Spotsylvania High School
|Spotsylvania High School|
|6975 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
|Established||1993 (original building 1940)|
|School district||Spotsylvania County Public Schools|
|Grades||K-12 (school 9-12)|
|Color(s)||Red and Blue|
|Athletics||Football, Track, Basketball, Wrestling, Girl's Soft Ball, Volleyball, Baseball|
|Teacher of the year||Mrs. Rhonda Harrell|
|All information is according to 2011-2012. The enrollment, the Principal, the theme, and other things may change as the years go by. More information may be found on the talk page.|
Spotsylvania High School is a high school in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. It serves the southern half of the county. The Knights are the least densely populated of the schools in the area. The Army JROTC program for the Knight Battalion which consist of cadets from both Massaponax High School and Spotsylvania High School attend courses here. The Knight Battalion as of 2008-2009 school year is an Honor Unit with Distinction. Spotsylvania County also hosts a CGS site. The Original Spotsylvania High School opened in 1940 and three schools hosted the name of Spotsylvania High School.
About the building
Construction started on the school in May, 1992 and occupied in January, 1994. The cost of the project was reported to be $23.7 million. A total of 75.5 acres (306,000 m2) were developed for the school. Within the building there is 257,066 square feet (23,882.2 m2) of space. Total capacity is 1583 students in 79 classrooms. The auditorium can seat 1300, the gymnasium seats 2000, and the stadium seats 4000 people. Massaponax High School, built in 1998, was constructed from the same blueprint as Spotsylvania High School.
Mr. Davis is the current principal of Spotsylvania High School. His vision is supported by Latasha Calvin (assistant principal), Melvin "Buddy" Herndon (athletic director), and Edwina Daniel (head of guidance). The SAI (senior Army Instructor) is Lt. Col. Emerey.
The Flex Program is the only type of program that allows students to have a 55 minute lunch in Spotsylvania County. The primary focus of FLEX is to offer students the chance to catch up on homework, eat, and get tutoring and overall help achieve academic success faster and smoother.
Advanced Placement Program
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program gives students the opportunity to pursue college-level studies while still at Spotsylvania County. Upon completion of the courses, students may receive advanced placement and/or credit when entering college. Academically oriented students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Advanced Placement Program. Students take these courses at high school. Advanced Placement (AP) courses follow the suggested College Board course curriculum and serve to prepare students for the AP examinations in May. AP Courses listed below are offered based on enrollment. However, depending on how many students sign up for an AP class, depends on which course is offered. So some of the courses may not be offered because there are not enough students that sign up for it. Grades earned carry weighted credit in the GPA calculation:
|AP English Literature/Composition||AP English Language/Composition||AP World History|
|AP European History||AP US History||AP US Government|
|AP Latin||AP French||AP Spanish|
|AP German||AP Computer Science||AP Psychology|
|AP Studio Art||AP Music Theory||AP Statistics|
|AP Calculus||AP Biology||AP Chemistry|
|AP Human Geography|
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