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Welcome to Camden County High School

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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.

Parent and Student Resources

End of Year Information
Return Chromebooks to 10-12 Media Center
Pay Fines in 10-12 Guidance Office (All Fines must be paid in cash and you will be given a receipt)
Checking in Textbooks at the Main Textbook Room (next to the 10-12 Gym on Main Hallway)
Juniors
Tuesday, May 26th from 8AM to 4 PM.
Sophomores
Wednesday, May 27th from 8AM to 4 PM.
Freshmen
Thursday, May 28th from 8AM to 4 PM.

Virtual Scholarship Night

Virtual Scholarship Night was hosted on Tuesday, May 19th at 6 PM at www.camdenav.com and on the CCHS and Camden County Schools YouTube channels. While we cannot celebrate Scholarship Night in person this year, we are excited to share this special presentation online. 


Class of 2020 End of Year Information


SENIORS:

  1. ALL assignments must be completed by May 15th  to be calculated for class rank. Senior class rank will be calculated at 12:00 noon on May 15th. Seniors can continue to make up and remediate assignments through May 24th but these will not be calculated for class ranking. After May 24th, any senior that has not met graduation credit requirements will have an opportunity to do online summer school in an effort to gain credits needed until graduation date (TBA).  
  2. Chromebook and textbook return for Seniors will be Monday, May 18th thru Thursday, May 21st from 8AM to 4PM.
  3. Fines must also be paid in the guidance office on these days. Remember that all fines must be paid prior to participation in prom or graduation.
  4. Graduation on May 22nd is cancelled. Governor’s Order 430201 bans large public gatherings where social distancing of at least 6 feet cannot be ensured. He does not anticipate that changing until the shelter in order for seniors and medically vulnerable ends on June 12th. Seniors voted and unanimously choose to postpone prom and graduation until June or July. Our proposed dates for prom and graduation are as follows:

Prom                    Friday, June 19th               8:00PM to 11:00PM        HS Gym (The ONLY outside guests permitted will be former CCHS graduates).

Graduation          Saturday, June 27th          9:00 AM                              Chris Gilman Stadium

**If not allowed to have in June:

Prom                    Friday, July 10th                 8:00PM to 11:00PM        HS Gym (The ONLY outside guests permitted will be former CCHS graduates).

Graduation          Saturday, July 18th           9:00AM                              Chris Gilman Stadium

  • If we are not able to have prom and graduation in June or July, we will have a virtual graduation only.
  1. We miss you all and are so sorry you have had to endure this your last year in high school. Please be diligent in adhering to these requirements and dates above and finish strong, so we can all celebrate at your graduation.

Attention Class of 2021

You are on your way to becoming seniors and we have some information regarding your senior portraits. Please click on the link below for a 90-second video from our School’s Exclusive Photographer, Cady Studios. Be sure to watch the entire video and fill out the contact form, so you will receive information on how to schedule your Senior Portraits.

 Cady Video for Class of 2021

 Attention CCHS AP Students

AP exam payment is due by May 1st.   Parents or students can pay for the AP exam by bringing their payment to the front office in the 10-12 building on M W F from 8-12 or they can mail a check to the high school.  If they chose to mail in their payment they must make it out to CCHS and note the name of the AP test they are taking. 
Student Communications and Exam Access
Students will need access to their email or College Board account to take the 2020 AP Exams. You can help ensure that your students have access in the following ways:
1. Remind them to check the email address they used to create their account on myap.collegeboard.org ; students should regularly check this email address for the most recent information about their AP Exams.
2. Students should verify their College Board account at myap.collegeboard.org  by clicking on their profile at the top right-hand corner of the page, and going to Account Settings. Students should scroll down to verify their information and confirm that their email address is the one to which they'd like to receive the e-ticket to take their AP Exams. If it's not the correct email, they can update it to an email they check regularly by clicking Update.

Prom and Graduation Plans for the Class of 2020

 

April 17, 2020 -
All of the members of the CCHS Class of 2020 were invited to vote on two options with regard to hosting prom and graduation. The seniors voted overwhelmingly (88.3%) in favor of Option #2 which is to postpone these activities rather than to cancel prom and have a virtual graduation.

We will honor the wishes of the Class of 2020 and their families and, if state and local emergency management agencies determine that we are not allowed to have prom and graduation on the regularly scheduled dates, we would postpone both events for dates to be determined later in June. If we are still not able to safely host these events in June, we will postpone them into July and if we are still not allowed to have these events in July, CCHS administration will reconvene to discuss other options.

We will continue to work with state and local agencies to determine if we can safely host prom and graduation and we will continue to keep you updated as we have more information. We are working diligently to develop a virtual Senior Scholarship Night and we will share that information as plans are finalized.

We continue to be proud of the strength and resilience of the Class of 2020 and we look forward to celebrating their achievements with their families and friends.



Summer School Registration

If you wish to participate in our virtual Summer School starting on June 1 please complete the Summer School Registration Form for your child to participate. You can complete this form and email it to Melanie Sutton (msutton@camden.k12.ga.us). This form will be sent out once final grades are submitted.

Summer classes are completely virtual and will use the program called Edgenuity.

COVID 19 Information

Camden County Schools to Complete School Year Remotely

April 1, 2020- Governor Kemp announced today that all Georgia schools will be closed for the remainder of the year. In accordance with Governor Kemp’s recent mandate and to best prioritize student and staff safety, Camden County School (CCS) buildings will remain closed and the remainder of the school year will be completed through remote learning. Our faculty and staff continue to work remotely to best support students, including delivering digital and physical instructional resources to students while they are at home.

We recognize the hardship school closings may have on our families and community but we also know these are unprecedented times and extreme measures must be taken as a school system and as individuals to keep our community safe. Camden County Schools plans to continue student meal service throughout our school closures. Information about meal delivery and pick up locations can be found on the CCS website at www.camden.k12.ga.us.

We share the concern for our students who are missing milestone moments which have been canceled or postponed in response to COVID-19 Coronavirus. Please know that, while we do not know exactly what the next several weeks will bring, we do want to preserve and protect as many special events as possible.

We will do everything possible to have a graduation ceremony. We remain in daily contact with our local Emergency Management Agency, the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Georgia Department of Education, and the administration of the Southeast Georgia Health System for guidance on how to proceed. When we are given approval for normal operations to resume, we will develop a plan in conjunction with these agencies to host our commencement.

The CCS COVID-19 webpage can be found here.

Georgia Department of Public Health PowerPoint Presentation


COVID 19 Information
Click here for the FY21 Course Guide

STUDENT NEWS

912 Sports congratulates Camden County for having two of its student/athletes named as Southeast Georgia’s best!

Kent Garard has been chosen as Basketball Player of the Year, and Nathan Orum has been chosen as Wrestler of the Year by 912 Sports!

The formal announcement will be made at the 2nd Annual 912 Sports Connection ALL Sports "Online" Awards Show on Thursday, April 30 at 7pm. This free ceremony will be broadcast via internet on the 912 Sports’ Facebook page.

With high school sports and activities cancelled, many students, especially seniors, have been robbed of some of life’s memorable moments. 912 Sports hopes to give them something positive to remember in 2020.

The 912 Sports Connection ALL Sports "Online" Awards Show
Thursday, April 30 at 7pm
Hosted free on Facebook Live by 912 Sports
Log into Facebook. Search and find “912 Sports” and click on the Facebook Live feed at 7pm on Thursday April 30, 2020



Yearbook Order DatesCCHS Yearbook Sale Dates:
November 11th-15th $80
December 9th-13th $80
January 13th-17th $85
February 10th-14th $85
March 9th-13th $85
April 13th-17th $85 CASH ONLY

Visit the following link to order online:
Herff Jones - Yearbook Orders


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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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 - 2019-2020 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.

This exemption is an acknowledgement of a student’s exemplary attendance and academic effort which has led to the student’s college and career readiness. Teachers and Administration make the final decision on exemptions. Absences that apply to this policy include excused, unexcused and out of school suspension. The classroom teacher will keep records to validate a student’s eligibility for exempting the assignment.

                70-75 = 0 absence

                76-79 = 1 absence

                80-89 = 3 absences

                90-100 = 5 absences

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

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.