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!
Coach Whitley wrote, "I'd like to nominate Dillan Daugherty for Pirate of the Week. I have Dillan in weight training. No matter what the workout is or what I am asking the students to do, Dillan always gives it 100%. In weight training, you get out of the class what you put into the class, and Dillan excels in effort and perseverance. He always has a great attitude and a smile on his face and I look forward to seeing what all he can accomplish."
Our partner in education, Mr. Alex Smith of Life Springs Church, provided Dillan with a hat donated by Aves.Dillan, thank you for helping to make NGA such a special place!
The PSAT is great practice for the SAT, a major college entrance exam. Taking the PSAT can also make you eligible for the National Merit Scholarship Program. www.nationalmerit.org.
See your counselor Ms. Tante Colquitt for more information and to sign up. Cost to take the test is $17. The deadline to register is Friday, September 20, 2019.
NGA students will test at PCHS at 8 am on October 16, 2019.
Fall / Yearbook Pictures will take place on Thursday, September 19.
Parents/Guardians must provide proof of residency when students are in K, 3rd, 6th, and 9th grade or when there is a question concerning residency. We will not begin to collect these until the first week of school.
Acceptable Proofs of Residency are current (within 30 days) utility bills (power, propane, phone, water, cable/satellite, trash pickup), notarized lease, and rental agreement. Utility bills need to show your street address as receiving service and may not be over 30 days old. If you live with someone else, and the bills are in their name, they will need to come with you to fill out an Affidavit of Residence, bring two acceptable Proofs of Residence, and provide I.D.
You may send current proof of residency with your child beginning the first week of school. We will photocopy and give the originals back to your student. Or, feel free to bring them to the front office when school begins.