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End Of Course Testing
End of Course Testing Letter for Parents
Microsoft Word Document     Adobe PDF File

Student Essays
As part of Wheeler's School Improvement Plan (SIP) the students are required to write an essay on three specified days of the semester.
These essays are graded by the classroom teachers using the following standardized rubric.

Get the student rubric as a Adobe Acrobat file or as a Word Document
Get the teacher rubric as a Adobe Acrobat file or as a Word Document

Governor's Honors Program
The prestigious Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is available to intellectually gifted and talented sophomores and juniors.  Students go through an intensive interview process at the school, county, and state levels.  Fewer than 800 students from across Georgia become GHP "winner"; these students are rewarded with an all-expense-paid six week study program under the auspices of the State Department of Education, held on the campus of Valdosta State University.  Wheeler finalists who have attended the program enthusiastically maintain that it is an incredible experience, both intellectually and socially.

For questions about GHP, call Mrs. Taaffe at 770-568-6233, ext 257. 

Coordinators for GHP are:

Joyce Taaffe - Academic Coordinator
(math, English, social studies, science, foreign language)
Suzanne Yates - Fine Arts Coordinator
(instrumental music, voice, visual art, drama, dance, piano)
Patty Morgan - Career/Technology Coordinator
(executive management, computer design, computer programming)

High School Graduation Tests for Juniors 
Participation and success on these tests are extremely important. Please mark your calendars and help your students prepare. 
Study guides are available on the Georgia Department of Education Website: - Click on Curriculum, then Testing, then Georgia High School Graduation Tests; then on the study guide for the particular subject test.

Students must pass the Writing Test (taken in September) as well as these four tests to graduate from a Georgia high school. 

Free Online Resources
Skills Tutor
Provides tutorials in Reading, Writing, Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), Intermediate Math, Information Skills, Workforce Skills, and Algebra I. To use, click on the link above leave password blank if you haven't logged in before. If you have been assigned a password, use it. For site, enter wheeler01.

Georgia College Planning
Gives information on planning for college, including exploring careers, comparing Georgia colleges, applying to college, and financial aid.

EOCT and GHSGT Study Guides
Click on Student Testing under "Learning" heading
On next screen, under "Grades 9-12", click on EOCT for End-of-Course Test review information or GHSGT for Georgia High School Graduation Test review information.

PICASSO is a portal that provides differentiated information to CCSD staff, parents, and students. It is a resource that provides teachers access to the standards that they are to teach as well as access to multiple resources and information on the process of teaching. Parents and students are provided access to learning resources, announcements related to learning, and curriculum standards. The portal is a living document that is updated frequently throughout the school year. Check it often!


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