HCS Continued Tech Support Hotline: The district has launched a Tech Hotline for families and staff that need assistance with technology. The hotline will be open Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Callers can leave a message outside of those hours that will be returned by a staff member. The Tech Hotline number is (423) 493-0350.
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HCS Continued Help Hotline: To aid families during the school closure, the district has created the HCS Continued Help Hotline. Families can call 423-498-5437. For our speaking Spanish families, please dial: 423-498-6744.
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High schools in Hamilton County Schools rank as some of the best in Tennessee
Four high schools in Hamilton County Schools are in the top 35 best high schools in Tennessee in the latest Niche ratings of the 2020 Best Schools in America. The Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences Upper (CSAS) and the Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA) are both ranked in the top 20 public high schools in the state. Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences came in at #14 in the Niche review. Right behind CSAS was the Center for Creative Arts at #16, STEM School Chattanooga #27, and Signal Mountain Middle/High School #31 in the latest listing of the best schools. The high school rankings compare the 349 public high schools in Tennessee.
Apr 08
National Junior Honors Society honors the chapter at Center for Creative Arts
The National Junior Honors Society (NJHS) has selected the NJHS chapter at Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA) as one of the Outstanding Service Project Award recipients for 2020.
Apr 07
District 3-D printers make protective face shields for local healthcare workers
Today, the Hamilton Video Feature spotlights the work of teachers and volunteers making protective face shields for local healthcare workers. The 3-D printers from across the districts were brought together at STEM School Chattanooga to have a 3-D printer farm working to produce protective devices for local doctors and nurses. The farm includes 73 printers from school VW eLabs, STEM labs, Fab labs, and makerspaces in Hamilton County Schools.
Apr 02
Neshawn Calloway of CCA is a 2020 CMA Music Teacher of Excellence
Neshawn Calloway, a vocal music teacher at Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA), is the recipient of a 2020 CMA Foundation Music Teacher of Excellence honor. The CMA Foundation, the national music education nonprofit and philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association, plans to honor Calloway and 29 other teachers from across the country at its fifth annual Music Teacher of Excellence event in May.
Apr 02
Online Kindergarten Registration Open Now
Online registration for kindergarten in Hamilton County Schools for the 2020-2021 school year is open now, and runs through Friday. Due to schools being closed at this time, the district has postponed the day planned during the registration period to provide on-site registration at schools. Parents can access online kindergarten registration on the district’s website at www.hcde.org. Look under the “Parents & Students” tab on the home page for “Registration Information.” On the Registration Information page, there are several links to kindergarten registration. Video tutorials are available on the registration site to assist parents with the online process.
Mar 31
Playgrounds at Hamilton County schools closed due to the Safer at Home Executive Order
Playgrounds at Hamilton County schools are closed at this time due to the Safer at Home Executive Order Governor Lee issued on Monday, March 30, 2020. Signs and caution tape will be visible in the areas that are closed at local schools. Groups gathering at locations such as school playgrounds is discouraged as we work to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.
Mar 31
I Am Hamilton - Justin Thomason, a senior at Sequoyah High
Today, “I am Hamilton” spotlights Justin Thomason, a senior at Sequoyah High. Thomason has been hailed a hero for jumping into action to provide life-saving assistance to a friend involved in a car accident. He was driving behind a friend near the school when the friend’s car left the road and struck a tree. Justin ran to help and saw his friend was bleeding and needed help. Justin took off his belt and wrapped it around his friend’s arm to form a tourniquet to stop the loss of blood. Emergency personnel who responded to the scene believe the quick actions of the senior may well have saved his friend’s life.
Mar 30
Online Kindergarten Registration Still Scheduled to Begin March 30
Online registration for kindergarten in Hamilton County Schools for the 2020-2021 school year begins Monday, March 30, and runs through Friday, April 3, 2020. Even though schools are closed, the online registration will continue. The district has postponed the day planned during the registration period to provide on-site registration opportunities at schools. Parents can access online [http://kindergarten%20online%20registration]kindergarten registration on the district’s website at www.hcde.org. Look under the “Parents & Students” tab on the home page for “Registration Information.” Video tutorials will be available on the registration site to assist parents with the online process.
Mar 25
Hamilton County Schools providing food while schools are closed
To assist children and families with food while schools are closed, meals will be prepared at select school cafeterias in Hamilton County Schools for food pickup, and school buses will deliver food to areas where families can’t get to a school location. At schools and bus stop locations, Meals are provided free to all children age 18 and under.
Mar 20
CCA senior surprised with a Mercer University Scholarship
Representatives of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, visited Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts today, March 11, to surprise Eliza Moore, a senior at the school with a full-ride scholarship. Moore and her family had no idea what was in store for them today as they gathered at the school. Mercer representatives presented the senior with a Stamps Scholar Award that includes full tuition, room and board, an iPad, and a $16,000 enrichment stipend to be disseminated over four years. Moore can use these funds to study abroad, for undergraduate research, internship opportunities, conference fees, and travel.
Mar 12
Usher and Little Kids Rock bring instruments to innovate music education in 20 Hamilton County Schools
Today, March 4, Usher’s Nancy Lackey Community Education Fund and national music education nonprofit, Little Kids Rock, announced a partnership to launch Little Kids Rock’s highly inclusive, culturally relevant, and innovative music education programs in 20 new Hamilton County Schools. More than 3,500 students will benefit from the unique curriculum and instrument donation, including guitars, drums, keyboards, drum sets, and more. The group announced the awarding of the music programs at Brainerd High School.
Mar 09
Indiana educators visit Hamilton County Schools to see VW eLab innovation in action
Hamilton County Schools continues to shine as a beacon of innovative education across the country. This week, more than 40 leaders from 10 school districts in central Indiana visited to get a first-hand experience in the digital fabrication and STEM ecosystems in Hamilton County Schools. The HCS Office of Innovation and School Choice, in partnership with the Public Education Foundation (PEF), coordinated and hosted the visit, which showcased a variety of innovative practices in the VW eLabs at Dalewood Middle School, Soddy Daisy Middle School, Hixson Middle School, and STEM School Chattanooga on Tuesday, March 3.
Mar 09

COVID-19 Closure Update

Hamilton County Schools has announced that schools will be closed through April 27th. This closure includes scheduled in-person meetings, school-related events and many of the dates listed in our calendars. This is in a collective effort to combat the spread of coronavirus in our community. NOTE: We will be running reduced hotline hours starting Monday, April 6th and running through Thursday, April 9th. The hours for both the English (423) 498-5437 and Spanish: (423) 498-6744 hotlines will be from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. We will not have anyone staffing the hotline on Friday, April 10th.


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