Category Archives: Freshman Academy

Freshman Academy Visits GCSU


Freshman Academy students went on a tour of Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.  They were able to meet current students and learn about the expectations of college.  Several students stated that having the opportunity to tour colleges early has motivated them to want to do better in school.  This tour was made possible due to the generosity of the Partners in Education grant “If I Can See It, I Can Be It,” which was awarded to the Freshman Academy counselor in the fall.

8th Graders Visit GHS


Yesterday, GHS welcomed approximately 375 rising 9th grade students from all four GSCS middle schools.  They heard messages from principal, Mr. Simmons and 9th grade counselor, Jennifer Wooden as well as seeing the presentation of colors from the JROTC department, a GHS Chorus performance, a video with advice from current GHS students, and a final video from the drama department.  After the introduction, the students were taken around to different classrooms with high school students as their tour guides.  We enjoyed having them on campus and are excited about next year!

Freshman Class Wears Red for Heart Disease Awareness


The class of 2017 and its teachers decided to Go Red for Women on February 7, 2014. The students and staff wore read to bring awareness to heart disease.  Heart disease is the #1 killer of women having more deaths than all of the cancers combined.  Thanks to Courtney Britt, Class of 2017 President, and Shirmarie Starks, Vice President, for organizing this day at Griffin High School.

Freshman Academy Visits Mercer University


Griffin High School Freshman Academy students visited Mercer University in Macon, GA. The students (seen here) were listening to the information session presented by a recruitment specialist from Mercer University. The students were able to tour the campus as well.

Pennies for Patients

The Freshmen Academy of Griffin High School just completed a three week service learning project to raise money for the Pennies for Patients program. The initiative is an effort to raise awareness, education, and motivation about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This organization funds blood cancer research and provides education and patient services for finding a cure for diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s, and myeloma. GHS program coordinator, Sharon Adams, says that she was pleased with how the Freshmen class showed their enthusiasm and raised a total of $355.32 for the campaign. The class raising the most funds was Mr. Rice’s first period class with a total of $120.32. The Pennies for Patients pennant will hang above their class for the remainder of the School Year.

GHS Hosts Its First Academy Fair


Thursday, January 26, Griffin High School held its first Academy Fair.  The purpose of the fair was to showcase each career academy and its electives.  Griffin High’s Freshman Academy as well as eigth grade students from Cowan Road, Carver Road, and Kennedy Road Middle Schools were able to learn about their elective options from student representatives.  Griffin High School counselors will be conducting on-site registration at the middle schools the week of Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 and at Griffin High from Feb. 6- 17.

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Freshman Academy visits the Georgia Aquarium

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Freshman academy visits the Georgia Aquarium


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