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Welcome to Camden County High School

HOME OF THE WILDCATS

Camden County High School is the only high school in Camden County, offering comprehensive curriculum (9-12) with a variety of classes for both College Preparatory and Career Technology Preparatory serving 2,500+ students. Thriving Advanced Placement, Career Academy and work- based learning programs stimulate academic rigor and graduation employment readiness.
Serving a diverse population, opportunities for interaction are nurtured among students from across our country and around the world. The shared experience of global perspectives and cultures broadens and deepens the CCHS education.
An outstanding Special Education program accounts for frequent Kings Bay Naval Base assignment requests by families of children with special needs.
Twenty-eight co-curricular activities, 23 varsity sports, a 1,285 seat auditorium, and state-of-the- art athletic facilities complement the well-rounded education offered at CCHS.

Class of 2021 Parents, We Need Your Photos
Class of 2021 Parents/Guardians,
We are creating a special tribute to our graduates but we need your help! Please send us photos of your graduates.
Parents are requested to submit up to 3 of their favorite photos of their Class of 2021 graduate.
Baby photos, sports photos, elementary photos, middle, and early high school photos are all encouraged.
Parents will need to include the full name of their graduate in the subject line of the email.

All photos must be emailed to feedback@camden.k12.ga.us
The deadline for submission is May 14th at 4:00 PM. No exceptions.
Thank you!

Last Chance - Yearbooks

Yearbook Information

Seniors who ordered yearbooks will receive their books Friday, May 14 following the Senior slideshow. 

9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who ordered yearbooks may pick up their yearbooks on Saturday, May 15 from 10 AM to 1 PM in the 10-12 front concourse.

Students and/or parents who have not ordered may still order but must pre-pay cash ONLY. The cost is $105.00. Exact amount is appreciated.

Books may be ordered during all lunches outside of the cafeteria Monday, May 10th-Thursday, May 13th from 10 AM to 12:30.

Parents may order at the 10-12 building front door during the same times Monday-Thursday 10AM until 12:30.Orders may also be placed Saturday, May 15th from 10 AM to 1 PM in the 10-12 front concourse.

These books will be distributed at the beginning of August. Delivery pick up will be posted on the CCHS website.

Senior Information


Cap & Gowns 2021

Attention Seniors!
 

Click here to find out about upcoming Senior activities, including important details on Final Exams, Scholarship Night, Awards Night, and Graduation!


Graduation Ticket Information

Each graduate will be issued 10 tickets for guests to attend graduation. All fines must be paid before tickets can be issued. On-campus students will sign for their guest tickets during their lunch shift outside of the cafeteria, but will need to stop by the Guidance Office to get a “fines clearance slip” FIRST.

Virtual Seniors can sign for their guest tickets after school on Mon., Tue., and Wed. from 2:30 – 3pm in the 10-12 guidance office. They will pay all fines in the guidance office before the tickets will be issued.

All Senior Fines must be paid with Cash or Money order.


ALL STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE:

Any disruption of school or act of vandalism, including but not limited to the damage to school grounds, buildings, furnishings or equipment shall result in disciplinary consequences and the student/students potentially being prohibited from participation in any end-of-school-year activities, including the graduation ceremony.


Cady Banner 1
Class of '22!

Cady's senior booking site is now live!  Click the image above to book your session.

  

Chromebook check-in

NMSI STAR AWARD

The National Math & Science Initiative has partnered with our school to increase access and achievement in math, science and English AP courses this year! The NMSI STEM Star Award is an opportunity for our school to recognize the hard work, dedication and willingness to take on the challenge of advanced coursework for students traditionally underrepresented in AP courses.
The students in this video have received the NMSI STEM Star Award. Congratulations!

Important Vaccination Information

Meningitis Vaccination for 11th Graders

Important Notice for Parents/Guardians of Rising 11th Grade Students

Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness that affects the brain and the spinal cord. Meningitis can cause shock, coma and death within hours of the first symptoms.
To help protect your children and others from meningitis, Georgia law requires students be vaccinated against this disease, unless the child has an exemption.
Before starting the 2021-2022 school year, all students entering or transferring into 11th grade will need to provide proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4) to the high school, unless their first dose was received on or after their 16th birthday.
To learn more, click here

Course Guide

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Due to COVID-19, there will be no face-to-face registration nights. However, if you would have questions or would like to discuss further, please contact your child’s counselor.

A new online course guide is available below to help you explore course offerings for the new school year. 

Recruiter Spotlight

SAT Scores Exceed National Average

Guidance Information


NEW PROTOCOL FOR GUIDANCE AT CAMDEN COUNTY SCHOOLS

Updated 1-13-21 
Due to COVID-19, the following protocol has been put into place in order to follow the CDC guidelines to social distance.
It is required that anyone entering the building wear a mask.


Driver’s License
Driver’s License paperwork may be picked up from the guidance office between 2:30 -3:00 pm ONLY, Mon - Fri. This is for virtual learners who are not on campus during the school hours. Face to Face learners may request Driver’s License paperwork on Monday & Wednesday.

AP Exams
AP Exam payments can be made in the guidance office from now until April 09, 2021.

Standard Fee - $95
Students who are on free or reduced lunch will receive one exam free and any additional exam $53
Students who are taking a STEM Exam (Math or Science) will receive one free exam.
If students qualify for both STEM and free or reduced lunch  students will still only receive one free exam.

Transcripts
Virtual Learners may pick up transcripts in the guidance office between 2:30 – 3:00 pm ONLY, Mon – Fri. If a virtual student needs a transcript sent to a college, please email Mrs. Bundrick or Mrs. Riggle the request and a transcript will be sent to the college. The virtual learner will not be required to come in for this request. All current students (face to face learners) may request a transcript through GaFutures.org OR by stopping by the guidance office and signing the request book. Former students/graduates may pick up a transcript between 2:30 – 3:00 pm ONLY Mon-Fri.

Fines
Virtual Learners may pay fines and return textbooks between 2:30 – 3:00 pm ONLY Mon – Fri.

New Enrollments
Parents wishing to enroll their child MUST complete the online registration FIRST which is located on the BOE website. Once the registration has been completed and the guidance office receives records from the sending school, we will call the parent to set up a registration meeting via phone/google meet. Parents do not need to come in the building unless they are contacted for an appointment to come in. Please feel free to email your guidance counselor if there are further questions.

Guidance Department Contact Information
Director of Guidance/Business Academy 

Valerie Brumbelow (vbrumbelow@camden.k12.ga.us)

Engineering Academy 
Rob Fenstermaker (rfenstermakerjr@camden.k12.ga.us)

Fine Arts Academy 
Dr. Dana Linzy (dlinzy@camden.k12.ga.us)

Government & Public Service Academy
Tara Carter (tcarter@camden.k12.ga.us)

Health & Science Academy
Keisha Walker (kwalker@camden.k12.ga.us)

Freshman Academy (A-J)
Mandy Scott (mscott@camden.k12.ga.us)

Freshman Academy (K-Z)
Scarlett Lacey (slacey@camden.k12.ga.us)

Graduation Specialist/Virtual Learning/Ombudsman
Melanie Sutton (msutton@camden.k12.ga.us)

Guidance Secretary- 10-12 Building
Chrissy Bundrick (cbundric@camden.k12.ga.us)

Guidance Secretary – 10-12 Building
Jan Riggle (jriggle@camden.k12.ga.us)

Guidance Secretary – 9th Grade Center
Lucy Patterson (lpatterson@camden.k12.ga.us)

Virtual Learning Resources

Edgenuity

Dual Enrollment Information

For the 2020-2021 school year, several changes have been made by the Georgia Legislature to the Dual Enrollment program offered at Camden County High School and around the state. Please read the following documents for information about Dual Enrollment for the upcoming year. 

Quick Facts for Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Waiver Agreement

Dual Enrollment Information Flyer


STUDENT NEWS

Governor's Honors Recipients

On May 12, 2021, on behalf of Georgia State Senator Sheila McNeill, Mayor C. Grayson Day, Jr. presented a plaque and letter of recognition to Camden County High School’s two Governor’s Honors recipients. Pictured are: Kent Brought, Kingsland Mayor C. Grayson Day, Mary Margaret McNeil.  

Senator McNeill  recognized these students for their perseverance and thanked them for their dedication to academic excellence.


EAP

State Champion Wrestlers
Camden County High School
6300 Laurel Island Parkway
Kingsland, GA 31548
CCHS Phone:
912-729-7318
Fax:
912-729-7627
Ninth Grade Center:
912-576-2900
Fax:
912-576-4906

School Hours:
7:25 AM - 2:25 PM

SteveLoden

Dr. Steve Loden
Principal

James Phillips

Mr. James Phillips
10-12 Building Deputy Principal

Joi Martin

Mrs. Joi Martin

Ninth Grade Center Deputy Principal




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Platinum Greatest Gains School

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GOSA report card


PBIS CATS


Face Covering Requirements
Effective August 17, 2020 and until further notice, the mandatory face covering requirement will be in effect for all students, staff, and visitors in all of our schools and buildings.

To read more information regarding this requirement, please click here.

Quick Links

School Calendar
Powerschool
Bus Info

Parking Application

My School Bucks
Menus

Dual Enrollment

New Student Registration
Suicide Helpline

Understanding Policy IHA: Grading Systems and Weighting for End- of- Course Exams

At the November 2020 Camden County Schools Board of Education meeting, the Board voted to approve changes to Policy IHA: Grading Systems. The policy was updated due to changes by the State Board of Education regarding the number of End- of- Course assessments and proposed changes to the grade weighting of those assessments to be finalized at their December meeting.  

Brief Overview of Changes

  • All state mandated End-of-Course exams will count 10% above the state weighted percentage towards the final course grade.
  • Locally developed final exams will also count 10% above the state weighted percentage in all non-EOC courses.
  • The number of courses requiring EOC exams was reduced from 8 to 4.EOC exams will be administered in the following courses:
  • Coordinate Algebra
  • Biology
  • U.S. History
  • American Literature and Composition
  • Middle school students enrolled in high school Physical Science are still required to take the Physical Science EOC assessment.
  • Please note that these changes also apply to middle school students enrolled in high school courses.

For more detailed information related to Camden County School’s Policy IHA: Grading Systems and Georgia’s SB 367, please visit the link below. 
/UserFiles/Servers/Server_320173/File/20-21 Documents/Understanding Policy IHA and EOC weighting Revised Dec11 (003).pdf

Edgenuity Resources

Important Notices

SAT/ACT Reimbursement Consideration

The school will reimburse students when they sign up to retake the SAT or ACT if they score 500+ on the SAT and 21+ on the ACT. A student may be reimbursed once per school year for each test.  You must provide all three of the following for reimbursement:
   
1)     Proof of payment (for the upcoming test)
2)     Copy of registration ticket (for the upcoming test)
3)     Copy of prior test scores   

Please submit these three items to the Front Office if you qualify.

Parents: Contact Guidance for Fee/Fine Information

Parents and students need to verify fee balances with the Guidance Department (729-7544) not all fees are indicated in PowerSchool.  Outstanding debt may prevent a student from participating in certain activities at CCHS.  That includes dances, Grad Bash, graduation and other events.

Free Parking for Perfect ACT/SAT Score

Students will receive free parking anywhere on campus and a $2400 scholarship if they obtain a perfect score on the SAT or ACT.  See Dr. Loden if you qualify.

Final Exam Exemption - 2020-2021 School Year

Comprehensive exams remain in place for Georgia Milestones End of Course assessments (EOC). We will continue to stress the importance of these exams and use the data to plan for instruction. EOC assessments may not be exempt due to state policy.

In order to maintain continuity with our previous procedure that students found as a major incentive and to alleviate the redundancy of excessive testing, the following criteria will allow students to still exempt Final Exams.

This exemption is an acknowledgement of a student’s exemplary academic effort which has led to the student’s college and career readiness. Teachers and Administration make the final decision on exemptions. The classroom teacher will keep records to validate a student’s eligibility for exempting the final exam.

A student will be exempt from a final exam if they have an 85% or above in their course/courses by 5/12/2021.

 Students who are not eligible by the deadline or who drop below 85% in the 5 days leading up to the final exam window, will be required to take a Final Exam. Students who become ineligible after the deadline and do not take a Final will be required to make the Exam up by May 28th or will have a zero entered in as E2.

Students are responsible for turning in all exemption forms by the set date. If students do not turn in exemption forms by the set date, they will not be exempt from the Final during the Final Exam days. Exemption is an acknowledgement of hard work and dedication. There will not be any appeals.

 

Social Media Use Guidelines

Camden County Schools social media accounts are provided for the district and community by the Camden County Schools Central Administrative Offices. These pages are, and should be, updated frequently in order to exchange information with our community, celebrate the achievements of students/staff and communicate timely information.

Posting of comments on any Camden County Schools Social Media page is at the discretion of the page administrators. These guidelines are in place to protect the privacy and rights of Camden County Schools students and staff. Naming specific employees or students in a negative way will not be allowed. The page administrators will review postings to make sure they do not run afoul of the rules nor of the district’s guidelines regarding the use of technology.

We welcome your thoughts and comments and look forward to what you have to say. 

However, we will not leave postings up that:
• Break the law or encourage others to do so. This includes respecting copyright and fair use laws. 

• Discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability, socioeconomic standing or non-proficiency in English language skills.

• Easily identify students and/or staff in defamatory, abusive or generally negative terms.

• Do not show proper consideration for others’ privacy or are considered likely to offend or provoke others.

• Are spam or unsolicited advertisements– i.e. repeatedly posting the same comment or comments that are simply advertising/promoting a service or product.

Postings will be deleted/hidden/removed, as well, should they contain:

Comments that are unrelated to the posted topic. 

• Profane, threatening, embarrassing, harassing, bullying or racist material.

• Material that is likely to disrupt the learning environment.

• Lewd, vulgar, sexually suggestive, obscene or pornographic content.

• Content that violates or promotes the violation of school rules.

• Political lobbying.

The page administrators reserve the right to remove (or decline to post) any comments at any time, for any reason.


Temporary Contract Service Tutor Sought

Temporary Contract Service Tutor Sought

Temporary positions are available for a tutor with high school Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science or Social Studies certification or a pass rate in those areas on the GACE. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Steve Loden directly for details. Dr. Loden can be contacted at (912)729-7318 or sloden@camden.k12.ga.us.

Student Check Out Procedure

Students will be permitted to leave school during the school day under the following circumstances: 

1. Students may check themselves out (10-12 grade) if the student brings a note from a parent or guardian with the following information: 

A. Student’s name 

B. Date & time of dismissal 

C. Contact phone number (must match PowerSchool Information) 

D. Parent’s name and signature 

All notes will be verified before a student will be allowed to check out. 

Freshmen are NOT allowed to check themselves out. 

2. A parent or guardian may check a student out at the attendance window if the student does not bring a note. Students may not be checked out by phone. 

3. Students will not be allowed to leave campus without permission from a parent or guardian. 

4. Anyone checking a student out must have a photo I.D. 

5. Students MUST sign out at the attendance window and follow the proper check out procedures. 

6. Students will not be called up to check out after 2:10pm. 

Student Expectations

Expectations of Students

1. Wear your ID at all times.
2. Adhere to the dress code policy.
3. Go to school and class on time. 
4. No cell phones, electronic devices or ear buds from 6:30 AM - 2:25 PM. 
5. No profanity or PDA. 

* Failure to comply will result in disciplinary consequences.*

10 Tardies = Saturday School

Any student with 10 tardies will receive Saturday School suspension. Subsequent tardies to school will result in a minimum punishment of in-school suspension.

15 Tardies = School Parking Privileges Suspended

Any student with 15 tardies to school will have their parking privileges suspended. 

Drug Screening Requirement for Students Participating in Competitive Interscholastic Activities

Notice

Regarding the drug screening requirement for students participating in competitive interscholastic activities and parking at Camden County High School

Please go to the CCS website at www.camden.k12.ga.us to view Policy JCDAC-R 1

Athletics: No photography, video, or audio recording are permitted anywhere on these premises without the express permission of Camden County Athletics

GHSA 2020-21 Constitution and Bylaws 

2.80 - MEDIA AND FILMING REGULATIONS 

2.81 - The host or home school has the right to determine whether or not its regular-season activities may be broadcast, televised, webcast, taped, filmed or photographed for any “commercial” or scouting purposes. 

(a) Either school involved in the event shall have the right to video tape the event and to copy said tape, but no third party shall have that right, not even the videographer. 

(b) A visiting school desiring to bring broadcasting personnel must obtain permission to do so from the host school prior to the date of the activity or contest. 

(c) The host school must execute a written contract with the broadcast entity that complies with the GHSA rules and regulations for broadcasting. 

2.82 The region has the right to determine whether or not region tournament (post regular-season) events may be broadcast, televised, webcast, tape recorded, filmed or photographed for any “commercial” purposes.

(a) The region should set and assess any fees charged for broadcasting or telecasting region tournament contests or events. 

(b) The region must execute a written contract with the broadcast entity that complies with the GHSA rules and regulations for broadcasting.

Zero Tolerance for Bullying at CCHS

There is zero tolerance for bullying at Camden County High School.  Bullying is "any willful attempt or threat to inflict injury on another person when accompanied by an apparent present ability to do so; or any intentional display of force such as would give the victim reason to fear or expect immediate bodily harm." (OCGA 20-2-751.4) Any student in middle or high school committing an act of bullying for the third time must be assigned to the alternative school.

After School Bus Pass Procedure

After School Bus Pass Procedure

(Activity Bus Runs Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Activity Bus Passes are not written until 4:20. 
You must report to the 10-12 Media Center immediately following receiving the pass from your teacher. Students who do not report to the Media Center in a timely manner WILL NOT receive a bus pass.  

No Weapons on Campus Including Your Vehicle

Attention Students

No Drugs, No Weapons, No Violence

Including in Your Vehicle

Students are reminded to check your vehicles before driving onto campus. Weapons include but are not limited to knives, guns, ammunition, box cutters, air guns, paint guns, air soft guns, etc. 

No Outside Beverages or Containers Allowed on Campus

Outside beverages and containers are not allowed on campus. Students should only have beverages purchased on campus. 

No Video or Picture Taking Allowed on Campus

No video or picture taking allowed at school. Consequence = 5 Days OSS

Notice to Student Drivers

In accordance with Georgia Law concerning driver’s licenses, the DDS will suspend the license of any minor who has 10 or more unexcused absences from school.