High Point Academy is committed to providing accurate, timely, and valuable information to students, parents, employees, and community members. Below are the tools we use to deliver news, school calendars, emergency notifications, staff contact information, and more.
These resources will also be used to make announcements in emergencies like winter weather, a severe thunderstorm, a tornado, an earthquake, or a threat to campus.
The goal of every High Point Academy employee is to provide a safe and secure learning environment for all students. HPA officials and administrators have emergency plans in place for the safety of students and staff. Those include plans for school delays, school closings, sheltering in place, evacuation, and school lockdowns. Decisions will be made based on the particular type of emergency by HPA security personnel and school administrators. The cooperation of parents is crucial during these events. In a situation of urgency, it is essential for parents and family members not to come to school to pick up their children. Doing so could put you and your student at risk. During these times, we also ask that you not call the school. It will be crucial to keep the phone lines open.
To report an emergency at High Point Academy, call 911. Check our homepage for Emergency Alert notices.
The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) allows school districts five e-Learning Days. To minimize disruptions to student learning, we create itineraries to continue the momentum of teachers’ well-thought-out lesson plans. You can click here for detailed SCDE e-Learning Day parameters.
Devices will be sent home with elementary school students whose parents indicated at the beginning of the year that they did not already have one. Homeroom teachers will send a schedule through ParentSquare, and work will be posted and collected through Google Classroom. Please email Mr. Lancaster at [email protected] if you have any questions about elementary e-Learning days.
On e-Learning days, middle school students will log in to Google Classroom to find teacher-coordinated lessons by grade level and subject area. Teachers will be conducting a lesson in Google Classroom at specific times. These lessons will align with what students are currently studying.
8:00 - 8:50 - Social Studies Class
9:00 - 9:50 - ELA
10:00 - 10:50 - Science
11:00 - 11:50 - Math
11:50 - 12:59 Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 - 1st Related Arts Class
1:35 - 2:05 - 2nd Related Arts Class
2:05 - 3:05 - All teachers available for questions and help.
If a teacher has different subjects (for example, Pre-Algebra 8 and Algebra 1), the teacher will devote half of the period to a lesson and the other half of the period to student practice. Then, this will switch to another subject. See below.
11:00 - 11:50 - Math
11:00 - 11:25 Algebra 1 Teacher lesson
11:25 - 11:50 Algebra 1 student practice
11:00 - 11:25 Pre-Algebra Student practice/review
11:25 - 11:50 Pre-Algebra Teacher lesson.
For questions about middle school e-Learning Days, please contact your principal, Mr. Hamrick, at [email protected].
On e-Learning days, high school students will log in to Google Classroom within the first five minutes of each class. They will receive a link to a Google Meets virtual classroom to receive instructions from the teacher. Attendance will be taken for each class. Failure to attend class will be treated as an unexcused absence and count against the student’s attendance for seat time and exam exemption. Google Meets will remain open for the 45-minute class period if students have any questions. Any assignments will be due at the discretion of the teacher. The lessons will align with what students are currently studying. If students have questions beyond the Google Meets, they are encouraged to email their teacher.
8:00 - 8:45 1st Block
9:00 - 9:45 2nd Block
10:00 - 10:45 3rd Block
11:00 - 11:45 4th Block
Please contact your principal, Mr. Mahaffey, at [email protected] if you have questions about high school e-Learning Days. Coaches will contact families regarding practices and game schedules.