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College & Next Steps Planning

Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, the College and Next Steps Counselor at The Howard School provides comprehensive services that address academic, career and post-secondary development for our students. College and career counseling services include meeting with students and parents individually and in groups, administering relevant tests, and recommending appropriate resources and reviewing post-secondary options.


Graduation is a very special time at Howard, as we honor and celebrate our graduates during events throughout the week.

High School Giving Ceremony

The Giving Ceremony is a high school tradition in which students, faculty, staff, and other guests come together to celebrate each other through the act of giving. Students play instruments, enjoy storytelling, share meaningful gifts with each other, and come together in this annual community building event.

High School Honors Ceremony

The entire Howard School community is invited to celebrate the achievements of all our High School students. The Honors Ceremony takes place on the school campus the day before graduation.

Senior Banquet

Senior Banquet is a dinner gathering for the seniors, their families, teachers, and guests. The Senior Banquet takes place the night before graduation at a local restaurant where we share stories and celebrate those students about to take their next steps.

High School Graduation Ceremony

The entire Howard School Community is invited to celebrate the culmination of our seniors’ achievements in our special graduation ceremony. The Graduation Ceremony takes place on the school campus.

50% Middle

ACT Overview

Composite Middle 50%

18 - 23

Math Middle 50%

16 - 19

Science Middle 50%

18 - 25

English Middle 50%

17 - 20

Reading Middle 50%

19 - 26

CEEB/ACT Code 110179

70% 3.0

Approximately 70 percent of Howard School graduates over the past four years have been eligible to receive the Hope Scholarship, Georgia’s merit based scholarship for students who achieve a 3.0 GPA and take at least four courses of rigor.

Percent of HOPE Scholarship eligible:









Acceptances of Howard School graduates 2020–2023 accepted/enrolled list

Agnes Scott College

American University

Appalachian State University

Beacon College

Belmont University

Berry College

Brenau University

California State University (Long Beach)

California State University (Sacramento)

Catholic University of America

Clark Atlanta University

Clemson University

College of Charleston

College of Coastal Georgia

Columbus State University

Dean College

Duquesne University

Eckerd College

Elon University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach)

Fisk University

Florida Southern College

Fordham University

Furman University

Georgia College

Georgia Highlands College

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Southern University

Georgia State University

Gordon State College

Goucher College

Gwinnett Technical College

Hampton University

High Point University

Howard University

Jacksonville University

James Madison University

Kennesaw State University

Limestone University

Louisiana State University

Loyola University Chicago

Lynn University

Marist College

McDaniel College

Mercer University

Mississippi State University

Mitchell College

Morehouse College

Morgan State University

New York University

North Carolina A & T State University

Northeastern University

Nova Southeastern University

Oglethorpe University

Old Dominion University

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Perimeter College at Georgia State University

Reinhardt University

Rollins College

Samford University

San Diego State University

San Jose State University

Santa Clara University

Savannah College of Art and Design

Seattle University

Seton Hall University

Southern Illinois University (Carbondale)

Southern Utah University

Spelman College

Suffolk University

SUNY College at Cortland

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi

The University of Alabama

The University of Tampa

The University of Tennessee (Chattanooga)

University of Arizona

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Delaware

University of Denver

University of Georgia

University of Hartford

University of Massachusetts (Boston)

University of North Carolina at Asheville

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of North Georgia

University of Northern Colorado

University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)

University of Saint Joseph

University of South Carolina

University of the Ozarks

University of Utah

University of West Georgia

Ursinus College

Virginia Commonwealth University

Western Carolina University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Xavier University

Xavier University of Louisiana

Young Harris College


Accepted / Enrolled