A presentation given to the Newton County School Board May 19 by Sharp Learning Center Principal Gabriel Burnette showed that things are not nearly as bleak at the alternative school as people often believe.
Newton County School System was selected as one of the 25 school systems in the United States to receive a highly competitive 2009 HP Innovations in Education grant. Targeted at school systems serving students in grades six through 12, the grant program is designed to help educators address the need for raising student achievement in math and science and increase student awareness in high-tech college and career opportunities.
To date, 66 out of 282 seniors have been offered 146 scholarships totaling $8,375,800. A total of 58 different colleges and universities from 16 different states and the District of Columbia contributed to this year's class total. Presently, this outstanding class has accepted music, military and merit-based offers. This does not include the HOPE scholarship, which is calculated separately. The class total also includes 45 local scholarships donated through 34 different organizations totaling over $186,000.
Piedmont Academy held its year-end honor's day program on Thursday, May 14.
Dr. Michael Rossi opened the assembly and thanked those in attendance as well as the students being recognized in the program.
Lee Aldhizer with the Georgia Military College EXCEL joint enrollment program presented and stated that several students had earned 33 college credits by taking English 101, 102, World Literature, and Biology.
In high school, the students with the highest academic average or overall GPA were ninth grader Briana Bailey, tenth grader Matthew O'Brien, eleventh grader Trevor Wilson and twelfth grader Kelly King. Students with the ...
The third annual Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts (IPLA), sponsored by Oxford College's Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) and Emory University's Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE), concluded today on the Oxford College campus.Participants included faculty from Oxford College, Emory College, Georgia Gwinnett College and Newton High School.
Members of the Newton County Board of Education got their first look at the general fund budget for the next school year and with little money coming in, system administrators are trying hard to remain fiscally sound.
Eastside High School's Valedictorian and Salutatorian have enjoyed a healthy dose of competition for the last few years. In many of the same classes, both Leaha Wynn and Ariel VanLeuven seem to be friends and not begrudge one another their successes proving they aren't just exceptional students, but exceptional young ladies as well.
As a result of a generous donation made by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, three Netbooks have been purchased for each of the Academic Resource classes at Alcovy, Eastside and Newton high schools and one for Sharp Learning Center.
To date, 52 out of 354 seniors have been offered 115 scholarships totaling $5,704,824. There were a number of different colleges and universities from across the nation that contributed to this year's class total. This includes all types of scholarships, such as academic, sports, military, music, band and merit-based offers. The class total includes 39 local scholarships donated through 22 different organizations totaling $110,450.
To date, 50 out of approximately 300 seniors have been offered 69 scholarships totaling $2,148,543. A total of 18 different colleges and universities from nine states contributed to this year's class total. Presently, they have accepted $1,978,343 of that amount. This includes all types of scholarships, such as academic, athletic, military and merit-based offers. This does not include the HOPE scholarship, which is calculated separately. The class total also includes 31 local scholarships donated through 21 different organizations totaling over $32,000.
Newton County School System (NCSS) students matched or outperformed their statewide peers on the 2009 Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT). As a result, the district's pass percentage rate increased in every category of the test in 2009, with the greatest gains in science and social studies, where the district pass percentage rates increased by three points, going from 86 percent in 2008 to 89 percent for both subjects in 2009. The district's pass rate for English language arts increased by one percentage point, going from 91 percent in 2008to 92 percent in 2009 – two points higher than ...