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Cedartown High School will be hosting two different parent nights coming up in February to help students rising in grade levels help decide what their high school careers might look like in the future.

Darrell Wetherington, principal of Cedartown High, said the school will be hosting the first night Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. for eighth grade students rising to high school and their parents. The night will be centered around the opportunities available at the high school not just in classes but also in clubs, athletics and programs. 

“We’ll go through what expectations there are transistion-ing from middle to high school,” Wetherington said. “We're also going to have current students involved in the CTAE programs, clubs, activities and athletics to give parents a student perspective.”

The second parent night will be  Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. for parents of students already at Cedartown High in ninth through 11th grades.

Wetherington said the second night will be more focused on how students can take advantage of the opportunities already available to students at the school, including advanced placement and dual-enrollment options.

“We want parents to have a one-on-one conversation with the administration about classes they can take,” he said. “We want to provide the kids with as many options as possible so they can succeed with their education.”

Both meetings will be in the cafeteria. For more in-formation about the upcoming meetings, call the high school at 770-748-0490.