Rising 9th Grade Information
Peachtree Ridge High School
July 6th-July 24th
Summer School P.E. Time: 7:30am – 11:30am
Summer School Health Time: 12:00pm – 3:30pm
- Peachtree Ridge students must take both morning and afternoon sessions in order to receive credit for Health/PE.
- Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are NOT holding the face-to-face meeting for Summer Online Health and PE classes. All health and PE students will watch an introductory video provided by the instructor which will explain all course materials and procedures. All PE students will also be required to complete the FitnessGram baseline data workout at home in the first week and share the data with the instructor in order to continue in the course.
- Students must have access to fitness tracker (fitbit, applewatch, etc).
- Fee: $250 for PE, $250 for Health.
Hull & Northbrook Middle School students register & pay fees for Summer School Health and P.E. at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/
All others please remit payment by money order or check to PRHS Community School located in the front office of Peachtree Ridge. Checks should be made payable to “Peachtree Ridge High School”.
Eighth Grade Parents,
Eighth grade students who are enrolled in high-school Carnegie courses while in middle school are able to accept credit towards their high school transcript. Traditionally, this form would be sent home with students and returned to the school. However, with our distance learning environment, the form is available digitally. Parents may complete the form electronically and submit the form by the deadline on June 1, 2020.
- Carnegie courses include: Algebra 1, Accelerated Algebra 1, Accelerated Geometry, Physical Science, Latin I, French I and Spanish 1
- Please watch our video about Carnegie units. This video explains the process and provides some recommendations for students - Video link
- Please visit our website for further information about which courses are eligible for Carnegie credit, how to check course numbers, recommendations on whether or not to take Carnegie credit, and how Carnegie credits count towards GPA and HOPE Scholarship - LINK
- Please reach out to your math, science, Latin, French or Spanish teachers with specific questions if you have any.
- There will be a Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 21 at 2:00pm for any parent who would like to hear the directions, get recommendations, and ask questions about the Carnegie unit decision. The Zoom meeting can be accessed using this LINK or by using the meeting ID and passwords:
- Meeting ID: 811 6785 3752 Password: carnegie
- The Carnegie Unit Credit Decision form is attached
Parents will be required to complete the Carnegie Unit Credit Decision form by June 1, 2020 indicating whether to accept credit towards high school graduation. The Carnegie Unit Credit Decision form must be returned regardless of the decision. Upon submission of this form, this decision is finalized. If no form is returned, the student will not receive the Carnegie unit credit for high school
The Carnegie Unit Credit Decision form can be submitted to Hull by email for your convenience:Email the Carnegie Unit Credit Decision Form – Parents may email a completed form directly to the school. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please contact Lachelle Kegler at 770.232.3200 or Lachelle.Kegler@gcpsk12.org
Carnegie Unit Information
Update (5/14/2020) - Due to COVID-19, the Carnegie form is now available in pdf form for download. The form needs to be submitted to Hull by June 1, 2020.
Gwinnett County eighth graders who are enrolled in high school Carnegie courses will be able to elect to take credit for these courses towards their high school transcripts. Information about Carnegie units is found below.
- Please be sure to watch our video on Carnegie units as you consider your decision to accept or to decline a Carnegie credit - LINK
- Carnegie Unit Credit Decision Form is available here - LINK
- Carnegie units are the credits awarded to students for successful completion of high school courses. Gwinnett County students must earn 23 Carnegie units of credit in order to graduate from high school.
- Hull eighth grade students may earn Carnegie units for passing any of the following approved high school level courses while in middle school. To confirm that your child is enrolled in a Carnegie- eligible course, check the course number of the class in the eCLASS portal by clicking on the grades Once you open a gradebook, the course number will appear in the top left corner of the page
· Algebra I
o Course numbers 27.0990002 or 27.2990002, 27.9990002
- Taught by Dramis, Hall, Wallace, Casey
- Note: Course 27.8230072 does not count towards Carnegie credit
- Counseling Tip - Be sure to reference your copy of the ninth grade registration form.
- If you are currently in Algebra 1 and are moving on to Geometry in high school, it would be a good idea to accept the Carnegie credit. Algebra 1 will count as one of your four required math courses towards graduation.
- If you are recommended to take Algebra 1 again in high school, you should NOT accept the Carnegie credit. Accepting the credit will force you to move to Geometry despite the teacher recommendation to retake Algebra 1. If you accept the credit, you cannot go back to Algebra 1 in high school.
- The decision is yours, please talk to your math teacher for advice or help.
· Accelerated Algebra I
o Course numbers 27.0994002 or 27.2994002
- Taught by Casey
- Counseling Tip - If you are moving to Geometry or Accelerated Geometry, you would be recommended to take the Carnegie credit. The decision is yours, please talk to your math teacher for advice or help.
· Accelerated Geometry
- Course number 2995002
- Taught by Dramis
· Physical Science (HS Course/EOC)
o Course numbers 40.0110002, 40.2110002, 40.8110002 or 40.9110002
- Taught by Massengill, Forrest, Gaither, Feustel, Wade
- Counseling Tip - You would be recommended to take the Carnegie credit for Physical Science. This will count as one of the four required science credits needed for graduation. GCPS high schools do not offer Physical Science, so you are unable take the course again even if you decline the credit. The decision is yours, please talk to your science teacher for advice or help.
· Latin I
o Course numbers 61.0410001, 61.0410002, 61.2410002
- Taught by Pannell
- Note: Connections course 60.0860081 does not count towards Carnegie credit
· Spanish I
o Course numbers 60.2710001, 60.0710001, 60.2710001, 60.0710001
- Taught by Sandor
- Counseling Tip - Be sure to reference your copy of the ninth grade registration form.
- If you are recommended to move to Spanish II and feel confident in your knowledge of Spanish 1, it would be a good idea to accept the Carnegie credit.
- If you feel that your knowledge of Spanish 1 limited, you may want to retake Spanish 1 in high school. If so, you may want to decline the Carnegie credit. If you accept the credit, you cannot go back to Spanish 1 in high school.
- The decision is yours, please talk to your Spanish teacher for advice or help.
· French I
o Course numbers 60.2110001, 60.0110001, 60.0110001, 60.2110001
- Taught by Mollard
- Parents will be required to complete the Carnegie Unit Credit Decision form by June 1, 2020 indicating whether the grade for the course(s) taken will be counted for middle school credit or as a Carnegie unit towards high school
- Both semester grades (not yearly average) will be used to determine credit earned. If the student successfully passes both semesters, a 'P' will be placed on the transcript and not a grade. A 'P' will equal 1.0 unit of credit earned. Students may not earn 1/2 Carnegie credit for
- Courses that earn high school Carnegie credit in middle school will not be used in grade point average (GPA) calculation for high school, which determines class rank, valedictorian, honor graduate,
Courses that earn a high school Carnegie credit in middle school will not be used in GPA calculations for the HOPE scholarship according to current Georgia Student Finance Commission rules for HOPE
9th grade course requests are coming soon!
Peachtree Ridge High School (PRHS) will release in the GCPS portal the eight courses your student will take during the fall and spring semesters. This is to allow you to review the courses and check for errors. Please review the registration information that was sent home in February from your child's teachers at Hull. These core and elective classes should appear on the course request. PRHS will provide a digital form to correct any errors in changes are needed due to input errors. Again, this will be available in the GCPS portal before the end of the semester. Please check the PRHS web page for directions.
Peachtree Ridge HS Documents
PRHS FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
You can now follow Roary on Twitter and Facebook! The PRHS mascot now has his very own Facebook and Twitter accounts in which he will continue to post happenings around the school from his perspective.
Twitter – Roary’s Rundown @Peachtree Ridge
Facebook – Add “Roary’s Rundown” as a friend to get updates
Other school accounts you might want to follow:
The TRIBE @RidgeAthletics
PRHS Student Council@SC_Ridge_