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  About The School  


The purpose of Hamilton County High School is to recruit and serve the needs of students who choose not to remain in their zoned high school, or students who have dropped out and then realized the need for a high school diploma.  Credit recovery and grade level credit courses will be offered on an individualized basis.  Hamilton County High School empowers students with the knowledge, skills, and character to become productive, caring citizens and provide opportunities for them to choose their future in the work force, military, or college.

Admission Criteria

A student desiring to attend Hamilton County High School must:

      *  Want a high school diploma

      *  Be at least seventeen (17) years of age and      

         graduate by the semester of his or her

         21st birthday

      *  Be a resident of Hamilton County

      *  Have completed ten (10) credits, eight (8) of  

          which must be core credits

      *  Have completed assigned disciplinary

         actions such as zero tolerance, suspension,

         or expulsion prior to enrolling in Hamilton

         County High School *


Admission Procedures

1. Students must meet all admissions criteria.       

2. Students must complete the application prior to the review of transcript, discipline records, and attendance records by the Hamilton County High School staff.              

3. Transcript and record analysis by the Hamilton County High School principal and/or designee must occur before a student will be admitted to Hamilton County High School.

4. Candidates must interview with the principal and/or Admissions Team upon successful completion of the transcript and records review.

5. If under the age of eighteen (18) and still enrolled in a Hamilton County school, student must either be recommended by current school administration or by parent directly contacting Hamilton County High School. If eighteen (18) or older, a recommendation is not required, but helps the student’s chance of being accepted into the program.

6. The students and parents/guardians, if under the age of eighteen (18), must sign the:

          * Hamilton County Enrollment Contract

          * Hamilton County Attendance Contract

          * Hamilton County Internet Use Form




1. Who are the administrators and how do I contact them?                                                      

       School Principal – Mr. Gary W. Kuehn

       Assistant Principal – Mrs. Rachel Duke

       Contact at 423-344-1433



2. What are the school’s graduation requirements?

        Earn twenty three (23) credits in order to                  

        meet graduation requirements. At that time,

        a regular high school diploma will be issued

        from the high school, endorsed by the

        Hamilton County  Department of Education 

        and the State of Tennessee Department of




3. What is credit recovery/how will it be implemented?

        Credit recovery is an individualized plan for

        assisting students in capturing lost credits.



4. How and when are students referred to the school?

        Applications are accepted throughout the

        school year for any student who     

        demonstrates a need and desire to

        attend Hamilton County High School. They

        may be encouraged to apply by

        contacting  the principal / Admissions Team  

        at 423-344-1433.

5. Does Hamilton County High School have a zoned district?

       No zone exists for Hamilton County

       High School. This is a school of

       choice.  Anyone residing in

       Hamilton County and meeting

       the enrollment criteria may apply.


6. Will transportation be provided by the school system?

        No – Students will be responsible

        for arranging their own 

        transportation. The lack of

        transportation or transportation

        problems, once accepted, are not

        excuses for poor attendance.


7What classes will be offered?

       Classes in the core content areas

       (Math, Language Arts, Science,

       Social Studies, & Spanish). Career

       Tech classes and some elective

       classes may be offered.


8. Will students with special needs be accepted? 

       Yes – The principal or Admissions

       Team will coordinate credit seeking

       enrollment once students have met

       admission criteria.


9. What is the greatest challenge students face at Hamilton County High School?

       Attendance – Students that attend

       regularly with two (2) absences or    

       less per mini-term are very success

       ful. Students that do not attend regu-

       larly find it tough to get through in 

       the scheduled timeframe.



Community Service

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Hamilton County High School is proud to work with several local community service organizations.  Students and staff consistently donate items and time to help serve our community.  We are currently working with McKamey Animal Center, Blood Assurance, Crabtree Farms, and the Chattanooga Food Bank. 


Community Service

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