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What is Cobb Horizon High School?

Cobb Horizon High School opened during the 2018-2019 school year after the merger of Oakwood Digital Academy and the Cobb Performance Learning Center, the district's two alternative high schools.  Cobb Horizon High School is a non-punitive alternative school that is available to Cobb County high school students.

Students may apply to attend Cobb Horizon instead of their designated Cobb County high school if they are in need of a different path to obtain enough credits to earn a high school diploma. If accepted into our program, students are enrolled in one of our three sessions, each of which meet Monday through Thursday. Students do not attend school on Fridays.

Our students have chosen to attend our program due to various reasons such as a need to improve their academic performance, having work or family commitments that conflict with the hours of their high school, social reasons, transferring from a school out of state and needing additional credits in order to graduate, or due to other reasons.

Some students, especially those who are new to Georgia, may be assigned to attend Cobb Horizon instead of their local high school since they may be able to earn more credits each semester at Cobb Horizon compared to their local high school.

Our instructional format differs from that of a typical high school. Student coursework is primarily completed through various online platforms with teachers available to answer student questions and assist them with their online assignments.

Students are able to work at their own pace and, in many cases, accelerate their learning. Students work in a small classroom setting and receive one-on-one attention. Although most coursework is completed online, students are also expected to complete offline assignments and participate in small group instruction. All of our teachers are Georgia certificated and hold degrees in their respective fields.

Our school's enrollment is usually a few hundred students with a maximum of 450.


Our students are assigned to one of the following sessions:

Session 1 - Personal Transportation

1st Period (HR)

8:00 AM - 9:20 AM

2nd Period

9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

3rd Period 

10:55 AM - 12:15 PM


Session 2 - CCSD Bus Transportation

2nd Period

9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

3rd Period 

10:55 AM - 12:15 PM

4th Period (HR)

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM


Session 3 - Personal Transportation

3rd Period 

10:55 AM - 12:15 PM

4th Period (HR)

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

5th Period

2:25 PM - 3:45 PM



Who can apply to Cobb Horizon High School?

To enroll at Cobb Horizon High School, a student:

  • Must be a Cobb County resident.
  • Must be eligible to attend school in the Cobb County School District.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have previously earned a minimum of 5 credits.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from Cobb Horizon High School each day unless they plan on attending session 2 where transportation is provided. 
  • Must attend an information session prior to enrollment.


Is Transportation Provided to Cobb Horizon High School Students?

Yes, but only if they are enrolled in session two.  Session two is from 9:25 to 2:20.  Students will ride their assigned neighborhood school bus to their home school. Once the students arrive at their home school, the students will ride a second school bus that will take them to Cobb Horizon High School. At dismissal (2:20 p.m.), a school bus will pick up the students from Cobb Horizon and transport the students back to their home school where they will ride their neighborhood school bus home.


What are some other facts about the application process?

Priority will be given to students who are closest to meeting graduation requirements.

  • Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance.
  • Acceptance decisions are made by a review committee.
  • Students who are good candidates will be invited to a mandatory information session.
  • Students may enroll at Cobb Horizon after attending the information session.


Is there an attendance policy?

Yes. Attendance is very important at Cobb Horizon and is strictly enforced. Students will be withdrawn after ten consecutive unexcused absences OR twelve total unexcused absences within a semester.


Do students earn a high school diploma at Cobb Horizon High School?

Yes. Upon completion of ALL graduation requirements (coursework and testing proficiency), students receive a diploma directly from Cobb Horizon High School and it will have Cobb Horizon High School's name on it.


Can ESOL students or students with IEPs enroll at Cobb Horizon High School?

Cobb Horizon High School is open to all Cobb County School District students who meet the enrollment criteria.  However, prospective students should keep in mind that this is a unique instructional environment built on a foundation of individualized digital learning.  As such, students spend a majority of their time reading from a computer screen, so the ability to read and comprehend is essential for success.

  • Students who are receiving services through ESOL should consult with their ESOL teacher at their home school to determine if Cobb Horizon is an appropriate academic setting.
  • Students who are receiving special education services should contact their case manager prior to making a decision to transfer to Cobb Horizon.  In order for students with IEPs to enroll at Cobb Horizon, there must first be an IEP committee meeting held at their home school in which the committee agrees with the change in academic setting and the student's IEP must be amended to reflect this change.


How can I enroll at Cobb Horizon High School?

Click here for information about applying to the new Cobb Horizon High School.  You will be contacted to set up an appointment when an opening occurs. 

The number of classes you are allowed to enroll in will be based on your time of entry. 

For more information, please contact Cobb Horizon High School at 678-594-8240.