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To us it's not a scary word.

That's what we have invested so heavily in creating programs to help every student experience triumph. We have one of the regions best programs for students speaking English as their second language. We built a dynamic and challenging special education program for students ages three to 21. We make this promise to our students: We will push you and support you. RELENTLESSLY.

Program Highlights

Academies at CES

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States and Canada, created by the College Board, which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities often grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. The AP curriculum for each of the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that field of study.

AP Offerings @ CHS:























Air Force Jr. ROTC

“Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community”

The objectives of JROTC are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.

The AFJROTC program is grounded in the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The curriculum emphasizes the Air Force heritage and traditions, the development of flight, applied flight sciences, military aerospace policies, and space exploration.

Curriculum opportunities include:

  • Academic studies
  • Character education
  • Life skills education
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Team-building experiences
  • Intramural competition
  • Field trips / training opportunities

Career Pathways

As an organizing tool for curriculum design and instruction, Career Clusters provide the essential knowledge and skills for the Career Clusters and their Career Pathways. It also functions as a useful guide in developing programs of study bridging secondary and postsecondary curriculum and for creating individual student plans of study for a complete range of career options. As such, it helps students discover their interests and their passions, and empowers them to choose the educational pathway that can lead to success in high school, college and career.

CTAE Resource Page

Click below to view a comprehensive list of our career pathways and the courses they offer.


Dramatic Arts

The Performing Arts department at Carrollton High School includes beginning, intermediate and advanced courses in both chorus and drama. There are several after school opportunities for our students via Thespian Troupe 3682, our Tri-M Music Honor Society as well as Showchoir and our student led coffee house, The Sweetnote Cafe.

Each year our audiences enjoy a Night of One Acts, an alternating December concert or a Madrigal Dinner, our annual Showcase! , a full length play and a Broadway-style musical each spring.
CHSPA students are exposed to the best in professional music and theatre.

Each year, students are able to participate in the Georgia Music Educators choral festival's Large Group Performance Evaluation, Georgia High School Association's literary competition (Girls Trio, Boys Quartet, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation and Boys and Girls Solo), National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions, Georgia Theatre Conference College Auditions, NACAC college fair, GMEA All-State Chorus and the Georgia Thespian Conference

Showchoir is available to perform for civic and community organizations in the area.

Call our office to book your event! 770.834.7726 ext 5369

Dual Enrollment

High school juniors and seniors may be eligible to participate in the “Move on When Ready” and other dual enrollment programs where they can earn high school as well as college credit from an eligible college, university or technical college. Enrollment requires an advisement session with your child’s high school counselor before proceeding.

Early Learning Center

To institute a strong foundation, an early learning program comprised of PreK and Kindergarten supports the needs of learners who are beginning their educational journey at Carrollton Elementary School. The CES Early Learning Center focuses on a global approach to ensure that the “whole child” can experience success by building upon social, cognitive, adaptive, and motor development. This small, cohesive learning community provides a caring, nurturing and welcoming atmosphere in a new facility on the CES campus which boasts a rich program of study facilitated by the use of age­ appropriate multi­ media technology. With an emphasis on inquiry-based learning, students will experience an integrated instructional program designed to provide them with the necessary skills to build a strong foundation for learning.

Flex Program

Sponsored by the U.S. government, the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program is for secondary school students from 10 republics of the former Soviet Union (Eurasia). The program offers scholarships for students to travel to the United States to attend high school for a full academic year while living with a host family.

Established in 1992 as the centerpiece of the Eurasian Secondary School Initiative under the FREEDOM Support Act, FLEX is funded by the U.S. Department of State. Former Senator Bill Bradley asserted that the best way to ensure long-lasting peace and understanding between the U.S. and Eurasian countries is to enable young people to learn about the U.S. and Americans firsthand.

FLEX strives to improve mutual understanding between countries and allows young citizens of Eurasia to observe and experience the U.S. and its system of government. Since FLEX’s inception in 1993, over 23,000 student participants from Eurasia have returned to their countries imbued with a new enthusiasm and desire to help others. These students go on to share their newly acquired experiences and knowledge for the betterment of their home communities and countries.


International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) at Carrollton High School is a rigorous course of study designed to meet the needs of highly motivated students and to promote international understanding. The effectiveness of the IB program is due not only to the depth of the individual courses, but also to the comprehensive nature of the program.

    IB students will:

    • think independently and pursue their own academic interests
    • explore multiple perspectives on issues of local and global importance
    • communicate effectively through written assessment and advanced second-language study
    • prepare for life in a globally connected world

    IB graduates stand out as university candidates for their ability to think critically, write powerfully, and manage their own learning.

    IB Courses:


    World Literature SL & HL


    Biology SL & HL


    Mathmatics SL

    Social Science

    Theory of Knowledge I & II

    Social and Cultural Anthropology SL


    Twentieth Century History HL

    History of the Americas HL


    Visual Arts SL

    Spanish SL & HL



    The first and foremost goal of the Music Department is to provide all students the opportunity to develop an appreciation of music through performance, listening and experiencing quality music literature. As a universal art form, the study of music helps us to understand past and present cultures around the world.

    Performance Learning Center

    The Carrollton City Schools Performance Learning Center (PLC) is a non-traditional school setting serving grades 8-12. The PLCs were started by Communities In Schools (CIS) of Georgia during the 2002-2003 school year and have now expanded throughout Georgia and in other states in the CIS network. PLCs are an initiative of Communities In Schools, and are one of the many programs designed to effectively and efficiently address both the academic and human service needs of students and their families.

    PLC Application


    What is Georgia’s Pre-K Program?
    Georgia’s Pre-K Program is a lottery funded educational program for Georgia’s four year olds to prepare children for Kindergarten.

    Who is eligible for Georgia’s Pre-K Program?
    Children four years of age on September 1 of the current school year who are Georgia residents are eligible to attend Georgia’s Pre-K Program during this school year. Georgia’s Pre-K Program is voluntary for families and for providers.

    Because participation in Georgia’s Pre-K Program is voluntary for public schools and for private child development centers, there may not be enough spaces in every community for all four year olds who wish to participate. Every effort will be made to contract with eligible centers to create enough spaces for children who want to attend OR to match children with available spaces in other Georgia’s Pre-K Program providers in the area.

    For additional information about eligibility and enrolling a child in Georgia’s Pre-K Program please click below.


    Or contact CES at:

    (770) 832-2120

    Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

    In 2013, Carrollton Elementary School became the first K-3 elementary in the state to become a Georgia Department of Education STEM-certified school, joining only six other K-12 schools statewide. The video below provides background on how CES achieved this honor.

    The Carrollton City School System has a K-12 STEM focus with programs that integrate the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at all grade levels. Below are links to summaries of STEM-related programs at Carrollton High School, Carrollton Junior High, Carrollton Middle School and Carrollton Elementary.

    Southwire Engineering Academy

    The Southwire Engineering Academy (SWEA) is a cooperative internship program for 11th- and 12th-grade Carrollton High School STEM program students. Developed by Southwire Company and Carrollton City Schools, SWEA promotes achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while enabling students to apply these disciplines in a real-world manufacturing setting. CLICK HERE to learn more.

    Visual Arts

    Art education is fundamental to the creative development of all children by strengthening their abilities to visualize, problem-solve, communicate, and think creatively as well as critically. Art classes provide opportunities for students to invent and imagine using a variety of art materials to express individual ideas, thoughts and feelings. The art education curriculum includes art processes, culture and history as well as aesthetics involving higher order thinking skills related to creating and examining art. The art program offers a scope of concepts articulated across the Georgia Department of Education's Fine Arts curriculum. It also integrates concepts from STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Language Arts, and Social Studies.

    21st Century Community Learning Centers

    All four Carrollton City schools offer unique after-school enrichment/remediation programs that specifically target academically at-risk students.

    The seed money and much of current operating costs of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers are funded by a U.S. Department of Education initiative that supports the centers, which operate during out-of-school hours and that have three specific purposes: To provide opportunities for academic enrichment and tutorial services; to offer students a broad array of additional services, programs and activities to reinforce and complement the regular academic program; and to offer families of 21st CCLC students opportunities for literacy and related educational development. The programs have been so successful they have received renewal grants for continuation.

    Here is the latest formative assessment of the programs.

    Click below to learn more about the specific CCLCs by school: