SPHS Weekly Updates
Week of January 11 - January 16
Monday, January 11th is a B Day!
In Observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day there is No School next Monday, January 18th.
End of Course (EOC) Exams start on Tuesday!
State End of Course Exams (EOC) are administered in English II, Algebra I and Biology I in the fall semester. Our EOC testing window is January 12th - January 29th. We are required to have all students taking EOC courses virtually and face to face to take their tests on campus. If you have a student currently taking English II, Algebra I and Biology I please review the calendar below to determine when they will be taking their exam.
Students must test on their assigned day. The State EOC will count as the final exam for these courses, and will count as 10% of the final course grade. Students who are absent for testing will receive a "0". Students who do not complete the EOC risk failure to earn credit for the course. (Some students may be scheduled to take the US History & the English I exam during the testing window. They will be contacted individually with test dates.)
Congratulations to our Quarter 1 Principal Scholars and Honor Roll Students
At the end of each quarter students are recognized for their academic accomplishments. These recognitions are based on quarterly GPAs and are not cumulative.
Students with a grade point average of 4.0 or above will be recognized as Principals Scholars. Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or 3.99999 will be recognized as Honor Roll students.
We are excited to have so many students to qualify. Please click on individual pictures to enlarge.
Track Practice Set to Start this Week!
Parents and students can click here to complete this form by January 21st to recognize their teacher for all the ways that they are awesome!
School Choice Meeting Set for Monday, January 11th
GSSM Interest and Application Information Meeting Set for Monday, January 11th
SPHS ACCELERATE Website Link
Do you need more information about the program? Join us next Monday, January 11th for a Virtual Information Session about all of these programs and the application process. The meeting link is below:
Monday, January 11, 2021 at 5:00pm
Meeting Link: https://tinyurl.com/GSSMInfoSession2
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5:00pm
Meeting Link: https://tinyurl.com/GSSMInfoSession3
The SC Governor’s School for Science and Math offers an Accelerate virtual engineering program. This program provides an unmatched academic experience in a fast paced, non-traditional learning environment. Students accepted into this program have the opportunity to earn up to 49 college credits, participate in team building experiences and annual summer camps. Students will also be able to explore real world engineering, develop leadership and communication skills as well as industry internship opportunities after graduation. TEAM UP is an application-based high school engineering program for 10th-, 11th-, and 12th-grade students in the state of South Carolina. Through a series of gateway courses, students learn fundamental problem-solving skills, gain exposure to various engineering fields, develop an understanding of the engineering design process, and acquire STEM content knowledge. TEAM UP also aims to provide students with information that will help them make thoughtful decisions about their future college studies and careers. Most courses within TEAM UP are delivered through live interactive video-conferencing. Additional courses consist of asynchronous online coursework and weekly one-hour synchronous webinars. We would like to welcome you virtually to South Pointe High School to provide you with an opportunity to learn about the innovative curriculum and educational experiences students receive via the Accelerate and Team Up programs hosted on the campus by the Governor’s School. During the visit you will learn more about the rigorous and selective application process and tour the Accelerate/Team Up classrooms. In addition, you will hear from Governor’s School representatives, Accelerate/Team Up students and other staff to gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities available for your high performing student.
Feel free to contact Queen Smith (Accelerate Facilitator) at QSmith@rhmail.org for more information.
School Improvement Council to Meet Tuesday, January 12th
We will have a SIC meeting on Tuesday, January 12th at 5:30pm. Listed below are the instructions to log in.
Topic: January SIC Meeting
Time: Jan 12, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 857 460 0481
Final Exam Information
Local / Teacher Made Final Exams are given in all courses with the exception of Algebra I, English II, Biology I, US History and AP/IB courses. These exams will be given February 1st - February 4th. Please refer to the chart below for your exam date based on the class period the course is taken. Virtual Academy students will take all non-EOC final exams virtually based on the schedule below.
There are no exam exemptions allowed for any course. All students will take their appropriate
course exams. Students are expected to take all exams at their assigned time. Students who do not take their exams will receive a zero for the missed exam and jeopardize their ability to earn credit for the course. For the 20-21 school year all Final Exams and state End-of Course (EOC) tests count for 10% of the course grade.