High Point Academy Spartanburg (HPA) is seeking candidates to fill two (2) seats on our Board of Directors. Both seats are two-year terms that begin July 1, 2019. Candidates may submit an electronic Board Application before 3:00 P.M. on Monday, May 6, 2019. Anyone who is interested but does not have access to a computer or internet services may apply at the school during the school day (8:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M).
High Point Academy seeks to develop a diverse board with the skills needed to govern a public charter school. As we have with previous elections, we will use a third-party election service to administer and certify the HPA board election this year. The election will be held by electronic ballot during May and will conclude on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 5:00 P.M. You can find a full timeline of the election process below.
The application period is now closed for board candidates.
April 23, 2019: Board Applications will be made available online and distributed via email. Each prospective Board member must complete an online application. If a Board applicant is not able to complete the online application, he or she may do so onsite at High Point Academy. Paper applications will be available at the front desk.
May 6, 2019: Board candidate filing closes at 3:00 P.M.
May 10, 2019: Board candidate information and application answers will be posted on HPA’s website.
May 20-22, 2019: Election. Voting opens with e-ballot links that will be emailed to each HPA parent and HPA legal guardian who submitted the required election registration form(s) to Ms. Cindy Pizor in the Front Office. Each HPA employee will receive his or her e-ballot via their HPA email address. Please refer to the High Point Academy Board Election Procedures if you have any questions regarding who is eligible to vote in the election.
Voting will open on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 8:00 AM and close on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 5:00 PM. Voting will be available via e-ballot. Each ballot will have a unique PIN to ensure confidentiality and integrity of the process. Computers will be available at the school during normal school hours for families with no internet access.
May 24, 2019: Election results will be certified, and elected Board members will be announced on HPA’s website.
June 3, 2019: Board of Directors Meeting. New Board members will be sworn in at the regularly scheduled Board meeting. This completes the election process.
Board Members Meeting and Training Requirements:
Board members are required to attend all Board meetings.
Mandated Board Training: – All Board members are required to attend Board training within one (1) year of being elected. Free training will be offered across the state and online from the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina.
High Point Academy Spartanburg 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 for a complete overview and all of High Point Academy Spartanburg news and reviews. Through a partnership with family and community, each student will strive to achieve their highest potential academically, socially, and personally.