Nominations for the 2022 ACE Awards

Nominations for 2022 Ace Awards


Nominations for the 2022 ACE Awards are now being accepted!  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 one male and one female student from each of the Greenville County middle and high schools. The award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but who have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.

If you would like to nominate a Greenville County 8th or 12th grader, please submit your nomination through the attached link:  (Paper nomination forms are available at each school as well.)  All nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2022 An ACE 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.



End-of-Course Exams and Review Sessions


Dear Parents and Guardians,


The South Carolina Board of Education requires participation in the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) for students enrolled in gateway courses which are awarded credit in English 2, Algebra 1, Biology 1, and United States History and the Constitution (USHC). This year, EOCEP English 2, Algebra 1, and Biology examination scores will count 20 percent in the calculation of the student’s final grade. As there are new standards for the USHC course, the exam grade will not count as 20 percent of the student’s final grade (in addition to the required USHC EOCEP exam, schools will administer a district-created USHC exam which will count 10% in the students’ final grade for the course). Per SC law, students are required to participate in testing and the students’ scores will count in the schools’ and district’s accountability calculations. 


Test Dates

English 2 (Writing)  Monday, December 6th
English 2 (Reading)  Monday, December 13th
Algebra 1  Tuesday, December 14th
Biology 1  Wednesday, December 15th
United States History and Constitution  Thursday, December 16th


Note: Testing dates may differ for students with IEPs, 504 Plans, and/or ILAPs who require paper testing and/or who require scheduling accommodations. Your child’s teacher will contact you to share specific testing dates.


The tests will be administered online, so students should bring their charged, school-issued device on each test day. Students are expected to refrain from bringing any electronic device that can be used for communicating, timing, or imaging (e.g., cell phone, smart watch) into the testing location. 


Students will need to arrive prior to the first bell at 8:35am. Testing will begin promptly at 8:45am. Students should get a good night’s rest the night before and eat breakfast before testing begins.


EOC Review Sessions be held in the weeks leading up to the EOCs. Please take a look at the EOC Review Session Flyer for the dates and room numbers. All sessions will be held from 4p-5p and pizza will be provided. Please complete the Google Form to let us know if you will be attending. Click here


Students can access Online Testing Video Tutorials and Online Tools Training (OTT) modules to become familiar with the online testing system. Although the OTT looks like a real test, there is no score, there is no time limit, and students may use it as many times as they want. The video tutorials and OTT are accessible on the DRC INSIGHT Homepage at (use the Google Chrome browser on a Chromebook or Windows device) - click on the DRC INSIGHT Online Assessment Tutorial and the EOCEP Online Tools Training icons on the lower part of the screen.


If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 864-355-8712.




Kenneth Skipper

Freshman Academy Assistant Principal

Virtual SC Exams

Virtual SC exams are scheduled for December 7 in the Media Center from 3:45pm-5:00pm.  Make-up exams will be administered on December 8 in the Media Center from 3:45pm-5:00pm.  Students must be seated in the Media Center no later than 3:50pm and be prepared to begin their exam promptly at 4:00pm.  Students are required to bring their school issued Chromebook to test.  Please reach out to Ms. Mercurio to schedule your exam, phone 864-355-8720.


SHS Seat Time Recovery

Attendance is extremely important in being successful in school, work, and in life. This year Southside High School will offer Seat-Time Recovery for those students who are passing their classes yet slightly over in terms of days for attendance. Click on the link below for details and the schedule.

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Magnet Applications

2022-23 Magnet Applications are now available. Please contact Julie McGaha, for additional information or to schedule a school tour.

Click Here for Application

Quarantine Vs. No Quarantine

Quarantine vs. No Quarantine

Paid Internships

Three paid internships open to all high-school juniors and seniors at SHS. Click on the links below for more information:


Jordan Construction:  Clerical Intern (research, data entry, filing, etc)


Smit’N Photography:  Social Media Manager/Copy Writer (writing for web, social media, and newsletters)


HIT Services:  Office Assistant (MUST be bilingual—computer skills, answering calls, etc)


Fall Exams 2021

Click here for fall exam schedule

Sex Ed. Instruction 2021-2022

Semester 1:  September 15-September 27

**Depending on if you give exams before or after winter break – we will touch base in the fall

Semester 2: February 11 - February 25

Parent Preview

Parents may preview the lessons and instructional materials at any time during school hours.  
**These materials will be in the media center or front office.  

Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions

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