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About High Point Academy

We are a community-centered school built on the principles of honor, integrity, and service where academic excellence, STEAM education, and project-based, applied learning instruction builds tomorrow’s leaders.

Who we are:
High Point Academy Spartanburg, SC is a tuition-free public charter school founded in 2014. We are Spartanburg County’s only charter school serving students in kindergarten through 12th grades. All students in South Carolina are eligible to attend. High Point Academy is one of more than 30 school members of the South Carolina Public Charter School District.

Our mission is to educate, help every student feel welcome, connect, and be a part of the High Point Academy family. We ask our students, our parents, and our staff to uphold the High Point Academy Commitment.

High Point Academy is led by certified teachers with an emphasis in S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education and character development and leadership training. Through a partnership with family and community, each student will be challenged to achieve his or her highest potential academically, socially, and personally. You can submit an application for the annual lottery by clicking here.

What is a charter school?
Charter schools are state-funded, free public schools that have the flexibility to adapt to the educational needs of individual students.

The purpose of a charter school is:
  • Improve student learning
  • Increase learning opportunities within the public school system
  • Create new teaching opportunities for attracting new teachers
  • Establish new forms of accountability for public schools
  • Encourage innovative and different learning methods