Hart County Charter System



  • Welcome to the Hart County Charter System’s website! The Hart County Charter System consists of five schools in the district — Hartwell Elementary, North Hart Elementary, South Hart Elementary, Hart County Middle School, and Hart County High School — each of which have their own websites with links located under the “Schools'' tab. On our website you will find up to date information regarding schools, events, important announcements, resources for students, parents and employees.  In addition, resources for parents, such as nutrition menus, student handbooks, and bus routes, can be found under the “Parents” tab. Feel free to explore our website, follow us on our social media pages, and remember, we are #OneHartBeat.


  • Pre-Kindergarten Registration

    Pre-K Registration for the 2024-2025 school year will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2024 and from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024 at the Hart County Agriscience Center, located at 1951 Bowman Highway, Hartwell. An interpreter will be available on Monday, April 22 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Friday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Parents should plan to bring the child they are registering with them to registration. Forty slots are available per school. Slots will be filled using a lottery process. 

    Who can register?

    • Any child who will be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2024
    • Any child who is a resident of Georgia
      • If applicable, please bring:

        • custodial papers or legal guardianship documentation
        • child’s Medicaid card
        • proof of food stamps, TANF, and/or SSI

    What do I bring to register?

    • Child Proof of age – Original Birth Certificate (not a copy)
    • Parent/Guardian Picture ID
    • Proof of Georgia residence
    • Ga. Certificate of Immunization Form 3231
    • Original Social Security Card for the CHILD

    **Examples of proof of residency: Current (within 60 days) utility bill from Ga. Power, Hart EMC, or Hart Communications (land line only); property tax bill; deed or lease agreement (notarized)

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  • Kindergarten Registration

    Kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year will take place on the following dates:

    North Hart Elementary: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
    Hartwell Elementary: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
    South Hart Elementary: Thursday, April 25, 2024
    Registration will be from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day at each respective school. An interpreter will be available each day from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Parents should plan to bring their children with them to registration, and register at the school zoned for their home address. Your child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2024 to register.
    What to expect?
    • Complete Registration Form
    • Complete Consent for Treatment,
    • Health Form
    • Readiness Testing
    • Hearing, Dental, BMI, and Vision
    • Screenings
    • Speech Screening
    • Process may take an hour or longer

    What to bring?

    • Original Birth Certificate (not a copy)
    • Proof of Guardianship (if applicable)
    • Parent/Guardian’s Picture ID
    • Certified Immunization (GA Form 3231)
    • Have school booster shot or in process of getting booster shot
    • Proof of Primary Residence (Landline/utility bill or notarized lease required; no cell phone bill; no bank or mortgage statements)
    • Child’s Social Security Card
    • Your Child
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  • BOE Regular Meeting

    The Hart County Board of Education (BOE) will have a regular meeting on Monday, January 8, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Hart County BOE office located at 284 Campbell Drive, Hartwell.

    The agenda for the meeting is available at https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/ViewMeeting.aspx?S=4086&MID=114746&Tab=Agenda&enIID=G42YAYFfCGTDgM7xHaFXpQ%3D%3D

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  • Substitute Teaching Opportunities

    The Hart County School District partners with Education Management and Staffing Solutions [ESS] to manage the local substitute program. ESS is accepting applications for Substitute Teachers and Paraprofessionals. ESS would love to have you join their team! The first step to becoming a substitute in Hart County Schools is to complete an online application by following these instructions:

    ● Go to ESS.com/jobs
    ● Select Hart County (GA) > Apply Now
    ● Select Substitute Teacher or Substitute Paraprofessional and follow prompts to complete your online application
    The next in-person orientation and training is scheduled for January 31, 2024 from 8:30 to 12:00 pm at the HCBOE, 284 Campbell Dr., Hartwell, GA. Online options for orientation and training are also available. You will be notified by email of upcoming orientations and training once a completed application has been accepted.
    If you have any questions, please contact Christy Shaw, ESS Recruiter/Account Manager, at cshaw@ess.com or 706-424-7289.
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  • ESSER III Survey

    The Hart County Charter System is seeking stakeholder input regarding the use of ESSER III funds. The American Rescue Plan Act provides funding for local educational agencies to respond to COVID-19. Your feedback will be considered as the district budgets available funds. Please complete the following survey for your input to be considered. Click here to complete the survey.

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  • Proposed Property Tax Increase

    The Hart County Board of Education today announces its intention to increase the 2023 property taxes it will levy this year by 3.74 percent over the rollback millage rate.


    Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county. When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the county indicate there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re‐determine the value of such property and adjust the assessment. This is called a reassessment. 


    When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires a rollback millage rate must by computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred.


    The budget adopted by the Hart County Board of Education requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate; therefore, before the Hart County Board of Education may set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.


    All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Hart County Board of Education Central Office, 284 Campbell Drive, Hartwell, Georgia on October 9, 2023 at 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM and on October 16, 2023 at 5:00 PM.

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