BCHS Exemption Policy – 2017-2018

BCHS’s exemption policy 2017-2018 

A reward for students who meet the criteria in both academic and attendance related indicators! Any student meeting the criteria will be required to have a parent signed exempt form to be eligible for exemption from their final exams (this is per class). Students that are exempt will receive their cumulative average of the two nine weeks as their final exam grade. Students are allowed to take the exam even if exempt, but if they do, they will receive the grade that is made on the final exam. 

All students will continue to take a pre & post test in their classes which will be used as a data point for each students growth, but these academic measures will be separate from the final exam. 

*Reminder, for students to be excused from any absences they must turn in a parent or doctors note within two days of their absence. These will not be accepted outside of this period (per the student handbook). 

**Any student exempt, with parent signed exemption form returned, will not be counted absent on finals day!


Brantley County High School

2017-2018

Final Exam Exemption Policy
A student may be exempt from the final exam in a course if they meet the following criteria:

  • A student has a class average of 75-79 with 0 absences
  • A student has a class average of 80-89 with 2 or fewer excused absences.
  • A student has a class average of 90-100 with 3 or fewer excused absences.

Final Exam Dates:

Semester 1: December 19 and 20

Semester 2: May 24 and 25

Parking Pass paperwork!

Please click the link below for a copy of the Parking Pass paperwork. We will also have hard copies available in the front office on July 19. Please see previous post about dates when you are eligible to come by and pick out your parking space.

*Students may need to be signed into their google school accounts to access the attached form.

**Clarification – any student meeting the requirements; license, insurance, and parent signed form can purchase a parking pass anytime throughout the school year, each student parking on campus will be required to have a pass starting August 9.

Please click the link below to access the paperwork.

Parking Pass Paperwork

BCHS Parking Passes

BCHS STUDENT PARKING PASSES

2017-2018

There will be a change in the way we are selling parking passes the upcoming school year. Every student will be required to have a parking pass to park on campus (including on the opposite side of the football field). All parking passes will be $10.00.  

2017 – 2018 Student Parking Pass Purchase Dates
Students Dates Price
Potential Honor Graduate Seniors July 24 and 25 $10
Potential Honor Graduate Juniors July 26 and 27 $10
Potential Honor Graduate Sophomores July 28 $10
All remaining students July 31 thru August 8 $10

Students will not be allowed to park on campus without a parking pass beginning August 9.  This includes the lot on the other side of the football field.  

Students, or their parent/guardian, are the only ones allowed to purchase parking passes.  No fellow students or other family members will be allowed to purchase a pass for a student.

Students without a parking pass will park on the opposite side of the football field for the first two days of school until a parking pass is purchased.  However, beginning August 9, students will not be allowed to park anywhere on campus without a pass.

All parking passes will be sold in the front office and students must bring:

  • a copy of their insurance card
  • driver’s license
  • completed form with parent signature

Forms will be available for pick-up starting Wednesday, July 19.  The form will also be posted on social media and sent out via student email.  

If a student misses their purchase date, they may purchase their parking pass on any of the other scheduled days after their missed date.

Summer Planning – June 16, 2017

I wanted to use this week’s entry to introduce the administrative team at Brantley County High School. Many of them you may already know, but their importance to BCHS and Brantley County Schools cannot be understated.

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  • Pictured above; Marcia Chesser, Carole Ann Gill, Dean Horne, and Ben Horner.

Carole Ann Gill, Assistant Principal: 

Carole Ann Gill serves as assistant principal at BCHS. Mrs. Gill hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Her experience in education includes 2 years as a paraprofessional, 11 years as a teacher, and 9 years as an assistant principal.

A former student of BCHS, Mrs. Gill bleeds blue and gold! She has a love for her school and community. She is the proud mother of four Herons and is a proud supporter of anything Brantley. Her goal is to make sure each student reaches his or her full potential in the classroom and in life. Mrs. Gill is always eager to make each year better than the last!

Marcia Chesser, Assistant Principal:

Marcia Chesser, Assistant Principal of Brantley County High School, has been married to her husband Steven Chesser for nearly 18 years. Together they have two children, Garrison (12) and Lily (8), and live in Hortense. Mrs. Chesser enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, and travel.


Mrs. Chesser is a BCHS alumna and 2000 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Science Education. She acquired a Master of Education degree from Troy State University in 2005 and is currently working to complete her Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. Mrs. Chesser taught science at BCHS for 16 years, much of that time as the department chairperson, until becoming an Assistant Principal in 2016.

Coach Dean Horne, Alternative School Director/Assistant Principal: 

I am excited and honored to be starting my first year as Assistant Principal and Alternative School Director at BCHS. While I am new to this particular role, I am not new to the BCHS Family – I have taught and worked in Brantley County Schools for 20 years. During my tenure I have served as a teacher, Special Education Coordinator, Transition Coordinator, Brantley County Middle School Athletic Director, and held various coaching positions.

My educational experience includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from Georgia College and State University, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from National University. Additionally, I earned certification in Career and Technical Instruction from Georgia Southern University.

I have been blessed with three wonderful children who all grew up in this community. Kaela is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and is currently teaching Economics here at BCHS. Skyler is currently enrolled at the University of Georgia and will earn his degree in Public Relations this upcoming spring. My youngest child, Grayson, is a rising sophomore here at BCHS. He is a part of the drum line in our awesome BCHS Marching Band, and is also a member of our Tennis Team.

Dr. Stuart Medley, CTAE Director: 

This will be my 33rd year working with students, 31 of them in Brantley County. I have taught numerous subjects in grades K-12. I received my Bachelors degree from Troy State, my Masters from Valdosta State and my Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Argosy University. I am an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Navy. I find my current position as CTAE Director to be very challenging and rewarding. Giving students an opportunity to explore their potential careers is very exciting.

I have two daughters, Melissa and Callie, both graduates of Brantley County High. Melissa is completing her Masters in Sociology while Callie has begun her first semester in Physician Assistance (PA) school at Augusta Medical School. My hobbies include fishing and traveling. Lori, my partner in life of 12 years, is also an educator. We enjoy traveling.

 

Heron Nation – June 10, 2017

Heron Nation!!!

What an awesome week! I traveled to Peachtree City, GA with several Brantley County Principals, both incoming Assistant Superintendents, and Superintendent Dr. Kim Morgan to attend the Griffin RESA Leadership Conference. We were able to learn from some of the best educators throughout the country, including Peter Dewitt, Phil Hartley, Bryan Goodwin, NASSP National Principal of the Year, Georgia Principal of the Year, NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year, and many other great educational leaders throughout the state of Georgia. I learned many innovative educational practices that I brought back and discussed with the administrative team at BCHS.

I spent my first official day at the school on Wednesday and was able to meet several of the staff members at the ‘Meet and Greet’ breakfast hosted by Dr. Morgan, Mrs. Tumlin, and the administrative team.  Staff members were already at school learning about reading and writing in the content, so it worked out to be a great opportunity to meet the staff and see them in action during professional learning!

The dedication of BCHS teachers has already impressed me and coupled with the amazing support of the office staff and administrative team, I can tell this is going to be a great year!. We have not wasted any time moving forward and planning for the 2017-2018 school year!

Please keep an eye on this blog, social media, local newspaper, and PowerSchool shout-out for information throughout the summer. We are planning to offer parking passes prior to school starting and will send out that information once the details are finalized. Fall athletic teams are also gearing up for their seasons – lots of great things in the works for Heron Nation!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school or email any administrator for assistance!

Go Herons!!!

Dr. Horner

ben.horner@brantley.k12.ga.us

Heron Nation – June 10, 2017

Heron Nation!!!

What an awesome week! I traveled to Peachtree City, GA with several Brantley County Principals, both incoming Assistant Superintendents, and Superintendent Dr. Kim Morgan to attend the Griffin RESA Leadership Conference. We were able to learn from some of the best educators throughout the country, including Peter Dewitt, Phil Hartley, Bryan Goodwin, NASSP National Principal of the Year, Georgia Principal of the Year, NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year, and many other great educational leaders throughout the state of Georgia. I learned many innovative educational practices that I brought back and discussed with the administrative team at BCHS.

I spent my first official day at the school on Wednesday and was able to meet several of the staff members at the ‘Meet and Greet’ breakfast hosted by Dr. Morgan, Mrs. Tumlin, and the administrative team.  Staff members were already at school learning about reading and writing in the content, so it worked out to be a great opportunity to meet the staff and see them in action during professional learning!

The dedication of BCHS teachers has already impressed me and coupled with the amazing support of the office staff and administrative team, I can tell this is going to be a great year!. We have not wasted any time moving forward and planning for the 2017-2018 school year!

Please keep an eye on this blog, social media, local newspaper, and PowerSchool shout-out for information throughout the summer. We are planning to offer parking passes prior to school starting and will send out that information once the details are finalized. Fall athletic teams are also gearing up for a their seasons – lots of great things in the works for Heron Nation!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school or email any administrator for assistance!

Go Herons!!!

Dr. Horner

ben.horner@brantley.k12.ga.us

Proud to be a Heron!!

I am proud to be joining Brantley County High School! I look forward to meeting everyone and preparing for the 2017-2018 school year!

Just a little about myself:
I have two wonderful children, Karah (10) and Kason (8). Karah is a competitive cheerleader on a team out of Tifton, GA and Kason plays academy soccer.

My wife, Patty, is the numeracy coach at Coffee High School and the head cheerleading coach there.

I have taught, coached (soccer), and been an administrator at the middle, high, and collegiate levels. I received my doctorate from Georgia Southern University in Curriculum Studies in December 2015. My wife and I are huge Florida State Seminole fans!!!

I am beyond excited to be joining BCHS and even more excited to meet each of you! Please feel free to introduce yourself!

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Dr. Horner

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