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Gwinnett County Public Schools

Phoenix High School

Principal: Niki Ross

501 Pike Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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School Highlights

The following school highlights showcase how Phoenix High School is fulfilling Gwinnett County Public School's four strategic priorities of Empathy, Equity, Effectiveness, and Excellence. Visit the School Profile Dashboard to find more detailed data on our school.

  • Our focus at Phoenix High School is captured by our motto: “We Exist for Students.” We are a school focused on the individual student. At Phoenix, we aim to reduce the number of obstacles that keep students from being successful in school and earning a high school diploma. We accomplish this through our schedule, our daycare, and our focus on the individual student.
  • Students gain agency and autonomy over their learning at Phoenix High School by having the ability to choose their schedule, their teachers, and their classes. By focusing on the needs of the individual student and removing obstacles from student achievement, we are a learning community with a singular focus.
  • One innovative approach that we have developed is a way to successfully educate our students at their own pace through our Phoenix Instructional Model. In this model the standard is the constant and time is the variable. This gives students autonomy over their learning. Because the student can work at his or her own pace with a certified teacher in the room, there is built in differentiation.
  • Each Phoenix Student has an Academic Coach. Academic Coaches keep our students on track and engaged in school. These Academic Coaches are Phoenix teachers who have dedicated time, daily, to meet with, listen to, and provide sound advice for the student’s educational needs.
  • Phoenix High School has a full-time College and Career Advisor to assist each student in making a post-secondary plan to be enrolled in college or technical training, employed in an area of their skillset or passion, or enlisted in a branch of the armed services.
  • Because our students need more time and opportunity with excellent teachers, Phoenix High School has Extended Learning Opportunities. Extended Learning Opportunities are days when the school is open on non-school days and teachers to come in and work with students to catch up or get ahead. This normally takes place on Fridays and Saturdays, but this year we have expanded this to evenings.
  • Phoenix Student Activities Weeks take place four times per year. This is an opportunity for our students to participate in sports, games, and activities with their teachers, counselors, and administrators. Upon participating each student receives a Phoenix t-shirt to reinforce school pride.
  • Phoenix has two formal graduation ceremonies each year in December and May.
  • Phoenix High School has a thriving and award-winning film and art program. Our film students have won seven Southeast Regional High School Production Awards. Our art students have won awards from Scholastic Art Competition, the Congressional Art Awards, Shutter-Sense and Nonsense, The Dogwood Festival, and The Atlanta High School Art Exhibition.

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