Seckinger High School

Seckinger High School
Address
3655 Sardis Church Road

,
Georgia
30519

United States
Coordinates34°04′44″N 83°54′42″W / 34.07889°N 83.91167°W / 34.07889; -83.91167Coordinates: 34°04′44″N 83°54′42″W / 34.07889°N 83.91167°W / 34.07889; -83.91167
Information
TypePublic high school
EstablishedAugust 2022 (2022-08)[1]
School districtGwinnett County Public Schools
PrincipalMemorie Reesman[2]
Grades9–12
Capacity2,800 students[3]
Campus size85.66 acres (34.67 ha)[4]
Area510,485 square feet (47,425.6 m2)[4]
Color(s)   
Blue, Black, and Gray[5]
NicknameJaguars[6][7]
Websitewww.gcpsk12.org/SeckingerHS

Seckinger High School is an American four-year comprehensive high school in Buford, Georgia. It is the only high school in the Seckinger cluster of the Gwinnett County Public Schools System, and opened in August 2022 as a public school. Jones Middle School, which feeds into Seckinger High School, is also a part of the Seckinger cluster along with three elementary schools.[8]

The school has an artificial intelligence theme, with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science curriculums to prepare students for careers in technology-related sectors.[3] The school offers four different career-based sets of classes: advanced sciences and technology, international and civic leadership, art and design, or a personalized hybrid track.[9]

History[edit]

Seckinger High School is named after former Gwinnett County School Board member Dan Seckinger, who served on the board for 24 years.[10] There was some controversy around the naming of the school in part because in 2018 Seckinger voted to name the school after himself during his final meeting as board member. The school board did not follow their own school naming process when choosing the name, as the Board has longstanding rules against naming schools after current and recently serving board members.[11]

The school's architecture was designed by Atlanta-based architecture firm Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart.[12]

The opening of the high school created approximately 200 new jobs.[13]

Sports[edit]

Seckinger High School is part of the Georgia High School Association's Region 8-4A.[14]

In April 2022 the school received a flag football grant from the Atlanta Falcons, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, and Nike, Inc. to help establish a flag football program for the school.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GCPS offers first look at site plan for new Seckinger High School". Gwinnett County Public Schools. Archived from the original on July 11, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  2. ^ "GCPS announces mascot for high school opening in August of 2022". October 19, 2021. Archived from the original on August 6, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Denman, Taylor (February 26, 2020). "5 things to know about Seckinger's AI-themed cluster". Gwinnett Daily Post. Archived from the original on July 11, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Smith Broady, Arlinda (March 27, 2020). "Gwinnett moves forward with plans for new school cluster". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on July 11, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  5. ^ Malik, Alia (October 28, 2021). "Gwinnett selects mascot, colors for new Seckinger High School". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on July 11, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  6. ^ Yeomans, Curt (October 19, 2021). "GCPS announces Seckinger High School's mascot will be the Jaguars". Gwinnett Daily Post. Archived from the original on July 11, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  7. ^ "Seckinger High School – Schools of Study – Pathways" (PDF). 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 11, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  8. ^ "Introducing the Seckinger High School Jaguars: Gwinnett County Public Schools announces mascot for high school opening in August of 2022". Gwinnett County Public Schools. October 19, 2021. Archived from the original on January 24, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  9. ^ Denman, Taylor (February 28, 2020). "What will a theme-cluster look like? A deep dive into Seckinger High School's AI curriculum". Gwinnett Daily Post. Archived from the original on July 11, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  10. ^ Smith Broady, Arlinda (December 24, 2018). "Gwinnett County names newest high schools for retiring board members". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on July 11, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  11. ^ Smith Broady, Arlinda (January 23, 2019). "Gwinnett group questions naming of 2 schools for board members". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on July 11, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  12. ^ "Seckinger High School Nearing Completion!". Smallwood. February 16, 2022. Archived from the original on August 6, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  13. ^ Reyes, Josh (June 17, 2022). "Gwinnett school board adopts $2.8 billion budget". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on July 11, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  14. ^ Wilson, Bo (November 19, 2021). "GHSA: Class A merger put on hold; 7-3A & 8-4A have new members". AccessWDUN. Archived from the original on July 11, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  15. ^ "Seckinger gets flag football grant from Atlanta Falcons, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation". Gwinnett Daily Post. April 30, 2022. Archived from the original on May 28, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.