2018 Special Board Election

  • Posted on:  October 15, 2018

High Point Academy | Spartanburg, SC

You can find the official certified 2018 Special Board Election results here. Thank you to all of the candidates who ran for our open seat and to everyone who cast a vote. We appreciate your commitment to serve High Point Academy.  The unexpired seat will expire on June 30th, 2019. Please contact the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina with any questions or concerns via email at Elections@SCCharterSchools.org.

 

POSTED: October 10

Voting is now open for the Special Board Election. High Point Academy has one vacant unexpired seat in this special election, which will expire on June 30th, 2019. E-ballot links were emailed to each parent/guardian and employee of the school. Voting opened at 8:00 A.M. on October 10, and closes on October 12, at 4:00 P.M. Click here for voting ballot you will need your unique voter passcode to cast your vote. Please contact the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina with any questions or concerns via email at Elections@SCCharterSchools.org.

 

POSTED: October 2

Our candidate filing period has ended. Candidate information and application answers have been posted. You can find those here. Voting will open with e-ballot links emailed to each parent/guardian and employee of the school. Voting begins at 8:00 A.M. on October 10 and closes at 4:00 P.M. on October 12. There is one vote per child enrolled in the school and one vote per employee. Voting will be available via e-ballot allowing parents and employees to vote via the internet. Each ballot will have a unique pin number to ensure confidentiality and integrity of the process. Computers and paper ballots will be available at the school during regular school hours for families with no internet access or with limited computer knowledge.

 

Candidates will also be available to meet parents and school stakeholders and to answer questions during Family Fun Night on Thursday, October 11 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

 

High Point Academy is working with the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina (PCSASC) to administer this special election process. If you have any questions during the process, please contact the Public Charter School Alliance at Elections@SCCharterSchools.org.

 

POSTED: September 14

 

High Point Academy | Spartanburg, SCDear High Point Academy Family Members and Stakeholders,

The High Point Academy Board of Directors is currently seeking candidates for the board to fill one (1) vacant unexpired seat, which expires on June 30, 2019. High Point Academy is working with the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina (PCSASC) to administer this special election process. This ensures integrity and confidentiality in the process. Anyone who is interested can complete the online filing form here. Candidate filing will close on September 28, 2018, at 3:00 P.M. If a board candidate is not able to complete the online filing form, candidates may come to the school for assistance. All candidates should plan to attend a “Meet the Candidates” session on October 11 during the school’s Family Night.

 

High Point Academy Board Members are required to attend all board meetings and mandated Board Training. All board members are required by law to attend board training within one year of being elected. Free training will be offered across the state and online by the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina.

 

Per the South Carolina Charter Schools Act, as amended, boards are elected by the families of charter school students and employees of the school. If a family has multiple children enrolled at High Point Academy they will receive an e-ballot for each student. Please ensure the school has a current email address on file. Each ballot will have a unique code to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the process. Computers and paper ballots will be available at the school during regular school hours for families with no internet access or with limited computer knowledge.

 

Thank you for your continued support of High Point Academy and South Carolina’s Charter Schools. If you have any questions during the process, please contact the Public Charter School Alliance at Elections@SCCharterSchools.org.

 

Election Timeline:

 

  • September 14: Call for Board Candidates. Each prospective board member must complete an online filing form.
  • September 28: Candidate filing will close at 3:00 P.M.
  • October 2: Candidate information and application answers posted online.
  • October 10-12: Voting opens with e-ballot links emailed to each parent/guardian and employee of the school. Voting will open at 8:00 A.M. on October 10 and close at 4:00 P.M. on October 12. There is one vote per child enrolled in the school and one vote per employee. Voting will be available via e-ballot allowing parents and employees to vote via the internet. Each ballot will have a unique pin number to ensure confidentiality and integrity of the process. Computers and paper ballots will be available at the school during regular school hours for families with no internet access or with limited computer knowledge.
  • October 11: Meet the Candidates during the school’s “Family Night”
  • October 15: Election results will be certified, candidates will be notified by email, and elected school board members will be announced publicly.
  • October 22: New board members will be sworn in at the regularly scheduled October board meeting.

 


High  Point Academy is a community-centered school built on the principles of honor, integrity, and service where academic excellence, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education, and a project-based, applied learning instruction builds tomorrow’s leaders. Visit hpaspartanburg.com where you’ll find a complete overview and all of High Point Academy news. Through a partnership with family and community, each student will strive to achieve their highest potential academically, socially, and personally.

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