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Scholastic Profile 2016-2017

 

School Description

Simpson County Academy is an independent school that offers a Christian environment, college preparatory classes, a caring and professional staff, and successful athletic teams.  The average enrollment is 600 students in grades K3-12.  

 

Mission Statement

The mission of Simpson County Academy is to be a dynamic, independent educational institution dedicated to Christian values, academic excellence, and athletic achievement.  We provide a secure learning environment, state of the art facilities, and a caring, professional staff.   We instill in our students the values and skills necessary to successfully meet the challenges of the 21st century.  

 

Accreditation

Simpson County Academy is accredited at the highest level (AA) by the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) and by SACS.  


 

Curriculum Profile

Simpson County Academy’s mission is to prepare students for college and career.  The curriculum is college preparatory and meets the recommendations of Institutes of Higher Learning.  The school year is divided into four nine-week reporting periods.  K3-3rd classrooms are self-contained.  The students receive instruction in all subjects by their homeroom teacher.  4th-6th classes are departmentalized.  The homeroom teacher will teach social studies to their class.   7th-12th graders meet on a traditional seven-period day schedule, Monday through Friday.  


 

Grading Scale

The grading scale for Simpson County Academy is as follows:

 

Elementary School

A, 95-100

B, 85-89

C, 80-84

D, 75-79

F, 0-74

 

Graduation Requirements

 

To graduate from Simpson County Academy a student must:

 

1.  Earn a total of 22 Carnegie Units as outlined below.

English – 4

Math – 4 (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II required)

Science – 4 (Biology I and Chemistry I required)

History – 4

Computer – 1

Arts – 1

Sr. Project – ½

Foreign Language – 2 (Spanish I and II required)

Electives – number needed to total 22 credits

 

2.  Complete Senior Project by end of the 1st semester of senior year.

 

3.  Take the following required classes:

English I, II, III, IV

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

Biology I and Chemistry I

MS Studies/Geography, World History, American History, US Gov’t/Economics

Computer (9th grade)

Art

Spanish I and II




 

Course Offerings for Carnegie Credit

 

English: Regular or Honors*

English I

English II

English III

English IV

Math:

Pre-Algebra

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Algebra III

Pre Cal/Trig*

Calculus *

Science:

Biology I

Biology II

Physical Science

Chemistry I

Chemistry II*

Environmental Science

A&P*

Physics *

Social Science:

MS Studies/Geography

World History

American History

US Gov’t/Economics

 

Foreign Language:

Spanish I

Spanish II

Fine & Performing Arts:

Art

Drama

Bible

High School Bible

Computer:

Computer  technology

Computer I

Yearbook

Athletics/Physical Education

Boys’ Athletics

Girls’ Athletics

* Classes with an asterisk are weighted.  

 

Honors

Requirements to graduate with honors from Simpson County Academy are as follows:

GPA of 90-94.99

English IV or Honors English IV

Algebra III (higher level may substitute)

A&P, Chemistry II, or Physics

 

Requirements to graduate with High Honors from Simpson County Academy are as follows:

GPA of 95 +

English IV or Honors English IV

Pre-Calculus/Trig or higher

A&P, Chemistry II, or Physics

 

Requirements to graduate as Valedictorian, Salutatorian, or Historian from Simpson County Academy are as follows:

Honors English IV

Calculus

A&P, Chemistry II, or Physics

 

Mississippi Scholar Requirements:

Complete requirements to graduate from Simpson County Academy  

A math higher than Algebra II, Spanish II

40 hours of community or volunteer service during the four years of high school

16 ACT Composite score

2.5 cumulative high school GPA

95% school attendance during four years of high school (excused/unexcused)

Three letters of recommendation (one from each of the following:  Headmaster, Guidance Counselor, and business/community leader for students with more than four in-school suspensions)

No out of school suspensions

 

MAIS Honor Society

The purpose of the organization is to promote academic achievements, create an enthusiasm of scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character.  The minimum requirements are:  Scholarship and citizenship, overall GPA of 95, and no major discipline reports.  

 

ACT 25 Club

Students that score a 25 or higher on the ACT may join the 25 Club.  

 

Dual Enrollment

Courses offered for qualifying juniors and seniors through Copiah-Lincoln Community College.  Currently, English Composition I & II, W. Civilization I & II,  and College Algebra are offered.  

 

Testing and Student Progress Monitoring

Students 3rd-10th participates in the ACT Aspire Test and 11th h-12th grade participate in ACT College and Career Readiness Tests. 10th – 11th grade students take the PSAT test and 11th grade students also take the ASVAB test.

ACT’s College and Career Readiness System

ACT Aspire – 3rd – 10th grade

Vertically-articulated, benchmarked, standards-based system of assessments that can be used to highlight progress towards ACT College Readiness Standards and Benchmarks

ACT – 11th-12th grade

Measures what students have learned

Increases college readiness when used with ACT Aspire

Documents readiness for college

Visit the ACT Aspire web page to learn more about the assessment:  http://www.discoveractaspire.org/pages/home

PSAT

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

ASVAB

The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.

 

Athletics

Elementary:

Pee Wee Football 4th-6th

Pee Wee Basketball 5th-6th

Pee Wee Cheerleading 4th-6th

Cougarettes K4-3rd

Cougar Cagers 1st-4th

Archery 5th-6th

Tennis 6th

 

Jr. High and High School

The Simpson Academy athletic program has consistently been one of the most successful in MAIS.  It is our top priority to make sure that we maintain a positive Christian environment for our athletes.  Athletics also teaches many life lessons including teamwork, work ethic, and time management skills.  

Baseball

Basketball

Cheerleading

Football

Golf

Softball

Tennis

Track and Cross Country

Archery


 

Early Care and After Care

Early care is offered from 7:00-7:45 and is free of charge.  After care is offered from 2:45-6:00.  Students must register for after care and fees do apply.  

 

Bus

Bus service for Mt. Olive, Collins, and Magee YMCA is available.  







 

Communication

Website:  www.simpsonacademy.net

Facebook:  Simpson County Academy

Twitter:  @SCACougars

ParentAlert Text via RenWeb Student Management System

Email:

Headmaster:  Billy Wayne Hankins  bhankins@simpsonacademy.net

Elementary Principal:  Marney Walker  mwalker@simpsonacademy.net   

Counselor:  Jamie Rogers  jrogers@simpsonacademy.net

Business Manager:  Karen Brown  kbrown@simpsonacademy.net

Athletic Director:  Winston Mullins  wmullins@simpsonacademy.net