Parent Resources

Q: Do I need a ticket to get in?
A: Updated as of May 11, 2021: one ticket equals two guests, is required for entry, no matter the age.
Q: How many people can I bring?
A: Six tickets are assigned per graduate. That is a total of 12 guests per graduate.   
Q: What about seating?
A: Seating will not be provided and all attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating. White dots will be marked on the grass indicating the proper social distance required between groups. Please adhere to all social distance guidelines.
Q: What safety precautions will be in place for attendees and graduates?
A: All attendees must wear a face-covering into the venue and at all times unless seated in the properly socially distanced seating area with the group you came with. Hand sanitizer will be available and the stage and seating area for graduates will be sanitized in between commencement exercises. Please adhere to all safety guidelines for the safety of yourselves and those around you.
Q: What is the backup plan for inclement weather?
A: Only those commencement exercises impacted by inclement weather will be postponed to Sunday, May 23. If a postponement is needed, the public will be alerted immediately, along with a time. 
Q: Can we watch the graduation from home?
A: The commencement will be livestreamed on the assigned dates and times at
Graduates will return to their high school immediately after each commencement to collect their high school diplomas.
Stay tuned to CCSD Social Media and school websites for more information leading up to commencement. For school-specific questions about graduation, please reach out to your zoned school. 

Summer School Overview 

  • All summer school courses will be in-person at Lakeside High School
  • Summer School Dates: June 1, 2021- July 8, 2021 (Monday-Thursday)
  • Graduation: July 8th, 5 p.m. at LHS Gymnasium 
  • 1st  period (7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.)       2nd period (9:05 a.m.-10:35 a.m.)  3rd Period (10:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.) 
  • Summer school courses are offered for remediation only.  However, trailer math courses will be offered.
  • Courses offered in summer school will depend upon the demand and availability of certified teachers.


  • All Columbia County School District students will register online using the following links:
  • Registration for all students will begin on Monday, May 3rd, and end on May 26th. 
  • Classes are limited and registration is first-come, first-served.  Payments must be made at the time of registration.
  • Only three (3) course segments for a total of 1.5 Carnegie units may be taken in summer school.  
  • Classes are filled in the order of receipt of registration form and payment.  Requests cannot be guaranteed.  
  • Summer school is not open to students outside of the Columbia County School District.

Payment Options

  • MASTERCARD, VISA, and DISCOVER CARD are accepted via RevTrak (Preferred Payment Option).
  •  (select high school, select summer school)
  • Cash, money order, cashier’s check, or personal checks payable to the school of registration.  Schools will set a date to drop-off cash/check payments for summer school.  Check the school website for the date to drop-off cash/check payments for summer school.


  • Currently enrolled Columbia County Students:  $80 per ½ Carnegie Unit 
  • $80 will be refunded if the student receives a 70 or higher as a final course grade.
  • Courses that do not meet the minimum enrollment will be cancelled and refunds will be issued.  
  • Students dropping a course after June 2nd will not receive a refund.

Summer School Calendar


Summer School is in  Session Monday-Thursday.

June 1, 2021

First day of Summer School

June 2, 2021

Last Day to Withdraw and Receive Full Refund

June 17, 2021 

Midterm – Grade Reports Available on Parent Portal

July 8, 2021

Last Day of Summer School
Summer graduation, 5:00 p.m., Lakeside High Gymnasium


Summer School Rules

  • Identification: For identification purposes and media center usage, students must wear their home school identification badge at all times

  • Transportation:  The Transportation Department will provide a schedule of times and pick-up/drop-off locations. For questions regarding bus transportation, contact the Department of Transportation at 706-541-2729.
  • Parking Permits: Please bring a copy of a CURRENT DRIVERS LICENSE, VEHICLE REGISTRATION, and INSURANCE to Lakeside High on the first day of school and a parking permit will be issued.
  • Dress Code/Behavior: Summer School DOES have a dress code that is ENFORCED.  Details are in the student handbook. Student expectations and consequences for behavior and dress are outlined in the CCSD Code of Conduct for all middle and high school students during summer school.
  • Attendance: A MAXIMUM of two (2) days of absence per class is allowed; NO EXCEPTIONS. Prior approvals are not granted and exams are not given early.  A student will be withdrawn with no refund on the 3rd day of absence.  Emergencies do arise, so plan accordingly.
  • Cafeteria: To-go bag lunches will be available for students at the end of the third period.  
  • Loitering: All students must leave campus after the conclusion of their last class.
  Warning Bell Start Time End Time
Elementary 8:35 8:40 3:40
Middle 7:25 7:30 2:35
High 7:25 7:35 2:45

Early Release Times:
Elementary Schools 12:10 p.m.
Middle Schools 11:00 a.m.
High Schools 11:05 a.m

Applications for the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Class 2021 are due Wednesday, April 1, 2020.


Learn more about the class here:


Youth Leadership Flyer