• Peachtree Ridge HS Counseling Department

  • Accessing eCLASS/Student Portal for New Students & Your Student ID Number

    Before accessing eCLASS, you will need your student ID number.

      • If your were in GCPS before, your student number is the same as before. It will not change despite a school change.
      • Student ID numbers can be found on the Parent Portal, at the top left near your student's picture.
      • Students can also e-mail their respective counselor to obtain their student ID number (kindly allow up to 2 school days for a response).

     9th Grade Students:

    Last names A-L: Ms. Danner, Gwendolyn.Danner@gcpsk12.org

    Last names M-Z: Ms. Banks, Aubrey.Banks@gcpsk12.org

     10th-12th Grade Students:

    Last names A-Ch: Mrs. Youngblood, Abbey.Youngblood@gcpsk12.org

    Last names Ci-Har: Mrs. Uddin, Aaliya.Uddin@gcpsk12.org

    Last names Has-Lee: Mrs. Wilson, Teresa.Wilson@gcpsk12.org

    Last names Lef-O: Mrs. Leddin, Jessica.Leddin@gcpsk12.org

    Last names P-Sm: Ms. Jordan, Crystal.Jordan@gcpsk12.org

    Last names Sn-Z: Mr. Walker, Starzee.L.Walker@gcpsk12.org

     

    • Go to www.gcpsk12.org and click My eCLASS in the top right corner.  Log in with your student ID as your username and your student ID number again as your password. You may be asked to activate you by choosing a new password that is atleast 8 character's long and not one of your previous passwords. Your old password would be your student number.

    • Review the student help documents to learn how to naviagate your My eCLASS portal found on the PRHS Virtual Open House Page

     

    If you have never logged in and cannot log in, feel free to e-mail our LSTC at Shawn.Wilson@gcpsk12.org with your name, student ID number, and birth date.

    For all other issues, including forgetting your password, please contact one of your course teachers found on your schedule under the StudentVUE link.

  • Find Us on eCLASS!

    Click the image below to be directed to our Peachtree Ridge HS Counseling Office eCLASS page! 

    PRHS Counseling Office on eCLASS

  • Academic Advisement

    Each counselor establishes their academic advisement plan based upon the competencies set by Gwinnett County. Students’ advisement plans are delivered throughout the school year by some of the following means: classroom guidance, small group or individual sessions. If students have specific questions regarding their academic plan they are encouraged to schedule an appointment with their counselor.

    NOTE: Counselors do not make schedule changes at Peachtree Ridge High School. We work with students on academic advisement and course selections. Students are encouraged to listen for announcements from the Curriculum Office regarding schedule change procedures.

  • Graduation Requirements

    Gwinnett County Graduation Requirements

  • 12th Grade

    Seniors Banner

    Press the play button below to tune in to our Virtual Senior Parent Night presentation for the Class of 2021!

    Please be sure to have your audio on as the presentation is narrated and automatically advances for you. 

    Letters of Recommendation

    If you are applying to a college/university that requires a counselor letter of recommendation, please see the "Letters of Recommendation" tab from our 'College & Career' header to the left.

    Senior Handout | Click Here To Access Our Senior Information Handout

    Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about GPA, HOPE, and transcripts:

    1. Question: Is the HOPE GPA different from the GPA on the student's transcript?  

      Answer:  Yes. Students receive a cumulative GPA on their transcript, which includes all classes taken in high school.  HOPE GPA only calculates academic GPA, which includes Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language.    Information about HOPE can be found at www.gafutures.org.  All students, especially juniors and seniors, should create an account so they can access their HOPE GPA calculation that is done at the State level.
    2. Question:  Why can't my student access their HOPE GPA and/or is not able to send their transcript electronically to college?

      Answer:  The only reasons this happens is if the student creates their account using a nickname or name that does not match what is on their school record OR does not have their social security on file at the school OR has created an account with their date of birth or social security # different what is in the school's computer system OR has recently brought in their social security card and it has not had time to be uploaded to the State Ga Futures system. *Make the needed corrections to your account and your problem should be solved.
    3. Question:  How does the college know whether a senior qualifies for HOPE?  

      Answer:  The senior must apply for HOPE either through Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR through www.gafutures.org; click Financial Aid Planning; then GSFAPPS  (electronic application), or by using the printable paper GSFAPPS application.

  • 11th Grade

    Juniors Banner

    Junior Application for Graduation 

    During Spring semester counselors will meet with every Junior student. During the appointment, students are apprised of remaining graduation requirements (credits, courses, and assessments) which must be fulfilled for on-time graduation. The discussion will also include information on postsecondary planning, and provide an opportunity to address any questions you have at that time. Students will receive a copy of their Junior Application for Graduation to take home to their parent/guardian.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about GPA, HOPE, and transcripts:

    1. Question: Is the HOPE GPA different from the GPA on the student's transcript?

      Answer
      :  Yes. Students receive a cumulative GPA on their transcript, which includes all classes taken in high school. HOPE GPA only calculates academic GPA, which includes Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language.    Information about HOPE can be found at GA Futures.  All students, especially juniors and seniors, should create an account so they can access their HOPE GPA calculation that is done at the State level.

    2. Question:  Why can't my student access their HOPE GPA and/or is not able to send their transcript electronically to college?

      Answer: The only reasons this happens is if the student creates their account using a nickname or name that does not match what is on their school record OR does not have their social security on file at the school OR has created an account with their date of birth or social security # different what is in the school's computer system OR has recently brought in their social security card and it has not had time to be uploaded to the State Ga Futures system.  Make the needed corrections to your account and your problem should be solved.

    3. Question:  How does the college know whether a senior qualifies for HOPE?

      Answer:  The senior must apply for HOPE either through Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR through GA Futures; click Financial Aid Planning; then GSFAPPS  (electronic application), or by using the printable paper GSFAPPS application.

    GA Futures

    All 11th graders are required to log on to GA Futures to indicate their post secondary plans. 

    Juniors will need to create an account on GA Futures. Juniors are also encouraged to use websites such as Big Future for guidance and planning.

    HOPE GPA

    In order for you to be able to check your HOPE calculated GPA, the school must have your Social Security card/number on file.

  • 10th Grade

    Sophomores Banner

    Each semester counselors visit classes to talk to Sophomores about graduation requirements, curriculum options, and post-secondary planning.

    Ever wonder what types of things you should be focused on during Sophomore year? Here are a few suggestions!

    • Keep those grades up!
    • Consider taking rigorous courses next year, many colleges require it
    • Become more involved in extracurricular activities (sports, clubs,  volunteering, etc.)
    • Look into participating in academic enrichment programs, summer workshops and camps with specialty focuses such as music, arts and sciences.
    • Start a portfolio or resume
    • Explore post-secondary options
    • Begin thinking about potential colleges and majors
    • Create an account on GA Futures
    • Turn in a copy of your social security card to the Counseling Office (required for HOPE Scholarship and electronic transcript capabilities senior year)                                                 

  • 9th Grade

    Freshmen Banner

    Ninth grade is a time of excitement and expectation. It is a time when young people begin to discover who they are, and more importantly, who they can become. The transition from middle school to high school is a big step in a young person’s life. The Freshman Academy at Peachtree Ridge High School is comprised of an administrator (Mrs. Devitt), two counselors (Mrs. Danner & Ms. Banks), and a team of teachers who are here to help students discover and take the necessary steps required for a successful transition into high school.

  • Individual Counseling

    Counselors meet with students to assist with educational, career, emotional, and behavioral needs. School counselors provide short term and/ or crisis counseling. Counselors meet with students individually based upon student, teacher, and parent requests. Each counselor's case load is approximately 450 students. Students will be seen in an appropriate timely manner dependent upon the caseload and commitments of each counselor.

  • Counselor Appointment Requests

    Want To Make A Request To See Your School Counselor?

    Students may schedule individual counseling appointments through the Peachtree Ridge HS Counseling Office eCLASS page. A counseling appointment is considered instructional time and is not a class absence. Parents may request appointments by calling or emailing their student's assigned counselor. Parents are strongly encouraged to communicate any classroom questions and concerns directly with the student’s teacher before contacting the counselor.

    If an emergency situation arises during school hours, please contact someone in our office. Please do not leave a voice message or email, counselors may not be available to respond to these if they are working with students and other faculty members. The office is open from 6:30AM-3:00PM Monday-Friday. Any emergencies outside of these times should be reported to the appropriate outside agency of your choice.

    The PRHS Counseling Department provides many services and programs to students, parents and faculty alike to assist in achieving academic success and in exploring options for the future. The PRHS Counselors are assigned to students according to their last name and grade level and work with students individually, in small groups and through core curriculum lessons. Informational night meetings are provided for students & parents throughout the school year.

  • Small Group Counseling

    Counseling groups are offered to students to address specific individual needs. Group participation is considered instructional time and is not a class absence, students are responsible for the material that may have been missed in class. Communications within the group are strongly encouraged to be kept confidential.

    Although the types of groups offered differ each year depending on the needs of the students and counselors' schedules, the following are examples: first-generation college bound student groups, ninth grade success groups, grief groups, self-esteem groups, study skills groups, new student groups, and anger management groups.

  • Core Curriculum Lessons

    Counselors conduct classroom core curriculum lessons throughout the school year in order to meet the standards and competencies set by Gwinnett County Public Schools, similar to standards set forth for curriculum areas. Classroom core curriculum lessons are an integral part of a student’s education.

  • School Profile

    2020-2021 PRHS School Profile

    2019-2020 PRHS School Profile

    2018-2019 PRHS School Profile

    2017-2018 PRHS School Profile

    2016-2017 PRHS School Profile

  • Summer School 2021

    Students who fail courses during the school year or want to get ahead academically can register (through MyPaymentsPlus) for face-to-face and/or online summer school through GCPS. The direct link for more information is below:

    NOTE: All GCPS summer school courses taken outside of PRHS must be approved by your school counselor.