Cookeville High School
Cookeville High School, a comprehensive educational facility serving nearly 2,200 students in grades 9-12, opened its doors at its current facility in the fall of 1996. The overall academic program at Cookeville High School is based on a traditional six-period school day and includes courses in college preparatory, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, technical education, elective areas, and dual credit.
Having a wide variety of educational course offerings allows all students to complete state-mandated core graduation requirements for the university, technical, or dual path high school diploma. Additionally since 2005-2006, junior and senior students who elect to do so may participate in the IB diploma program and possibly earn an internationally recognized International Baccalaureate diploma. Since the 2000-2001school year, senior students may choose to enroll in a Dual Credit English course taught in cooperation with Tennessee Technological University for which students may earn English 12 and English 1010 credit in the first school semester. Those students who continue with the class second semester may receive elective English credit and credit for English 1020 at the university level. Besides offerings in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes, honors courses offered at Cookeville High School include English 9, 10, 11, and 12; World Literature, Spanish III, and IV, French III and IV, Algebra II, Geometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, World History, Humanities, U.S. History, and U.S. Government/Economics.
Cookeville High’s student population has numerous opportunities to participate in sporting activities if they so desire. CHS offers the following sports to its students: football, basketball, baseball, softball, swimming, cross country, track, lacrosse, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Several of these teams have earned state or regional honors over the past years. Many students have been singled out for district, regional, and state honors.
Computer technology is used in all facets of administrative and classroom programming at Cookeville High School. The Power School web-based management program is used to schedule classes for all grade levels. It additionally allows classroom teachers to record daily attendance and student grades in their own classrooms. This program is also used to generate student progress reports at the 4 ½ week and 13 ½ week mark of each semester and report cards at the end of each 9 week period.
Cookeville High School is equipped with computer labs on all floors in the school, allowing for student hands-on access in writing, science, math, drafting, business, journalism, foreign language, music, and other courses as well. The foreign language department utilizes a listening lab to assist students in becoming proficient in speaking a foreign language.
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