2022 GCPS Peer Leader of the Year
Congratulations to senior, Nia Newland! Nia was selected as the 2022GCPS High School Peer Leader of the Year! She is a 2nd year PRHS peer leader and currently serves in a 1st grade class at Jackson Elementary. This county-wide honor also has earned her a $1,000 scholarship!
Vision to Learn
GCPL will be hosting Vision To Learn this Summer!
In coordination with Vision to Learn, Gwinnett County Public Library will be offering vision screenings, eye exams, and if necessary, glasses for children. Quality vision care is an important component of education; students that cannot see often struggle to learn to read, see the board, and succeed academically. The eye exams and eyeglasses are available free of charge to all students who need them, at no out-of-pocket cost to parents or children. For more information go to the Vision To Learn Page.
AP Summer Assignments
Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Assignments are posted on the AP Course page for the following courses:
- AP Art History/AP Lang Combo
- AP Calculus AB & BC
- AP Chemistry
- AP Human Geography
- AP Physics 1
- AP Seminar
- AP Research
- AP World History
- AP World History/AP European History Combo
If you have any questions or concerns about your AP Summer Assignment, please email Ms. Petty (firstname.lastname@example.org) OR the teacher(s) of your course.
2022-23 Student Council Executive Board
Please congratulate the following students as you see them on their achievement!
- President: Jian (Angel) Kim
- Vice President: Vanessa Pham
- Executive Secretary: Tyler Lee
- Parliamentarian: Ariella Ayenesazan
- Communications Director: Raveena Gharpure
- Historian Webmaster: Annie (Yurim) Oh
- Relay Chairs: Trinity Thompson, Hillary Tran
- Homecoming/Prom Chairs: Jenny Chun, Umi Pak
- Senior Class Chairs: Tammy Dinh, Joshua Kim
- Outreach Chairs: Tyler Murphy, Binh Nguyen
- Executive Director (at-large) (non-balloted position): Miriam Kayemba
All medications must be picked up by the end of the school year by a Parent/Guardian or they will be discarded. Please contact Adina Indrieu in the Clinic for more information.
Chromebook, Hotspot, and Textbook Return
As we approach the end of the 2021-22 school year, we want to communicate our plan for device and textbook return to our school and device checkout for summer learning. All devices checked out to students must be checked back into the local school at the end of the 2021-22 school year so that tech teams can begin preparing the devices for summer learning activities and the coming school year. If your student has a school-owned Chromebook, laptop, hot spot, or other device, please plan to return the device by the end of the school year.
When returning your device, please bring all components, including chargers and mice; have the device fully charged and powered on in order to expedite the return process.
Devices will be assessed for damage upon return and fines may be assigned based on the damage in order to cover the cost of replacement parts and repairs. Fines can be paid by credit or debit card at the time of the return. If a device is returned in good condition, no fine will be assigned. Device services will be turned off and fines for replacing the device will be assigned if a device is not returned.
If a student needs a device for summer learning, the school will work with you to provide a device.
PRHS Nationally Ranked
Peachtree Ridge High School is ranked #32 on U.S. News and World Report's Best High Schools in Georgia.
National Ranking: No. 1,245
Overall score: 93.02
Enrollment: Approximately 3,326
Students that took at least one AP exam: 59%
Passed at least one AP exam: 46%
Mathematics proficiency: 53%
Reading proficiency: 68%
Science proficiency: 67%
Graduation rate: 92%
Learn more in this GDP article.
Summer School 2022
Any interested student needing to earn credit from a previously failed class should plan to register online through MyPaymentsPlsu at: https://mypaymentsplus.com/welcome and attend either face-to-face or in person this summer. This year there is NO COST associated with retaking up to two previously failed classes, so be sure to take advantage of this great (free) summer school opportunity if needed.
Additional information can be found on the flyers posted and the direct GCPS Summer School link here: https://www.gcpsk12.org/SummerSchool.
Governor's Honors Program
Congratulations to our students who are our 2022 GHP Finalists! They have worked super hard over the course of these months while taking various assessments and participating in their interviews.
- Elley Kim- Music Strings: Chello
- Charlotte Kner- Social Studies
- Savanna Kaufmann- Social Studies
- Arya Patel- Visual Arts
- Katie Hwang- Visual Arts
- Richard Moon- World Languages: Chinese
Fine Arts Performance Evaluation
At the performing arts Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluations (the performing arts version of state testing), PRHS scores Superior which is the highest rating.
- Concert Band (All Superiors)
- Symphonic Band (Excellent and Superior)
- Wind Ensemble (All Superiors)
- Concert Choir (Excellent and Superior)
- Women's Ensemble (Excellent and Superiors)
- Chorale (All Superiors)
- Concert (All Superiors)
- Symphonic (All Superiors)
- Philharmonic (All Superiors)
- Chamber Orchestra (All Superiors)
AP Honor School 2022
Peachtree Ridge High School was named an AP Honor School for 2022 in several categories.
This distinction recognizes our dedication to provide academic opportunities for students to prepare them for college and career after graduation. AP coursework is rigorous and challenging for teachers and students alike. Last year provided additional challenges for our teachers & students, particularly with lots of changes to the AP Exams themselves.
Congratulations on being named:
- 2022 AP Humanities School - Schools with a minimum of five students testing in each of the following AP categories: one ELA course, two history/social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course.
- 2022 AP Humanities Achievement School - AP Humanities schools with at least 50% of all AP Humanities exams earning scores of 3 or higher.
- 2022 AP School of Distinction - Schools with at least 20% of the total student population taking AP exams and at least 50% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.
- 2022 AP STEM School - Schools with a minimum of five students testing in at least four AP STEM courses. (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles)
- 2022 AP STEM Achievement School - AP STEM schools (see above definition) with at least 50% of all AP STEM exams earning scores of 3 or higher.
Need Senior Info?
Make sure you are checking the Senior Page for the latest information.
Graduation May 30th at 2:00 PM
Peachtree Ridge Graduation is Monday, May 30th at 2:00 PM at Gas South Arena (formerly Infinite Energy Arena). More information will be provided closer to the event.
PRHS Earns Great Schools Gold Award
Peachtree Ridge, along with eleven other Gwinnett schools, was named a 2021 GreatSchools College Success Award winner. The honor recognizes and celebrates public high schools across the country that excelled at helping students to enroll and succeed in college. This year, GreatSchools added an additional, elevated level of distinction— the College Success Award – Gold. This honor was awarded to Peachtree Ridge for our multi-year track record of preparing students for postsecondary success.
GCPS STAR Student and STAR Teacher from PRHS
Principal Jadd Jarusinski had the opportunity to celebrate Chungin “Roy” Lee and Mr. Adam Sherman as our STAR Student and Teacher. Not only are they our STAR Student and Teacher recipients, but they were also awarded the District STAR Student and Teacher Award! Congratulations to Mr. Sherman and Roy!
Congratulations to our STAR Student, Chungin Lee. The STAR Student is a high school senior who has the highest score on the SAT in his or her class on any single test date through November of their senior year, and be in the top 10 percent of their graduating class based on grade-point average. Chungin scored a PERFECT SCORE on the SAT!
The STAR student from each school then picks a teacher who has made a significant impact on their life and academic career to be their STAR teacher. Chungin identified Adam Sherman as that teacher. A big congratulations to Mr. Sherman on this selection and the impact he continues to have not just on Chungin but all of his students.
Color Guard Auditions
May 19th 5-6:30 PM at Northbrook Cafe
May 20th 5-6:30 PM at Northbrooke Gym
Attend both days and wear athletic attire
register now: email@example.com
Ridge Vision News
RVN had two students get superior scores at the Georgia Student Media Festival, including one, Jaylen T., who got two perfect scores.