High School

Laura Finnell, Principal

Laura Finnell, Principal

As Principal of the High School program of The Cottage School, I would first like to thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and secondly, to welcome you to our school program. The Cottage School is a unique setting that addresses the total student. The Academic Growth, the Social Emotional Development and the Plan for the Future are all equally addressed. Through the structured approach that has been developed since our inception, each student is provided with an opportunity to experience success in whatever specific areas of strength they possess, while learning the strategies to develop accommodating and self advocacy skills for their areas of need.

By providing a blend of academic and experiential programming, students develop a strong sense of their individual skill level and, based on their strengths, develop the confidence to venture into those areas of academics, athletics or social interaction which, in the past, had presented barriers too frightening to attempt. Year after year, I witness the growth, development, and blossoming of students as they develop strengths that were always there but not accessible. Each year ends with a celebration of accomplishments and achievements. As each graduating senior acknowledges those who have made the path easier to follow and expresses a renewed confidence in the future, the attending staff is refueled by their joyous celebration, and the cycle is once again completed. I invite you to visit us to determine if The Cottage School is the right environment for you to capitalize on your strengths and to once again dream of all the possibilities of which you are capable.

Join Team TCS Cougars at Relay for Life

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in This Week in HS | 0 comments

Join Team TCS Cougars at Relay for Life

For several years, TCS has had a team walk in the Relay for Life of Roswell and this year is no exception! On April 26, 2014 at Roswell High School, from Noon to Midnight, join teachers, students, parents and staff in a celebration of LIFE! This year’s Team decided to walk in honor of the several TCS Teacher and Staff survivors of Cancer-there are 8! To join the TCS team or for more information, please click...

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Spring Has Sprung in Horticulture!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in This Week in HS | Comments Off

Spring Has Sprung in Horticulture!

Spring has sprung in James Prentice’s  Horticulture class and planting is in full swing.  This year the class hopes to produce a crop large enough to supply a produce stand that will be available in the fall.

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Congratulations TCS Senior Rebecca Custer

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in This Week in HS | 0 comments

TCS SENIOR REBECCA CUSTER AWARDED OVER $400K IN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS On Monday, March 10, The Cottage School Academic Counselor Abby Blackwell announced that senior student Rebecca Custer, had been awarded an academic achievement $92K scholarship to St. John’s University. This most recent college acceptance and award is now the 5th such offer with awards ranging from $48K from Texas Christian University to $108K from Birmingham Southern College. To date, Custer’s total amount of awards is over $440,000, the most offered to any TCS senior...

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Archery is a hit!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in This Week in HS | 0 comments

Archery is a hit!

Check out this video taken by TCS Student Chandler Williams: Chad and Brett show their...

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TCS Students Visit KSU

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in This Week in HS | 0 comments

TCS Students Visit KSU

Today, TCS students had the opportunity to visit Kennesaw State University with HS Counselor Abby Blackwell. Students toured the campus, ate lunch and were able to see KSU students in action. One of the biggest reactions was to the question of cellphone usage in classrooms-turns out they can! Thanks to all 13 students who made the...

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Senior Night Pictures Are Now Available!

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in This Week in HS | 0 comments

Senior Night Pictures Are Now Available!

We have just posted new photographs for the below events and sports teams. Visit www.cottagephotostore.com or CLICK HERE to access the galleries.  If you have any questions, please contact Harold Alan Photographers at haroldalan@att.net or...

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National Digital Learning Day

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in This Week in HS | 0 comments

National Digital Learning Day

In honor of National  Digital Learning Day, TCS HS students were given a brief survey regarding gaming in education. 10 out of 14 polled students thought gaming in education was a good idea with several very emphatic affirmative answers. Two  were unsure if they liked the idea or not and two not in favor citing violence and concerns over mixing video games and education. We invite you to watch this 2 ½ minute article by the Wall Street Journal on gamification for education. http://on.wsj.com/17k7oGHhonor of  National Digital Learning...

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TCS Girls Tied Up In Knots!

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in This Week in HS | 0 comments

TCS Girls Tied Up In Knots!

TCS HS Girls found themselves tied up in knots this week during Girl...

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MARTA Speaker Visits TCS Business Procedures Class

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in This Week in HS | 0 comments

MARTA Speaker Visits TCS Business Procedures Class

On Wednesday, November 6th, students in Summer Howell’s Business Procedures class were treated to some real life knowledge and interview insight by MARTA’s Cassandra Gillespie, who serves as Recruiting Administrator at MARTA’s headquarters. Howell’s Business Procedures class prepares students for the inner workings of corporate life and also helps them formulate skills in proper communication etiquette, decision making and goal setting, ethics in business and time management. According to Howell “We thoroughly enjoyed having...

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INTERACT Food Drive A “Roaring” Success!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in This Week at TCS, This Week in HS | 0 comments

INTERACT Food Drive A “Roaring” Success!

On September 6, 2013 The Cottage School’s Interact Club concluded its canned food drive for North Fulton Community Charities. In three weeks, 160 students collected over 2000 canned and non-perishable food items.  These items will go straight into the food pantry at NFCC and go on to help thousands of families in the North Fulton area. “The vital partnership between NFCC and The Cottage School allows us to continue supporting the 100 or more families we see daily for food and financial assistance,” said Vonda Malbrough, Director of...

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