PRHS Ridge News Issue 6
October 21, 2022-2023
October 25: PSAT
October 27: Truck or Treat
November 8: Digital Day
Graduation Rates Increase at Peachtree Ridge
The Georgia DOE recently released new 4 year cohort graduation rates and Peachtree Ridge High School’s increased nearly 4 percentage points from the previous year. Our 2022 graduation rate of 92.14 ranks 4th out of 19 among traditional high schools. A huge shout out to our teachers, counselors, paraprofessional, technology support, custodian, school nutrition, media services, clerical, administration, and other support staff as we could never achieve this without the amazing teaching and support you provide all of our students each and every day.
Register for the AP Exam
AP Exam Registration opened September 30 and closes November 6th. The first exam for each student every year costs $10. Additional exams* cost $97 per course. Students on free/reduced lunch will only pay $10 per exam. If you have any concerns about the cost of the exams, please reach out to your teacher or the AP Testing Office!
*AP Seminar & AP Research Exams are $145
Ridge Recovery is available for a variety of courses where students need to make up a course in which they earned a final grade between 50 and 69. See flyer for details.
2023-24 School Calendar Feedback
GCPS aims to create a school calendar that fosters student achievement, while at the same time meeting the needs of our students, families, and communities. GCPS values your feedback on the calendar options provided for the 2023-24 school year and hope that you will take the time to review these options and share your thoughts with us. Learn more about the calendar options, and take the survey, on the GCPS Calendar Feedback Page.
Trunk or Treat
PRHS annual Trunk or Treat event is back October 27th from 6-8pm!
We formally invite our PRHS cluster families to come out and enjoy the festivities. More information can be found on the Trunk or Treat Google Document
New to the United States and Gwinnett County?
You are invited!
Come and learn what every parent wants to know about our schools:
- Expectations for you and your child to be successful at school
- How to support your child wit his or her learning
- Hear other newcomer parents share their personal experiences
- Learn about resources available to all our families
These meetings are offered at 10 am and 6 pm for your convenience.
GCPS Family Resources - October 26th
Community Resources - November 9th
Rights and Responsibilities - December 7th
Meetings are for parents/guardians.
Classes will be taught in English.
Location: The International Newcomer Center, 495 Maltbie Street Lawrenceville, Ga.
Yearbooks for Sale
All yearbooks, Senior Ads, and accessories can be purchased at Balfour.com. Order by February 1 to secure a copy. The yearbook quantity order is placed based on February 1 sales and very few extra books are ordered.
Class Ring and Graduation Announcements Orders
Herff Jones will be on campus Wednesday, November 9th during all lunches for class ring order. Graduation invitation orders can be placed at https://www.3rdascent.com/
Be sure to check out the PRHS Counseling Office eCLASS page. It is students' 24/7/365 resource for all things academic, career, and social/emotional related!
Announcement for Senior Parents from the University System of Georgia
Seniors: Please reference the University System of Georgia website for details on the following new announcement:
The University System of Georgia (USG) will continue the temporary waiver of test score requirements for Academic Year 2023-2024 (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024) admission at 24 of the 26 USG institutions. The temporary waiver does not apply to the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia.
Mark your calendar! Junior Parent Night is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2022, starting at 6:30 pm in the PRHS Theater. Important information for you and your student will be shared! Junior Parent Night will be followed by a Chat & Chew on October 27 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in room E110 for an opportunity to ask any follow-up questions.
LIFE Lab is located in B201 with Mr. TJ Baker
GOFAN for Event Tickets
Sports tickets can only be purchased via GoFan with a credit or debit card to home sporting events. To purchase a home ticket for games please click on PRHS GOFAN. Many other schools are also going touch-less for tickets as well. If they are using GoFan, those tickets will also be available under Peachtree Ridge.
Volleyball in Sweet 16
The Volleyball team will play Walton in the Sweet 16. Read more in the Volleyball Roundup
Softball in Super Regional
The Softball team is competing this weekend in Super Regional the first round of the state playoffs.
GMEA District 13 Honor Chorus
The following students will be participating in our annual District 13 Honor Chorus. They will be preforming Saturday Oct. 22 at the Classic Center in Athens.
Cedric W.J.J. P.
South Asian Student Association (SASA)
UNICEF will have their next meeting on Wednesday, November 16th @ 2:20 in E-110. All members should attend.
Senior Yearbook Ads
Purchase and Build Deadline is November 30 (See attached handout for building specifics).
- Policy Change: Senior Ads can be purchased at Balfour.com. Parents are responsible for using the Ad Builder program to build and create their Senior Ad
- The Yearbook Staff will proof the ads and adjust fonts and colors to match the look and feel of the book.
- Incomplete ads will default to a 1/8 page ad with a senior portrait and generic message to the student.
- Refunds will not be given for Senior Ads for any reason.
- Size Options: Full page ($400), Half Page ($250), Quarter Page ($200), Eight Page ($100), NEW Option!! All Text Shout Out: 500 Characters, no Pictures ($30)
It is important for students to keep their Chromebooks up-to-date. This can happen automatically if Chromebooks are used often for periods of time, but students can manually update a Chromebook with these directions.
Word of the Month: Multi-Factor Authentication
How Does Multi-Factor Authentication Help?
Multi-factor authentication makes it harder for cybercriminals to gain access to your online accounts and personal information. With multi-factor authentication, a stolen password is now less of a liability because the cybercriminal does not have all factors needed to access your account or information.
Why Should I Use Multi-Factor Authentication?
You should consider enabling multi-factor authentication on your key accounts such as e-mail, banking, and social media to add an additional layer of security protection.
GCPS Parent Tech Tips
Follow the GCPS 1:1 Resource Playlist for Tech Tips for more information about student Chromebooks. We will highlighted different videos below.
The video belows show you how to use apps in Chrome.
Do you have a Question about:
SAT/ACT Prep Classes?
End Zone after-school tutoring?
Contact the Community School
The End Zone offers after school study space and peer tutoring. You can learn more about the End Zone on the PRHS website.
Need tutoring? Use this link to sign up for tutoring in the End Zone.
Need Student Documents?
Check out the homepage of the Peachtree Ridge Website for more information from the front office at www.PeachtreeRidge.org about certificates of enrollment, drivers license documents, and transcript requests.