Oconee County Schools

The mission of Oconee County Schools is to provide a safe and challenging learning environment that inspires all students to capture their dreams.

Rocky Branch recognized for STEM certification and character education

Posted by Brook Whitmire

Posted on 15:56, Friday, February 27

Rocky Branch Elementary School recently received two outstanding recognitions. The school achieved STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) certification, and was also named a 2015 Georgia School of Character.

State School Superintendent Richard Woods visited Rocky Branch on February 11 to address students and faculty and present a STEM banner. RBES is one of a small handful of schools in Georgia to earn the designation, which recognizes a great deal of work by faculty and students and a strong commitment to STEM education. More information about STEM certification may be found at www.stemgeorgia.org.                  
Rocky Branch was recognized by Character.org, a national advocate for character education, as a school that has demonstrated its use of character development to positively impact student achievement and behavior, as well as school climate. Visit www.character.org for additional information.           

Both Oconee high schools honored for Advanced Placement excellence

Posted by Brook Whitmire

Posted on 09:13, Thursday, February 19

North Oconee High School and Oconee County High School were recognized yesterday by State School Superintendent Richard Woods for excellence in Advanced Placement performance.

The Oconee schools were two of only 57 high schools in Georgia to be named AP Merit Schools. These schools have at least 20 percent of their students taking AP exams, and at least half of those exams scoring a 3 or higher. Advanced Placement classes and exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. These classes offer rigorous, college-level learning options to high school students. Students who receive a 3, 4 or 5 on AP exams may receive college credit.

Superintendent’s community update

Posted by Brook Whitmire

Posted on 00:00, Thursday, February 19

In this update Dr. Branch reviews decision-making protocol for school closings and delays during inclement weather. An edited version of his column was published in The Oconee Enterprise

Click here to read the superintendent’s community update.

Kindergarten registration to take place March 4 and 5

Posted by Brook Whitmire

Posted on 17:12, Tuesday, January 20

Please access the link below for complete information.

BOE Recognitions

Vision:  Oconee County Schools will be a nationally-recognized leader in academic achievement by ensuring all students receive a rigorous, balanced education that will enable them to compete in and contribute to a global society.

Motto:  Committed to Student Success