Pickens High School
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Pickens High School! We are all excited about what the new school year has in store and are ready to assist all Dragons both inside and outside the classroom. We know that student involvement is crucial to student success, and PHS has many opportunities wherever their interest may lie. We strongly encourage our students to get involved in one of our many sports, clubs, fine arts, or Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) organizations to enhance their educational experience. It is very important that all PHS students complete a career pathway that they choose before they graduate from high school. Career pathways require students to successfully complete three CTAE classes in their pathway. Each student will work closely with their faculty adviser to complete this important task.
Teacher, parent, and student communication are vital to the success of each student. PHS utilizes all communication tools and media outlets, so we can partner with you in making your child's educational experience a positive one. Each parent is strongly encouraged to sign up for access to his/her child’s school information from our new Infinite Campus data management system.
Parents may contact the guidance counselor secretary (Mrs. Anna Headrick) to set up an account at any time in the guidance office at extension 121. Each student will be assigned a counselor to aid in his/her academic progress. Please feel free to contact your student’s counselor to discuss issues or set up an appointment with any teacher should the need arise.
Each PHS student will be issued a Google email account to be used in-house. This will allow students to communicate with teachers and enhance their educational experience. Certain restrictions will be in place for safety and security with these accounts. Among other things, these web-based accounts will also allow students to view their stored information off campus as well as at PHS.
Please visit the PHS Website at http://pickenshigh.pickens.k12.ga.us/. You will find helpful information regarding our school. Also, “Like” our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PickensHighSchool. We update these websites regularly and post information as it occurs. School council meetings, department meetings, and other important school and district information is on our school system eBOARD site located at http://www.pickens.k12.ga.us/.
BYOD (BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
We are fully implementing BYOD again at Pickens High School this year. This program will allow students to use their mobile devices at school as an educational tool. Students have been allowed to use their cell phones at assigned times as a social tool for the last three years. Now students will be using their devices, when the teachers allow, as a hands-on tool to supplement their learning experience. This technology is seen as a major change in the way teachers teach and students learn compared to years past. When implemented correctly, the focus will shift from the teacher as the facilitator of learning to the student. Our infrastructure has been upgraded to accommodate the use of mobile technology, and we are now ready to make it available to all students. Students will be responsible for their own devices and will be encouraged to register them on our PHS website.
Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Infinite Campus Parent Portal information sheets are available in the front office at PHS. Parents and/or students may pick them up beginning Thursday Aug. 14th. This information will allow access to student's schedule, grades, attendance, etc..
Please call the PHS office for more information at 706-253-1800.