Principal's Message

In the Freshman Academy, our motto is, “Entering with Purpose, Excelling by Performance, Exiting Prepared.” Our academic success over the last 3 years affords us the bragging rights of being one of the top Freshman Academies in the state of South Carolina.
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Freshman Academy Dates and Announcements

Freshman Academy Dates and Announcements


Please contact Mrs. Gillespie in the Freshman Academy Office for log in information (864) 594-4513.


Parents are encouraged to fill out the free and reduced meal application on-line. Click on the EZMealApp, follow instructions and you’ll receive a confirmation after you complete the application. Please note if you have more than one child in school in District Seven you may receive a meal application for each child. However, to apply for free and reduced meal benefits, please complete only ONE application for all children in your household who attend a school in District Seven. You can also set-up an account using the students 12-digit ID# in EZSchoolPay, view their account and pay on the account.

Upcoming Freshman Information

If you would like for us to send text messages to your phone, just text @71e03 to 81010 and join the messages for the Freshman Class of 2019.

Email Address Submissions

Please contact Ms. Belinda Gillespie at with your email address information as soon as possible. We will no longer be mailing information home. All school information will be available on the website and/or will be sent to your email.

Seven Reads

Attention Parents, students will have an opportunity to choose from a list of seven titles that you can view under the Seven Reads tab. This is a great opportunity to help your child pick the right book for them. Each student will receive a copy of the book he/she choose to take home and read over the summer.


Ready for Spring Sports? You can access and download all schedules on our website under the Athletics tab. Also, 2015-2016 Sports Physicals for SHS Athletes will be held Saturday, May 16. Boys will go 8AM - 11AM and Girls at 1PM - 3PM. The cost is $10 - cash only. Click on the link for the Physical Form and Schedules.


Students who exceed attendance limits (5 days unlawful absences per semester)-should attend Saturday School. Sign up in grade level office by Wednesday, April 22 if attending the Saturday, April 25 session. Upcoming Dates: May 2, May 19 and *May 16 (Final Date).


1st HALF: JUNE 8 – JUNE 25 (Last Day to Register: June 3)
2nd HALF: JULY 6 – JULY 23 (Last Day to Register: June 25)
The sessions will run Monday – Thursday. The time is 8:00 – 1:30 PM. The cost is $100 for a semester class, $200 for a yearlong course, and $150 for credit recovery. This summer, the classes will be held here at Spartanburg High School. All fees MUST be paid in full before the class starts.

2015 Curriculum Night Presentation

The presentation for the 2015 Curriculum Night is provided under QuickLinks.

SHSFA Recognized by common sense media

SHSFA Recognized by common sense media
We are happy to announce that Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Spartanburg High School and the Freshman Academy as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School for educating our students to be safe, smart, and ethical digital citizens. This year, students received many lessons on establishing positive online identities, cyber bullying, internet privacy, along with a number of other digital citizenship topics. This goes a long way to showing our kids what it means to be responsible with their technology, but our parents and community can help, too. Common Sense is also a great resource for parents who want advice navigating our digital world. Check out their website for parenting resources, media reviews and app information:

9th Grade IGP Conferences - See your counselor

Registration begins Monday, March 9 thru Friday, March 13. Freshmen and their parents are encouraged to schedule an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) meeting with their guidance counselor between now and registration to discuss classes for next year. The Individual Graduation Plan is an outline that guides students toward their education, career and employment goals. It is comprised of general graduation requirements, as well as coursework and out-of-classroom learning opportunities related to a student’s chosen cluster of study. Additionally, the IGP assists each student with aligning his/her high school courses with college entrance requirements. Please contact Guidance for more information. IGP Conferences will be held from January 26-April 20. Some of them will take place throughout the day. Please look for information from the guidance counselors. We will follow the same procedures from last year. Parents are signing up online.
Mrs. Holmes –
Here is a very helpful video. This video will introduce you to the IGP meeting process and acquaint you with some need-to-know information that will inform decisions at the meeting. Feel free to pause the video or rewind to look closer at the charts with your students. You may also want to view this video on a larger device screen or use the gear icon in the bottom-left corner to turn on 720HD resolution.

Classroom Highlights

Classroom Highlights
There are so many exciting things happening at the Freshman Academy! Click below to view a picture gallery of our students.
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