Alcovy High School
|Alcovy High School|
|14567 Highway 36
|School district||Newton County School System|
|Principal||Dr. Sandra Owens|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Color(s)||Black and gold|
Alcovy High School opened to serve grades 9-12 in the 2006-2007 school year. The school was built to relieve the population of Newton High School and Eastside High School. The school was built with 82 classrooms, and it has room to accommodate up to 2,500 students.
The class schedule originally was six periods. In 2009, the Newton County School System changed all high schools to a four-block schedule. In 2011, it changed all high schools to a six-period schedule, which changed graduation credit requirements starting with the class of 2012. In 2008, the school added classrooms and a Ninth Grade Academy, which opened in the fall of 2010. The class of 2014 was the first to use it.
In 2010, the school was rezoned and students from Newton High School were transferred to Alcovy so that the school system could change Newton into housing for STEM students going to the career academy in 2013. Another building was added for Newton.
Alcovy's first graduating class was the class of 2007.
In 2011, the school hosted WAGA-TV's "High Five Field Trip" on the Fox 5 Morning News.
Organizations and clubs
Alcovy offers a variety of clubs and service organizations:
- Key Club
- Naturalist Club
- International Thespian Society
- National Art Honor Society
- Anime Club
- Anchor Club
- ATB (Alcovy Tiger Band)
- Hard Knocks Step Team
- Reading Bowl
- Literary Team
- Alcovy Tiger Chorus
- Harmonic Tigers (female a cappella group)
- Ledger Lines (male a cappella group)
- Voices of Praise Gospel Choir
- Tri-M Music Honor Society
- International Club
- Basketball (men's and women's)
- Cross country
- Track & field
- Soccer (men's and women's)
- Alcovy High School website. Retrieved on 21 October 2008.