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Dickerson Middle School is a 2017 National Blue Ribbon Winner. Located in East Cobb County, Dickerson was founded in 1980 and today serves over 1200 students. Dickerson’s Mission is “Lead by Example” and it’s Vision is “Developing the Skills and Habits that Create Bright Futures”.
Dickerson is an Advanced Placement Certified School. They offer Advanced Content Courses in Reading, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies. Screening for AC classes occurs prior to the start of each school year. Placement is based on test scores, such as the Iowa Test. Students must maintain an 80 or above in each AC class to remain in the program. In 8th grade qualifying students take Spanish as a foreign language.
Parental involvement is a cornerstone of Dickerson’s PTSA and Foundation. PTSA serves Dickerson through a number of volunteer committees such as Book Fair, Field Day, Hospitality, Hearing and Vision Screening, Media Center and many other committees. The mission of the Dickerson Foundation is :”To be where Innovation and Education Collide!”. One of the biggest initiatives they are funding is an Outdoor Classroom. Past projects have included improvements to the school gym and laptop carts for classroom use.
Dickerson students have Connections as a compliment to their Academic classes. Each student has two connections each quarter. Music programs are a popular Connection choice at Dickerson. Students choose from Band, Chorus or Orchestra. All three of these programs put on several concerts a year and participate in events outside of Dickerson. 8th graders in each program travel to various cities to perform in a judged festival. Chicago, Orlando and New York City are just a few of the places they have visited over the years. The other Connection choices are PE, Health, Art, STREAM Sound Music/Technology, and Business.
There are so many ways for students to get involved at Dickerson. Reading Bowl, Science Olympiad, Math Club, Intramurals, Pay It Forward, Relay for Life and Broadcast Club are just a few of the clubs that students can join. Teachers serve as club sponsors. Dickerson also has a School Council comprised of parents, business leaders, teachers and administration. They meet throughout the school year and play an integral part of the school improvement process.
Elementary: Eastside, Mount Bethel, Sope Creek, Timber Ridge
High Schools: Walton, Magnet programs by acceptance only
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