Welcome to Ninth Grade Academy!

  • Welcome to Pike County Ninth Grade Academy! We look forward to an exciting year as we embark on the journey of challenging our students to be innovative and creative through every aspect of their education.  We believe that 9th grade is a very important year, as it is the time when students have the opportunity to set a firm foundation for a successful high school career. We want to help each student identify their interests and goals, and to support them in obtaining required credits, so that their progression to the 10th grade is smooth and as meaningful as possible. The Ninth Grade Academy faculty and staff are committed to nurturing and developing confident students who are able to be successful at the high school level. We are glad you are here!


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  • Pirate of the Week: Aiden Potter


    Congratulations to Aiden Potter, our Pirate of the Week! Aiden was selected by Mr. Clayton Moon and Mr. Clay Woerner.

    Coach Woerner wrote, “Aiden is a special student. He has such fun in school yet seems to knock it out of the park academically. He has been near the top of every unit test, yet the humor flows freely, which makes class so enjoyable. Aiden is also advanced socially, knowing when it is time to work and when it is time to make a joke. He also went the extra mile in his AP class by reading a super thick book over the break. Thank you, Aiden, for supplying your teacher and classmates with appropriate leadership and laughter.”

    Mr. Moon wrote, “Aiden Potter has really started 2019 off with a bang! He started his weight lifting program and has responsibly been making sure to take the time to use proper technique in each lift. He produced his goals for 2019 and coordinates his lifts to match his cross-country goals. Aiden Potter deserves to be Pirate of the Week because he is able to benefit from all of his courses at NGA. He applies his Recreational Activities class to the sports offered, but most of all, he recognizes the course will benefit him for life.”

    Mr. Alex Smith, Pastor of Life Springs Church, has provided Aiden with a Google gift card!

    Aiden, thank you for helping to make NGA such a special place!
    Pirate of the Week--Aiden Potter  
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  • STEM Parent Night

    As time for 10th grade registration nears, there is important information regarding the STEM program that you need in order to best decide your continued path in high school. We have scheduled a STEM informational night for all parents/guardian and students on Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Pike County High School. This meeting is only for parents of students currently enrolled in STEM. Representatives from Pike County High School will be present to discuss new options within the STEM program beginning next school year. 

    If your family is unable to attend this meeting, it is important to let us know as soon as possible. Please call or email:

    Liz Fordham, Counselor   fordhah@pike.k12.ga.us      770-567-8770 ext. 2110

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  • Captain of the Month--Mr. Clay Woerner

    Captain of the Month At Ninth Grade Academy, we are excited to have a non-traditional employee recognition program, in which students nominate the staff members who make a difference and are exceptional. This month, we would like to recognize Mr. Clay Woerner, who was nominated by student Joshua Rich. Joshua, a student in Mr. Woerner's class, writes, “I nominate Mr. Woerner for Captain of the Month. He always tries to make class easy for some students. His enthusiasm and optimism makes him stand out. He always makes an effort to put a smile on students’ faces with his Joke of the Day. Even though some students prove irritable to Mr. Woerner, he always has the strength to keep high self-esteem and put them back in order. He shows heavy determination to get students to join in Operation: Christmas Shoebox.”

    Mr. Woerner, thank you for helping to make NGA such a special place!

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