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Cottondale High School

Together we learn. Forever we succeed.

Cottondale High School is committed to providing a safe and challenging environment through a cooperative effort of school and community.  This is conducive to the development of life-long learners who are capable of living productive lives in our ever-changing, complex world.

2017-18 CHS Parent Survey is due by May 18, 2018. Please click here to complete the survey for your student(s). 

Ready to pick a book, Set to read every day, Read this summer for Success next year! Join students all across Florida as they take on the Summer Literacy Adventure Challenge and pledge to read every day. Set a personal goal, work to accomplish it and strive for success! Florida’s students are being challenged to pledge to read as many books as possible throughout the summer break. Each student can fill out his or her pledge at Summer Literacy Pledge. Following the summer break, the department will recognize the top 10 schools with the highest percentage of participation. The school whose students read the most books will receive a surprise visit from First Lady Ann Scott. Literacy Adventure Resources.


 DRIVER'S ED THIS SUMMER: Students interested in taking Driver's Ed this summer  must sign up in the front office before Friday, May 4th. Driver's Ed will be offered as an ONLINE class this summer and MUST be completed at home from May 28th to June 29th. 

Launch of ACT Academy, the new online ACT test prep platform.  


Click here for all State Testing Dates for Cottondale High School. All dates are also posted on the calendar under News & Events on this web page.


 Just Take Twenty(JT20) is a Florida initiative to improve student achievement in reading and literacy by recognizing that literacy begins at home! JT20 gives parents an awareness of their essential role as well as knowledge and skill to deliver daily activities that promote literacy. JT20 provides a knowledge base of age-appropriate activities and habits that will ensure highly skilled readers, motivated to read and write in school, workplace and life. Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12.


The FloridaShines College Success Series offers a live, interactive online experience that will feature experts in the field of education who will help students navigate college admission - from finding the right college to choosing the right major to mastering the application process to landing scholarships to achieving your degree. Click here  to register for the webinars offered on April 4th, 11th, 18th, adn 25th (a different topic is offered each day). 

The Department of Education has issued a memorandum regarding the Florida Prepaid College Plans Open Enrollment. Click here to read the memorandum.

Announcement for Seniors and their Parents:

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Pell Grant) is now open and seniors need to complete the application as soon as possible by visiting  Students and parents may access step by step instructions at


Free Financial Aid Webinars and Individual Counseling for Students and Families! The FDOE Office of Student Financial Assistance provides a financial aid overview in a webinar setting for students and their families with time for Q&A to address any of their specific issues pertaining to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA). Families may request to schedule a webinar or individual financial aid counseling via this email:


 Parents, students, and stakeholders: Click here for a copy of the Department of Economic Opportunity’s economic security report of employment and earning outcomes. 

Parent Focus: Parents please go to the school board web site:   , click on the link for FOCUS (parent Login) or FOCUS Parent Portal.   From this link you will be able to access focus using your existing login and password. You do need to use your full e-mail address along with the password to log in.



 Parents and Teachers: Helpful FSA resources and new Florida Students Achieve Website


Parents: Do you have questions about the Florida Standards? Click to go to the Florida Dept of Education website to learn more!!


Please join us for FloridaShines’ Virtual College Week April 4-6, 2017. The FREE three-day event will provide school counselors, students and parents with information about college admissions, financial aid, career planning and much more. The event speakers are experts from Florida’s colleges and universities, and they are ready to share their knowledge. Visit for more information. 


The CHS FFA has it's own web page!!! Click here


Cottondale High School 2016-17 Parent Involvement Plan

Cottondale High School 2017-18 Parent Involvement Plan 


Parents and Stakeholders: To view the 2013-2014 School Public Accountability Reports for Jackson County Schools click the link below:


Selective Service Registration: It is the LAW that men ages 18-25 must register for selective service.  Go to to register.


 Information for Student Athletes Regarding Physicals



Launch of ACT® Academy™, the new online ACT test prep platform.    

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