Sequoyah High School (Georgia)
|Sequoyah High School|
|4485 Hickory Rd
Canton, Georgia, 30115
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Cherokee County School District|
|Assistant principals||Diane Butterworth
|Rival||Creekview High School|
Sequoyah High School is a public high school located in Hickory Flat, Georgia educating students in grades 9-12. Opened in the fall of 1990, the school is in its 20th year of existence. It is one of six high schools in Cherokee County.
The school is informally located in the small neighborhood of Hickory Flat on a three-school plot of land dubbed the Ralph Quarles Educational Complex, consisting of Hickory Flat Elementary, Dean Rusk Middle, and Sequoyah High school. This center is placed on the northwest block of the intersection of East Cherokee Drive and Hickory Road.
Preliminary schools in the Sequoyah cluster are Arnold Mill, Free Home, Hickory Flat, Indian Knoll, Mountain Road, Macedonia, and Johnston elementaries, and Dean Rusk Middle School. School enrollment was 1,648 students for the class of 2008. Sequoyah was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2005, the only high school in Georgia to receive that honor, and also received the award in 2006. It also was named a Georgia School of Excellence in 2005.
In athletics the school participates in Classification AAAA, Region/Area 7. In only its eighteenth year, Sequoyah held state titles in basketball (1994, 1996) and wrestling (1996, 1999) and also in softball (2006).
- Elliot Berman, Principal
- Diane Butterworth, Assistant Principal
- Todd Miller, Assistant Principal [Athletic Director]
- Pete Rohan, Assistant Principal
Sequoyah High School offers a broad range of academic courses and studies, having one of, if not the largest Advanced Placement program in Cherokee County. Students are offered a College Preparatory Diploma study path or a Technical Preparatory study path, with one option mixing the two. Students are recommended the following courses to obtain the needed 22 credits that satisfy the Cherokee County Board of Education's requirements for high school graduation.
9th Grade courses
- Math: Algebra 1, CP/ Honors Geometry, CP/ Honors Algebra 2
- Science: Physical Science, CP/ Honors Biology
- Literature: CP/ Honors English Literature & Composition
- Social Studies: World Geography, Honors Economics, Honors Human Geography
10th Grade courses
- Math: See above, Math 2, AP Statistics, Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry
- Science: See above, CP/ Honors Chemistry
11th Grade courses
- Math: See above, Honors Analysis, Statistics, Algebra 3
- Science: See above, CP/ Honors Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, Human Anatomy/AP Biology
- Literature: CP/ Honors American Literature
- Social Studies: CP/ AP United States History
12th Grade courses
- Math: See above, AP Calculus AB/BC
- Science: See above, AP Physics
- Literature: CP/ Honors British Literature, AP Language
- Social Studies: CP/ AP Government, Economics
- Foreign Languages: Spanish I-IV, Honors Spanish V, AP Spanish, Latin I-III, AP Latin
- Visual Arts: Visual Arts, Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Ceramics, Advanced Ceramics, Painting, AP Studio Art
- Fine Arts: Drama I, II, Advanced Drama, Chorus, Band, Orchestra, Public Speaking, Guitar
- Physical Education: Team Sports, Recreational Games, Body Sculpting, Weight Training, Track & Field
- Others: Advanced Composition, Newspaper, Yearbook, Intro to Teaching, Peer Facilitating, Business Education, Web Design, Marketing, Drafting, Auto/Mechanical
Sequoyah offers the following in Varsity, Junior Varsity, or Freshman age groups.
- Head Coach- James Teter
- Head Coach- Kelly Audia
- Sequoyah volleyball has had a great history around the state of Georgia. In 2003, the Lady Chiefs recorded a record of 48-9, and won the Area 6 championship. After making their mark in regional play, the Lady Chiefs finished as the state AAAAA runner-up under head coach Kelly Audia to round out the season. The team lost to St. Vincent's School in the state championship match and finished 2nd in Class AAAAA. Sequoyah then received a preseason #1 rank for the 2004 season. Volleyball powerhouse Starr's Mill and Sequoyah made it the final match, and the Chiefs lost 3-2, finishing runner-up for the second consecutive year.
- Head Coach- Todd Morrissey
- Cross Country
- Head Coach- James Adams
- Head Coach- Bill Bulmer
- Head Coach- Joe Kraft
- Sequoyah wrestling, led by former head coaches Bob Eddy and Kevin Higgins, gained national recognition in the 1990s. It was ranked 5th, 7th, 8th, and 6th (twice) due to the records set in a single season between the years 1996 and 2000. They have been the state traditional champions twice since the school opened in 1990. In the 1996 season, behind the individual champions Wyatt Wilkie (112), Shinya Coulter (135), Lonnie Jones (160), and Geoff Jones (189) the team won its first state title in Class AAAA. Just a few seasons later, another brother stepped up to the plate as Justin Wilkie (130) and Leslie Morrow (112) won their individual brackets and led the team to a state championship in AAAA in 1999.
- Head Coach — Lori Hall
- Girls Interim Coach- Rick Bragg
- Boys Head Coach- Jeremy Adams
- Girls Head Coach- Bill Dillon
- Boys Head Coach- John Zonin
- Track & Field
- Girls Head Coach- Chris Parker
- Boys Head Coach- Louis Daniel
- Head Coach- Joseph Jones (boss)
- Girls Head Coach- Stephen Pate
- Boys Head Coach- Stephen Pate
- Head Coaches- Football: Cindy Perry
- Competition and Basketball: Veronica Blayton
- Head Coach- Cathy Barco
- Coach- Matthew Bartula