• Magnet

    Magnet Open House a Big Success

    Our Magnet Open House was a huge success. Details are available here.

  • New Teachers

    New Teachers, Redux

    Hughes journalists are in the midst of an extended project in which they profile every single new teacher at Hughes. Check in the news below for details!

  • Chromebooks!

    Hughes took a big step in technology today as students in Mr. Scott's journalism class got the first crack at a class-set of Chromebooks. Details coming soon!

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Hughes Academy Events


College Financial Aid Seminar

Attention 8th grade families:

First Baptist Greenville is hosting a free seminar on financial aid for college on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 3:00-4:30.  The workshop is led by the executive director of SC Test Prep, a local nonprofit with the mission of improving access to college for all students in the Upstate area.  It's part of a three-workshop series. The first one was very well-received by the parents who attended, who said it was practical and informative.

For more information on the workshops at First Baptist, please visit: http://firstbaptistgreenville.com/free-college-counseling-workshops/

Here is the web site for SC Test Prep: http://www.sctestprep.com/

Posted on 11/29/2015

Basketball Schedule

The 2015-2016 basketball schedule is available here.
Posted on 11/24/2015

Digital Desktop Publishing

We are offering a semester-long online Digital Desktop Publishing course this year for 7th and 8thgrade students who are keyboarding proficient.  A teacher on campus will be monitoring the classroom, but all assignments will be given by an online teacher.  Students will need to meet deadlines set by the online teacher and communicate with the online teacher.  Students must have the ability to work independently and be self-motivated.  This is a high school credit class and will count for their computer science unit for graduation, and the grade will be on their high school transcript.


Stop by and pick up an application from your grade level counselor if you are interested. The class will begin at 7:30 a.m. on January 19, 2016. You will need to have your own transportation to school.

Posted on 11/6/2015

Magnet School Materials

Magnet School materials (both the application and an FAQ document) are available at the Hughes Public Document repository
Posted on 11/5/2015

National Association of College Admissions Counselors

The National Association of College Admissions Counselors will host the 2016 Upstate NACAC College Fair in Greenville! This event is free and open to the public. College and University representatives from across the country will be present to speak with students of all ages and their families. This Saturday fair will serve as a complement to our successful Greenville College Fair held each fall.

Upstate South Carolina NACAC College Fair
Saturday, March 19, 2016
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
TD Convention Center




Posted on 10/30/2015

Relay for Life

Don't forget to help out with Hughes Academy's participation in the Relay for Life. We're supporting the American Cancer Society and participating in Relay For Life®. We would love for you to join our team. Every Relay For Life event is a time for family and friends to honor cancer survivors, remember those lost to this disease, and raise funds and awareness to help end cancer forever.


Posted on 10/12/2015

All Announcements


Welcome Mr. Coggins

Many new teachers have joined the cougar family this year. Michael Coggins is one... Read More

Raise Craze 2015 Kicks Off

Currently at Hughes Academy, there is a fundraiser going on called Raise Craze. T... Read More

Magnet Night a Great Success

Hughes Academy is one big family, and we are so excited to welcome more members that will be join... Read More

Beta Club Important Dates

Beta Club at Hughes Academy is going to be exciting this year and will be doing m... Read More

Youth in Government

Here at Hughes Academy, there are a lot of clubs that you can participate in such... Read More

Chromebooks at Hughes

This year Hughes Academy is taking a big step in technology. This year, we are pr... Read More

Cougar Shack

The new school store, the Cougar Shack, has been a hit so far! I’m sure you... Read More

Advice Box

In about a week, Hughes will allow the students to ask for advice from some fello... Read More

Ms. Keenum, A New Science Teacher

We have had many new teachers join the Hughes staff this year. Among them is Ama... Read More

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STEAM Part 1: Gathering. Growing. Going.

We are on the forefront of major educational change. I have been asked to share my thoughts on STEAM education several times over this year. It is hard to explain, and it is difficult to comprehend ho... Read More

A Day in the Life of a Hughes Custodian

Ms. Alice Green is a custodian here at Hughes Academy. She has been a custodian for 15 years. Although this is her first time working at a school, she left a supervisor job at Michelin and other jo... Read More

More Evidence of Spring

The dogwoods in front of the school are blooming, and when the sun hits them at just the right angle…

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What’s It Like Being a New Student at Hughes?

For some students, it’s not easy moving in the middle of the school year to a new school. Especially in middle school. New people, teachers, not to mention that when you’re moving into your house a... Read More

A Sign of Spring

The Bradford Pear trees in the courtyard are in bloom. A horrible sign to your allergies, but a delightful sight to see. It’s an amazing sign of spring, which is officially tomorrow.

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