Siblings & School Choice

Sibling Transfers – Parents/guardians of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in a District school through an approved transfer may apply for a younger sibling to attend the same school in accordance with District Administrative Rule JBCD-R. This provision attempts to address siblings enrolled in different schools at the same time due to an approved transfer. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, step-brother, or step-sister living in the same household and who otherwise meets the requirements for enrollment.  The application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be open from January 4, 2018 through January 31, 2018.

For more information about this opportunity, and for a link to the online application, visit


Sprayberry Scholars Academy

Sprayberry High School offers a Scholars Academy in 3 areas:

  • Leadership, Law, & Public Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
  • International Spanish Language Academy

Applications are available on Sprayberry High School Website (


Career Cruising for 6th Grade- Week of November 6

During Social Studies time, all 6th grade students will establish a Career Cruising portfolio and will get familiar with their learning styles.  They will take an assessment on the Career Cruising program and take home new ideas to help with study and classroom learning habits. Ask your son or daughter how they answered the questions on the following quiz.

 Students, please take the quiz below:

Harrison High School STEM Program

Calling all 8th grade students and parents interested in learning about the Harrison STEM Program….

Harrison High School is hosting a STEM Program Open House on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 6:30 pm in the Harrison Theater

Come early for displays of STEM student work and presentations beginning at 6:00 pm on Main Street

Pebblebrook Performing Arts Magnet Prospective Night

The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts

Prospective Magnet Student Night

Friday, October 6, at 7:30PM

Cobb Civic Center – Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

548 S. Marietta Pkwy

Marietta, GA 30060

8th graders and their parents will be given free tickets to that evening’s ComPAny show.

Just show up between 6:30-7:00 to pick up tickets. No reservations are required.

The performance will be followed by a Q&A session and reception for 8th graders and their parents.

Please help spread the word!

Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Cobb Civic Center

548 South Marietta Pkwy.

Marietta, GA 30060



Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search

Students, parents, and guardians:

This is the time of year when Durham Middle School begins to identify students who may be eligible for the Duke TIP program. TIP is a program for students who excel academically, and are looking for ways to continue to learn and grow outside of the typical classroom experience. If a student is identified as being eligible for the program, he or she will take the SAT or ACT to evaluate his or her academic potential. This is simply a way to find out what areas students are most talented in. Once a student completes the SAT or ACT, TIP can help interpret the results and recommend ways to make sure each student is fully benefitting from his or her academic environment. TIP is a great way to keep students engaged, challenged and immersed in enriching environments. Additionally, students will be connected with likeminded role models and peers who are focused on academic achievement. So, how does a student qualify for Duke TIP?

 A student may qualify if he or she scores in the 95th percentile or higher of one of these accepted subtests:

Cogat  – Quantitative, Verbal or Composite Score
Iowa – Math, LA, Reading, SS, SCI

A student may also qualify if he or she scores in the 95th percentile or higher of the Georgia Milestones in 5th or 6th grade.

  • 2016 Milestones 5th Grade: ELA ≥ 595, Math ≥ 604, Science ≥ 611, Social Studies ≥ 574
  • 2017 Milestones 6th Grade: ELA ≥ 616, Math ≥ 603

If you believe that you qualify for TIP, and are interested in enrolling, please contact your school counselor by September 22nd.The school counselor will ensure that you are indeed qualified, and will extend an invitation at that point. Enrollment deadlines are listed below.


Test Test Date Paper Application Postmark Deadline Online Enrollment Deadline
SAT 11/4/2017 —- 9/27/2017
SAT 12/2/2017 10/10/2017 10/25/2017
ACT 12/9/2017 10/10/2017 10/25/2017
ACT 2/10/2017 12/13/2017 1/8/2018


Durham School Counselors:
Mrs. Crandall (last names A-M): [email protected]

Dr. Hunt (last name N-Z): [email protected]

CogAT and ITBS Testing for 7th Graders This Week

September 8-14  our seventh graders will be participating in the Cognitive Abilities Test and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Please make sure your child is here on time, has eaten breakfast, and is ready to do their best! Please remind them that these tests are only one measure of what he or she has learned. Emphasize that you have confidence in his or her ability to do the best job possible.

The tests will help identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses and areas that may need additional emphasis.

The school will receive test scores in about 6-8 weeks and parents will receive  and individual student score report for the Iowa Assessments.  These scores will indicate how your child performed on tests compared with students across the nation in the same grade.

Also, testing will begin promptly at 9:20 a.m. so don’t be late!