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News & Notes

Sexual Health and Responsibility Education

The Sexual Health and Responsibility Education Unit will be taught November 28,2022 - December 9, 2022 by the PE department to students currently enrolled in PE. A general overview and outline of the district’s age appropriate, abstinence-based sexual health & responsibility education curriculum can be viewed on the district website under the Students & Parents Heading then scrolling to the Comprehensive Health & Physical Education. Complete details including the slide presentation and videos can be previewed at the school anytime during the school day if you would like to view it. If you do not want your child to participate in the sexual health & responsibility unit or a specific portion of the unit, you must bring the signed exemption form to the front office in person. By School Board Policy and SC Comprehensive Health Education Law, students who exempt sexual health & responsibility education will be required to complete other health-related self-study lessons.


Enrichment Program

The team at Hughes Academy is excited to provide select students with the opportunity to attend enrichment programs. The program is offered Tuesday and Thursday of each week. The enrichment program will be held from 7:15am-8:15am OR 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm beginning on October 3rd until the student completes the program. 

The program is designed to expand learning opportunities for our students through enrichment experiences and learning support. The program will engage students in activities and practice tailored to meet students’ academic needs.

Bus transportation will be available for the afternoon sessions only. If your student will not be riding a bus, please have your student picked up in the car line at 5:00pm. 

The Hughes Academy team will constantly be looking at data to determine the success of the program. Students may exit and/or be invited to the program throughout the school year. Our goal is for each student involved to gain confidence in their abilities and to grow academically.

Sign your student up for the Enrichment Program.


Magnet and IB Academies Information

Magnet Academies Open House Flyer

International Baccalaureate Open House Flyer

Magnet Applications -

The GCS Magnet Academy application window for the 2023-2024 school year will open on Monday, November 14, 2022.  Magnet applications will be available in “Parent Backpack.”  For more information, visit the GCS Magnet Page or scan the QR code below  for a direct link.  

GCS Magnet Academy Application Round Schedule - For Academic Year 2023-24 Admissions

Magnet applications will be available via GCS Parent Backpack during the application rounds.  Paper-based applications are available by request.  Please visit the

GCS Magnet Website for application directions and the Magnet Academy FAQs for information about how applications are scored and processed. 


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