Message from the Principal

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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. We believe that parents want and need to be involved in their child’s education and that this communication leads to a happier and more successful school experience. Please encourage your student to put forth his/her best effort at school EACH DAY. Please insist that your child respect themselves, respect you, respect their teachers, and respect the tradition and purpose of Spartanburg High School. And, in turn, we promise you that we, too, will continue to work with your child to ensure they receive the guidance and direction they need to stay on the right track. All children can learn and will do their personal best if given the right conditions for learning.
Our school mission is to INSPIRE and EQUIP. Together, we can help our students achieve far beyond their wildest dreams. Please feel free to call, email, or visit.
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Senior Class Information

Senior Class Information

Jostens

Seniors can order their grad supplies by visiting Campus Supply, located at 430 Southport Commerce Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306 or shop online.

Scholarships

We have a comprehensive scholarship database to help you keep up with deadlines, contact information for college counselors, and more. Students can access the database here SHS Scholarship Database.

SENIOR FEES

WHEN: DUE 3:00 PM ON FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018
THINGS TO KNOW: Seniors must take care of ALL delinquent fees (CREDIT CARD OR CASH ONLY) by 3:00 PM on Friday, May 25th. The diploma of any person who has not paid his/her fee by the deadline will be pulled. You will receive a bill in lieu of your diploma. Fees include IDs, transcripts, parking fines, library fines, books not returned, DMTC, cafeteria fees, etc.

SENIOR EXAMS

SHS Cafeteria, 8 AM
May 16th (1st and 2nd), May 17th (3rd and 4th) and May 18th (5th, 6th, and 7th)
THINGS TO KNOW: Seniors not exempting an exam will follow the posted schedule for exams. Only seniors graduating in May are eligible to exempt examinations. Students in Advanced Placement courses are not required to take final exams in those courses since they have taken an A. P. Exam. Also, students in courses requiring an End-of-Course test are not required to take final exams in those courses since they have an EOCT. Please see the exam schedule attached to this newsletter. For those who exempt all exams, May 15th will be your last day.
To exempt an exam second semester, a senior must:
 Have a 80/B average in the class,
 Have not been in detention hall more than 3 days second semester,
 Have not been in ISS second semester, and
 Have not been suspended from school second semester.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

THINGS TO KNOW: To receive your diploma on Graduation Night, you must meet ALL of the following requirements:
1. The state diploma requirements or successful completion of Occupational Program requirements.
2. Paid all fees by 3:00 PM on Friday, May 25 and
3. Fulfill all Detention Hall hours, ISS, and Suspension Days.
You may still participate in graduation if you have not met requirements 2 and 3. However, you will not receive your diploma until all requirements are met.

GRADUATION DAY

WHERE: Wofford College (Richardson Indoor Arena)
WHEN: May 25th (morning – breakfast 9:00 – 9:45). Seniors should arrive by 9:00 AM. Raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the breakfast. You don’t want to miss the first raffle prize at 9:15. REHEARSAL will start at 10:00 AM. The initial rehearsal meeting will be in the Richardson Indoor Arena. Rehearsal will be in the arena after the initial meeting.
THINGS TO KNOW: Students will receive report cards, graduation tickets, and fee notices. All fees must be paid by 3:00 PM. The length of rehearsal will depend on your promptness and attentiveness. Come prepared to stay until rehearsal is over. No one will be excused early. Students should be dismissed by 1:00 PM. Students should arrive back by 6:30 PM. Graduation Ceremony at the Richardson Indoor Arena will start at 7:30. Students will receive 7 tickets.
GRADUATION CEREMONY – 7:30 PM
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Important Dates and Announcements

Important Dates and Announcements

Summer School 2018

Summer School will be held June 13 - July 3 (First Session) and July 9 - July 26 (Second Session), Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
•COST: $100 for a semester course (1/2 unit) - $200 for a year course (1 unit) - $150 for Apex Learning Lab.
•ALL classes in grades 9-12 will be held at Spartanburg High School.
•The LAST day to register for the 1st session is 3:00 PM - June 12, 2018.
•Registration for the 2nd session will continue until July 3, 2018, as long as space is available.
•Students must provide their own transportation.
•A course will NOT be offered if there is insufficient enrollment or if a certified teacher is not available.
Students can pick up a Summer School application in the Guidance Department.

Saturday School

April 28, May 5, May 12 & May 19 Students who exceed attendance limits (5 unlawful days per semester) should attend Saturday School. Students need to sign up with their administrator by the end of the day Thursday before each Saturday School date. Please note: Receiving a Saturday School letter in the mail does not automatically sign you up for Saturday School. Also, please remember to bring your MacBooks to each session.
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