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FAQ

Here you will find answers to all the questions commonly asked of our office staff. Don’t see the answer to your question? Then be sure to contact us.



What is your attendance policy?

Students are required by law to be in regular attendance at school. Students with good attendance habits are more successful and establish a strong foundation for success in the future. According to the Clinch County Board of Education, students in grades 8-12 must be in attendance 85 days per semester. We will retain or not award credits to students that are absent six or more days per semester year. Students who miss more than 15 minutes of a class period are counted absent for that class.


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Do you offer extracurricular activities?

We believe in building a well-rounded adult, and extracurricular activities are a big part of that. We do have specific eligibility requirements for all extracurricular activities—both academic and athletic. Please consult our student handbook for more information.


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What services does the cafeteria offer?

We offer both a nutritious breakfast and lunch to all students. Applications for free and reduced lunches are available in the guidance office. Our meal prices are as follows:

 

Meal Prices Breakfast Lunch
Paid $1.30 $2.00
Reduced $0.30 $0.40
Adult $2.00 $3.00

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Is there a dress code?

We expect our students to dress in a manner that does not disrupt the learning of themselves or others. We do NOT allow the following at CHHS:

  1. Head coverings, combs, picks, brushes, rollers, or bandanas
  2. Hairstyles and colors determined by the faculty and administration to be distracting to others.
  3. Sunglasses (unless the students has a doctor’s note).
  4. Any garment that does not cover the midriff.
  5. Any garment that does not cover undergarments or which is immodest or revealing.
  6. See-through fabrics which reveal undergarments or sleeveless shirts, etc.
  7. Sleeveless shirts
  8. Low-cut shirts or blouses
  9. Shirts hanging past fingertips when hands are by the side.
  10. Sagging pants
  11. We do not tolerate oversized pants at CCHS. We will sent students who wear pants that are inappropriately sized to waist home to change.
  12. Emblems, slogans, and/or words referring or alluding to tobacco, alcohol, drugs, race, ethnic groups, sex, violence, gangs, or negative connotations.
  13. Clothing with song lyrics encouraging violence or groups who promote violence through their music.
  14. Bedroom clothing.
  15. Pants or pant type clothing with holes above the knee.
  16. Skirts, dresses, or splits on skirts, and dresses shorter than knee length.
  17. Visible body piercing except for earrings in the ear.
  18. Wallet chains and spiked jewelry.
  19. Trench coats

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What if my child needs bus transportation?

Students have the opportunity to ride the bus to and from school. We expect students to behave in a courteous, safe manner when getting on and off the bus as well as while the bus is moving. Major violations such as fighting, harassment, threats to a bus driver or other students, etc. will result in a minimum of five days of bus suspension and placement on the school disciplinary ladder. The incidents continue through the year and do not start over at the end of the quarter or semester.


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What are the graduation requirements?

We provide specific graduation information to each student at orientation and upon enrollment. Our Guidance Office had programs of study available for your reference. For additional information, please contact Lori James at 487-5366. 

Credit Requirements for Promotion
Promote from 9th to 10th – 6 credits/units
Promote from 10th to 11th – 12 credits/units
Promote from 11th to 12th – 20 credits/units
Minimum required to graduate – 28 credits/units

Students must also pass the English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Writing Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) to receive a high school diploma. The Clinch County Board of Education requires seniors to pass all five GHSGTs to participate in the graduation ceremony.


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