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OCHS Monthly Calendar
Important OC Files


P.atriot A.cademic T.utorial S.essions

We are off to a great start with PATS!  Students who did not have a tutorial session slated for a particular segment were able to request a schedule change and we will continue to accommodate re-assignments based on student need/interest as is feasible.  Students and teachers are very excited about the potential of PATS to transform learning at OCHS!

From the Office
Welcome to our OCHS website. It is our goal to keep this web site as up-to-date as possible. Administration and staff at OCHS hope this website will be a tool to help keep all informed of the happenings at OCHS.

If there are any problems or issues that you have with the site, please email Sonja Thompson or Bill Sampson.
House Bill 91
  • Diploma Petition

    On Monday, March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a bill permitting former high school students who completed all coursework but failed to pass one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests, the Georgia High School Writing Test or their predecessors to request a high school diploma.  Students' eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1 will be based on the graduation requirements in effect the year they first entered ninth grade.  To be considered for a high school diploma, former students may complete this petition and submit it along with a copy of some form of photo ID by mail or in person.  Petitions will also be made available in the office at OCHS. Each petition may take several weeks to review.

In the News. . .


PATS time at OCHS is going great!  While some students are getting much needed help in academic areas, other students are having the opportunity to extend their learning.  The students below are engaged in learning to intubate a patient, courtesy of guest speaker, EMS director, Jason Lewis.


The students below have been enjoying working with 3D modeling and printing in the media center during PATS time and lunch time.



All of our spring sports are busy with jam-packed schedules.  Soccer, Baseball, Golf and Track are all working hard to bring home the wins!  Check our monthly schedule on this home page to see the schedules and come out support the PATRIOTS!!!


We welcome our rising 9th grade parents for orientation on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.


Best of luck to our JGG students as they head off to competition today!  Goooo Patriots!


Students who will be between 15 and 17 by June 1st may be eligible for the Piedmont Athens Regional Volunteer Team this summer.  For more information pick up a flyer in the front office or see your school counselor.  The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on March 3rd!!!


The Miss Oglethorpe pageants will be held on March 13, 2017 at 3:30 p. m. in the OCHS cafeteria.  Come out and support our participants!



SCHOLARSHIP opportunity for senior girls!!! Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society awards 2 grants to young women who are pursuing a career in education.  For more information, see your school counselor.  Application deadline is MARCH 10th!


Let's eat PANCAKES at FATZ!  Join us February 25th at Fatz Café in Athens, Georgia for a delicious breakfast!  The OCHS football team is selling tickets now and at the door for just $7.00 for a delicious pancake breakfast on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 7:30-10:30 a.m.!  Come on out and join us!


ATTENTION Seniors:  Please bring in a copy of your college acceptance letter to your school counselor so that we can share your accomplishments by recognizing you on our bulletin board outside the main office!


ATTENTION:  Sophomores and Juniors!  Would you like to take a trip to our nation's Capitol, Washington, DC, for free?  If so, take advantage of the Washington Tour Youth Essay contest sponsored by Rayle EMC.  Essay contest information can be found in the main office.  Contest deadline is March 10th! 




POP Award

Pride Of The Patriots

Fall 2016

School Council News
  • Next School Council Meeting March 15, 2017 @ 7:30 a.m.
Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Darryl Breese, this year's OCHS Teacher of the Year!

 We are delighted to recognize Mr. Brese for receiving this accolade, voted upon by his peers.  He is a gifted teacher of  Biology and Honors Biology at OCHS, and he challenges his students to give their best each day.  He continually seeks the best innovations and techniques to reach and challenge each child to develop his or her absolute potential.

Mr. Brese has also taught abroad in Thailand for two summers and brings his knowledge and love of learning to every student he encounters.  OCHS is fortunate to have someone of his ability.  Congratulations, Darryl Breese!


Parent Information Center

Click this Link to access the OCSD RTI Page.

Click this Link to access the Parent Right to Know Letter.

Haga clic en esteVincilo para leer la carta acerca de los derechos de los padres en español.

Click this Link to access the Online Learning Notice to Parents.

Click this Link to access the School Parental Involvement Plan.

Click this Link to access the Title 1 School-wide Program Plan.

Click this Link to access the School-Parent Compact.

Please review our 2016-2017 Title I School-Parent Compact and Parent Involvement Plan.  If you would like to make comments or recommendations for revisions to any of our parent documents, please email Principal Susie Johnson at or call the school at (706) 743-8124.  Also, if you want a printed copy, please come to the school to request one.  


Non-Discrimination Clause
As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Oglethorpe County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations.  For additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator, contact the system superintendent’s office at Oglethorpe County Board of Education, 735 Athens Road, Lexington, GA 30648, 706-743-8128.