Thanksgiving is the perfect time of the year to say Thank You for your support and to wish you a very happy holiday celebration filled with joy and gratitude. Schools and offices will be closed Wed - Fri.

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.
Spartanburg HS Freshman Academy… There’s an app for that!
That’s right, you can now keep up with all of the who, what, when and where for Spartanburg HS Freshman Academy through the Spartanburg HS Freshman Academy app by SchoolInfoApp available on all mobile devices! Click here to download the Spartanburg HS Freshman Academy app by SchoolInfoApp on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry or Windows device by going to your apps store and type “Spartanburg HS Freshman Academy.” With our new app, you can:
• Keep up with all of our latest news, information and announcements
• Receive text messages regarding important dates and events (standard rates may apply)
• Find out about events and activities
• Contact teachers, staff and administration
• Access school menus, our online gradebook system and more
• Get important documents, picture galleries & other media
• Follow us on both Facebook and Twitter
• Track homework, tests and projects through a virtual assignment book
• Help promote school safety through the TipLine
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D7 Earns National Recognition from Apple

D7 Earns National Recognition from Apple
District 7 has been honored as an Apple Distinguished Program for our 1:1 digital initiative, Seven Ignites. D7 is one of only 300 institutions recognized nationally to receive this prestigious award for innovation, leadership and educational excellence.
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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.

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.


Yearbooks can be purchased at for $70 through November, 27, 2015. From November, 28, 2015 through January 29, 2016, the cost will be $75. The last day to purchase personalization and options is January 29, 2016. From January 30, 2016 through April 15, 2016 the cost will be $80. If students do not purchase online, extra books will be sold at the school on distribution day, April 22, for $80 on a first come, first served basis while they last. A mailing from Josten’s should arrive to homes around November 16, 2015. A second mailing will arrive to homes around January 18, 2016.


Saturday School will be held on the following days: December 5. Students who exceed attendance limits (5 unlawful days per semester) should attend Saturday School. Students need to sign up with their assistant principal. If you are not sure about your student’s absences, please contact the school.

2015 Curriculum Night Presentation

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

2015-2016 IGP Conferences

It is time to hold your annual Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) conference for your student. During your 15- minute conference, you, your student, and guidance counselor as a team will revisit the graduation plan that was created last year. At that time, you and your team will discuss your student’s academic success for this year, and plan for his/her 10th year. We are ready to start our conferences at this time. We have created a schedule to attempt to accommodate everyone’s need. Please click one of the links below to schedule a conference your student’s guidance counselor. Mrs. Piper Holmes is the guidance counselor for students with last names beginning with A – L, and Mr. Anton Gist is the guidance counselor for students with last names beginning with M – Z. If you are not able to access the calendars, please give us a call at 864.594.4513 or feel free to email your counselor. Mr. Gist email address is and Mrs. Holmes email address is We are excited about spending time with you and your student to discuss their graduation progress. Click on the link below to see the calendar for your counselor.
Here is a very help 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.

Student Artwork

Student Artwork
The students from the SHS Freshman Academy won several ribbons for their excellent artwork. Click on Read More to view the slideshow of artwork.
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Students of the Month

Students of the Month
Students are selected each month by teachers and administrators. Each student displays:
*Excellent character
*Outstanding behavior
*Positive attitude towards others/learning
*Good citizenship throughout the year
*Demonstrates responsibility
*Respectful to peers/teachers
*Follows classroom/school rules and expectations

Students of the Month

Emma Sandago
Isabella Goodchild-Michelman
Quinn Filler
Kaylee McKitrick
Perrah’Shae Nesbitt
Cammie Myers
Ke’Asia Williams
Destini Black
James Corbin
Daffne Martinez-Miguel
James Richard
Colton Pereyo’
Teacher of the Month-Dr. Margie Reed

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