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*Principal's Newsletter: May 1-31

Hornet's Monthly Quote:

Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso

Mission: Roswell High School's mission is to create a positive and safe learning environment, to foster the development of each student's potential, and to provide pathways to success after graduation.

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Recovery Week: May 22-25!

Our underclassmen (9th-11th grade) will participate in Recovery Week (May 23-25). We have received several inquiries about recovery week. It is very important for all parents to understand that our students are eligible to attend school every day school is in session. Unlike previous years, this week does not include final exams. Therefore, many parents have questions about the requirement of attending school. Please review the Q & A section for Recovery Week.

What is Recovery Week? May 22-25, 2023

Recovery Week is a school-wide activity designed to promote academic achievement and completion of all course requirements. The daily schedule is adjusted for the school day to allow for extended work periods in each class.

What is a school-wide activity?

A school-wide activity applies to all students, unless otherwise documented. Some students may receive an approved absence if they are not present. An approved absence indicates that the student has completed all course requirements and does not have any missing assignments or outstanding recovery work (major assessments).

How do I know if my student will receive an approved absence?

Students were advised by their teachers if they have completed all coursework and have no additional recovery assignments. We encourage our students to practice being independent by speaking with their teachers, checking their Class Link/Infinite Campus and verifying their grades. Students are aware of their current academic status.

What is the attendance process for documenting approved absences during the Recovery Week?

Each day an attendance roster will be collected for all classes. Students who are not approved to participate in the school-wide activity will receive an unexcused absence. Attendance will be updated daily to reflect unexcused absences. Reminder: Students who are not approved will reflect an “unexcused absence” on their attendance record.

If your student is approved to utilize an approved absence, their attendance will reflect “school-activity”.

May I check my student’s attendance status?

Yes, you may check Infinite Campus after 12:00 p.m., each day.

Is my student eligible to attend, even if they qualify for an approved absence?

Yes, all students may attend school each day school is in session. Teachers will provide recovery assignments and individual work for specific students. If your child is approved and they attend school, they may work on self-paced work assignments that may/may not be required for the course. We will always provide enrichment activities for students. We are not reviewing new learning concepts this week. This week is designed for recovery.

Is my student penalized for not attending school if they have an approved absence under the school-wide activity option?

No, they are not penalized. Students who are approved will receive the following attendance code, “school-activity”. There is no penalty for not attending school. We applaud our students for ensuring all course work has been completed and they have satisfactorily passed their course.

We encourage all students to use their approved absence to engage in quiet reading and stress-relief activities.

As a parent, how may I confirm my child has completed their course requirements?

All parents have access to Parent Portal/Infinite Campus. Please check your student(s) grades, if you are unsure if your student has completed their course requirements.

A parent may also email their student(s) teacher to inquire. I recommend this as a secondary option, as teachers are busy working with students during the workday and may not reply immediately. All teachers are offline on Monday (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.) to support commencement exercises. You are welcome to send an email, but please anticipate a delayed response on Monday.

The best option is to first speak with your high school student. Next, check Infinite Campus. If you require additional verification, check your student’s attendance code daily. If you are still unsure, please reach out to your student’s teacher.

Will my child be guaranteed a passing grade if they attend Recovery Week?

Recovery week is designed to provide students with a final opportunity to turn in all work assignments, complete any missing work and complete recovery assignments (major assessments), if outstanding and eligible for recovery.

Recovery week is not a guarantee for a passing grade, but it is designed to promote an opportunity to improve your grade if you have missing work or eligible recovery assignments.

The best way to know is to check your student(s) grade book using the Parent Portal/Infinite Campus.

What is the schedule for Recovery Week? May 22-25, 2023

All days next week are half ½ days. This schedule is very consistent with the final week of school in past years. Students are released at 12:30 p.m. Many high school students are familiar with the schedule. Our 9th graders may require a reminder about the adjusted schedule.

Students will have an opportunity to visit each class at least twice next week. The schedule will ensure that all students who need additional time to close out the year can touch base with their assigned teacher.

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Important Announcement: PARKING

Parking Assignments Are For One Semester Only

At the end of FALL semester 2023, all students must RE-APPLY for Spring 2024 Semester Parking.

Upcoming Juniors may register for parking on 4/24. Please click the link below for Parking Rules and Registration.

Parking Registration Application

Parking Assignments Are For One Semester Only At the end of FALL semester 2023, all students must RE-APPLY for Spring 2024 Semester Parking

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Monthly Updates: Please check back weekly for updates!

Principal's Newsletter Updates**

  • Senior News

  • Class of ‘2023 Hornet Notes! Deadline extended until May 10

  • AP Testing (May 1-12)

  • Mental Health Awareness Month

    • Mental Health Awareness Week (May 8-12)

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

  • National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12)

  • Community Meeting, Katha Stuart-District 1 @ Elkins Pointe MS (May 10; 9:30 a.m.)

  • School Nurse Appreciation Day (May 11)

  • Seniors (On-Track) Last Day (May 12)

  • Senior Recovery Week (May 15-19)

  • Recovery Week, 9th-11th Grade (May 22-25)

  • Community Resources: Scholarships & Other Important Information

  • Staff and Student Highlights

Important to Know: School Information

  • Student Success Skills-Parent News
  • College Support Days: Tuesday and Thursday!
  • Senior News
  • Join PTSA
  • Digital Learning Days (Asynchronous)
  • No School Days
  • Senior Information/Graduation
  • OSP Payments
  • Here Comes the Bus App

Student and Staff Highlights!

  • Academic Highlights
  • Student Highlights
  • Staff Highlights

School Meetings!

  • Stakeholder Meetings

Hot Buttons!

  • Register to Volunteer
  • Student/Parent Handbook
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Advanced Studies/TAG
  • Parent/Student COVID Portal
  • Fulton County Schools Calendar
  • Fulton County Meals Application
  • Roswell High School's Website

Community Resources

  • Scholarship Information & More


  • TBS
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Happy May!

May 3, 2023

Hello Hornet Families,

May’s Principal’s Newsletter: Click here to stay connected and review important school information!

It is May! We are 17 days away from the very last day of the school year. A final chapter closed for 500+ seniors, and a new chapter opening for nearly 500 rising freshman students. I am simply astounded at how fast time moves when action is underway.

The next 17 days will be rather busy for us all. Our on-track seniors are 8 days away from entering school activity mode as they prepare to walk their elementary schools for a final visit, celebrate with their senior classmates by completing a senior breakfast, yearbook signing and class of ‘2023 picnic. I am so proud and I am very excited for our Hornets!

This week and next week, we are navigating through our Advanced Placement Testing. Please ensure our students who are testing are resting well and aware of their reporting time. Take a moment to ask your student if they are prepared for their test and to review their schedule with you. A little extra accountability is warranted!

What is Recovery Week? May 22-25, 2023

Recovery Week is a school activity designed to promote academic achievement and completion of all course requirements. The schedule is adjusted for the school day to allow for extended work periods. Students who have completed all work assignments and do not have any recovery work will receive a pre-approved absence for recovery week. (9th-11th Grades)

All students are eligible to attend school. Students with recovery assignments MUST attend school and may not participate in the pre-approved school incentive.

  1. All students, with the exception of seniors, are "eligible" to attend school any day school is in session, including recovery week. Seniors will officially graduate on Monday, May 22.

  2. Students with outstanding recovery and work assignments are required to attend school for a final attempt to recover from missing work and/or failing a major assignment(s). Recovery is extended to any students with a grade of 75% or below on a major assignment. It is our goal to support students with demonstrating mastery on schoolwork assignments.

  3. Students who are failing a course and have missing work assignments are required to attend school. Teachers will report if students do not attend their final grading experience/recovery offerings. Attendance updates will reflect an unexcused absence.

Final Textbook Review Week

During the 2022-2023 school year, FCS will review resources for textbook adoption for Mathematics in Grades K-12. The following resources are to be reviewed by all teachers and the public from March 27, 2023 - May 5, 2023. Roswell High School will serve as a viewing site for 6-12 resources. Please stop by our school’s front office atrium to review the resources. Visitors are not permitted beyond the atrium for the textbook review.

6-12 Resources:

  • Roswell High School (11595 King Road, Roswell, GA 30075)

After reviewing the resources, please click here to complete the Public Review Feedback Survey.

From Good-to-Great-to-Unstoppable! Let’s go HORNETS! #Commitment Matters

Your Partner,

Principal Miley

March’s Principal’s Newsletter: Click here to stay connected and review important school information!

Principal's Newsletter Updates

AP Exams are underway! Please review the schedule!

AP Exams Overview: AP Exams are standardized exams designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of a specific AP course.

This week's schedule:

  • May 1: US Govt & Politics/Chemistry

  • May 2: Environmental Science/Psychology

  • May 3: English Literature/Comparative Gov’t & Politics/Computer Science

  • May 4: Human Geography/Macroeconomics/Seminar/Statistics

  • May 5: US History/Microeconomics

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Mental Health Awareness Month!

This Mental Health Month, challenge yourself to examine your world and how it can affect your overall health. Look around, look within – from your neighborhood to genetics, many factors come into play when it comes to your mental health. Our 2023 Mental Health Month toolkit includes information about how an individual’s environment impacts their mental health, suggestions for making changes to improve and maintain mental well-being, and how to seek help for mental health challenges.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

School Nurse Appreciation Day: May 11

Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses. National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week.

Thank you, Jureen Odoo for all that you do to support RHS!

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National Teacher Appreciation Week: May 8-12

Teachers play a critical role in educating and shaping our children into the future leaders of our country. These kind, patient, hard-working, dedicated, and understanding professionals help mold our children and guide them in positive directions. We entrust our children with teachers during the school year and they play a pivotal role in their lives daily.

No matter where we are in life, a teacher influenced us. They continue to impact our lives every day, too! When we meet new employees with a wealth of skills and abilities, know a teacher helped shaped them. Every new business owner, doctor, engineer, or nurse can name a teacher who inspired them. Every one of us has at least one teacher in mind who encouraged and motivated us during our education. Take the time today to say “Thank You” to the exceptional teachers you know. Take a moment and reflect on the teachers in your life.

How can you reengage and show your appreciation?

  • Monday, May 8: Write a letter showing your support for your child’s favorite teacher. Kind words are a small way to encourage a teacher by reminding them the impact they are making in the lives of students
  • Tuesday, May 9: Send in a flower or a "bunch" of flowers for your student's teachers, or teacher!
  • Wednesday, May 10: Send in a special token of appreciation!
  • Thursday, May 11: Use #TeacherAppreciationDay or #NationalTeachersDay to post on social media.
  • Friday, May 12: Gift your teacher with a "sweet treat"! Everyone needs a little sweetness to brighten their day!

Source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-teacher-appreciation-day-tuesday-of-the-first-full-week-in-may/

What is Purposity?

Congratulations to our TOTY and POTY SY24! We are so PROUD of Christi and Erika!

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Important to Know: School Information

Senior Updates: 5/5/23

Seniors, we want you to finish strong. Please complete all coursework, including Fulton Virtual School, by May 12, 2023.

  • Last call for picnic food orders
  • Elementary and Middle school walks are Tuesday, 5/16, at 1:00 and 2:00. Check the senior page on the website for details.

Senior Updates: 5/1/23

Hello Hornets!

Any senior who picked up their cap and gown and did not get their tassel are now available in the front office.

Don't forget to honor your Senior friends and family with a Hornet Note. The deadline is May 2nd. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bO8fj6GXTFavwOu6utOUCvzoy_GIbzAP/edit

Please note the time change for Mandatory Graduation Practice: Thursday, May 18th, 3:30-5:30 PM. We're almost to the finish line!

Roswell HS Senior Spotlight 2023 - Brooke Morgan

Summer Enrichment-Dual Enrollment!

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Digital Learning Days for All Students!

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FCS No School Days!

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Online School Payments: School Fees!

Welcome to the Fulton County Schools Online School Payments (OSP) portal. This service is provided to parents and community members to facilitate payment for school fees for a variety of products and services. For further information or to request additional information, please contact the main office. As part of the onetime setup of your student account, you will need to enter the student ID number. This number is indicated on your student’s report card and is also used in the cafeteria line. While some purchases are not specifically for students and may not require the ID number, in most cases you will also need the student ID number to complete the transaction. If you have questions regarding the student ID number, please reach out to your school’s front office.

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School Highlights!

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Click here to email Great News! Updates will be added weekly and shared with our staff and stakeholders!

Go Hornets!

Staff-of-Excellence! Congratulations!

Please join me in celebrating our Staff-of-Excellence!

  • August: Beverly Michaud
  • September: Ali Ahmed
  • October: Crystal Clark
  • November: Deb Carstens
  • December: Whitney Sweet
  • January: Carrie Gutierrez
  • February: Jennifer Miner
  • March: Addie Omen

Unstoppable HORNET AWARD!

What is the Unstoppable Hornet Principal's Award?

Each month Principal Miley selects a student(s) who exemplify what it means to be a committed Hornet who represents characteristics we hope that all our students will embody.

  • What does it really mean to Commit to the R? This commitment is exemplified by a student who is dedicated and steadfast in representing their school, community and family with pride and honor, through respect, responsibility and a readiness level that is difficult to define. They simply become unstoppable in their quest! An unstoppable hornet defies the odds and rises to the occasion when others are not looking, and even sometimes when there are onlookers; modeling excellence is often observed.

Congratulations to our Unstoppable Hornet Principal's Award Recipients:

  • September: Ryan Koporc (9th) and Nick Meyer (11th)
  • October: Austin Edler (11th) and Christopher Slemmer (12th)
  • November: Taylor Voglesonger (10th)
  • January: Maren Cline (12th)
  • February: Conrad Kramer (12th)
  • March: TBA
  • April: TBA
  • May: Evan Self (11th)

Shuler Awards: Congratulations to our Roswell Theatre Program! We are so PROUD!

Fashioned after Boadway's Tony Awards, the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards (GHSMTA) program celebrates excellence in high school musical theatre. The Awards are named in honor of actor/singer and Georgia native, Shuler Hensley, winner of the prestigious Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award. The year-round program embodies a spirit of camaraderie and celebration for the arts in high schools across Georgia.

This year, our production of Bright Star received three Honorable Mentions in the following fields:

  • Supporting Performer (Olivia Rodman)
  • Supporting Performer (Sabrina Rex)
  • Sound Design (Trey Harding)
  • Guess What? We WON!

Congratulations cast and crew of Bright Star on your Shuler award for Best Overall

  • Production, Shuler award winners Trey Rutherford and Trey Harding for Technical Execution, Mr. Rutherford on his Shuler Award for Best Direction and to all our Hornet nominees:
  • Lauren Brooks nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress
  • Noah Zeches nominated for Best Lighting Design
  • Trey Rutherford nominated for Best Scenic Design

The cast nominated for Best Ensemble and a successful year! This year, our program's production of Bright Star has received six Nominations in the following fields:

  • Ensemble
  • Lighting Design (Noah Zeches)
  • Scenic Design (Trey Rutherford)
  • Technical Execution (Trey Rutherford and Trey Harding)
  • Leading Actress (Lauren Brooks)
  • Direction (Trey Rutherford)

In addition, our production has received the highest possible nomination: Best Overall Production. In total, this brings us to seven nominations and three Honorable Mentions.

Congratulations Evan Self! We are so proud of your new ranking, Eagle Scout!

Evan Self, attained the rank of Eagle Scout last week. Evan is currently a Junior at Roswell.

Yes I Can Awards!

Mauricio moved up from his CBI Class to the Transition Class in January 2023. He jumped right into the class as if he had been in there the whole school year. Mauricio currently works at McDonalds. He has proved to be such a quick learner and has gained many great vocational skills in such a short time. He most recently learned how to put drive-through orders together independently by reading the screen and putting the correct items in each bag. Mauricio is a great help with putting together kids’ meal boxes, restocking sauces, and cleaning multiple areas of the restaurant. He can handle the stress and pressure of the lunch rush and does well asking for help when it is needed. Mauricio always has a positive attitude about any job that he is given and is always willing to help his classmates.

Congratulations DECA TEAM-ICDC


to Seniors Isaiah Hicks and Jisela Turcios from Roswell High School for getting a Top Case Study award in Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making at this years DECA ICDC conference.

Cosmetology Highlight! Congratulations to Morgan Whitley

In honor of Womens History Month the Intro to Personal Care Service students participated in a Vintage Hairstyling Competition. They had an opportunity to choose a famous woman of their choice from either the 19th or 20th century and replicate their hairstyle. The students had to provide a photo of the hairstyle they were replicating and write an essay that included a brief biography of the woman, a description of how they achieved their hairstyle and an explanation as to why they chose her.

Just to add a few more details, all of the hairstyles originally began as a basic roller set. The students were not allowed to use any styling tools therefore the foundation of each style was created by hand. As a final twist, I suprised the students on the last day of their preparation and allowed them to use hot tools 🙂

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GIPA State Championships: Indoor Drumline!

Congratulations to our Indoor Drumline on a great season. Saturday the group competed in the GIPA State Championships and brought home the Bronze Medal. The group worked very hard all season and their hard work paid off. Special Thanks to Marcus Hawkins and his staff for all the time and dedication they put into the group.

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Georgia Department of Education: Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School for 2023

2023 AP Honor Schools
Chief Academic Officer Jones proudly acknowledged 17 schools who received recognition by the Georgia Department of Education as Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools for 2023.

  • Roswell High School

The Roswell High School Chorus: Virgina Beach Festivals!

The Roswell High School Chorus participated in the Virginia Beach Festivals of Music Competition.

The RHS Treble Choir scored Superior and placed 1st in their division, The RHS Chamber Choir scored Superior and placed 1st in their division and the RHS Concert Chorale scored Excellent and placed 3rd in their division. The RHS Chamber scored a 97.50 and were the Sweepstakes Winners scoring higher than any performance group for the entire festival.

Roswell High School 2022-23 GHSA Literary Region 7 - AAAAAA CHAMPIONS! Coach: Stanton Usher

Congratulations to all of our Literary Team Winners! Students who placed 1st, will advance to State! We are so proud of all of our students. Way to go Hornets!
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Neighborhood TV Highlights Roswell High School's Construction Program!

More Highlights: Check out our amazing students!

Roswell High School: Twitter Page

Stakeholder Meetings!

School Governance Council Meeting: TBS

Community Meeting: May 10 @ Elkins Pointe Middle School (9:30 a.m.)

Esther Jackson Elementary School will host Mrs. Katha Stuart's Community Meeting! We encourage all community members to attend to engage and to hear from our Board Member.
  • May 10: Elkins Point Middle (9:30 a.m.)

Community Resources

The Digital SAT and Digital PSAT are Coming: What Current Sophomores Need to Know (May 3, 2023)

Sophomores, have you heard? The PSAT and SAT are going digital during your junior year. You'll be the first students ever to take the digital PSAT in October and, in the spring, the SAT will be digital, too. What does all this change mean for you? Join our founder, Jed Applerouth, and digital SAT expert, Matthew Kiesner for answers to these questions and more.

The Digital SAT and Digital PSAT are Coming: What Current Sophomores Need to Know
May 3rd
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Online
Register here:
Or go to https://www.applerouth.com/calendar/ and use event code: EVT83DEB

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Scholarships! Scholarships! Scholarships!

Excel 2023 Scholarship Program: Deadline, May 25, 2023

Applications for Excel Federal Credit Union’s 2023 Scholarships are opening now for those students who will continue their education after high school into an accredited college in the Fall.

The below QR code will take the student to our Scholarship Information Page where there will be detailed information and a link to apply for one of three $1000.00 scholarships for the 2023 school year.

Also, if you would like full page flyers announcing the scholarship application with the QR code and additional information, please let us know how many you would like, and who we can send to, and we will get them to you.

In addition, here is a link to the Scholarship information page https://www.excelfcu.org/scholarship/

Thank you for promoting the scholarships for those students at your school. We have made the application process easy.

Qualia Global Scholars Summer Program 2023

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National Science Foundation

Apply by April 15, 2023

Tentative Program dates: July 31st - August 18th, 2023

Generous Scholarships available from the National Science Foundation

To accommodate the schools that are opening on August 14th, the last week's classes will start in the afternoon after school. The first two weeks program will begin at 9 am. All classes will be offered both in person and virtually over zoom.

FinDS is an innovative program that is designed to provide high school students a strong base in the Mathematical Foundations of Data Science. We do not expect a prior background in data science. A strong background in algebra and willingness to work hard is all that is required to participate in the program. The program is appropriate for any student who has taken Algebra 2. Even college students seeking a solid background in the foundation of data science are welcome to apply.

FinDS is brought to you by the EnCORE institute at UCSD. FinDS will be led by the creator of PACT, Prof. Rajiv Gandhi. PACT started in 2009 has been enormously successful with an impact worldwide on school and college students. We bring in the passion to educate and create a next-generation of college students with solid mathematical foundations in Data Science.

Apply Now

The program is generously supported by the National Science Foundations and multiple scholarships are available.

What is the Emerging Leaders Program?

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) offers a unique opportunity for sophomores and juniors from North Fulton high schools who wish to develop leadership skills, identify and address community issues, and interact with local leaders. This is accomplished through a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, site visits, outside activities, community service, and networking opportunities.

This program provides the skills and knowledge for students to be effective leaders in their communities. The program is built around class days with specific topics to be addressed such as healthcare, government, professional development, financial literacy, mock interviews, strength building, public safety, and much more!

Do you have a student at your school that stands out among their peers? Do you see potential in the student that needs to develop their leadership skills? This program is for them!

This year, we have 43 students representing 11 high schools in North Fulton. This program is great for your student to step out of their comfort zone, learn new skills, develop new relationships, and engage in their community.

You can find the application for 2023-24 HERE. Deadline to apply is April 1st (students also need a recommendation letter to apply)

Register for our FREE virtual information session on March 7th HERE.

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Register to Volunteer at our school & in the district!

As a reminder all volunteers working directly with students must complete the Volunteer Registration Process. This is the public site for volunteer registration.

Roswell High School SY23 Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is the official statement of school policy and procedure by the Roswell High School Administration. The Roswell Administration reserves the right to amend or change policies within this handbook.

Fulton County Meal Applications

Lunch rates have increased, please complete a new application.All students are encouraged to compete a Free/Reduced Lunch Application. Meal charges will resume for the SY23 school year.

Roswell High School's Website

Roswell High School Our mission is to create a positive and safe learning environment, to foster the development of each student's potential, and to provide pathways to success after graduation.

Advanced Studies/TAG Department

Notification to Parents of the Screening and Referral Process for Gifted Eligibility 2022-23 The consideration for gifted services may be reported or automatic as defined by the GaDOE Resource Manual for Gifted Education Services. (Contact L. Kouns)

We Are Roswell: Go HORNETS!

Stay connected weekly by reviewing the HORNET SMORE! Updates are added weekly.

Class of '2023: May 22, 2023 @ 2:00 p.m. (Tickets Required)