Enrollment Information

 

Thank you for your interest in High Point Academy Spartanburg. We’re excited the search for quality education led you to us. High Point Academy strives to meet the needs of all our students regardless of abilities, desires or needs. We are a free public charter school, funded by the state and do not charge tuition. We serve students in kindergarten through 12th-grades who live in South Carolina. Students are admitted without regard to race, religion, gender, creed, national origin, disability, or socioeconomic status. The High Point Academy lottery is held each March for the upcoming school year. To be considered for the lottery application must be submitted between January 3 and March 13.

 

Applications received after March 13 will be placed at the end of any applicable waiting list in the order in which they were received. HPA will continue to take applications after the lottery occurs and throughout the year. These applications are dated, time stamped and placed in the order they are received and will be placed at the end of any applicable waiting list. Once the school year has begun, administrators may choose to fill openings based on availability.

 

If you have questions about enrollment, school tours, current openings, please contact Cindy Pizor at 864.316.9788 or by email, cpizor@hpaspart.org.

 

Applications

New Student Applications may be completed online by clicking the appropriate link. Click here for the New Student Application and apply for the 2019-2020 school year. We are no longer accepting applications for the current school year. Once completed, the application will go to the appropriate department. If you list siblings on the application, you must still submit a separate application for each child you wish to enroll.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Waiting lists DO NOT carry over from year-to-year and are only valid for the school year in which the student has applied.  If a student is not accepted for the current school year and remains on the waiting list, they will need to reapply for the following school year.

 

The Lottery

Under federal law, charter schools must admit students through a random selection process if the number of applications for a grade or class exceeds the number of available spaces. If the number of applications does not exceed the number of available spaces, a lottery is not required.

 

The HPA lottery will be held on March 25 of every school year. If this day falls on a weekend, the lottery will occur on the first school day following the weekend. After the lottery has taken place students will receive notification by letter within six days regarding their application status. Remaining students will be placed on the waiting list, according to the order in which they were drawn. A student who turns in a late application will be placed on the waiting list in order of the date in which their application was received. If a parent wishes to appeal a decision of admission based on any reason besides the lottery, they may submit a written appeal to the South Carolina Public Charter School District.

 

Priority Enrollment

HPA will give priority enrollment to siblings of a current student enrolled and attending, children of employees, and siblings of students who, within the last six years, attended the school for at least one complete academic year.  Additionally, siblings of students accepted through the lottery process are afforded priority enrollment status. Priority enrollment status does not guarantee any student admission to HPA, as acceptance remains based on space availability in each applicable grade.

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