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Ace Awards

The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 72 male and female students from each of the 35 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.

If you would like to nominate an 8th or 12th grader, complete and submit a nomination form (available in the School Counseling office) or go online.   Nominations open Monday, October 14, 2019 and must be submitted by January 31, 2020. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County. All ACE award recipients will be recognized at the ACE Awards ceremony in the spring.

Unsung Hero…
“Who will represent your school?”

•      Accepts the challenge of difficult work

•      Tries hard, doesn’t quit, gives best effort

•      Leadership among peers/enjoyed by others

•      Good character on a consistent basis

•      Educational growth

•      Unusual commitment to learning despite various obstacles

•      Plans for future

•      Contributes to school or community in a special way

Magnet Academy Information

The district's magnet academies of accelerated learning offer unique educational choices to the students of Greenville County to meet their individual needs. The academic program of each magnet academy offers a theme or focus that is designed to give students an opportunity to explore a special interest, gift, talent or skill.  Each magnet academy will host an Open House for prospective families.  Please see  flyer for more information.

The GCS Magnet Academy Application Window will open on Friday, November 1, 2019 and close at noon on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
For more information about each GCS Magnet Academy and to access the 2020-2021 GCS Magnet Academy Applications (available November 1, 2019),
please visit the GCS Magnet Academies Page.


Greenville Technical College's Division of Economic Development & Corporate Training (EDCT) is offering the Workforce Pathways Grant (WPG) for a limited time to eligible applicants. It covers the cost of class tuition for eligible GTC continuing education workforce training courses for a limited time or until funds are expended.
Applicants must be a current resident of South Carolina and meet certain criteria to be eligible. Join us for a WPG Information Session to learn more about guidelines, the application process, and the complete list of eligible courses. We look forward to seeing you there!


Stephanie Sherman
(864) 250-6715

Financial Aid Workshops for Parents

Parents are invited to attend one of four financial aid workshops sponsored by Greenville County Schools. All workshops are open to the public. Hear from school counselors and college financial aid officers regarding the most current financial aid information and strategies for successfully navigating the financial aid process. 

All types of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, FAFSA, and loans will be discussed. Parents will also receive information on the Sirrine Scholarship. For more information call 355-3391 or 355-3392. 

Download Financial Aid Workshop Flyer

Monday, September 30, 2019 – 6:00 PM – Hillcrest High (Directions to Hillcrest)
Monday, October 7, 2019 – 6:00 PM – JL Mann High Academy (Directions to JL Mann)
Monday, October 14, 2019 – 6:00 PM –Travelers Rest High (Directions to Travelers Rest)
Monday, October 21, 2019 – 6:00 PM – Eastside High (Directions to Eastside)



New! Parent BackPack Account

Parent BackPack account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following:

Please note the Parent BackPack account is replacing the Parent Portal.

Instructions for Creating a Backpack for Parents Account

Instrucciones Para Crear una Cuenta de Mochila Para Padres

School-based Health Centers (SBHC)

School-based Health Centers make getting medical care  as simple as walking down the hall!

What are the advantages of school-based health centers (SBHC)?

Your SBHC will be staffed on Wednesdays; however Telehealth will be available 5 days a week. 

Please fill out the SBHC packet (Spanish version) and return to your child’s teacher, school nurse,  or at the front office.   These forms will allow your child to be seen in the SBHC anytime throughout the school year.