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High Point Academy

About Us

About High Point Academy

You have a choice. Choose excellence. 

At High Point Academy, we believe in parent choice when it comes to your child's education. Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, High Point Academy is a STEAM-focused, tuition-free, public charter school serving students throughout the Upstate. Established in 2014, we are Spartanburg County’s only charter school serving students in grades kindergarten through twelve. We have three schools on one campus. When you choose High Point Academy, you choose academics, athletics, fine arts, and a feeling of family. 



To cultivate lifelong learners in a student-centered environment.


To be an exemplary school of choice for academically minded families.

A charter is a formal document that outlines an organization's purpose, mission, values, goals and structure.
As part of our 10 years of service, our charter was updated in 2023 to reflect our growth and strategic plans. 

High Point Academy is a member of the South Carolina Public Charter School District,  and all South Carolina students are eligible to apply for the lottery. We strive to make every student feel welcome, connected, and part of the High Point Academy family.

Certified teachers lead High Point Academy with an emphasis in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), education and character development, and leadership training. Through a partnership with family and community, each student is challenged to achieve his or her highest potential in school and beyond the classroom. We ask our students, our parents, and our staff to uphold the High Point Academy Commitment (School-Parent Compact).

Apply for the annual lottery by clicking here.

What is a charter school?

Charter schools are state-funded, tuition-free public schools with the flexibility to adapt to individual students' educational needs.

Purposes of a charter school:

  • Improve student learning

  • Increase learning opportunities within the public school system

  • Create new teaching opportunities to attract new teachers

  • Establish new forms of accountability for public schools

  • Encourage innovative and different learning methods