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 on-line to the ACE Awards tab of the Coaches for Character Website to submit. 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.
“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
Children who will be five years old on or before September 1 of the current year must enroll in public or private kindergarten unless the parent or legal guardian signs a waiver (see Kindergarten Non-Attendance Form at the link below). Any child who will be six years old on or before September 1 of the current year must enroll in first grade.
To enroll a new student in kindergarten or first grade, a parent must present the following at registration:
The GCS Student Enrollment Form and Home Language Survey are provided at the link below if you would like to complete and bring with you to the school when you go to register.
To find out where your child will attend kindergarten or first grade, call the INFOLine at 355-3100 or visit Find Your School.
Senior class make-up graduation orders will be Thursday, January 16th during lunch. Just a $100 down payment is required.
The 1st Semester Exam Schedule is available.
Please follow these steps to support Hillcrest High School:
What is Parent Backpack?
Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal. With Parent Backpack, you are able to view your child's grades, school attendance, and any discipline incidents when you are logged into the system. Best of all, Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile friendly.
To access Parent Backpack, go to https://parents.gcsbackpack.com and create an account. Please access directions by clicking on Creating a Parent Backpack Account - English Directions or Direcciones en Español
Here's a video if you would like further instructions.
Here's how to reset your parent password for Parent Backpack.
Do you want to recognize a favorite teacher or administrator? Would you like to honor a retiring teacher or graduating senior? Purchasing a brick for the newly named Stephen Chamness Memorial courtyard would be a great gift. The Hillcrest PTSA is sponsoring this wonderful project!! Just click the link below and order your brick now in time for graduation and the end of the school year.
Brick Fundraiser for Stephen Chamness Memorial Courtyard