celebrated two district award-winning administrators and recognized retiring district and school leaders.
The recognitions were made during the school year’s final monthly Principals’ meeting, which was attended by all CCSD school principals and district leadership staff, as well as by School Board Chair Kyla Cromer.
The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday heard good news about the school district’s financial outlook due to increasing home values and discussed ways to reduce the burden on taxpayers, while also using some of the windfall to make teacher and staff pay more competitive.
The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, March 17, 2022 approved a budget amendment to accept state funding for eligible part-time and full-time staff to receive a one-time bonus and appointed new school leaders for next school year.
The Cherokee County School Board at its regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 17, heard an update on CCSD’s student support services efforts including suicide prevention.
The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Jan. 13, reviewed a progress report on accomplishing Blueprint strategic plan goals and heard operational updates including the planned expansion of CCSD’s school choice program.
The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Nov. 18, approved its 2022 Legislative Partnership Priorities, which advocate for continued local control of public education decisions and the end of State educational funding budget cuts.
The Cherokee County School Board at its Thursday, Oct. 21 work session, reviewed projects proposed for the Education Special Purpose Location Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) renewal up for a vote on Nov. 2, with Early Voting now underway.
The Cherokee County School Board at its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, reviewed plans for the Education SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) up for renewal by voters in the Nov. 2 election.
The Cherokee County School District, for the past 24 years, has used a 1-percent Education SPLOST to fund capital improvement projects, which include constructing new schools and facilities and renovating existing ones; funding technology infrastructure; buying school buses; and purchasing land for future schools.
The Cherokee County School Board at its meeting on Thursday, July 15, 2021 took the following action:
- Approved the monthly personnel report, which included the appointment of Adam Johnson, a 13-year CCSD teacher who has taught and coached track at Cherokee High School, as a new assistant principal at Woodstock High School;
The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, June 17, 2021 unanimously approved its budget for next school year, which is balanced without a tax rate increase and includes hiring 125 new teachers above and beyond enrollment growth to help bridge any pandemic-related learning opportunity losses.
The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday reviewed the recommended budget for next school year, which includes hiring more teachers to lower class size while not raising the school property tax millage rate, and adopted a resolution that prohibits implementing Critical Race Theory (CRT) and The 1619 Project.
The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, April 15, approved school calendars for three more years and appointed several new leaders for next school year.
The approved calendars for the 2022-23, 2023-24 and 2024-25 school year now are posted at http://bit.ly/CCSDcalendars. They were developed by a committee of CCSD employees and parents and use the same balanced calendar model as currently in place.
The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, March 18, 2021, heard school operations updates on plans for special events including graduation ceremonies and proms, as well as details for next school year including the continuation of a Digital Learning option.
The School Board also approved several appointments for CCSD school leadership roles for next school year including new Principals for Ball Ground Elementary School STEM Academy and Mountain Road Elementary School, as well as the naming of the District’s first administrator focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives.
The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, approved several appointments for CCSD school leadership roles for next school year.
As part of the monthly personnel report, the School Board accepted the retirements of many longtime educators throughout CCSD including Bascomb Elementary School Principal Kathleen Chandler.
The Cherokee County School Board at its meeting Thursday night heard updates on State education funding and the state of public health.