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SHS Announcements

Click here for the SHS 2024 Summer School Program
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SHS Summer School program. Elevate your summer. Join us for summer school exclamation! Don't let a setback hold you back! Scan the QR code now to register for summer school and pave the way to academic excellence dates: June 3rd through June 27th, 2024  Monday through Thursday time: 7:15 AM to 10:15 AM. Location: Heritage High School transportation: Provided upon request Meals: provided Maximum courses: 2 per student all students must register for summer school if they fail the course registration dates are from April 30th to May 24th 2024 after registration and counselor will confirm your enrollment period limited spaces are available availability for of course is  subject to change please review your grades report and transcript in infinite campus. Inform technology if you need to keep your laptop during summer school.

Graduation 2024

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The graduation ceremony for Salem High School will be held on Wednesday May 22, 2024 at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. The address is 6400 Woodrow Lithonia, GA 30038.

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                         All bookbags (backpacks) Heavy Duty Transparent Clear Backpack See Through Backpacks for  School,Sports,Work,Stadium,Security Travel,College : Clothing, Shoes &  Jewelrymust be clear. Students will carry their laptops in the school-issued, non-transparent laptop bag.  Bookbags will not be accessible during the day. Bookbags can only be picked up at 3:15 pm. If a student has RCA, checks out early, etc., they can pick up their bag the following day at 3:15 pm. Students participating in an extracurricular activity are permitted to carry non-transparent bags to store items pertaining to their particular activity (i.e. band, athletics, etc.). Upon entry into the school, all extracurricular activity bags must be stored in lockers or designated areas. All bags are subject to search. Additionally, the maximum size for non-transparent bags that students will be permitted to carry during the school day, such as lunch kits, pencil bags and purses, will be 6” x 9”.  

 Dress Code


Our students are required to dress in a manner that demonstrates their commitment to a professional and productive future. Therefore, business casual is the preferred form of standard dress for our students. Each career pathway participates in Dress for Success days and require more specific dress to promote both professionalism and safety within our labs. Your individual instructors will provide more specific guidance pertaining to dress within your pathways.

While complying with the school system’s entire dress code policy, there are particular areas of dress that will be strictly enforced in order to promote professionalism:

  • Jeans and pants may be worn with holes, however, no skin above the knees should show. Leggings (not flesh tone), tights, shorts, etc., must be worn under the pants to cover the skin. Please note excessive holes are NOT allowed, even if the skin is covered.

  • See examples below:
    • Skirts and/or shorts must be fingertip length and any slits must not come above the knee.
    • Undergarments must be worn.
    • Undergarments must not be worn outside of clothing for any reason.
    • Pants and shorts must always be worn at the natural waistline and not below the hips.
    • No oversized or baggy clothing shall be worn. This is an issue of professionalism and safety.
    • Low cut or sheer shirts and blouses are not permitted.
    • No midriff shirts are allowed.
    • No tank tops/halter tops or layered spaghetti strap camisoles
    • No hats, sunglasses, hoods, visors, bandanas, doo-rags, bonnets, or head wraps
    • Leggings may be worn with a shirt that reaches the knees.
    • No off the shoulder tops
    • Biker shorts may be worn with a shirt that reaches fingertips.
    • No flip flops, slides (Crocs are acceptable), bedroom shoes, or pajamas.
    • Clothing may not depict any type of contraband (i.e., alcohol, drugs, tobacco, weapons) nor may it depict gang affiliation, obscenity, profanity, or lewd content (literal or implied).

This is not an all-inclusive list and dress considered inappropriate by the administration will also be given consequences.

Students who are in violation of this dress code may be given the opportunity to correct the violation through a phone call to parents to have appropriate clothing brought to school or may be issued alternate clothing options (one time only) before being admitted to class.
Repeat offenses will be dealt with individually by an administrator using the consequences outlined in the RCPS Parent Handbook which includes in-school and potential out-of-school suspension.

SHS Named 2023 AP Honor School
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Salem High School was named an AP Expansion School for 2023!  AP schools with 25% growth in AP student participation from May 2021 to May 2022 and a minimum of 25 students testing in May 2020.

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District Announcements

Teacher Appreciation

Greetings Seminoles,


Teacher Appreciation Week is next week (May 6 - May 10, 2024). Show your appreciation for our Seminole Educators by completing a note of gratitude. The notes will be delivered to all educators during Teacher Appreciation Week. You may complete as many notes as you wish, so take the time to make our Seminole educators smile by expressing your gratitude and appreciation of them.


Teacher Appreciation Notes- Click on the link to write your note!!!



Salem Office Hours
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
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The mission of Salem High School is to educate and empower the whole child by meeting each student’s individual academic, behavioral, and social emotional needs and provide opportunities so that they may develop into leaders of tomorrow. The vision of Salem High School is to inspire all students to become self-directed, productive, and successful contributors of society who advocate for themselves and others.