• Conducting Research in Henry County Schools


    The Leadership 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

    Employees seeking to conduct research within their own school as a requirement for a graduate course, should complete the Application to Conduct Action Research (School Level) and submit it to their principal (not to the district-level). These applications are reviewed by principals on an ongoing basis throughout the school year. Only the last page of this document needs to be submitted to Learning and Leadership Services.


    Applicants seeking to conduct research as a requirement for a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, should complete the electronic Application to Conduct Research (District Level).  Once submitted, the documents will be reviewed by the office of Leadership Services for approval. 

    Application Submission Window for District Approval
    (Only complete applications will be reviewed)
     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 Ms. Panagiota "Penny" Damianeas, Assessment & Testing Specialist, Leadership Services at panagiota.damianeas@henry.k12.ga.us or 770-957-7189.
Last Modified on August 31, 2017