Attention Senior Parents/Guardians
Senior Parents! Do not miss the opportunity to honor the accomplishments of your graduate. Senior ad deadline is November 16, 2018. Senior ads must be purchased and built by November 16. Build your ad at www.balfour.com.
Yearbooks are now available for purchase! Visit www.Balfour.com to purchase a 2018-2019 book. The cost is $80.00.
Request For Flexibility (RFF) Renewals
Our School Governance Council (SGC) has applied for renewal of Cambridge High School's Request For Flexibility (RFF) for both the Personal Fitness Waiver and our Wednesday Planning Time (GROWL Wednesday).
Both RFFs have been approved for public comment. We encourage all stake holders to review our two RFFs and provide feedback to the School Governance Council. There are two ways to provide feedback. The first is to email the SGC Parliamentarian Ms. Stephanie Butler at butlerS12@fultonschools.org. You can also attend the SGC Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 11th at 4:00 pm to provide public comment about the RFFs.
To review RFFs
Winter End of Course Testing (EOC)
Students completing an EOC course first semester will take the EOC on Wednesday, December 12. The testing day is a GROWL day, so students will need to report to campus no later than 8:05 am.
Testing will take place on FCS issued devices. It is important that students perform a "restart" on their device beginning December 3, until December 12 to ensure your device has the latest testing software. If you do not have an FCS issued device, you will need to request one for testing at EOC Device Check-out. Request for a device must be completed by Friday, December 7, by 4:00 pm.
Testing will occur in the following locations:
Last Name: Testing Location:
Students will testing accommodations will report to the location indicated above where you will receive additional information regarding your testing location.
Cultural Exchange Trip to Japan
Cambridge High School and AP Economics Teacher Bryan Wallace have been selected as one of three high schools in Georgia to participate in an all-expense paid cultural exchange trip to Japan over the 2019 Spring Break. The program is sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Georgia, the Japan Foundation and the Laurasian Institute. The goal of the program is to foster stronger relationships between U.S. and Japanese citizens and increase student knowledge of Japan and Japanese culture. The program will also focus on the important Japan-Georgia economic relationship and what it means to the health of our local and state economies.
A total of 18 students from three different metro schools will attend, along with seven chaperones. Each school will send six students, a teacher, and a county/school official. The director of the Georgia Council on Economic Education will also be accompanying students and chaperones.
The program is open to all Cambridge juniors and seniors with an unweighted numerical GPA of 85 or above.
All student expenses on the tour will be covered including airfare and transportation, accommodations, meals, and cost of program-related activities. The student will be expected to cover incidental costs which may include extra meals, souvenirs, or activities that are not part of the program. Student accommodations will be double occupancy and shared with another student of the same gender.
Students will depart Atlanta on March 28, 2019 and return on April 6, 2019. This will involve two missed days of class for which students will be responsible. Details of the itinerary have not been released but will include a stay in Tokyo and a visit to one or two additional cities in Japan. Activities will likely include school and business visits, cultural/historical field trips, and meetings with Japanese and American officials.
Please see documents below for application procedures and deadlines. The deadline for all applications is 11/16 at 3:30 P.M.
Application for Cambridge Japanese Study Tour
JASG Gen-J Student Application
Japan Essay Rubric
Parent Resource - Vaping and Juuling
Student First, Safety First Vaping and Juuling
(Provided by Fulton County Schools)
Parent Round Table - November 16
Join Ms. Premoli on Friday, November 16, 2018 for our next parent roundtable. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am in room 2.428. The topic for our next roundtable is Digital Citizenship.
First Semester Final Exams
Schedule and Exemption Policy and Procedures
First Semester Final Exams will begin on Monday, December 17 and continue through Thursday, December 20.
First Semester Final Exam Exemption Incentive:
Cambridge High School's Final Exam Exemption Incentive can be found at www.cambridgehs.org, About, Academics. Students must meet all qualifications of the exemption policy at the time they make their exemption request. Request will be made through the Final Exam Exemption Request form that will be posted to www.cambridgehs.org beginning Thursday, November 28, 2018. The exemption request window will close at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2018. Students who are approved for final exam exemption will be notified by their teacher (for the exam they have requested to exempt) by Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
In addition, students must obtain parent/guardian approval to exempt any final. If a signed parent form is not received, a student is not qualified for exemption and will not be approved. Parent permission can be completed beginning November 28, 2018 in one of the following three ways:
- Complete the permission form electronically using ZippSlipp by 4:00 pm, December 3.
- Download a permission form from our website, sign and return to the Cambridge front office before 4:00 pm, December 3, or
- Pick up a paper copy at the Cambridge front office, sign and return before 4:00 pm, December 3.
Students are expected to maintain their qualification for exempting a final exam through the final exam period. If at any time a student no longer qualifies, he/she will be notified by their teacher or administrator and may not exempt the final exam(s). The final exam exemption incentive includes the following qualifications:
- Five or fewer absences (excused and unexcused) per semester, in the class a student wishes to exempt the final exam
- OSS counts toward absences
- Average ≥ 70, in the class the student wishes to exempt
- Only one absence from GROWL for the year (9th grade)
- Students who exceed five absences can still exempt with an average of 90 or above in the class they wish to exempt
Schedule for Monday, December 17 (full academic day)
|1st period||1st period final exam||8:20 - 10:25 am|
|2nd period|| ||10:35 - 11:20 am|
|3rd period|| ||11:25 - 12:10 pm|
|4th period|| ||12:15 - 1:00 pm|
|5th period|| ||1:05 - 1:50 pm|
|6th period|| ||1:55 - 2:40 pm|
|7th period|| ||2:45 - 3:30 pm|
|8:20 - |
|3rd period final exam||4th period final exam ||5th period final exam |
|2nd period final exam||6th period final exam |
7th period final exam
Note: The cafeteria will have lunch available for students after the last exam period on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Buses will depart at 12:45pm.
Late Check-in Guidelines - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
The first exam periods on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (December 18-20) are also lunch periods. During lunch periods, students who have lunch will remain in the cafeteria and will use the time to study for final exams.
Your student may arrive late rather than attend during his/her lunch period. If your student is arriving late on one of the half-day final exam days, he/she must arrive by 10:35 am. Students arriving late will remain in the cafeteria until it is time to move to the 10:40 am exam. Students riding in car pool must enter through the cafeteria doors on the north side of the building (facing Kings Ridge). Student drivers must enter through the cafeteria doors. Do not drop your student off at the front doors as they will be directed to the cafeteria side entrance. Students cannot be in the academic halls during testing.
Students are expected to be present and on time on all testing days. If a student must miss a final exam due to illness, the parent/guardian must call the Attendance Office on the day of the absence in order for the student to take his/her exam on the make-up days. If the Attendance Office is not alerted, the absence will be considered unexcused.
All other missed exams must receive prior approval by the student's grade-level administrator. To obtain approval the parent/guardian should email the administrator by Friday, December 14. Please include the date(s) to be missed, the subject name(s), the teacher name(s), and reason for the missed exam.
Make up exams will take place in the Student Center and will occur on:
- Thursday, January 3, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
- Friday, January 4, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Checking Students Out:
Students will not be allowed to check out while exams are in progress. Classrooms cannot be disturbed, and students will not be allowed in the academic halls. For a student to check out prior to the end of the day, please have your student bring a note to the Attendance Office at the beginning of the school day. Due to the volume, the Attendance Office cannot accept emails or phone calls at check-out time.
Cambridge CCRPI, ACT, and SAT Scores
Georgia Department of Education released the 2018 College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) for all schools in Georgia. In addition, ACT and SAT results are in for 2018. Read more about our results at Cambridge.
Student ID Policy
School Safety and Security Plan
As part of our safety and
security plan, we are implementing a policy such that all students must wear an
ID at all times. IDs should be worn around the neck and visible. By requiring
all staff, students, and visitors have some identification on them at all
times; we can better ensure that the people in our building, should be in our
building. We ask that all parents and guardians help us in this safety measure
by ensuring that your student has his/her ID on them each day.
If your student has not received his/her ID, please have them see Ms. Leathers
in the Front Office. Please note that if a student loses his/her ID, it
will cost $5 to replace the ID and if a student loses their ID and lanyard, it
will cost $10 to replace all items..
Spring Semester Dual Enrollment
Deadline - November 30
All students who wish to participate in spring dual enrollment classes must have applied to the college (if required - by college deadline) and submitted their signed Student Participation Agreement and Class Schedule to Ms. Wilson no later than Friday, November 30, 2018. Any forms received after this date will not be accepted. Please contact Mrs. Wilson, Dual Enrollment Liaison at email@example.com or your counselor with any questions.
Homework Help During GROWL
We are so excited to add "Homework Help" sessions to our GROWL program on Wednesdays. Does your 9th grader need help understanding their homework? Perhaps they need someone to read their essay and provide some feedback. Or maybe they are struggling with a concept and need someone to explain it to them again. We have a solution.
Cambridge National Honors Society students are volunteering their time to help 9th graders with their homework during study hall or intramural sports on GROWL days. After attendance is taken in study hall or intramural sports, students may sign out of their class to report to room 1.116. Our National Honors Society students will be there to help with math, science, history, English, and Spanish.
This is a great opportunity for 9th graders to get help with their homework. When they are finished getting help, they return to their study hall or sports.
Cambridge Parent Connectors
New Parent Program
Cambridge High School is excited to announce a new program designed to support new parents/guardians joining the Cambridge community and our existing parents/guardians who may need some support navigating school related issues.
A group of Cambridge parents called the Parent Connectors has been organized to provide third-party, neutral support to fellow parents who have questions or concerns about the school or the community. Please read the flyer below for more information.
You can contact the Parent Connectors by sending an email to Cambridge.ParentConnectors@gmail.com or by completing the following Google Form - Parent Connectors Questionnaire. If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Joel Peterson at PetersonJ1@fultonschools.org.
Calling all Culinary Students and Aspiring Chefs
The Fulton County School Nutrition program is hosting a 2018-2019 Fulton High School Student Chef Competition!
Teams of 2-4 High School students will compete to develop a nutritious, student-friendly recipe that includes local foods, USDA Foods and is easily incorporated into the school café! Teams must submit an application, original recipe with nutrient analysis, taste test results, and a photograph of their dish to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 5, 2018.
The Winter Solstice Tree is Back
Deadline is Friday, December 7
Again, this year Cambridge is teaming up with Fulton County DFACS to give gift cards to teenagers who are in foster care. Often teens are the "forgotten ones" on holiday lists as they are not easy to shop for and are not the first picked from an angel tree or they receive a leftover gift intended for an eight-year-old.
Last year we raised over $1,500 in gift cards by word of mouth through a few classes. This year we are looking to go even bigger.
For those interested in participating (teachers, students, parents), stop by Mr. Schuler's room (2.801) and pick up a solstice tree from his back wall and return it with your gift card (either in a gift bag or wrapped in a small box) by Friday, December, 2018.
If you have any questions, you make contact Mr. Schuler at email@example.com
Let's beat last year's total.
Recycle Gym Shoes and Soccer Cleats
The Cambridge High School boys soccer team is collecting used sneakers and soccer cleats as a fundraiser and service project via GotSneakers.com.
600 million people worldwide do not own shoes 20 million pairs of shoes end up in landfills. Recycle your gym shoes in the collection boxes by the attendance office and help those around the world who are in need of a pair of shoes.
Student Morning Announcements
Keeping students informed
To keep all student up to date and informed, Cambridge delivers Cambridge Headlines each morning to student Fulton County Schools issued email addresses. Announcements can also be accessed this web site, Cambridge Headlines to the right.
Morning announce topics range from current student events, senior and graduation activities and deadlines, testing schedules, bell schedules, club activities, athletic opportunities, and so much more.
Students can access their FCS email from any device, open a web browser and go to portal.office.com. Log into Office 365 using:
Password: birthdate (mmddyyyy).
Class of 2019
We are excited to announce our graduation plan for the Class of 2019. This year, all North Fulton County High Schools will be holding graduation ceremonies at Verizon Amphitheatre located in Alpharetta. Our ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 2:30 pm. We look forward to upholding our tradition of a beautiful and dignified graduation and are excited to take advantage of this spacious venue with ample seating for our Cambridge families.
Our graduation committee will continue to finalize the details of graduation and graduation activities, and additional information will be provided as we get closer to this important event. Beginning October 1, you may order your senior's Graduation Package at www.GABalfour.com. This package will be mandatory for our seniors participating in the graduation ceremony, at the cost of $100.00. The package includes the following, and separate items will not be available for purchase.
- Class of 2019 cap and gown
- Cambridge stole
- Diploma and diploma cover
- Venue fee
Payment for the package will be made to Balfour. Note that beginning March 1, 2019, the Graduation Package will increase to $125.00 to cover late fees. We look forward to a wonderful graduation for the Class of 2019.
See Balfour Flyer...
College Visits to Cambridge
View the latest schedule of college visits and register here:
Cambridge College Visits
SkillsUSA Lowes Grant work begins!
Cambridge SkillsUSA was awarded a $2,000 Lowes Community Improvement Grant when it was selected as a Model of Excellence this past summer. Recently members began improving the courtyard by replanting and doing maintenance on the planters and benches. Later this year, SkillsUSA will have a Skills Day where members will learn how to make benches and some horticulture basics. Thank you, Lowes, for supporting our SkillsUSA!
Cambridge Girls Cross Country Win 6A State Championship
Congratulations to the Cambridge Girls Cross Country team as they capture their second
GHSA 6A State Championship!
Congratulations to the Cambridge Boys Cross Country team who finished
3rd at the GHSA 6A State Meet!
Cambridge FFA Takes Top Honors at National Convention
Congratulations to the Cambridge FFA as then return from the National FFA Conference with top honors. The National FFA Convention is the culmination of the 2017-2018 FFA year.
The Horse Evaluation team placed 2nd in the Nation, led by advisor Ms. Ashley White. Grace Johnson (class of 2018) was the 3rd high individual, and Catherine Shu placed 9th high individual.
|||Horse Evaluation team:|
Grace Johnson -
(Class of 2018)
The Ag Communications team placed 3rd in the Nation; this is their third year to take top honors at Nationals. The Ag Communications team is led by advisor Sarah Nerswick.
The Cambridge FFA Chapter was also named Model of Excellence Finalist for the second year in a row. Model of Excellence is the top honor given to an FFA Chapter.
|Ag Communications team:|
|||Presenting for Cambridge FFA:|
Lastly, the Cambridge FFA had its first National Proficiency Finalist in the chapter's history. Meaghan Bybee (Class of 2018) finish in the top four in the Nation for Equine Science Placement.
|National Finalist - Equine Science Placement:|
Meaghan Bybee (Class of 2018)
District Honor Chorus
Cambridge High School had seven students participate in the District Honor Chorus this past weekend. Congratulations to:
|Cambridge High School PTSA|
- Cindy King, firstname.lastname@example.org
Required by DDS for Learner's Permit and Driver's License.
|Account Access Information||Account Access Information|
- Want to know what schools an address is zoned for?
- Want to know what time the bus comes for a particular school and street?
Personal Fitness Exemption Form (new)
Cambridge official photographer
Class of 2018 Graduation Pictures
Student Parking: 2018 - 2019
Seniors - Class of 2019
All Seniors may apply for a parking spot. Remaining spots were distributed to Juniors based on a lottery.
15 years of age, and younger
Deadline December 5
The Fulton County School Nutrition program is hosting a 2018-2019 Fulton High School Student Chef Competition! Teams of 2-4 High School students will compete to develop a nutritious, student-friendly recipe that includes local foods, USDA Foods and is easily incorporated into the school café! Teams must submit an application, original recipe with nutrient analysis, taste test results, and a photograph of their dish to email@example.com by December 5, 2018.
Class of 2018 Graduation Photos
Graduation photos are available to view and purchase through BPI Photography.