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State Testing Dates - Mark Your Calendar

State Testing Dates for ALL (virtual & in-person) GMA students:

  SC READY ELA Day 1    Tuesday, May 16
  SC READY ELA Day    Wednesday, May 17
  SC READY Math    Tuesday, May 23
  SCPASS Science (6th Only)    Wednesday, May 24
  Algebra I EOC   Wednesday, May 24

Principal Update for Week of March 27

The PTA Nominating Committee is looking for interested candidates to serve on the 2023-24 GMA PTA board. The board meets the first Friday of every month and helps guide PTA activities involving students, teachers, and parents. This includes activities such as fundraising, teacher incentives, student incentives, Reflections, 8th grade day and dance, Frosty Friday, Tasty Tuesday, Spirit Wear, and more. If you’re a parent who is interested in getting more involved with GMA, this is a great opportunity! Please contact nominating board chair, Bob Coler, at

Best wishes to our Olympians as they participate in Special Olympics on Wednesday! Our student body looks forward to our sendoff, which we'll post to our social media.

Report Cards will be distributed to students on Thursday, March 30. Included with Report Cards will be information about the state assessments our students will take in May. We will also distribute an envelope from the Office of the Attorney General about the National Child Identification Program.

Parents of rising 7th graders, please consider getting the required Tdap vaccination now. Students will not be able to start the 2023-2024 school year without this updated vaccination. Contact our school nurse with any questions.

Grab your GMA Spirit Wear now! The PTA has a limited extra supply of new GMA Spirit Wear. Go online to purchase.

Please consider donating much-needed items for the Drama Club's production of Beauty and the Beast.

It's time to place your Yearbook Order. Please visit our website for details.

Time to get more involved with GMA! We're looking for parent volunteers to assist with:


Mark Your Calendar:

Don't forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle Academy. Let's have a great week!

School Bulletin - Week of March 27

A.R.M.E.S Nomination Window Open

The A.R.M.E.S PROGRAM (Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools) is a tuition-free, rigorous, artistically gifted and talented program designed to meet the needs of identified 3rd - 8th grade Greenville County students. Students who are selected into the program attend class afterschool 2-3 times a week. Students must provide their own transportation. Participation in ARMES is part of the district’s Gifted & Talented program so regular attendance is required.

Nominations for the 2023-2024 school year open today, February 1, 2023 and close April 3, 2023. Rising 3rd through 8th grade students may be nominated by a teacher, parent, adult, or self. All interested students must have an online nomination form completed by the deadline of April 3, 2023. Late nominations cannot be accepted. Required auditions for the ARMES program will be held May 1-12, 2023.

GCS Magnet Academies Information

Magnet Application Windows. Learn More Here.

Admission into magnet academies is open to all eligible students, but spaces are limited. Students may apply to more than one magnet academy. Applications are scored based on four criteria: attendance, discipline, grade average (student interview in Grades K-5, 1, 2), and a student statement indicating why the student would like to attend the magnet academy. Students who apply and qualify during the first application period have a greater chance of being offered a slot than those students who apply and qualify in later rounds.

Greenville Middle Academy Virtual Tour

GCS Magnet Academies Application Round Schedule

Magnet Academy Frequently Asked Questions

Reporting Flu / COVID-19 Positive Test Results & Free Testing Locations

Parents are asked to report any Flu & COVID-19 positive test results to your student's grade level administrator or school nurse. 

Parents are strongly encouraged to screen their students daily, at home, for COVID-19 symptoms (see below). If a student takes a COVID-19 test because he/she is symptomatic, the student should not be physically present in school until the test results are returned.

Keep students at home if they present with any of the following symptoms:

Please also keep students home they are presenting with two or more of the following symptoms: headache, fatigue, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea. Speak with your doctor and/or have your student get tested for COVID.

Flu/Covid Drive-through Testing Sites:

Starting Monday, November 28, there will be free, drive-through testing for both Flu and Covid-19 provided at three locations. GCS students, employees, and their household contacts can get tested. Results will be provided in approximately 1 hour. An important change from last year: parents and employees are responsible for reporting any positive results directly to the school or their supervisor. DHEC has again contracted Mako Medical to administer the testing, and the three sites are the same as last year:

All of the information has been updated on the GCS website, which includes flyers in both English and Spanish.

Flu/Covid Drive-through Testing Sites

GCS Covid-19 Parent Resources

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