Cross Creek High School

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Cross Creek High School
Address
3855 Old Waynesboro Rd.
Augusta, Georgia
United States
Coordinates 33°21′22″N 82°00′05″W / 33.355998°N 82.001383°W / 33.355998; -82.001383Coordinates: 33°21′22″N 82°00′05″W / 33.355998°N 82.001383°W / 33.355998; -82.001383
Information
School district Richmond County School System
Principal Glenda Collingsworth
Student to teacher ratio 16:1
Mascot Razorback
Website

Cross Creek High School (CCHS) is a public high school located in the South Augusta area of Augusta, Georgia, United States. The school is located within the Richmond County School System.

History[edit]

Cross Creek High School opened in 1999, for convenience and to relieve overcrowding at nearby Hephzibah High School and Butler High School.

Cross Creek is one of the highest ranking schools in Georgia.[1][2]

Demographics[edit]

Demographics Percent[3]
White 40%
Black 60%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 2%
Unknown 3%

Student activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

The school offers an array of team sports and programs. The school has personnel and coaches who facilitate the development of student athletes. These sports include football, soccer, softball, baseball, swimming, tennis, track, basketball, golf, volleyball, wrestling, and cheerleading.

Clubs and organizations[edit]

The Cross Creek Athletic Booster Club is a parent-based organization providing support for student athletes both on and off the field. Money is raised through several fundraisers during the school year. These fundraisers include a football concession sale, a chicken dinner, concessions from the Richmond County Recreation Track meet, and membership fees.

Chorus[edit]

The Cross Creek Chorus began in 1999 (the year of the school's opening). Since then the choir has been a constant staple in the fabric of the school and surrounding community. On average, the group boasts about 10% of the school's total population. Its first director was Sonya Bailey. The choir has been under the direction of its second director Jerome Peterson since the 2006-2007 school year.

This ensemble has the privilege of having several factions in the form of the Concert Choir, Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, Show Choir, Men's Quartet, and the Women's Trio. In addition, the chorus has the benefit of having several soloists who are competitive for scholarships and awards. The chorus is regularly adjudicated by The Georgia Music Educator's Large Group Performance Evaluation, proceedings where they consistently receive Superior and Excellent ratings. This group has a Parent Booster Support Organization which facilitates their heavy performance schedule. They also support the yearly musical which is performed in conjunction with the Cross Creek Players Drama Department. Friends and supporters can follow the Cross Creek Chorus on Facebook.

DECA[edit]

DECA is a national association for students enrolled in Marketing Education classes. National DECA was founded in 1946, with Georgia DECA preceding the national organization by two years. The group offers students diverse opportunities to develop their leadership skills and job skills through participation at region, state, and national competitions. DECA provides over a half million dollars in scholarships annually to deserving high school seniors. Cross Creek's DECA Chapter was founded during the 1999-2000 school year.

FFA[edit]

The National FFA Organization, founded in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America, is a dynamic youth leadership organization that strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

FFA Alumni Association[edit]

The Cross Creek FFA Alumni is a chartered local affiliate of the Georgia FFA Alumni Association that is chartered by the National FFA Alumni Association. Membership shall be open to former active, collegiate, and honorary FFA members, present, and former professional agricultural educators, parents of FFA members and others interested in the FFA, upon payment of dues.

The purpose of the organization shall be:

1. To support and promote the FFA organization, FFA activities, and agricultural education on local, state, and national levels.

2. To provide a tie to the FFA and to assist FFA and agricultural education personnel to involve former members and other interested in supporting activities.

3. To promote greater knowledge of agricultural industry and support education in agriculture.

4. To cooperate with Cross Creek FFA Chapter and the Georgia State and National FFA Alumni Association.

5. To promote and maintain an appreciation of the American Free enterprise system.

6. To promote the personal development aspect of the FFA.

Media Club[edit]

Various goals of the club include providing an avenue to celebrate and encourage reading, and to have a forum to suggest and discuss books. Another goal is to promote the Media Center through video, book talks, activities, and events.

Philosophy Club[edit]

This is an academic club for students who have bright and open minds, sometimes question authority, and enjoy reading and discussing big ideas.

Thespians/Drama[edit]

The Director is Kathy Howard.

Cross Creek has won many awards, including Best Scenery, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor. They have even performed in Scotland. Every year they attend Thes-Con.

NJROTC[edit]

Cross Creek's NJROTC unit is commanded by CDR. Johnathan Shaw (USN), are GySgt Jones (USMC), STGC Scott (USN), and PS1 Jones (USN). The unit ranks in rifle, drill, athletics (push ups, curl ups, and running), academics, orienteering and overall personal inspection at the its annual military inspection. It is in NJROTC Area 12, where the unit is always a fierce competitor. The Razorback Regiment has also been a distinguished unit since 2000 (the school opened in 1999). The Razorback Regiment has 350+ cadets, making it one of the largest NJROTC schools in Area 12. The Regimental cadet commander is a cadet Captain, a rare title to be held by any NJROTC cadet. The current Cadet Commander is senior, C/Captain Jarrett Hutchens.

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