Welcome to 9th Grade Academics
At the Pike County 9th Grade Academy, we strive to provide students with a rigorous curriculum through authentic instruction that will enable opportunities to collaborate, communicate, think critically, be creative and use technology. The way we taught students in the past simply does not prepare them for the higher demands of college and careers today and in the future. Our school and schools throughout the country are working to improve teaching and learning to ensure that all students will graduate high school with the skills they need to be successful.
Students at 9th Grade Academy have the opportunity to take core classes as well as several electives. Students in this first year of high school are expected to take an English class, Mathematics, Science, and 4 other courses. These may include World History, PE / Health, Psychology / Sociology, Spanish 1, Chorus, Band, Drama, Agriculture.
Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs provide students meaningful activities that connect academics to business and industry. Pike County High School CTAE offers programs in Agriculture, Business, and Health Science.
Students will be able to independently use strategies and draw meaning from various sources to acquire knowledge and communicate it effectively in real-world situations.
Students will utilize their exposure to a wide variety of physical activities to develop the skills necessary to ensure a healthy and active lifestyle.
A graduate of Pike County Schools will be able to independently apply a deep understanding of number sense and mathematical concepts and skills to solve varied real-life problems.
Ninth Grade Academy offers two science courses, as well as a third, in cooperation with the high school.
Although a social studies course is not required for freshman year, many students are eager to begin exploring secondary social sciences.
Sign up for the PSAT!
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.
Proof of Residency
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.
Pike Ninth Grade Academy