• Ready to Roar

    Ready to Roar

    Our sixth-grade orientation, Ready to Roar, was standing-room only last night. We're looking forward to getting to know our new sixth grade students. More images at Hughes social media (see links at right).

  • book

    Reading Lists

    Below you'll find two resources for summer reading: a good summer reading list and the list of 2016/2017 Junior Book Award nominees so you can get an early start.

  • Mentor breakfast

    Mentor/Mentee Breakfast

    Mentors and mentees had an end-of-the-year celebratory breakfast, providing a final opportunity for mentors and mentees to chat during the 2015/2016 school year.

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Welcome to the Hughes Academy web site. We are a STEAM school, which means, among other things, that this site is both student-centered and, more importantly, student-generated. Check back often for news and pictures from Hughes Academy.

Hughes Academy Events


New Volunteer Guidelines

Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers. Effective immediately, all volunteers must have an application and clearance before interacting with children in the schools and/or at school events. Volunteers are now identified by two different categories: Level I or Level II.

Please review the details in the new volunteer guidelines.

Posted on 8/31/2016


The Hughes Academy strings program is accepting 6th grade students for the 2016 - 2017 school year! Instruction is offered for violin, viola, cello and string bass with several performing opportunities throughout the year. Our strings students have received superior ratings at South Carolina and national orchestra adjudications as well as the SC Solo & Ensemble festival. A parent information meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 6 pm in the Hughes Academy strings room (B-103). Contact the director, Mrs. Lisa Hastings, at lhastings@greenville.k12.sc.us to find out how to sign up. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Posted on 8/16/2016

Perfect Header Definition Change

Greenville County is implementing a new attendance practice for 2016-2017 as outlined below. Please know that this will affect awards at the end of the year. We wanted you to be aware of the change as soon as possible.

Perfect Attendance Criteria:
The definition of an absence at a Greenville County Middle School is missing more than one-half of any singular class period for which a student is enrolled, or multiple class periods for which a student is enrolled, during a school day. Absence in any part of the school day for a minimum of more than one-half class period, even if the student was present for all other portions of that same school day, by definition excludes a student from being determined to have Perfect Attendance.

Please contact our attendance clerk or your grade level counselor if you have any questions.

Posted on 8/15/2016

2016-17 Dress Code

The 2016-2017 dress code is available here. Time to dress for success!
Posted on 7/25/2016

Supply List

The start of the school year is nearing, and everyone is beginning to get ready! Here are supply lists to help you with that process.
Posted on 7/15/2016

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