Alcovy High School

Alcovy High School is a public school in Covington, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Newton County School System.[2]

Alcovy High School
Location
14567 Highway 36

,
United States
Coordinates33°27′33″N 83°50′35″W / 33.45917°N 83.84306°W / 33.45917; -83.84306Coordinates: 33°27′33″N 83°50′35″W / 33.45917°N 83.84306°W / 33.45917; -83.84306
Information
TypePublic
Established2006
School districtNewton County School System
PrincipalDr. Kristopher Williams
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment1,962 (2017-18)[1]
Color(s)Black and gold   
MascotTigers
Websitenewtoncountyschools.org/schools/alcovy.asp
[2]

HistoryEdit

Alcovy High School opened to serve grades 9-12 in the 2006-2007 school year.[2] 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 2009, Alcovy High served as a filming location for Rob Zombie's Halloween II, as the exterior of a hospital.[citation needed]

In 2011, the school hosted WAGA-TV's "High Five Field Trip" on the Fox 5 Morning News.

Organizations and clubsEdit

Alcovy offers a variety of clubs and service organizations:

  • DECA
  • FCCLA
  • Key Club
  • FFA
  • FCA
  • JCL
  • Naturalist Club
  • FBLA
  • 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

SportsEdit

  • Football
  • Basketball (men's and women's)
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Golf
  • Baseball
  • Cross country
  • Track & field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Soccer (men's and women's)
  • Tennis

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alcovy High School
  2. ^ a b c Alcovy High School website Archived 2008-08-27 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 21 October 2008.

External linksEdit