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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.

Guidance Information

Driver's License

Students can request their Certificate of Enrollment in the Guidance Office on Mondays and Wednesdays during regular school hours. The forms will be processed and ready for pick-up on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students only need their ADAP certificate when getting their license and will be attached to the Certificate of Enrollment if they took Health at CCHS. If they took Health at CMS or SMMS they will need to take the ADAP course online at https://online.dds.ga.gov/eadap/studentIndex.aspx

AP Exams

AP Exam payments can be made in the guidance office from March 27th to April 28th, 2023.

Standard Fee - $97
Students who are on free or reduced lunch will receive one exam free and any additional exam $54
There will be a $40 fee for unused or cancelled exams. 
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

All current students may request a transcript through GaFutures.org OR by stopping by the guidance office and signing the request book.  
Former students may come in person to request transcripts between the hours of 7am-3pm, must have an ID, and $5 CASH ONLY” or mail their request to:
/UserFiles/Servers/Server_320173/File/Guidance/TRANSCRIPT%20REQUEST%20FORM.pdf

New Student Enrollment

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 
Keisha Walker (kwalker@camden.k12.ga.us)

Engineering Academy 
Rob Fenstermaker ([email protected])

Fine Arts Academy 
Dr. Dana Linzy ([email protected])

Government & Public Service Academy
Tara Carter ([email protected])

Health & Science Academy
Michelle Matthews (mmatthews@camden.k12.ga.us)

Freshman Academy (Boys)
Mandy Scott ([email protected])

Freshman Academy (Girls)
Scarlett Lacey ([email protected])

Graduation Specialist/Virtual Learning/Ombudsman
Steve Dir ([email protected])

Guidance Secretary- 10-12 Building
Chrissy Bundrick ([email protected])

Guidance Secretary – 10-12 Building
Jan Riggle ([email protected])

Guidance Secretary – 9th Grade Center
Lucy Patterson ([email protected])

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Senior Information

Cap and Gown Flyer

SCHOOL NEWS

2023 Teacher of the Year

Early Checkout
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Camden County High School honored three recipients of the Herff Jones-Jim Sparks Advanced Placement/Dual Enrollment/CTAE give away. The three students were awarded with $500.00 checks from Herff Jones for their participation in our AP/DE/CTAE programs. Congratulations to Emmalyn Siclare, Kaitlyn Lemke, and Matthew Mimick. 
HJ Winners

Camden Yearbook



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

Dr. James Phillips
10-12 Building Deputy Principal

Joi Martin

Mrs. Joi Martin

Camden County Schools Director of Secondary Education/Ninth Grade Center Deputy Principal




Clary Minnick chosen for 2022-2023
Student Advisory Council

Student Advisory Board
Please click the link below to read State Superintendent Richard Woods Press Release:
2022-2023 Student Advisory Council

GOSA Report CardClick on the image above for Camden County High School's Report Card. 

PBIS CATS

Quick Links

Edmentum

Account Login: CCSD-XP1

Powerschool
Chromebook Information
Bus Info

Parking Application

My School Bucks
Menus

Dual Enrollment

New Student Registration

Driver's Education Course  offered by Coastal Pines

Click here for more information.

Important Notices

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

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 $5000 scholarship if they obtain a perfect score on the SAT or ACT.  See Dr. Loden if you qualify.

Final Exam Exemption - 2022-2023 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 meet the following grade and attendance criteria:

                    90-100  (5 absences)

                  80-89   (3 absences)

                  76-79   (1 absence)

                  70-75   (0 absences)

 

The following  exemption deadlines are in effect for Fall Semester 2022:

December Graduates - Friday, December 2, 2022
All other students - Thursday, December 8, 2022

 Students who are not eligible by the deadline or who drop below the criteria stated above 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 January 2nd or will have a zero entered in as E2.

 

Appeals will be accepted for students with a grade of 90-100 in the class you are appealing for exemption. To appeal, you will need to do the following:

10-12 Grade Students

  • Stop by student information to pick up an appeal form and a copy of your current attendance.
  • Complete the appeal form and submit with the copy of your attendance to student information by Friday, 12/2/22.

9th Grade Students

  • Stop by guidance to pick up an appeal form and a copy of your current attendance.
  • Complete the appeal form and submit with the copy of your attendance to guidance by Friday, 12/2/22.


 

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 [email protected]

SAT & ACT Workshops

Verbal Workshops with Dr. Doman

From 2:30-3:30 p.m in E-4 on the following Wednesdays:
8/24, 9/14, 9/21, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9

From 8-11 a.m. the following Saturdays:
9/17 & 10/29

Mathematics Workshops with Mr. Dir

From 8-11 a.m. in B-4 the following Saturdays:
8/20, 9/24, 10/15, 11/12


Please contact Mr. Dir for more information. 

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.