• Conducting Research in Henry County Schools


    The District & School Performance Department supports educational research that produces fair, accurate and relevant information. We review requests on an individual basis to ensure that any research conducted does not compromise the privacy of our students, parents, or staff or disrupt the educational experience for students, teachers, and administrators.


    Henry County Schools has established guidelines for the research approval process. Applications will be reviewed with respect to the district's goals and mission of ensuring success for each student. All research conducted in Henry County Schools must:

    • protect the rights and privacy of staff, students, and parents/guardians
    • not interfere with instructional time to the detriment of student learning
    • support continuous school system improvement goals



    Conducting Research as a Requirement for Course Completetion, Thesis or Dissertation



    • Applicants seeking to conduct research as a requirement for a graduate course, master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, should complete the electronic Application to Conduct Research.
    • If research will be conducted within a school, the school's Principal approval is needed. 
      • Applicants will need to download and complete The School Level Principal Approval Form
      • The completed School Approval Form will need to be submitted with the District Level Application. 
      • The Principal's approval must be obotained before final approval of the research application is reviewed by the district.
    • A preview of the application (PDF Format) can be used as a resourced for drafting responses before submitting online.
    • Only complete applications will be reviewed.
    • All applicable documents are below.




    Application Submission Window for District Approval 
    Application Received by

    Response Provided by

    June 30


    September 1

    July 31


    October 1

    August 31


    November 1

    September 30


    December 1

    October 31


    January 15

    November 30


    February 15

    December 15


    March 1

    January 31


    April 15

    February 28


    May 7

    March 30


    June 1

    April 30 


    July 1

    May 31


    August 1


    State and Local Policies

    Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment



    For additional questions, contact the District and School Performance Department via email at Research and Grants or via phone at 770-957-6547.