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Monday, August 9, 2010

Welcome, Scholars!


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The Scholars Academy Mission

To attract and graduate students with a life-longpassion for learning and compassion for others, and enable them to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world.


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40 Freshmen 27 Sophomores19 Juniors16 Seniors Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


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Fall 2010Chinese 101 Spanish 101 Spanish 102 German 201 German 101 Comparative Religion Anthropology 20th cent East. Europe African-American Studies Modern Russia Early Colonial America Psychology 101 Economics

Seniors

Philosophy 102Criminal Justice 101Social Psychology 301Human Anatomy 232Comparative Vertebrate AnatomyMicrobiologyComputer Science 150Calculus 241Calculus 142Public SpeakingCreative WritingActingStagecraftUniversity SingersMusic 110


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Fall 2010World History 102 or Chinese 101 Calculus 141 or 142Chemistry 111 orSociology 101Psychology 101Comparative Religion

Juniors


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Sophomores

Fall 2010

Precalculus 126 or 127

Chemistry or Physics

English III Honors

Chinese 101


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Fall 2010 Algebra II Honors/Geometry Honors English I /English II Honors US History to 1877 Part 1

Freshmen


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Community Service Projects 2010-2011

Seniors (Cohort 1) & Juniors (Cohort 2) will each conduct one community service project each semester as a cohort.

Sophomores (Cohort 3) & Freshmen (Cohort 4) will each conduct one community service project this year as a cohort.

Student Council will lead all of the Scholars in one community service project this year.


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Orientation Agenda

  • New spaces

  • Fall Schedule

  • Policies & Procedures

  • Forms to complete

  • Question/Answer


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Communication

  • mdeloach@uscupstate.edu

  • 503-5506 (office) Room 224

  • 978-2354 (cell)

  • Blackboard

  • Newsletters

  • www.uscupstate.edu/scholars

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SA Spaces—Library 2nd FloorRoom 224 DeLoachRoom 222 SA Study Room, announcements, mailboxRoom 220 GreenwayRoom 218 GrantRoom 216 SA Study Room, microwave, copier, suppliesRoom 248 classroomRoom 250 classroomRoom 252 classroom, textbook & computer storage


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Calendar: 1st Week Schedule

  • Monday, August 16 = 1st Day at Your School!

  • Tuesday, August 17 = First Day for Freshmen at Upstate!

  • Wednesday, August 18 = First Day for Upperclassmen; 2nd day for freshmen at Upstate!


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Calendar 1st Semester

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  • Same holidays as your school

  • Fall Break October 14-15

  • Teacher In-service Day October 22:

    College classes will meet! No buses.

  • Dec. 16 = Last day at USC Upstate


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Calendar 2nd Semester

  • Jan. 4 = All Scholar report to USC Upstate

  • Holiday Jan. 17

  • Teacher In-service Days: Feb. 11, March 18 College classes will meet! No buses.

  • May 2 = end college classes

  • Maymester = May 3-25

  • May 25 = Last day at USC Upstate

  • May 26-27 = Attend your school only


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Seniors GraduationUpstate Evening GraduationMay 3SA Evening GraduationMay 23


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Spring Break Policypage 14University Break March 6-13Spartanburg County March 28-April 1


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State Requirements

  • SC Diploma Requirements page 5

  • College Entrance Requirements page 6

  • Uniform Grading Scale

    page 7


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Grading Scale

  • SC High Schools

    100-93 A

    92-85 B

    84-77 C

    76-70 D

    69-0 F

  • College Classes

    100-90 A

    89-80 B

    79-70 C

    69-60 D

    59-0 F


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Grading Scale Conversion

  • High School Grade

    96

    92

    88

    84

    80

    76

    73

    61

  • USC Upstate

    A

    B+

    B

    C+

    C

    D+

    D

    F


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Grades As & Bs required

  • Report Cards from Academy & home school

  • Per individual course syllabus

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Seniors Testing

  • AP Calculus Exam

  • AP Literature Exam

  • ACT

  • SAT

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Juniors Testing

  • AP Calculus Exam

  • AP Literature Exam

  • ACT

  • SAT

Page 9


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Sophomores Testing

  • Physical Science EOC

  • AP Language Exam

  • PLAN

  • SAT

  • HSAP


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Freshmen Testing

  • US History EOCEnglish I EOC

  • MAP-reading, algebra

  • PSAT

Page 9


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Campus Services

  • ID Card made August 18

    • $25 replacement

    • Have ID on campus at all times!

  • Bookstore--HEC

  • Library

  • Lunch—page 12

    BRING LUNCH 1ST 2 DAYS!


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Lunch Options

  • Meal plan $400 or $200

  • Cash

  • Bring lunch

    CLC Cafeteria: $5.75 hot meal

    Subconnection Jazzman’s

    Mochiapelli’s Pete’s

    Sandella’s PowerBlendz

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Transportation

  • Drop off 7:45-8:30 Behind Library off Gramling/Left side entrance up steps

  • Pick up 12:30-12:45 Behind Smith & HPAC

  • Arrive at home school by 1 p.m.

  • Complete Transportation Permission Form. Return tonight!

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Driving Policy

Seniors ONLY are permitted to drive to and park on campus during Academy hours on regular school days.

--one-day parking permit for Teacher Workdays and Spring Break

--yellow spaces only

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Safety

  • Personal Belongings –page 10

  • Health Form—page 21

    Complete & return August 18

    • Accidents—Emergency contacts

    • Medication

Page 13


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Attendance

  • 5 days per semester in each course

    • Exceptions:

      • Medical excuses

      • School activities

  • Per college syllabus

  • Early Dismissal/Late Arrival

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Inclement Weather

If your home school closes due to inclement weather, you are not expected to report to USC Upstate but should notify your college professors of the reason for your absence.

If all Spartanburg County School Districts close due to inclement weather, the Scholars Academy will close as well.

If your home school is delayed opening due to inclement weather, you will report to the Scholars Academy late per your school’s schedule.

If the University closes due to inclement weather, the Scholars Academy will be closed as well.

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Student Behavior

  • Tardy Policy page 14

  • Discipline Policy Part One page 16

  • Discipline Policy Part Two page 17-18

    • Dress Code

    • Cell Phones, IPODs, MP 3s, etc.

      Turned off/out of sight in class


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Disciplinary Consequences

  • Warning

  • Lunch Detention & Parent Notification

  • Parent/student conference with teacher

    & written referral to Director

  • Written referral to Director AND parent/student conference with Director

    *Probation

  • Expulsion

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Health Form Media Release Form Confirmation Form*Transportation Form—tonight!PTSO Form

Page 21-25

Complete and return

by August 18.


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Reminder

Except parking tickets or library fines!

Disregard tuition bills from USC!