Oconee County High School
2721 Hog Mountain Road
Watkinsville, Georgia 30677
Fax (706) 310-2003
Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Jason Branch
Ben Wiggins - Principal
Brian Deitz - Assistant Principal
Kevin Yancey - Assistant Principal
Kim Harmelink - Assistant Principal
Kevin Guthas – Counselor (A-Gi)
Cindy Roach – Counselor (Gl-N)
Jean Bennett – Counselor (O-Z)
Linda Sallie – Registrar
Oconee County High School, grades 9-12, is one of 2 public high schools in the Oconee County School System.
Total Enrollment – 1170
CEEB Code – 113-190
Accreditation and Classification
All Oconee County schools are accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools. OCHS is a member of the Georgia High School Association and competes
interscholastically with other high schools in region 8-AAAA.
Pattern of School Year
Two 18-week semesters/4X4 block schedule (some classes taught on modified block)
Community and Location
Oconee County is adjacent to Athens, Georgia and is approximately 1 ½ hours from Atlanta. It is a growing
suburban community of more than 32,000. The University of North Georgia has a campus in Oconee County.
The University of Georgia is located in Athens as well as Athens Technical College and Piedmont College.
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Grades earned in courses identified as honors, Advanced Placement, or joint-enrolled with a local college receive
a the following weighting:
Honors = 1.05
Advanced Placement = 1.10
Joint Enrollment = 1.10
This weighting is not applied to individual grades on the transcript but is applied when the cumulative average is
calculated. Courses with no identifier and identified as advanced earn no weighting. Class rank is determined by
the weighted cumulative grade point average at the end of each semester and is computed on a 100 point scale.
Requirements for Graduation
Students are required to earn 28 units for graduation. Included in these units must be courses which meet the
state of Georgia’s requirements in addition to the additional academics required by the Oconee County Board of
| Units|| Grade Placement |
| 1st year||9th|
Advanced Placement Classes
|AP Studio Art |
AP English Language
AP Environmental Science
AP English Literature
|AP European History|
AP Human Geography
AP United States Government
AP United States History
AP World History
Honors courses are offered for high achieving students and for those who meet the state requirements for gifted
classification. Honors courses are offered in language arts, mathematics, social studies and the sciences.
MOVE ON WHEN READY (formerly ACCEL/Dual/Joint Enrollment Programs)
Joint enrollment programs are offered through the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, University of North Georgia, Piedmont
College, Georgia Military College and Athens Technical College
OCHS fields varsity and junior varsity teams in 15 different sports. Over 35 community service, co-curricular or
special interest student organizations are available for students to join.