Now You Can Pay For School Meals Online!

Even if you don't make payments online, all parents are encouraged to create a MyPaymentsPlus account in order to:

  • View student cafeteria balances anytime, from anywhere
  • See what your student is purchasing in the cafeteria
  • Setup alerts so you know when the balance is low
  • Make payments to your student's cafeteria account

Click Here for more information

2019 School Open House Dates and Times
School Grade Level Date Start End Comments
Elementary Schools All  
Jasper Middle School 5th In the JMS Gym
Jasper Middle School 6th In the JMS Gym
Pickens Junior High 7th In the PJHS Gym
Pickens Junior High 8th In the PJHS Gym
Pickens County High School New student/freshmen and parent orientation In the Performing Arts Center
Pickens County High School 10th - 12th Pick up schedules in the main entrance

2019 - 20 School Start and End Times

School Days Student Drop-Off Start End
Pickens County High School Monday - Friday
Pickens Junior High School Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 2:45 p.m.
Jasper Middle School Monday - Friday 7:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Harmony Elementary School Monday - Friday 7:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Hill City Elementary School Monday - Friday 7:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Tate Elementary School Monday - Friday 7:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

Pickens County Mountains

Core Beliefs

  • All children can learn.

  • All educational decisions should be based on the needs and safety of the students.

  • All stakeholders are accountable for student learning and will strive for continuous improvement in student achievement.

  • Collaboration between students, schools, families and community is critical to student and district success.

  • Recruiting, retaining, and supporting dedicated employees is important to successful educational programs.

Our School District

Nestled next to the southern-most point of the famous Appalachian Trail, Pickens County is geographically positioned between downtown Atlanta and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  Jasper, our county seat, is outlined by gorgeous mountain skylines and earns its title as The First Mountain City. Many say our community and schools are the best kept secret in North Georgia. 

So, welcome to the Pickens County Schools website where you will find a wealth of information about our school district.  On behalf of our students and staff, we are delighted you have an interest in the Pickens County Schools.  We have more than 4,350 students in our school system who attend seven district schools—Harmony Elementary School, Hill City Elementary School, Jasper Elementary School, Tate Elementary School, Jasper Middle School, Pickens Junior High School, and Pickens High School. 

Each of the schools has a dedicated site which provides information on the school’s happenings, calendar, and activities.  Importantly, our teachers and support staff do an outstanding job of providing a quality education for the children of our community. We strive each day to reach our vision...


"Graduation And Life Preparation For All"


Pickens County Schools

Student Support Departments

Central Student Registration

Central Student Registration

Welcome to the Pickens County School District. Our Central Student Registration Facility is located at 158 D.B. Carroll Street, next to the Central Office Facility. We are open...


Bus & Transportation

The Transportation Department is tasked with one of the most important missions in our school system: To provide safe, efficient transportation for the students of Pickens County.

Human Resources

Central Offices

Our goal is to attract and retain talented and engergetic employees and to provide a positive working environment that promotes professional growth...

Student Services

Student Assistance

The Student Services Department plays a central role in helping to increase communication between the school, community and the home...

School Nutrition

School NutritionWe know good nutrition and learning goes hand in hand. Our School Nutrition Services Department is made up of a team of professionals who are dedicated to students' health...

Board of Education

Pickens County Schools BOE

The Board of Education is the governing and leadership body for the Pickens County School District...

Educational Services and Assistance

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Welcome to Pickens County Schools! Our Central Registration facility is located at 158 D.B. Carroll Street, Jasper, Georgia. During the summer, the Registration Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Please call to schedule an appointment.

The information below is necessary to register a student in the Pickens County School System:

  • Student's Proof of Age
  • Proof Authorized Person to Enroll Student
  • Proof Residency in Pickens County Attendance Zone
  • Immunization and Health Certificates
  • Previous School Records

Click here to access the Registration Page


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Pickens County Schools use Infinite Campus as our Online Grading and Student information system. Parents are allowed to establish an account or reset their password by emailing (This email must be sent from the parent or guardian email address listed in student's records.) If you need to update or change student information or email addresses, please send signed note to student's school.

Click here for the Infinite Campus Parent Portal


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The School Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

Click here for the District Nutrition Page
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We would like to welcome you to the Parent and Community Resource Page of the Pickens County Schools website.  The research is clear that when schools, families, and the community support each other, students of all backgrounds and  ability levels achieve at higher levels.

Click here for Parent and Community Involvement Information
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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act includes the Child Find mandate. Child Find requires all school districts to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. This obligation to identify all children who may need special education services exists even if the school is not providing special education services to the child. The IDEA requires all States to develop and implement a practical method of determining which

children with disabilities are receiving special education and related services and which children are not. (20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3); Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, pages 72, 206-207).

Click here for Child Find Information

Spot Light on Attendance


Parents please write a note if your child is sick. All excuses must be provided to the school within 5 days of your child’s absence.

The Pickens County Parental Responsibility Act (Truancy Ordinance Section 42-7) allows for a child to miss (5) unexcused days.


"Bright Futures Begin Bulbwith Good School Attendance."



All excuses, including medical and dental may be faxed directly to the District Attendance Office at (706) 253-1771, with the exception of PHS excuses.

If you have any questions regarding school attendance, please contact the Student Services Department District Attendance Data Clerk at (706) 253-1770.

Rita Nolan- (HCES, JMS) –
Becky Prescott- (TES, HES, PJHS) –
Sharmon Martin – PHS (706) 253-1800 –


Something To Think About...

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things."

– Jean Piaget

"The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. "

– John F. Kennedy

"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time."

– Rabindranath Tagore

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."

– Albert Einstein

"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."

– Franklin D. Roosevelt