It was great seeing everyone during our Open House and Meet the Teacher event at High Point Academy Spartanburg. If you were unable to make the parent informational meeting, we have included the information below. If you are new to High Point Academy, this will help familiarize you with some of our procedures and policies. New and returning families, please take note of some changes for morning drop-off and dismissal pick-up.
All families and students should be familiar with the new High Point Academy Commitment. It is our mission to educate, to help every student feel welcome, to connect, and to be a part of the High Point Academy family. Our teachers work hard to create lessons and classroom activities to engage and challenge all students. We strive to stimulate each student to grow in their academic abilities. We know to be a successful school, our students need support at school and home. Through a partnership with parents, we are confident every student can be successful. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s grade level principal (Elementary School: Grey Lancaster, Middle School: Debra Harris, High School: Cameron Collier.
This year we are adjusting the morning drop-off procedure on the Performing Art Center (PAC) side of campus. We are asking families, please do not access campus from Outlet Road. All traffic using the PAC side for morning drop-off should enter campus through the main entrance. Once on campus, all drop-off traffic will take the first right and follow the signs to the unloading area. You may also enter campus off of Old Lowe Road as you would for elementary dismissal (near the volleyball center) and proceed to the unloading area in the front of the school. All vehicles will then exit campus through the primary drive. Student drop-off will begin at 7:15 A.M. Please do not bring your students to school before this time. Click below to watch a short video detailing the morning drop-off procedure.
Kindergarten through 4th-grades and older siblings will dismiss from the elementary dismissal area. All traffic should enter campus off of Old Lowe Road from the last drive closest to the Volleyball Center. Anyone who picks up a student from the elementary dismissal area must have a “parent pick-up” car tag. Anyone picking up students will need these tags on the first day of school. If the person picking up your student does not have a car tag, they must go into the front office and show their driver’s license.
5th-12th-Grade dismissal (3:20 P.M.)
Students in 5th through 12th-grades will dismiss from the Performing Arts Center area. All traffic using the PAC side should enter campus through the main entrance. Once on campus, all pick-up traffic will take the first right and follow the signs to the loading area.
All student drivers will have an assigned parking space and should park in that space each school day. Any student who did not pick up a parking pass will need to see Officer Lynch. Student’s should enter campus through the main entrance and proceed to the second right and then to the appropriate parking area.
The after-school program will operate on all regular and half school days. The Grizzly Extended Day Program will NOT be provided on any inclement weather days or days that school is not in session. Students may be picked up anytime before 6:00 P.M. from the HPA Center backdoors. This area is located between the elementary dismissal area and the volleyball center.
Student Food Service
High Point Academy is a USDA and National School Lunch and Breakfast school. This means our families, who qualify, are eligible for free and reduced meals. All HPA families should complete the 2019-2020 Household Application For Free and Reduced Lunch and Breakfast regardless of eligibility. Any family who does not wish to provide their income can write “refuse” under “Step 3”. Forms can be returned to the school Monday-Friday 7:15 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
The High Point Academy dress code is established to instill discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards, and teach respect. All students are expected to exemplify proper dress and grooming standards in a manner that portrays an appropriate image for the student and the school. Dress code standards will be distributed and discussed. Returning students and students new to High Point Academy are expected to be uniform compliant the first day they attend school. The student dress code can be found in the Elementary and Middle – High School Student/Parent Handbooks.
We encourage everyone to familiarize yourself with our school website. We hope you will find it helpful and informative. We will use our site along with our notification system to send out emails, voice calls, and text messages with updates, newsletter, and announcements about overall school happenings. We will also share our student and staff success stories and achievements throughout the school year. Follow us on our social media pages, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Remember to tag us on your pictures and videos from the first day of school and throughout the year. Be sure and use our new school, hashtag #GrizzlyWay.
We are honored to be a part of your student’s educational experience. It is a privilege to a part of the HPA Family. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to a great 2019-2020 school year.
-The HPA Team
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.