843-300-4118

Palmetto Scholars Academy

PSA exists to meet the distinctive academic, social, and emotional needs of students by utilizing best practices of gifted education.

Palmetto Scholars Academy

PSA exists to meet the distinctive academic, social, and emotional needs of students by utilizing best practices of gifted education.

Palmetto Scholars Academy

PSA exists to meet the distinctive academic, social, and emotional needs of students by utilizing best practices of gifted education.

Schools Closed Announcement

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman today released the following joint statement announcing that South Carolina’s schools will remain closed for the duration of the month of April:

“At this time, students, parents, and families should plan for South Carolina’s schools to remain closed through the month of April. Our dedicated teachers and school administrators have done a tremendous job in making it possible for our students to learn at home. We understand that the prospect of schools remaining closed for an extended period of time places stress and strain on parents and children. Rest assured, if there is any way to safely open our schools earlier, we will do that, but schools must remain closed to protect the health and safety of South Carolinians.”

 

JOIN US FOR VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK!

 Now that we are into our second week of e-learning, we wanted all of our parents and students to participate in virtual spirit week. See details below!!!!

Palmetto Scholars Academy Spirit Week

WEEKLY UPDATE - MARCH 22, 2020

Hello PSA Family, 

In reflection of last week, it definitely seems unbelievable.  Kudos to everyone for hanging in there. We have had a few minor bumps.  That being said, we remain open to suggestions and enjoy hearing from you.   If you have emailed me but not gotten a response, please give me until the end of the day Monday.  

 COVID-19 Update

No state-wide end of year testing. Updates on AP testing can be found HERE. Stay tuned as more information is likely forthcoming.

 Superintendents across the state will be meeting tomorrow afternoon.  There will likely be updates following this meeting. 

Check your local school district as many have added school sites for meals.  

 Math Assistance

Most math teachers are available throughout each day via Google Hangouts and/or email.  Please feel free to contact them. If you need additional help, Dr. Gott has offered to provide assistance as well.  You may contact him at tim.gott@psaschool.org.

 Virtual Spirit Week

 If you are comfortable with Facebook, please consider joining our community Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/psafamilies/

 In an effort to bring a little joy, please participate in Virtual Spirit Week via the FB page.  Posting is completely optional! Parents are welcome to post on behalf of their children.  

     Monday:  PJ Day–Snap a picture of learning in your comfy clothes!

    Tuesday: Pet Day–Snap a picture of you with your pet, just your pet, or a dream pet!

    Wednesday: Fun Socks–Snap a picture of your crazy, fun, best pair of socks! 

    Thursday: Missing Extracurricular Activities–Send a picture of what you miss! Robotics?

        Basketball? PCDC? 

    Friday: PSA Day–Snap a picture of learning in your PSA swag!  While we might be in all 

        areas of the greater Charleston area, we remain united by the PSA Spirit! 

REMINDERS (information previously shared)

Please contact your teachers ASAP if you are having challenges with assignments, meeting due dates or using technology.  If you need technological assistance, please call (843) 729-1024. If you need admin assistance, please call (843) 729-0990.  Calls should be made during typical school hours. Calls after hours may not be answered in a timely fashion.  

Please check out Mrs. Frank-O’Connell’s video to help with organization during this time.  This VIDEO will be helpful to all of our students. 

The 2020-2021 School Calendar has been approved.  It can be found HERE.  

Interested in becoming a board member for the 2020-2022 school years? Applications for interested members will be due on April 3. Applications are available at the PSA website or you can fill out the online form at HERE.

SHARED RESOURCES

A few great resources that have been shared recently.  Feel free to send more my way! 

Audible (an Amazon company for audiobooks) is free: 

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen 

Online activities from Disney and Kennedy Space Center

https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/disney-kennedy-space-center-offering-free-online-activities-for-kids-during-school-closures

List of art lessons on YouTube

https://homeschoolhideout.com/art-lessons-on-youtube/ 

Take care, 

Corrigan Rutherford

 

Interested in becoming a Board Member?

Interested in becoming a board member for the 2020-2022 school year?

Applications for interested members will be due on April 3. Applications are available as an online form at https://forms.gle/z2YdqLmtxBeCoKNh8

Click here to dowload printable application : Application for PSA Board 2020

Intent to Return

All current students attending PSA this year 2019-2020, must fill out the Intent to Return Form regarding plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

Please fill out the Intent to Return Form for 2020-2021:  https://form.jotform.com/200495189518059

The most efficient way to complete the payment is to utilize the Credit Card option built right into the form!

If you’re paying with a check or cash please print email from the form submission and submit with the payment to the Front Office. For check payments please write your Student’s Name in the Memo section; and for cash payments please provide exactly $75.00 as we do not usually have change.

The deadline for the completed Intent to Return process is:

Friday, March 20th, 2020.

If the Intent to Return process is not completed by March 20th, PSA cannot guarantee a hold is placed on your child’s enrollment spot.

2020-2021 ENROLLMENT LOTTERY UPDATE

 

The lottery has been held and the results sent to all that participated.

All families can access their accounts using the ID code they received on their confirmation email. If you have any questions, please email customer support by clicking HERE.

 

The PSA Yearbook staff needs your help! We are looking for the following pictures:

  • Spring 2019 Track team

  • Spring 2019 Softball

  • Spring 2019 JV Volleyball

  • Spring 2019 JV Boys Soccer

  • Fall 2020 JV Cheer

  • Dr. Gott (for a spread commemorating his retirement from PSA)

  • PSA when it was located at the Naval Base 

Pictures can be submitted through the following link: https://images.jostens.com/415373719


FALL 2020 AGORA TRIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL

For the next school year, we will be doing high school trips over the course of the same week. Students can choose between the trips listed on the flyer, internship, or other local options, which will be announced later this spring.

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Yearbook Orders

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Our GOAL is to find the KEY that unlocks each student’s

Full potential 

and be successful in middle and high school.

House System

PSA uses a house system for its advisories. This year there are 4 houses that compete in various contests during the school year.

Leap Day

These are pictures of Leap Day activities. Students pick various enrichment activities and attend those during the day.

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT

PSA exists to meet the distinctive academic, social, and
emotional needs of students by utilizing best practices of
gifted education.

Child Find Link

Every Student Succeeds

Middle School Report Card

High School Report Card

OUR DISTRICT

Palmetto Scholars Academy is a member school in the SC Public Charter School District with headquarters in Columbia, SC. The South Carolina Public Charter School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, religion, immigrant status, or national origin in its educational programs and employment practices. Questions pertaining to Section 504 and Title IX, may be directed to the Director of Exceptional Student Services at 803/734-8322, 3700 Forest Drive Suite 406 Columbia, SC 29204.

LOCATION

Palmetto Scholars Academy
7499 Dorchester Road North Charleston, SC 29418
Phone Number: 843-300-4118
Our Fax Number: 843-300-4123

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