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					      A partnership between
Spartanburg County Public Schools
        and USC Upstate
Crescat scientia, vita excolatur
    “Let knowledge increase,
      let life be perfected.”
The Scholars Academy Mission
    To attract and graduate
  students with a life-long passion
  for learning and compassion for
  others, and enable them to
  translate academic study and
  personal concern into effective
  leadership and action in their
  communities and the world.
  The Scholars Academy …
Is for Grades 9-12. You must enter in Fall of 9th grade.

Offers college classes & advanced high school classes.

Is FREE!

Allows you to…

  Earn all high school graduation units in 3 years.

  Earn up to 60 college credits (2 years of college).

…and still participate in your own school’s extra
 curricular activities, sports, clubs, etc.
        Funding
$2.6 million federal grant under
Voluntary Public School Choice
Program
USC Upstate
Spartanburg County School Districts
          Governance
• Executive Board
  – University administrators
  – School district administrators
  – Parent
• Advisory Board
  – University administrators
  – School district administrators (7)
  – Director
  – Professors
  – Parents
16 Seniors Cohort 1




   2010-2011
19 Juniors Cohort 2




   2010-2011
27 Sophomores Cohort 3




     2010-2011
40 Freshmen Cohort 4




     2010-2011
2010-2011

102 students
7 Districts
13 schools
36 professors
3 full-time staff
       Requirements
§ Attend 8th grade Spartanburg County
  Public School in Districts 1-7.
§ Begin as a ninth grade student.
§ Maintain A’s & B’s in all courses.
§ Be self-motivated, academically
  driven.
§ Have parent support.
§ Be mature.
     Typical Academic Profile:
•   Gifted/ Talented Student
•   Successful student in Algebra I (7th/8th grade)
•   Prof./ Adv. PACT/PASS
•   MAP – above grade level
•   High academic achiever
  Typical Personal Profile:

• Wide range of interests and pursuits
  both in and out of school
• Intellectually curious and a creative
  thinker
• Seeks and thrives on challenge
• Is able to work independently
• Trustworthy and mature
     Daily Schedule
8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
       3 classes MWF, TTh
              Honors/AP/Dual Credit
                         (college credit)

12-12:30 p.m. Lunch at USC Upstate

12:30 p.m. Return to home school
            Take at least one class there.
             Participate in extra-curriculars.
      m en            Fall
  e sh Algebra II Honors/Geometry Honors
Fr              English I or II Honors
                US History to 1877
                 Freshman Seminar

                     Spring
      Geometry Honors or Precalculus 126
                 English II Honors
           US History from 1865
                Freshman Seminar
          or es
        om               Fall
 o ph           Precalculus 126 or 127
S        Biology 101 Honors or Chemistry 106
                   English III Honors


                      Spring
         Precalculus 127 or Calculus 141
    Biology 101 Honors or Government 201
       AP English Language and Composition
    io rs          Fall
 un Calculus 141 or Calculus 142
J Government 210 or Biology 102 Honors
  Chemistry 106 or Foreign Language,
   Economics, Computer Science

                   Spring
Calculus 142 or AP Calculus or Statistics 315
               Physics 201
             World History 101
   AP English Literature and Composition
    io rs          Fall
S en           Calculus 241
 Foreign Language, Economics, Computer
             Science, Electives
Lab science: Human Anatomy, Microbiology,
           Genetics, Astronomy

                  Spring
 Foreign Language, Economics, Computer
             Science, Electives
Lab science: Human Anatomy, Microbiology,
           Genetics, Astronomy
                AP Calculus
Chinese 101 & 102
     optional

beginning Spring
of Freshmen year
 50-70
  college
 credits
earned in
   four
  years.
            Dalton Fowler, Cohort 1, Chapman High School
 Will these credits transfer to
        another college?
              YES
subject to policy of individual colleges on:
            transfer credits
              dual credits

       Transcript from the
   University of South Carolina
Summer Scholars
   Biology 101
Economics online
 Algebra I online
   PE at DFC

  Youth Summer
Leadership Institute
  at USC Upstate
Courses to take at your school
   •   PE
   •   Computer Applications
   •   Foreign Language (1st year at least)
   •   Electives
   •   Fine arts
Academic Support
•   Mentors
•   Tutors
•   Supplemental Instructors
•   Study Sessions
•   Freshmen Seminar
•   University Writing Center
•   University Math Lab
     Organizations
•   Student Council
•   PTSO
•   Yearbook Staff
•   Literary Magazine Staff
•   Newspaper Staff
•   Honor Roll
“Think Globally;
 Act Locally.”


   Community
  Service Projects
Academic Leadership: Sharing Our Knowledge
       Application Process
• Complete and mail application by Jan.
  31. See counselor!
• Applicants screened by a Selection
  Committee in February.
• Student & parents interviewed by panel
  in March.
• Student/Parents are notified of decision
  in April.
      Application Packet:
• Part A
  – General Personal Info (1 page)
• Part B
  – Essay; open response questions; extra-
    curricular activities (4 pages)*
• Academic Recommendation
     (2 pages)
• Personal/Community Recommendation
     (2 pages)
• Counselor’s Report (1 page)
       Mailing Address
    Melissa DeLoach, Director,
      The Scholars Academy
        School of Education
University of South Carolina Upstate
         800 University Way
     Spartanburg, SC 29303
Selection Process Calendar 2011
• Jan. 30, 2011: Completed student
  applications due to USC Upstate. When
  we receive your application, we will
  send you a card of receipt.
• February: Student candidates selected
  for interviews.
• March: Student/parent interview.
• April: Candidates chosen and notified.
 For more information…

Contact Melissa DeLoach
   •mdeloach@uscupstate.edu
   •503-5506
   www.uscupstate.edu/scholars

				
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