- Haralson County High School
Haralson County High School is a public high school located in
Tallapoosa, Georgia. [http://www.haralson.k12.ga.us/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=50]
At Haralson County High School, one can find a variety of Student Organizations and activities. Among band, chorus, and Athletics; there is a club for any preference. From Science Club to Manga Club a student can find a place to call home and peers to call friends. All of the clubs meet on the first and last Tuesdays and Thursdays of the month. On these days’ students who are in Student Council, Beta Club, and Manga Club vote for a president, vice president, and secretary, they then meet on their own to plan events for the school year. Other clubs; such as drama club meet to talk about ideas for plays and productions that they will hold in the school year.
Though Haralson County has all the athletic sports, football is the main event. The whole community attends the football games. It is a social gathering for all ages as they cheer on the Rebels to victory. Students who participate in athletics must keep a GPA of 3.0 or higher or they will not be able to be apart of the activities until their grade is brought up to the passing standard. If a student is failing two to three classes they will not be able to compete for that season.
The Freshman Academy is a separate building built for incoming freshman’s. Its purpose is to make the transition form middle to high school easier for the students. In the freshman academy there are two principles that handle the discipline and run the building. This way, the academy almost feels like a separate school. At the end of the year, students are ready to transfer into the larger building with the upper classmen.
At Haralson County students can choose a variety of extracurricular classes; such as, chorus, drama, art, computer, technology, and work apprentice programs. There are also two carpentry classes and a mechanical shop where the students can learn how to build and fix cars. These classes enable students to be prepared for life outside of high school. The apprentice programs allow upper classmen students to leave school early and work or be a student aid worker for teachers and office employers. This allows students to discover if they want to pursue a job in their chosen profession and how to work with other co-workers.
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