History and Mission

Mission Statement

The mission of Alexander High School our is to provide a quality education for all students in a safe, supportive environment designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Alexander High School is known for its mantra: belong, have fun, and learn. Our unique asset is the AP Capstone Program which has a two-course sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research and complements the rigor of AP courses and exams. School year '15-'16 marked our inaugural graduating class for our Capstone Program, which granted them admission to some of the most prestigious, nationally ranked universities in the country. The concerted efforts of our teachers and staff, our students, parents, and community leaders have helped to make our school successful in earning the highest CCRPI scores in the West Georgia area.

About The School

History of AHS

Robert S. Alexander Comprehensive High School was opened in August of 1986 under the leadership of Mr. Randy Brittian. The school colors of red, black and silver, along with the cougar mascot were chosen by a vote of the future students of AHS. This is the first example of the student input and participation that has become such an integral part of the culture at Alexander. As the student body grew, so did the need for additional facilities. The first athletic booster club raised funds to build the football, baseball, and softball fields. The booster club would eventually build a track and tennis courts as well. The 400 hall was added to the school in the mid 1990’s, while the cafeteria was expanded early in the 2000’s. The new competition gymnasium was added in 2015 to meet the needs of our student athletes and community. Plans for a new classroom building are currently in the developmental stage.

Thousands of students have passed through the halls of Alexander. These students have left Alexander for prestigious colleges and universities with academic and athletic scholarships, military academies and appointments, technical and trade schools, and the world of work. The success of Alexander’s alumni is part of the legacy of Alexander High School and the foundation we will continue to build upon in the future.

Mr. Robert S. Alexander

Robert S. Alexander joined the Douglas County School System in 1946, as principal of Douglas County High School. He taught there for 24 years. Then he moved to the new school, Turner Middle, as principal, where he taught for 3 years. Mr. Alexander was then elected Superintendent of Schools, where he served for 4 years. All in all, Mr. Robert S. Alexander served the Douglas County School System for 31 years. Mr. Alexander, after retiring from the school system, worked as a consultant for The Commercial Bank. He worked in Public Relations and Business Development. He was also involved in the many educational programs at The Commercial Bank, such as student loans and teacher awards. Mr. Alexander complimented the school on the academic program and student participation. He stated, "I went into education to try to form better citizens from my students. I was hard, but fair. "To have our school named after this much faceted man is a tribute to all who enter."

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