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“Surrounded by students on my level of intellect, determination and integrity, I feel much more comfortable.”  - Hilary Martin

Great things are always happening at Scholars Academy and we want our students and parents to stay informed. Below you'll find a variety of information to keep you connected throughout the school year.  

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All Scholars must attend the Scholars Academy Orientation on Tuesday, August 12, in the University Readiness Center Greatroom at USC Upstate. A map of the campus can be viewed at www.uscupstate.edu/map. Please attend per this schedule:

Freshmen 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Sophomores 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Juniors5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Seniors4:00 - 4:45 p.m. 

Everything you need to know to start the new school year at The Scholars Academy will be discussed at this orientation. At least one parent is encouraged to attend with each student. Handbooks, detailed schedule for the first week, and final fall schedule will be presented along with important NEW program information. Bring a pen to complete some final forms as well. You should also attend the orientation and registration sessions at your own school.

Student Activity Fee:   

This year, all Scholars will be required to pay a $15 student activity fee which will allow them to partake of all the seminars, speakers, booths, activities, food, t-shirts, etc. that are offered free to college students on campus throughout the year. Beginning in Fall 2014, this fee will be collected at the beginning of each school year and covers both semesters. Scholars should pay this year’s $15 fee at orientation on August 12.


At orientation, Scholars may purchase a Scholars Academy t-shirt for $5. These are white, short-sleeved tees with our logo on the front and back. You may write one check for both the tee and activity fee if needed. Checks should be made out to USC Upstate or The Scholars Academy.

First Week of School

You should report to USC Upstate per the following schedule:

August 18 

8:30 a.m. 
12:30 p.m.

Tukey Theater
(underneath library) 
All Scholars 9-12 for Scholars Super Seminar sponsored by The Student Council. All Scholars will receive their textbooks and class group pictures will be made. 
August 19
8:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
2nd floor Library building Freshmen & sophomores only
August 20
8:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
2nd floor Library building  Freshmen & sophomores only
August 21
Regular college schedule Regular locationAll Scholars
August 22
Regular college schedule Regular locationAll Scholars
Online Business:

Check your USC Upstate email daily! Please make sure your email, VIP, passwords, etc., are working properly. Remember, your password has to be reset every 6 months. Taking care of any problems now will insure that you are ready for your new classes in August. If you have problems, you must call IT at 503-5257 or see the Registrar in the Records Office in the HEC. All of this business can be done at www.my.sc.edu.

Fall Schedule:

A copy of your Scholars Academy daily schedule for the fall semester was mailed to you. All college courses should be listed on your SSC account online. Remember that Honors and AP courses will not be on your SSC schedule.  

New Location:

The Scholars Academy headquarters is now located in Room 251 in the library building. 


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Scholars Academy
School of Education
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5506
Fax: 864-503-5183

Melissa DeLoach
Scholars Academy Director

Dr. Lee Hurren
Dean of the College of Education at USC Upstate

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