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Title: Wednesday, November 19, 2008


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Welcome!
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Program Overview
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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.

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Daily Schedule
  • 830 a.m.1230 p.m.
  • 3 classes each day MWF, T Th
  • Honors/AP/Dual Credit (college credit)
  • 12-1230 p.m. Lunch at USC Upstate
  • 1230 p.m. Return to home school
  • Take at least one class there.
  • Participate in extra-curriculars.

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Funding
  • 2.6 million grant under
  • No Child Left Behind's
  • Voluntary Public School Choice Program
  • --bus transportation
  • --personnel
  • --tuition, books, etc.

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Governance
  • Executive Board
  • Exec. Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
  • Dean, School of Education
  • Lead district Superintendent
  • Lead district Asst. Superintendent for
    Curriculum/Instruction
  • President PTSO

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Governance
  • Advisory Board
  • 7 Asst. Superintendents (1 per district)
  • Academy Director
  • University Liaison
  • Dean, School of Education
  • Dean, College of Arts Sciences
  • President PTSO

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Requirements
  • Maintain As Bs in all courses
  • Begin as a ninth grade student
  • Commit to graduate the program
  • Be self-motivated, academically gifted
  • Have parent support

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PTSO
  • Lori Walter, President,
  • Cohort 1
  • Fred DeAngelis, Vice President, Cohort 2

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Cohort 1 Results
2007-2008
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Fall 07
22
1 probation (1 C)
2 exited (Cs/Fs)

Spring 08
18
4 probation (1 C)
1 probation voluntarily exited
Scholars making only As Bs
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2 students earned 16 credits
20 students earned 13 credits
3 students earned less than 13 credits


College Credits Earned
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Think Globally Act Locally.
Freshmen Projects
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2008-2009
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107 Applicants for Cohort 2 29 Cohort 2
Freshmen 21 Cohort 1 Sophomores Districts 1,
2, 3, 5, 6, 7
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Boiling Springs 9th grade Boiling Springs
High School Broome High School Byrnes 9th
grade Byrnes High School Chapman High School
Chesnee High School Dorman Freshman
Campus Dorman High School Landrum High
School McCracken Junior High School
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Course Schedule
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Summer Scholars English I Honors online
(14) Algebra I online (1) PE at DFC (6) Summer
Leadership at USC Upstate
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Sophomores
Fall Precalculus 126/127 (dual
credit) Biology 101 (dual credit) English III
Honors Sophomore Seminar Spring Precalcul
us 127/Calculus 141(dual credit) World History
101(dual credit) AP English Language and
Composition Sophomore Seminar
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Fall Algebra II
Honors/Geometry Honors English II Honors
(yr.-long) US History to 1877 (dual
credit) Freshman Seminar (CP elective
yr.-long) Spring Geometry
Honors/Precalculus 126 English II Honors US
History from 1865 (dual credit) Physical
Science P (dual credit) Freshman Seminar
Freshmen
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8th Grade Student/Parent Meetings
  • Monday, December 15, 2008
  • Monday, January 12, 2009
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • CLC Ballroom

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For more information
  • Contact Melissa DeLoach
  • mdeloach_at_uscupstate.edu
  • 503-5506
  • www.uscupstate.edu/scholars

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Crescat scientia, vita excolatur
  • Let knowledge increase, let life be perfected.
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