Pope High School HS

Dr. Thomas Flugum, Principal

Kimberly Artigas, AP | Dr. James Bishop, AP | Dr. Denise Danielson, AP | Julie Huffman, AP | Josh Mathews, AP/AD | Nancy Zarbnisky, AP

3001 Hembree Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-578-7900
FAX: 770-578-7902

3001 Hembree Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-578-7900
FAX: 770-578-7902

Academies @ Pope

Pope High School is at capacity for the 2018-2019 school year and will not have any School Choice positions available.

College and Career Pathways @ Pope High School

Academies @ Pope Mission

To cultivate future leaders in high demand fields including STEM, Global Connections, and Hospitality. The Academies offer specialized curriculum and experiential opportunities to explore their areas of keen interest and develop 21st century skills.

What are the Academies @ Pope?

The Academies @ Pope are career pathways that offer a unique and rigorous curricula which combine academic and occupation-related course requirements to students of exceptional merit. The goal of the Academies @ Pope is to prepare students for college and expose them to high-tech, high-need career options in STEM, Global, and Hospitality fields.

The culture of the Academies @ Pope is an environment where students receive personalized instruction enhanced with enriching learning experiences. Academy scholars collaborate with their high-achieving peers to propose, plan, and design solutions to real-world problems. Our project-based interdisciplinary learning provides opportunities for students to understand problems STEM experts face in the real world. STEM scholars will have opportunities to engage with industry experts throughout their program.

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Why Academies?

The College and Career Academy Network launched by the lieutenant governor requires students to complete a pathway in high school to prepare them for college or a career. The state has taken other steps requiring students to identify a career pathway focus in middle school.

Who should choose the Academies at Pope?

The Academies @ Pope are designed for talented scholars who have a serious interest in STEM, Global, or Hospitality career fields. Academy scholars should be creative self-starters who maintain high expectations for themselves and enjoy working in a team environment. These scholars should be interested in exploring a variety of learning opportunities that extend beyond the typical school day.

How do Academies differ from traditional curricula?

The Academies @ Pope’s enriched curricula includes:

    · Preparation for college AND high-demand, high-wage careers

    · Parent and community involvement

    · Personalized learning environment for ALL students

    · Engaging curriculum and instruction

    · Practical work experiences such as job shadowing and internships

    · Opportunities for online courses, college credit, and professional certifications during high school

    · Project-based, interdisciplinary learning

    · Enrichment opportunities that extend beyond the traditional coursework

How do I become a scholar in one of the Academies @ Pope?

Future Academy scholars must apply online to their choice of the Academies @ Pope. The applicant will submit standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, and written essays. The application deadline is December 1, 2018.

Academies Timeline






Sept 20, 2018 

2:15 pm

Pope Preview/

Academy Preview at Hightower MS

Location: Hightower MS 




Sept 20, 2018

6:30 pm

Academy Preview Night following Pope Preview

Location: Pope HS,

Theater/Cafeteria breakouts

 Introduction to Pope High School & Academies




Oct 1,  2018

Academy Applications available online

Applications are available on the Pope Academies website



Oct 1, 2018

10:10 am

Pope Preview/

Academy Preview at Dodgen MS

Location: Dodgen MS



Dec 1, 2018 

Academy Applications Due

Applications submitted online.




Feb 15, 2019

Academy Acceptances Announced

Students will receive notification of acceptance via email.




Mar 18, 2019

Letter of Intent Due

Academy students will submit intent form to Pope Academies via email

Week of


March 14, 2019


Registration for Academy Courses 2019

Academy student and parents will meet to register for Academy courses.

Attention School Choice Applicants:

If you are NOT in the Pope Attendance Zone, you will have to go through the School Choice Application process.


  • STEM Academy Application
  • Culinary Academy Application
  • Globalization Academy Application
  • Teacher Recommendation Form - Applicants must fill out the Applicant Information portion of the recommendation form PRIOR to emailing the form to your teacher.  Have your teacher email the completed form to denise.danielson@cobbk12.org.