Welcome to the
North Cobb High School
Freshman Academy!

Ninth grade is a time of excitement and expectation.  It is when young people begin to discover who they are and more importantly, who they can become.  The transition from middle school to high school is a big step in a young person’s life. The Freshmen Academy is committed to helping students take the fundamental steps needed for a successful transition while encouraging life-long learning.  Our goal is to assist incoming ninth graders in adjusting to high school standards, expectations, and routines through a variety of educational and social opportunities.

Housed in a new 72,000 square foot facility, our building has twenty-eight classrooms, three computer labs, a 9th grade cafeteria and one interdisciplinary lab. Together with a dedicated staff of 36 teachers, counselors and administrators, the Freshmen Academy is equipped to provide your student with the building blocks necessary to form a strong successful foundation for high school.

Jared Noblet, Assistant Principal

Michelle Perlin, Freshman Academy Counselor

North Cobb Freshman Academy Tutoring Schedule (Fall 2014)

Click here to view the tutoring schedule for Fall 2014

What is the Freshman Academy?

The Freshman Academy is a transitional program to provide all incoming ninth grade students a foundation for success. The Academy will specialize in preparing students for their high school careers through a variety of concentrated efforts.

Where is the Freshman Academy?

The Freshman Academy is located behind the courtyard on the NCHS campus. What are the benefits of the Freshman Academy? There is an increase in student attendance and school spirit due to a sense of belonging. There is also a significant decrease in behavior problems due to the structured environment.

Will students be able to participate in sports and clubs while attending the Freshman Academy?

Yes! Students at the Freshman Academy will have the same opportunity to participate in all of the clubs, athletics, and extra-curricular activities currently offered at North Cobb High School.

What are the benefits to the Freshman Academy?

• Increase student achievement with higher grade point averages and decreasing the number of retained students.

• Increase student attendance

• Decrease student discipline incidents

• Encourage student involvement and participation in school activities and functions

• Aid with social transition to the high school environment

• Establish positive connections and transitions for incoming ninth grade students with a specific set of teachers