While in the classroom, students are expected to:
- Apply themselves attentively and constructively to all instructional activities.
- Respect the rights of others in the classroom to listen and to participate without being disrupted.
- Express disagreement in a courteous, respectful, and constructive manner.
- Listen with an open mind without ridicule to the ideas and opinions of others.
- Bring the necessary books and materials to class each day.
- Be on time to class.
The student body is composed of students from the local attendance area, as well as students from the Charter Program and the Magnet Program for High Achievers. Our student body is racially balanced, and culturally and economically diverse. To learn more about the DeKalb County School Choice Programs and obtain more information about eligibility, prerequisites and the lottery and section process for the High Achievers Magnet Program and Conversion Charter School, go to School Choice/Programs.
Magnet Program for High Achievers:
CCHS has a Magnet Program for High Achievers. This program provides students across DeKalb County with a challenging and innovative curriculum in a diverse environment. Students in the Magnet Program for High Achievers matriculate from Chamblee Middle School’s magnet program or are selected via a lottery, which is conducted at the school district level.
Resident Program: Resident students are defined as those students living within the CCHS attendance area, which is determined by DCSD. All students, who legally reside in the CCHS attendance area, are guaranteed a space at CCHS.
Charter Program: Students in the Charter Program are selected via a lottery, which is conducted at the school district level. CCHS seeks to narrow the gap between the Magnet Program for High Achievers and the Resident and Charter Programs by making benefits of attending CCHS available to resident and magnet students alike to enhance the educational experience for every student.
Special Education Program: CCHS will identify students for the Special Education Program through the Student Support Team referral process. Students, who move into the CCHS attendance area with an active Individual Education Plan (IEP), are also served through the Special Education Program. All students in the Special Education Program will be served according to the dictates of their IEP as mandated by federal law. For information related to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or the Individuals with Disabilities for Education Act (IDEA), contact the Lead Teacher of Special Education via the Front Desk.
Work-Based Learning Program (WBL): WBL is structured educational experiences that integrate classroom learning (school based) and productive, structured work experience (work based). Through work-based learning, students are able to earn wages while learning from skilled professionals, experience the connection between education and real-life work skills, and/or experience potential careers in the workplace. Work-based learning provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors to start preparing for a career while still in high school. Individual programs of study in the freshman and sophomore years prepare students for a successful work-based learning experience.
Move On When Ready/Dual Enrollment: High school students may enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution and earn both high school Carnegie units and post-secondary credit. To participate in post-secondary options, the student can be in grade 9, 10, 11, or 12. Interested students should seek additional information from their counselor and from www.gadoe.org.
Advanced Placement (AP) Program: Through AP college-level courses and exams, students may earn college credit while attending high school. See your counselor to find out how to participate in AP coursework. Additional information may be found at collegeboard.org.
Gifted Program: The Georgia Department of Education defines a gifted education student as “one who demonstrates a high degree of intellectual and/or creative ability(ies), exhibits an exceptionally high degree of motivation, and/or excels in specific academic fields, and who needs special instruction and/or special ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with his/her ability(ies).” Gifted students are taught at least one period per day in a content-based program by a certified teacher of the gifted. Gifted students may also participate in Advanced Placement (AP), directed-study courses, and mentorship. Although the procedures for identifying and placing students in the Gifted Program are governed by the Georgia Department of Education Office (www.gadoe.org), program eligibility for DCSD is handled at the district level. For more information about the Gifted Program at CCHS contact a counselor.