Columbus High School is a college preparatory magnet
school and ranks among the best high schools in the state (http://www.gppf.org/pub/education/reportcard10/hsrank.pdf)
and in the country (see U.S. News and World Report, May, 2012,
The school stands out in its commitment to
the college-bound student. Its liberal arts college preparatory program
is designed to develop a well-rounded student by offering a wide range
of advanced college preparatory courses in English, mathematics, social
studies, science, foreign language, computers, and fine arts.
Students are expected to take courses in all areas through a core
curriculum that is compacted, accelerated, and that exceeds state
standards. The curriculum has the flexibility, however, to meet
individual academic goals and interests. Individual interests are met
through diverse elective offerings, gifted classes, 27 Advanced
Placement Courses, and the opportunity for students to develop an
academic concentration in an area of their interest ranging from
mathematics and science to English or the fine arts.
Due to the high academic standards and expectations at
Columbus High School, strong test results have been produced on the
Georgia High School Graduation Tests and the SAT that surpass state and
national score averages. At CHS a student learns to make decisions and
to budget time by balancing homework, athletics, extracurricular
activities, and community service. It is not surprising that eighty
percent of the student body is involved in extracurricular activities.
At Columbus High School: "You can have it all!"