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Enrollment Information

Thank you for your interest in High Point Academy Spartanburg. We are a tuition-free, STEAM-focused, public charter school, funded by the state. We’re excited the search for quality education led you to us. High Point Academy strives to meet all students' needs regardless of their abilities, desires, or needs. HPA serves students in 4K 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 appropriate link below. Once completed, the application will go to the appropriate department. You can opt to send a copy to your email. If you list siblings on the application, you must still submit a separate application for each child you wish to enroll.

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 13th deadline will be placed at the end of any applicable waiting list in the order in which they were received. HPA will continue to take applications after the lottery occurs and throughout the year. These applications are dated, time-stamped, and placed in the order they are received and placed at the end of any applicable waiting list. Once the school year has begun, administrators may choose to fill openings based on availability.

If you have questions about enrollment, school tours, and current openings, please contact the school at (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.  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 spaces, 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 in which 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 give priority enrollment to siblings of a current student enrolled and attending, children of employees, and siblings of students who attended the school for at least one complete academic year within the last six years.  Additionally, siblings of students accepted through the lottery process are afforded priority enrollment status. Priority enrollment status does not guarantee any student admission to HPA, as acceptance remains based on space availability in each applicable grade.
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Currently, due to COVID-19 protocols, school tours are being held after the school day. Please email [email protected] and let us know the date you would like to come. You can also call us at (864)316-9788 to set up a visit.