PHS Parent Advisory Council
Local School Councils (LSC) were established as a result of Georgia's A+ Education Reform Act of 2000. This legislation required that all schools in Georgia establish Local Councils by October 1, 2003. The purpose of the LSC is to bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult educational problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.
Get A Head Start On Your Career With Work Based Learning
Career Related Education is structured age appropriate experiences which prepare students to be college and career ready. Work-Based learning provides students the opportunity to receive credit while working in an environment related to their career pathway. To qualify for a WBL placement, a student must be in grades 11 or 12 and at least 16 years old. Students must also have a defined Career Pathway in order to participate in a Work-Based Learning placement. For more information on Work Based Learning click the link below.
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Teacher Of The Year
Congratulations to Kanyon Petti who was named Teacher of the Year for Pickens County. Mrs. Petti teaches American Literature and AP Language at PHS. This year marks her 6th year teaching. She also coaches the PHS Cheerleaders, sponsors the SADD club, and travels with the travel club. Thank you Mrs. Petti for all you do!
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Our School Mission
The mission of Pickens High School is to help all students realize their potential by providing
the best educational situation possible.
Student learning is the primary goal of the school
Students’ learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions affecting the school.
Parent, students, educators, school board and councils, and the entire community are responsible for implementing and achieving the school’s goals.
Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs and may require special services or resources.
A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
A student’s self-esteem is enhanced through developing and sharing mutual respect among students and staff.
Challenging expectations and a supportive environment increase individual student performance.
Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
All students can learn, achieve, and succeed when provided developmentally appropriate learning activities.
Cultural diversity increases student understanding of different people and cultures.
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Student Support Departments
Welcome to the Pickens County School District. Our Central Student Registration Facility is located at 158 D.B. Carroll Street, next to the Central Office Facility. We are open...
The Student Services Department plays a central role in helping to increase communication between the school, community and the home...
Board of Education
The Board of Education is the governing and leadership body for the Pickens County School District...
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things."
– Jean Piaget
"The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. "
– John F. Kennedy
"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time."
– Rabindranath Tagore
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."
– Albert Einstein
"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
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