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Medication Drop Off

Medication drop off is by appointment only this year. Please contact us via email to schedule a date and time. Available dates and times are on October 26, 27, 29, and 30 from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Fall AP Classes

AP exam registration is now open for fall AP classes! Spring classes will register in February. For more information, please see our flyer regarding cost and how to pay. Registration will close on October 30, 2020.

Fall 2020 Parking Information

We now have parking information for fall 2020 available. Please visit the student parking information page for all the information. Thank you for your patience!

Homecoming 2020

We will hold our 2020 homecoming on October 30! We will compete against Marietta, and we will provide more information soon. We are currently in the planning stages. During this COVID-19 year, we will not have a homecoming dance, however we will have a tailgate, convertible entrance, and homecoming court presentation during halftime. Students, please submit your nominations for the homecoming court online. We know this year is different, but we still hope to have fun and celebrate our school spirit together!

AP Exam Registration
Meet the deadline for your registration and payment this October 30, 2020! This is for fall classes. Be sure to read all information on the login page before registering. For more information on cost and how to pay, please read our AP exam registration and fee flyer in its entirety.
PSAT

We will administer the PSAT/NMSQT at Hillgrove High School on Wednesday, October 14 for registered 10th graders and on Thursday, October 29 for registered 11th graders from 7:45 to 11:30 a.m. Students should bring with them two number two pencils and a calculator. Please view the list of College Board approved calculators below. We do require students to wear a mask for the entire time they are on campus. You must provide your own transportation, and you must pick up students immediately following testing.

    Back-to-School Update

    During the July board meeting, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale announced that our district will be moving to full remote to begin the 2020–2021 school year. Since COVID-19 became part of our daily life here in Cobb, the superintendent has relied on state and county public health experts to inform decision making which prioritizes student and staff safety. 

    “This decision has been weighing on me for a while. I know we need to get back to face-to-face instruction. That is why we tried to offer parents two options, in-person and remote, to start the school year. Unfortunately, public health guidance does not make that possible,” said Superintendent Ragsdale. Our teachers are awesome, and they will continue to do an awesome job virtually, but nothing takes the place of in person instruction from our Cobb County teachers. I am not setting a timeline for how long our students will engage in virtual learning. We will continue to monitor the data and work with public health officials so we can open for face-to-face instruction as soon as humanly possible.”

    As the superintendent said, this was not an easy decision to make, and our team made every effort to keep our face-to-face classrooms available. However, based on the most up-to-date public health guidance and data in Cobb County, we really only had one choice. We will remain fully remote until public health data in Cobb County changes and guidance from state and local public health officials recommends it. At this time, the district is not postponing or delaying the start of fall athletics. We will continue to follow the direction of GHSA. However, other extracurricular activities (ASP, after school clubs) will be suspended until after students return for face-to-face instruction.

    Please take a moment to read our complete July 17, 2020, remote update letter, and visit the Cobb County School District Reopening Plan website for more information.

    I know why we need to get back to face-to-face instruction. That is why we tried to offer parents two options - in-person and remote - to start the school year. when COVID-19 first closed our buildings, I committed to this Team to make decisions based on public health guidance, student and staff safety, and student need. This decision for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year is the best way to do that. - Superintendent Chris Ragsdale