Magnet Program

 

2017 – 2018 Magnet Applications are available on November 1, 2016 for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.  They will also be available at our Magnet Open House on October 20th from 5:30 to 7:00.

Magnet Night is 10/20/16 for all 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.

When applications are available, please go to www.gcsmagnetacademies.org.  to get an application and read the Magnet Schools Fact Sheet. Please read the Magnet Schools Fact Sheet before filling out an application.  PLEASE DO NOT USE THE 2016-2017 MAGNET APPLICATIONS THAT ARE CURRENTLY POSTED ON THE DISTRICT'S MAGNET WEBSITE IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE APPYING FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.

Why Parents Should Submit Applications EARLY in the Application Window!
The magnet selection process is not "first come, first serve". However, we strongly encourage all parents to submit applications early in the application window ' This will allow time to for parents to secure missing documentation if needed. Applications that are missing required documentation on the deadline will be considered incomplete. . 
Important Information for Parents of Students Who Attended Out-of-District, Private, Virtual, and Home Schools during 2015-2016 or 2016-2017
Early submission is particularly important for parents of applicants who were not enrolled in a school that was part of the official Greenville County School District for all or part of the 2015-2016 school year. This applies to all public schools located outside of Greenville County as well as all charter, virtual, private, and home-schools located inside or outside of Greenville County. Applicants who fall into these categories must submit 2015-2016 attendance records, 2015-2016 discipline reports and 2015-2016 report cards that are compatible with the official records issued by the Greenville County Schools. Please be aware that parents may need a considerable amount of time in order to secure and submit required documentation before application deadline. We strongly encourage parents to contact Marsha Patry, Magnet Coordinator, at 864 355-6224 if there are questions.
Important Information for Parents of Students Who Have Been Enrolled in District School for ALL of 2015-2016 and 2016-2017
We anticipate that parents of students who have been enrolled in a Greenville County School for ALL of the 2016-2017 school year and ALL of the 2015-2016 school year will not need to submit report cards, attendance records or discipline reports with their child's application. The Magnet Coordinator at Hughes Academy should be able to access these records electronically through the District's magnet application system. However, we strongly encourage parents of in-district applicants to submit applications early in the application just as a precaution!
Frequently Asked Questions Document (FAQ) 
Parents will be asked to read the District's 2017-2018  "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) document before signing, dating, and submitting completed applications. The FAQ document contains important information that parents need to know about the application requirements, the application scoring process, and magnet policies. Copies of the FAQ document will be available on both the District and League websites as soon as the first application window opens.
Questions?
Please contact Hughes Academy Magnet Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns about your child's application - Marsha Patry   mpatry@greenville.k12.sc.us  864-355-6224

Magnet Programs – Hughes Academy offers two Magnet Programs. Future students may select one program to attend.

  1. 1.      Science and Technology Magnet Program – Students in our Science and Technology Magnet Program can sign up for classes that will challenge their minds!

 

Technology Matrix

 

Science  – Hughes Academy is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) school.  STEAM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning that removes the traditional barriers separating the five disciplines and integrates them into real-world, rigorous, and relevant learning experiences for students.

Science Matrix

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  1. 2.       Spanish Partial Immersion Magnet Program

This program is a continuation of a successful completion of the partial Immersion language program at Blythe Academy or a demonstration of equivalent level of language proficiency. Participating students develop second language proficiency in an academic context. The program features rigorous academic curriculum delivered through hands-on activities and opportunities for active involvement. Aligned with the Common Core Standards and Balanced Literacy Framework, students will develop the ability to think critically about the language and cultures across a broad range of subjects.  Students accepted into this program for 2017-2018 will take Spanish Language Arts for an extended amount of time and Social Studies in Spanish.

Spanish Partial Immersion Matrix

 

6th Graders will take:

 

7th Graders will take:

 

 

8th Graders will take:

Spanish Language Arts

(8:00 – 9:17)

Spanish Language Arts

(Spanish I high school credit)

Spanish Language Arts

(Spanish II high school credit)

Social Studies in English

Social Studies in Spanish

Social Studies in Spanish

English GT or Literature Studies

English GT or Literature Studies

English I Honors

Science

Science

Science

Math

Math

Math

Elective #1

Elective #1

Elective #1

Elective #2

Elective #2

Elective #2

*7th and 8th grade Social Studies Support in English is provided daily from 3:15 to 3:40.

 

 

 

Please contact the Hughes Academy Magnet Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns about your child's application - Marsha Patry   mpatry@greenville.k12.sc.us  864-355-6224