Rising 9th Grade Information
Welcome to the Class of 2027!
We are so excited to have you at the Freshman Academy here at Peachtree Ridge HS! The Freshman Academy consists of a team of teachers, counselors, and assistant principals who are completely dedicated to supporting the academic, emotional, and behavioral needs specific to ninth graders. All Freshman students are members of the Academy and we are housed in the A200 hallway (second floor) on the Peachtree Ridge HS campus. Our mission is to create a well-rounded, balanced, positive, and enjoyable high school experience for all Freshman students. Our ultimate goal is to support graduates who are ready to contribute as productive citizens in a dynamic, global environment and succeed in college and/or career endeavors.
If you have any additional questions, please contact our Freshman Academy team:
Wanda Merchant (Counselor for Last Name A-L) firstname.lastname@example.org
Aubrey Banks (Counselor for Last Name M-Z) email@example.com
Brittany Devitt (9th Grade Assistant Principal) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean O'Connor (9th Grade Assistant Principal) email@example.com
These resources highlight the available electives, programs, courses, and expectations of the Freshman Academy.
Freshman students have the opportunity to enroll in AP Human Geography at Peachtree Ridge. For most freshman students, this year-long course is their first experience in reading, writing, and producing work at the college level. To learn more information regarding the expectations and rigor of our AP Human Geography course, please reference the video below. Any questions regarding AP Human Geography may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Athletic Department at Peachtree Ridge offers a wide variety of Fall, Winter, and Spring sports to support the development of your student athlete. For information regarding schedules and sport requirements, please see the PRHS Athletic webpage linked below. Additional questions may also be directed to our Athletics Assistant Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Career & Technical Education
We invite all Freshman students to explore the electives available through our Career & Technical Education (CTE) department. Students are able to take an introductory level course and complete the CTE pathway through a sequence of three courses. Many of our pathways include industry certification assessments and internship experiences. Please review the presentation below highlighting the available CTE courses and career pathways available at Peachtree Ridge. Any questions may be directed to Nicole Lassiter at email@example.com
A wide variety of performance-based electives are offered at Peachtree Ridge. Please see the website below regarding the unique opportunities our Performing Arts department offers for freshman students. Additional questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Literacy & Entrepreneurship Advancement Program (LEAP) provides students with an enriching learning experience to earn Language Arts course credit while completing the Marketing Management Pathway requirements.
Students will learn to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and use critical thinking skills to identify opportunities, overcome challenges, learn from decisions, and take action for continuous improvement. Questions regarding the program may be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students are able to complete a variety of math pathway sequences at Peachtree Ridge. Additional questions regarding math content may be directed to email@example.com
STEM Program for Innovation, Rigor, and Excellence (SPIRE) is a Georgia Department of Education STEM-certified program. Students complete work through a project or problem-based environment, and are asked to collaborate, research, and engineer solutions for real-world problems. Questions regarding the STEM program may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our World Language department currently offers Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish courses. Additional questions regarding our language program may be directed to email@example.com
Any further questions for the Freshman Academy team? Please submit your questions on this google form.