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Congratulations: Pointe South Middle School was designated as a 2013 Title I
"High Progress" Reward School!
 
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) released the list of 2013 Reward Schools as part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The definition for a "high progress" reward school can be found below. 
 
Reward School Definition:
 
A “Highest-Performing School” is a Title I school among the 5% of Title I schools in the State that has the highest absolute performance over three years for the “all students” group on the statewide assessments.  A school may not be classified as a Highest-Performing School if it has been identified as a Priority, Focus, or Alert School.
 
A “High-Progress School” is a Title I school among the 10% of Title I schools in the State that is making the most progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over three years on the statewide assessments.  A school may not be classified as a High-Progress School if it has been identified as a Priority, Focus, or Alert School.

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Early Release DatesTeachers will be participating in professional development on Early Release Days.  Please take note of the dates for early release and make childcare and transportation plans accordingly.
2013-2014 Dress Code PolicyStudents on each grade level must adhere to new uniform requirements.

Pointe South Middle School's Teacher of the Year Carol Horne 
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"To prepare students to enter high school at or above grade level in all content areas while exhibiting good character and citizenship.”  

 

PSMS Beliefs

Each student is a valuable individual with unique needs.

Students learn best in a safe and comfortable environment with clear goals and high expectations for student achievement.

Instructional methods and evaluations should be provided to accommodate the various methods of learning preferred by students.

Pointe South Middle School, staff, parents, and the community members must share the responsibility of ensuring that our instructional strategies and evaluation processes utilize “Best Practices.” 

A commitment to promoting mutual respect and elevating self-esteem is fundamental to the development of productive individuals.


“At Pointe South Middle School, we believe every student deserves a safe, positive, supportive learning community where mutual respect for academic achievement is the standard and our goal is to let excellence, purpose and high expectations drive achievement.
OCR Notification of Nondiscrimination
Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) 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. Clayton County Public Schools’ Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) department does not discriminate in enrollment or access to any of the available programs located in middle or high schools. The challenging CTAE curriculum, in conjunction with core academics, provides a robust academic skills and hands-on experience. Program offerings include: Automotive, Agricultural Science, Broadcast/Video Production, Business and Computer Science/IT, Construction, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Engineering and Technology, Education, Graphic Communication and Design, Government and Public Safety including JROTC, Healthcare Science, and Marketing Education. Program offerings vary by school location. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Clayton County Public Schools also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the American Disability Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s). Office of Legal Compliance, Attn: Latasha Lowe, 1058 Fifth Avenue Jonesboro, GA 30326 or via phone: 770-473-2700.