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.

Daylight Savings Time is March 8.


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.

Winter Make-up Day

March 13 is now a regular school day. Please mark your calendars.

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.


Parents and students can still purchase yearbooks online at Josten’s for $80, and the online sale lasts through April 21. A limited number of books will be on sale for $80 here at school at the time of distribution, but order online before April 24 to be sure you get one.


Beta Club is sponsoring a Teens for Jeans drive for the month of February. Any student who would like to donate gently used jeans is welcome to contribute. Bring your donations to Mrs. Pruett in room 215D.

2015 Curriculum Night

The staff of the SHS Freshman Academy will host the 2015 Curriculum Night for all parents of 8th grade students on March 2, 2015 from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM. Further information is provided in the Curriculum Night Quicklink.

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:

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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