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In anticipation of the potential impact of Hurricane Ian and possible power outages in the area, High Point Academy will be on an e-Learning Day on Friday, September 30. All clubs and athletic events are canceled for the weekend. Stay safe!


Welcome to High Point Academy! 
You have a choice. 
Choose excellence. 

Thank you for your interest in High Point Academy. You have a choice, and we are glad your search for excellence led you to us. Our mission is to cultivate lifelong learners in a school-centered environment. 

We are a tuition-free, STEAM-focused, public charter school serving students in Kindergarten through 12th grade who live in South Carolina. Students are admitted without regard to race, religion, gender, creed, national origin, disability, or socioeconomic status.
New student applications for the annual lottery may be completed online by clicking the link below. Once completed, the application will go to our registrar. You can opt to send a copy to your email. If you list siblings on the application, please submit a separate application for each child you wish to enroll.

If there are openings in a particular grade after the lottery on March 25, students on the waiting list will be contacted as well, so families who are still interested are encouraged to apply.

Open Enrollment 
The High Point Academy lottery is held each March for the upcoming school year. To be considered for the lottery, an application must be submitted during our Open Enrollment period between December 1 and March 13. Applications received after the March 13 deadline will be placed on a waiting list in the order received. HPA will continue to accept applications after the lottery and throughout the year. These applications are dated, time-stamped, and placed in the order received. Once the school year has begun, administrators may fill openings based on availability.
"It feels like home." - Josh A., Senior

If you have questions about enrollment, school tours, and current openings, please don't hesitate to call (864)316-9788 or by email at [email protected].

Waiting lists do not carry over from year-to-year and are only valid for the school year in which the student has applied. Therefore, if a student is not accepted for the current school year and remains on the waiting list, they will need to reapply for the following school year.

The Lottery
Under federal law, charter schools must admit students through a random selection process if the number of applications for a grade or class exceeds the available spaces. If the number of applications does not exceed the available slots, a lottery is not required.

The HPA lottery will be held on March 25 of every school year. If this day falls on a weekend, the lottery will occur on the first school day following the weekend. After the lottery has taken place, students will receive a notification by letter within six days regarding their application status. The remaining students will be placed on the waiting list according to the order they were drawn. A student who turns in a late application will be placed on the waiting list in order of the date on which their application was received. If a parent wishes to appeal a decision of admission based on any reason besides the lottery, they may submit a written appeal to the South Carolina Public Charter School District.

Priority Enrollment
HPA will prioritize enrollment to siblings of a current student enrolled and attending High Point Academy and children of employees. Additionally, siblings of students accepted through the lottery process are afforded priority enrollment status. However, priority enrollment status does not guarantee a student admission to HPA, as acceptance remains based on space availability in each applicable grade.

Thank you for your interest in High Point Academy! We look forward to meeting you.