Due to school missed on Jan. 22 and Jan. 25 because of snow and ice, the make-up days for students will be on Monday, Feb. 15 and Friday, March 11. These two days were built into the district calendar as potential make-up days for inclement weather.

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 Kicks Off Super Bowl Weekend!

D7 Kicks Off Super Bowl Weekend!
Friday, Feb 5, we will receive NFL Super Bowl Honor Roll footballs ‪from great players and men - Howard Williams, Steve Fuller, Stephen Davis, and Landon Cohen. They have all come home to Spartanburg to celebrate with us! Read More for Photos
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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 BBGillespie@spart7.org 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.


Students will have early dismissal on Wednesday, February 10 at 1 PM. If you’re a car rider, please make arrangements for someone to pick you up on time. Buses will run for all bus riders.


Boys interested in playing tennis in the spring needs to contact Coach Todd Seagle at DTSeagle@spart7.org for more information.


On Friday, February 5, 2016, we will have our Golden Football ceremony at 2:30 PM. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. The NFL (National Football League) is awarding every player who played in a Super Bowl a Golden Football to present to their high school for display. SHS has had 4 players play in a Super Bowl, which is shared as most in SC, along with Spring Valley and Lower Richland. The district and SHS would like to bring these men on campus for the ceremony, which is planned for February 5th. It would be much like a pep rally, as we would use 7th period on this day. The men to be recognized are: Howie Williams, Steve Fuller, Stephen Davis and Landon Cohen.
On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, we will have Wes Moore to visit our school. Many of you may have heard of him as he is the author of The Other Wes Moore and The Work, both of which are New York Times Bestsellers. He is being brought to SC by the SC Association of Non Profit Organizations as the keynote speaker for their conference. We have a wonderful opportunity to get him here during that time. His book The Other Wes Moore is about two young boys both named Wes Moore …. raised in the inner city by single mothers. The author went on to be successful … his namesake is in prison. I think you would enjoy.


Yearbooks can be purchased at www.jostensyearbooks.com from November, 28, 2015 through January 29, 2016 for $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.

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 cagist@spart7.org and Mrs. Holmes email address is pmholmes@spart7.org. 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: http://tinyurl.com/SFA-IGP-Video-1516. 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

Sarica Um
Chantel Aguirre
Amber Sims
Myeshia Jeter
Jaden Rice
Malik Shuler
Tavien Giles
Luis Gomez

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