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Peach County High School

Located in the heart of central Georgia, Peach County, our 161st county, was created from parts of Houston and Macon counties in 1924. Named for the area's abundant peach crop, Peach County is Georgia's newest and geographically one of the smallest counties (151 sq. miles) in Georgia. Fort Valley was established as a trading post in the early 1820's by James A. Everett and incorporated as a city in 1856. Byron, like many other towns, grew up around a railroad. The community was a flag-stop known as "Number One and One-Half Station." The town was incorporated in 1874 and named for Lord Byron, the English poet. The village of Powersville was first named Station One when the Southwestern Railroad was being built from Macon to Albany in 1852. Then its more suitable name was given in honor of Col. Virgil Powers, a civil engineer for the railroad. The most famous employer in Fort Valley, as well as one of the largest, is Blue Bird -- founded in 1927. The ... Read More...
Proposed 2016-2017 School Calendar

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Peach County School System Transitions to Peach County Charter School System
The Georgia Department of Education presented school districts in Georgia with three (3) options for use of greater flexibility to improve student achievement.  The options allowed school districts to operate as one of the following types of school systems:
1. IE² System
2. Charter System
3. Status Quo System
After considerable research, attending numerous workshops and numerous board meeting presentations on each of the options, Peach County Board of Education (the “Board”) decided that the Charter System was the best option for Peach County Schools.  The Board unanimously approved the Charter System option on June 2, 2015.

Click HERE to view the District's timeline for transition to charter school system
Click HERE to view an orientation presentation on charter school systems

PCHS NJROTC Cadets Bring Home Two 1st Place Trophies

The PCHS NJROTC unit competed in an NJROTC Area 12 Drill Meet on February 6, 2016.  Braving the very cool weather at Nease High School in Pontre Vedra, FL, the 31 cadets competed in several inspection, academic, drill and physical fitness events against 12 other high school NJROTC units.  PCHS placed 8th overall in the meet, however, came away winning 1st place trophies in the 16 by 100yd and the 8 by 220yd relay races.  Based on their overall points in the meet, the PCHS cadets also qualified to compete in the Area 12 Wildcard Drill Meet Playoffs on February 20, 2016 to determine final teams to participate in the Area 12 Drill Championship Meet Finals in March.  Attached photo is PCHS NJROTC cadets celebrating their wins. 


Peach Co. HS Band Students Selected for UGA High School 2016 All-Star Band

Peach Co. HS Band Students Selected for UGA High School 2016 All-Star Band
     Four Peach County High School Band students were chosen by the UGA Band staff to participate in their 66th Annual High School All-Star Band known as "Janfest", January 21-24, Pictured from left to right, the students were Emmanuel Lopez, clarinet; Ikeia Smith, clarinet; Kamari Hardee, clarinet and Griffin Meeks, tuba. These students were chosen based upon their musical achievements/accomplishments, instrumentation need of the bands, and Band Director Mr. Darren Johnson's recommendation. Typical festival attendance is approximately 1000 band students from 130 high schools.

     During this four day event, students are ranked and placed in one of the eight festival bands on the basis of an initial audition upon arrival. These bands rehearse several times before a final performance on the final afternoon of the event. The students attended performances by guest high school bands and UGA music ensembles. In addition, the students attended workshops taught by UGA professors.


Peach County Band Director Selected To Guest Conduct Honor Band

    Mr. Darren Johnson Sr., Band Director at Peach Co. High School, was recently selected to be the guest clinician & guest conductor for the 2016 Dougherty County School System All County High School Honor Band in Albany, GA.  January 15–16.  Mr. Johnson was chosen by the county's Band Directors at their fall meeting.  Each school year, the directors meet and select a conductor for the high school honor band and a conductor for the middle school honor band.  Mr. Johnson was selected and guest conducted this ensemble in 2012. The DCSS Honor Band is an all-star ensemble that consist of the best band students representing the county's four high schools (Albany High, Dougherty, Monroe & Westover) selected by an audition. This annual event was held at Dougherty High School.

   At this event, the students spent Friday and Saturday rehearsing with Mr. Johnson in preparation for a community concert Saturday night for their parents, music faculty and general public. At the concert, the DCSS Honor Band received a standing ovation from the hundreds in attendance. Mr. Johnson was presented a plaque by the Dougherty County School System for his outstanding work with their students.


Attention Students and Parents

As provided for in State Board of Education Rule regarding Awarding Units of Credit, the opportunity exists for students to demonstrate subject area competency (“test-out”) for any course for which there is an associated EOC and earn credit for the course through that process.

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High School Math Options for 2015-2016

The State Board of Education approved new traditional/discrete math course options. Starting with the 2015-16 school year, high schools will be able to offer integrated or traditional/discrete math. Surveys conducted by the State Board of Education and Regional Educational Service Agencies found that many educators desired a choice between integrated and traditional/discrete math.  Read to find out what option Peach County High School has chosen. It is very important that students discuss their college and future plans with their school counselor and parents. It is always important to review the admission requirements of the college or university the student wishes to attend to be certain the student is registered for the courses that are required by that college or university for admissions.

Click HERE to view the letter to parents about the new options.

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Georgia Student Finance Commission
Contact: Katie Minich
K12 Outreach Representative
Email: katiem@gsfc.org
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Toll Free: 800.505.4732
2082 East Exchange Place
Tucker, GA  30084


NCAA Eligibility Center

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General School Supply List SY2015-16
Some supplies are necessary year after year, no matter what grade your child is in. When you're planning for upcoming school year, it's pretty safe to invest in the following school supplies:

  • Flash Drive
  • Graphing Calculator (recommended: Texas Instrument TI-30)
  • 3-ring Binder
  • Backpack
  • Colored Pencils
  • Colored Pens
  • Index Cards
  • Graph Paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Organizer/Planner
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Ream of Computer Paper
  • Spiral Notebook

Some extra supplies may be necessary each year, but specific requirements will differ from grade to grade and course to course. This list is a guideline. Check with your child teachers for supplies specific to their course.