Columbus High School is a college preparatory magnet school and ranks among the best high schools in the state and in the country (see U.S. News and World Report, May, 2012,http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/georgia/rankings. ( see Newsweek, 2013,http://www.newsweek.com/2013/05/06/america-s-best-high-schools.html)
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!"