Our high school includes students in grades 9-12. Building on the foundations provided by our elementary school and middle school and in our interest in educating every child for lifelong success, the high school offers opportunities for student growth in a wide variety of areas.
We offer a rigorous program of study designed to prepare our students for entrance into any institution of higher learning. Recent graduates have attended a variety of colleges including, but not limited to, the Air Force Academy, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Mercer, NYU, UGA, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest. We have found that the majority of our students excel in college as evidenced by annual HOPE retention rates of our graduates. We offer 11 Advanced Placement courses and many Honors classes in high school. Our higher achieving math students are encouraged to consider our Problem Solving class which prepares them for the rigors of math competitions. Our Math Team has won the GISA State Championship the past two years.
High school students have many opportunities to excel outside the classroom. They can participate in a variety of sports, choose to get involved in our band program, or display their talents through our Drama department. All students in grades 9-12 are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service each year. Our students volunteer locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally in a myriad of service endeavors. On average Tattnall students donate over 10,000 hours of their time for community service projects.
First and foremost, we want our high school students to continue to grow spiritually. We have required and elective Bible classes offered during high school to reinforce our students’ spiritual walk. In addition, we have weekly chapel services or small groups that expose our students to God’s word and give them opportunities to discuss their faith with peers and a group leader. We hope that our students leave Tattnall strong and confident in their faith and willing to share it with those they may encounter after graduation.
High school can be a difficult time socially for some students. Our faculty is well aware that students of this age are at different points in terms of maturity. Our goal is to transition these students from middle school and prepare them in all areas to be successful in high school and beyond. Doing so requires nurturing, patience, and consistency.
The high school faculty welcomes the challenge of helping students grow and find success during these formative years. Students take a course of study to include rigorous core courses along with challenging and enriching electives.