Welcome to Eighth Grade!
Front Row L-R Dr. Brooks Baggett, Dr. Uzoma Egbuonu, Tricia McIlwain, Tommy Edwards, Gwen Danner, Dr. Keith Thompson
Second Row L-R Marsha James, Cynthia Keyes, Laura McLaughlin, Jeff Parr, Stacie Humphreys, Danielle Tuthill, Sydney Henry
Third Row L-R Edwanda Jackson, Delbra Crenshaw, Rachel Millard, Jeffrey Borock, Dr. Ron Gay, Dr. Felix Tutt
Eighth Grade Announcements
Rising Ninth Grade Registration Information
The following information is available to students and parents in eighth grade to aid in the high school registration process.
- The Peachtree Ridge Freshman Book CLICK HERE
- Information about the various Language Arts options, including SPIRE, LEAP, College Prep, and Honors/Gifted CLICK HERE
- Important dates for registration, including informational events at PRHS CLICK HERE
- Northbrook Eighth Grade Parent meeting (from December 2019) information CLICK HERE
- Peachtree Ridge High School Rising Ninth Grade Parent Night (from January 13, 2020)
- Informational videos on registration from Northbrook's eighth grade counselor, Gwen Danner
Rising Ninth Grade Events and Timeline
December 6, 2019 – Northbrook students receive “PRHS Freshman Books”
• Students and parents may begin examining Peachtree Ridge High course offerings. Students should consider elective courses and research if SPIRE or LEAP are good fits.
January 6 - 10, 2020 – Teacher Placement for Ninth Grade Core Subjects
• Northbrook teachers will make placement recommendations for math, language arts, science, and social studies courses.
January 13, 2020 – Parent Meeting for Rising Ninth Graders at Peachtree Ridge (6:00pm)
• Peachtree Ridge is hosting a parent meeting at 6:00pm to provide information regarding registration, the different course offerings, and how the high school model work. The general information session begins at 6:00pm in the Peachtree Ridge Commons. Sessions will be available in Spanish and Korean (if needed). Immediately following the general presentation there will be breakout sessions on SPIRE/LEAP, AP courses, and math.
January 14 – 28 - Northbrook Students Register for PRHS Classes
• Copies of the ninth grade registration form will sent home on January 14. Students and parents will select elective courses. Selections are due to Northbrook by January 21.
• Official registration forms will be sent home for final review on January 23 and are due back to Northbrook homeroom teachers by January 28.
March 24, 2020 –Extracurricular Night at Peachtree Ridge (6:30pm)
• Peachtree Ridge is hosting an event at 6:30pm to showcase the many clubs, activities, and sports students can participate in while attending PRHS.
April 29, 2020 – Carnegie Unit Q & A Presentation at Peachtree Ridge (6:00pm)
• Peachtree Ridge staff will explain the “Carnegie Unit” concept as it relates to Algebra 1, Accelerated Algebra 1, Physical Science, Foundations of Engineering, and Spanish 1.
May 8, 2020 – Carnegie Unit Forms are Due to Northbrook
• Students will receive a Carnegie unit form on May 1 and will return the signed form to their homeroom teacher to indicate which courses they wish to accept high school credit.
July 9, 2020 – Preview the Ridge (8:30am-12:00pm) & Lion Learning Institute (1:00-4:00pm)
• Students are invited to attend Preview the Ridge summer orientation session to learn more about PRHS. The Lions’ Learning Institute is designed for students who plan to take AP courses. Registration is now open and can be accessed via MyPaymentsPlus under the section "School Events".
August 1, 2020 – Walk the Ridge at Peachtree Ridge (10:00am-12:00pm)
• Parents and students are invited to walk the building in order to alleviate fears about getting lost at Peachtree Ridge High. Students should bring their class schedule.
Peachtree Ridge Cluster options, PRHS Career Pathways
Do you want to learn more about the Peachtree Ridge Cluster options, PRHS Career Pathways and key topics pertaining to your student's middle and high school years? To see the Student/Parent Advisement Videos, CLICK HERE. If you have any further questions about the information presented, please contact Gwen Danner at 678-407-7139.
Interested in “Testing Out” of an EOC course?
Registration is open from February 17, 2020 through February 28, 2020
What does it mean to “test out” of an EOC course? A student may demonstrate subject area competency by “testing out” of any course that has an EOC. This option is available BEFORE the student takes the course. This means that a student can take the EOC prior to taking the course and if the student reaches the performance level of “Distinguished” then he or she can earn credit for the course. Students have only one opportunity per course to test out. At this time, a student may earn no more than three credits by testing out.
EOC Courses: 9th Grade Literature and Composition, American Literature and Composition, Algebra I/Accelerated Algebra I, Geometry/Accelerated Geometry, Biology, Physical Science, U.S. History, and Economics/Business/ Free Enterprise.
Who can test out of an EOC course? To earn course credit through the test-out option, a student must:
- Not currently be, or previously have been, enrolled in the course.
- Have earned a grade of B or better in a course in the same content area for which the student is attempting the EOC.
- Have received a recommendation from a teacher in the same content area.
- Have received parent/guardian permission.
- Register and pay through MyPayments Plus. A fee of $53.00 is required to participate if you meet the criteria for the test-out option. This fee covers the cost of the EOC administration to students who attempt to test out; however, that fee will be refunded should a student score in the “Distinguished” level.
Questions? Talk to your counselor or administrator. Be aware of the benefits and implications of participating in the EOC test-out option as it relates to course sequencing through high school.
Preview the Ridge
Mark your calendar and sign up now. July 9, 2020 - Preview the Ridge from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Preview the Ridge will help students to become more comfortable and confident about being at PRHS.
Students will: Learn about transition to high school and the Peachtree Ridge Freshman Academy, take a tour of PRHS, learn about graduation requirements, discuss time management and study skills, have Q & A time with upperclassmen and have time to meet other future Lions!
Registration will be open from February to July 2020 on the PRHS websites.
Lion's Learning Institute
The AP Lions Learning Institute for rising 9th graders who are registered for AP courses in the 2020-2021 school year will take place July 9 from 1pm to 3:30pm at Peachtree Ridge High School. Students who are attending Preview the Ridge in the morning should bring a lunch to eat between the two events.This is a chance for students who are taking AP Human Geography or AP Human/AP Environmental Science to hear from our AP Teachers about the skills and strategies that will help to make them successful during the course of their high school career. We will also have current students available to answer questions and time for students to get any help they need on their Summer Reading Assignments.Please register by July 1, 2020