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About High Point Academy

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. 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.

High Point Academy is a South Carolina Public Charter School District member, 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.

High Point Academy is led by certified teachers 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 will be 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).

You have a choice. Choose excellence.

You can submit an application for the annual lottery by clicking here.

What is a charter school?

Charter schools are state-funded, tuition-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 to attract new teachers
  • Establish new forms of accountability for public schools
  • Encourage innovative and different learning methods