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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 will 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 11, in the Tukey Theater at USC Upstate. It is on the first floor of the Library building. A map of the campus can be viewed at www.uscupstate.edu/map.

Please attend per this schedule:

Freshmen:10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sophomores: 1:30  - 2:30 p.m.
Juniors: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Seniors:4:00 - 6:00 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, a detailed schedule for the first week and the final fall schedule will be presented along with important 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. 

College Forum:
All Scholars Academy juniors and seniors and their parents are invited to a free seminar on the college and scholarship process held at orientation from 4-5 pm August 11 in the Tukey Theater. This seminar is one of two in the College Forum series presented by SC Test Prep founders Rob Welborn and Derrick Smith of Spartanburg and Melissa DeLoach. The second seminar will be held on October 5 and will include the final tips for success in the process of college and scholarship applications. These are 2 different seminars for Scholars only. (Due to limited space and applicability of information, freshmen and sophomore Scholars are not included in this forum. It will be repeated in subsequent years for those Cohorts.) 

Student Activity Fee:     
All Scholars are required to pay a $15 student activity fee which will allow them to participate in all the seminars, speakers, booths, activities, food, t-shirts, etc., that are offered free to college students on campus throughout the year. This is a tiny fraction of the fees regular college students pay which fund these student events and services. 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 11. Checks should be made out to USC Upstate.  

First Week of School:
You should report to USC Upstate per the following schedule:

Monday, August 17
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Library Second FloorFreshmen, sophomores only 
Tuesday, August 18
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Tukey Theater
(bottom floor of the library)
All Scholars grades 9-12
Scholars Super Seminar sponsored by the student council. All Scholars will receive their textbooks. Class and district group pictures will be made.
Wednesday, August 19
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  
Library Second Floor Freshmen, sophomores only 
Thursday, August 20All scholars follow regular college schedule    
Friday, August 21All scholars follow regular college schedule      

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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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