193 Panther Path
Fayetteville, GA 30215
Guidance Office, Ext. 111
Fax: (770) 486-1009
Web Address: www.starrsmillhighschool.org
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Joseph C. Barrow, Jr.
Mrs. Audrey Toney
PURPOSE: This supplement is a profile of Starr’s Mill High School and will assist in evaluating transcripts.
SCHOOL: Starr’s Mill High School is one of five high schools in the Fayette County Public School System:
· Starr’s Mill High School
· Fayette County High School
· McIntosh High School
· Sandy Creek High School
· Whitewater High School
Starr’s Mill High School opened its doors in August of 1997. The enrollment for grades 9-12 for 2013-14 is approximately 1503. The Class of 2014 consists of 395 students.
ACCREDITATION: Starr’s Mill High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
SCHOOL YEAR: The school year is divided into two semesters and each semester into two nine-week grading periods. Starr’s Mill High School is in session for 180 instructional days.
LENGTH OF CLASS PERIOD: Starr’s Mill High School has six instructional periods, 51 minutes in length, with 6 minutes between periods.
UNITS OF CREDIT: All courses meet every day. One-half unit of credit is assigned for each course that meets one period daily for one semester.
A = 90 – 100*
B = 80 – 89
D = 70
F = 69 – below
*Five points are added to a student's final numerical average in Advanced Placement classes. Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, students may receive up to a 105 numerical average in AP classes only.
CLASS RANK: Class rank is determined by the cumulative grade point average at the end of each semester. Grades are not weighted for class rank.
AP WEIGHTED GPA: Transcripts provide two grade point averages—one weighted and one unweighted. The weighted GPA gives Advanced Placement courses 1 quality point. The unweighted GPA is used for ranking students.
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
1. Students must pass all sections of the Georgia High School Graduation Test or a corresponding State End of Course Test. The sections are Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Writing.
2. Minimum CP graduation requirements:
4 units – English
4 units – Mathematics
4 units – Science
1 unit – World History
1 unit – U. S. History
½ unit – Government
½ unit – Economics
3 units – Technology Career Education and/ or Fine Arts and/or Foreign Language
½ unit – Personal Fitness
½ unit – Health
Electives to make 23 units
STUDENT GRADE CLASSIFICATION
Units Grade Placement
1st year in high school 9th
5 ½ 10th
11 ½ 11th
ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES
The following AP courses are offered:
AP U.S. History AP European History
AP Chemistry AP Biology
AP Physics C AP Calculus AB
AP Statistics AP Calculus BC
AP Language AP Literature
AP Government AP Psychology
AP Macroeconomics AP Spanish
AP Music Theory AP Env. Science
AP World History (beginning in 2012)
Students are limited to 3 AP courses per year.
(Exceptions made with administrative approval)
Prerequisites may apply.
GIFTED COURSES: Gifted courses are offered for students who meet the state requirements for gifted services. Gifted classes are offered in language arts, math, science, and social studies.
Class of 2012 SAT Average
Critical Reading Math Writing Total
547 551 524 1622
Class of 2012 ACT Average
Composite English Math Reading Science
24.6 24.4 24.1 25.1 24.3
Audrey Toney Principal
Mike Davis Assistant Principal
Allen Leonard Assistant Principal
Sandy Martin Assistant Principal
Paula O'Shields A - E
Sue Hutton F - Ll
Colleen Petty Lo - Rh
Connie Patterson Ri - Z
Lisa0Anne FitzGerald Guidance Secretary
The current certified faculty consists of 3% holding Doctorate degrees, 43% holding Educational Specialist degrees, 37% holding Masters degrees and 16% holding Bachelors degrees.
PLANS FOR CLASS OF 2013
4 year college 90%
2 year college 2%
Technical college 2%
2012-2013 SCHOOL CALENDAR
SECOND SEMESTER 1/06/2014 - 5/23/2014
COMMUNITY: Starr’s Mill High School is located in south Fayette County and serves Fayetteville and Peachtree City, Georgia. Located 25 miles south of Atlanta, Fayette County is an attractive location to many professionals working in the Atlanta area. The estimated 2010 population of Fayette County was 106,567. The Fayette County Public School System enjoys a great academic reputation in the state of Georgia. Student tests scores consistently rank in the top five-percent within the state. Fayette County is a growing community with 24 schools (5 high schools, 5 middle schools, and 14 elementary schools).
SMHS CURRICULUM FEATURES
·English, science and foreign language classes with 25% of time in computer labs
·Collaborative and resource settings for special education classes
·Study Skills for at-risk students
·Award-winning programs in band, chorus, drama, visual arts, and journalism
·Technology/Career programs in business, family and consumer science, technology, and health care
·Youth Apprenticeship and Work Programs
·Guidance, counseling and career education for all students
·Extra-curricular activities including athletics and clubs
·Accelerated math and science programs
·Advanced Placement classes
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