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Principal's Corner

Welcome to the Class of 2025!
As you embark on your high school experience, we are thrilled you will be a part of the HNGA family. Here at the Habersham Ninth Grade Academy, students are divided into houses, or groups, where they will compete, inspire, and motivate each other. This is the seventh year of our House System, and we are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for you that we believe, will make your transition to high school easier.
As you begin the school year, there are several things you should know. First, the entire faculty and staff want you to be highly successful. Secondly, the work at HNGA is challenging and the standards are high. We are not here to make things easy. That would not prepare you for Habersham Central, graduation, or for life.
We are here to support you every step of the way. If you are struggling with the work or are having a hard time understanding something, be assured, you are not the only one. Let us help you. Reach out to your teachers, school counselor, and administrators, when and if you need help. Advocating for yourself is one of the most valuable skills you can learn.
Finally, get involved. We offer a variety of clubs and sports. Participating in extracurricular activities will help you make new friends and feel connected. In addition, recent research indicates that students who are involved in extra curricular activities learn better time management, how to handle stress, to work better in groups, and see an improvement in academic skills.
Once again, it is a pleasure to welcome you to HNGA. I look forward to getting to know you!
David Leenman
Principal, HNGA
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