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2019 Hughes Academy Upcoming Events

Hughes Academy will have many events for our rising 6th, 7th,  and 8th graders in the upcoming months.  Many of the events include Curriculum Night, a Health Fair, 6th grade Orientation Night, and The Hughes Experience for rising 6th graders.  Please use the attached flyer for details.


Posted on 1/9/2019


South Carolina School Report Card

South Carolina School Report Cards

Below is the link to our School Report Card, released November 29, 2018 by the State Department of Education.  Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.

These report cards are very different from past report cards in our state.  The new report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates, though the formula for determining the graduation rate has changed slightly from past years.

For the first time in South Carolina, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores will be used to help determine schools’ ratings. NAEP tests students in every state in fourth grade and eighth grade in math, reading, science, and writing. The percentage of schools ranked in each category (from unsatisfactory to excellent) will align to the State’s 2015 NAEP results, so about 15 percent of schools in South Carolina will be rated “excellent,” 20 percent will be rated “good,” 35 percent will be rated “average,” 20 percent will be “below average,” and 10 percent will be “unsatisfactory.”

Along with the new rating system, the report cards feature several new pieces of data, including Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS).  EVAAS measures student academic growth year-after-year. EVAAS measures student academic position in relation to his/her peers from one-year to another.  Growth among lowest performing 20% of students counts double toward each school’s report card.

If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principal via email or phone.

Hughes Academy of Science and Technology 2018 SC School Report Card


Posted on 11/30/2018


Attention 8th Grade Parents!

The 8th graders are going on two field trips this year! Our first field trip is on January 10th to Roper Mountain Science Center. The fee is $3 to pay for transportation. Our second field trip is to Carowinds on May 17th. Field trip forms for Carowinds went home with quarter 1 report cards. The total fee is $119 that covers motor coach transportation to and from the park, admission, a lunch buffet and unlimited soda for the day. Please send in at least $30 by November 19th to save your child's spot on the bus! If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Tenholder. 


Posted on 11/1/2018


Textbooks Online

Students are able to access their textbooks online.
Posted on 8/30/2018


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