Upcoming Events

News & Notes

Hughes Academy Family Fest

Hughes  Academy Family Fest is on October 2, 2019.  The event will be held from 5pm-8pm.  This is a FREE event.  Please come have a great time with Hughes Academy!

Hughes Academy Clubs and Athletic Opportunities

Check out our new 2019-2020 Club Brochure! If you son or daughter is interested in one of our clubs, have them see the club sponsor for more information!



Hughes Academy Magnet/Prospective Parent Open House

Date: October 17, 2019                      Time: 5:30 to 7:00
This meeting is for all interested magnet and prospective families!
Come and experience our 21st century middle school activities from 5:30 to 7:00!
We will have an informational meeting about Hughes Academy and the Magnet Process from 6:00 to 6:30.
Hughes Academy Magnet/Prospective Parent Open House handout.


Magnet Orientation

Attention parents - Four of our main feeder High School magnet coordinators will be here on October 1st in the media center to answer any questions you have about the magnet process! Please see the flyer for the time and location. We can't wait to see you there!

7th Grade Field Trip-Atlanta

The 7th grade will be traveling to Atlanta, GA on March 2nd.  The students will be visiting the Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coke, and Medieval Times.  Please use this website to setup your account to pay online.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Davis, the 7th grade Administrator.

Mr. Finlay's Newsletter

Parent Letter from Mr. Finlay

In an effort to provide you with better communication this school year, I will be utilizing an electronic newsletter instead of making weekly phone calls. Here you will find important information about upcoming events, school requirements, exciting news, and more. Please be sure that you read this communication weekly and reach out with any questions or concerns. There are live links contained within the newsletter.



Let's Make a Chromebook Deal Video

Please view the updated Chromebook Care/Policy/Disclaimer video for use at elementary and middle schools.

Let's Make a Chromebook Deal!

School Counseling Advisory Council Meeting

 You are invited to the Hughes Academy School Counseling Department Advisory Council Meeting. Learn what your school counselors do, what their goals are for the year and also provide feedback and ideas of how to improve their program. All Hughes faculty and parents are welcome to attend. Light breakfast will be provided. We can't wait to see you there!

Parent Backpack - NEW!

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

To view a video on how to create your Parent Backpack, click on the blue Backpack icon. 


Tdap Vaccination Required to Enter 7th Grade

State law requires that all students have a Tdap vaccination to begin school their seventh grade year.  Students who have not been vaccinated cannot attend school and will not receive a schedule at orientation in August. Parents should contact their health care provider or the county Health Department (864-282-4100) to make arrangements as soon as convenient and provide a copy of the South Carolina Certificate of Immunization to the school. Copies can be mailed, faxed, or dropped off in person. Remember, this vaccination is required for all seventh grade students in order to begin school for the 2019-2020 school year.

Please contact the office with any questions at 864-355-6200. 

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