Dear Generals and prospective Generals,
Welcome to the Thomas Sumter Academy website. Thank you for your patience as we have been under construction for some time now. Included in these pages is a plethora of information. Please take time to access and gain as much information as possible from our website. Then give us a call, come visit our campus and see what being a Thomas Sumter Academy GENERAL is all about. Whether it be our Main Campus or our satellite campus in Columbia, South Carolina.
TSA is about academics, athletics, and character. We develop the whole child. We also began something new this year — STEAM — Science. Technology. Engineering. Arts. Math. This is being accomplished specifically in our elementary grades 1st through 5th. Each student has a dedicated device they use in the STEAM/Science class. This also enables our students to also work on-line math opportunities through MobyMax.
Academically, we score above the national and state norms on the SAT. We also have a very strong Dual Enrollment program with one of our local colleges – Carolina Community Technical College. This program enables Juniors and Seniors access to college professors and college courses. It also enables these students to earn up to 24 college credit hours. In speaking with recent graduates, this has been a huge benefit to them academically as well as financially. TSA has seen 100% college acceptance over the last several years.
Athletically, we are very competitive in all of our sports programs from football and cross country to swimming and volleyball. The Lady Generals Varsity basketball team won the SCISA State Championship for the 2016-2017 school year. Our Archery Team went to Nationals in July 2017, and we have additional opportunities in the spring including baseball, golf and spring soccer. TSA also has a Bowling Team and Equestrian Team.
From a character perspective we teach our students through a different character trait each month while also stressing our core values. This is exemplified through our Honor Code, Honor Pledge, and newly established Honor Council. Honor, integrity, and commitment are more than just words here at Thomas Sumter.
We also embody servant principled leadership – through our service organizations such as National Junior Honor Society and National Honor Society to our Student Council and Executive Student Council. Our students are involved in serving their school, their community, and their state!
Please give us a call. Schedule an appointment to tour our campus. Speak with our students, our faculty, and our parents – see what the TSA Difference is. Tenacity Supports Achievement.
PROUD TO BE A GENERAL
Dr. F.L. Martin III
Head of School
Thomas Sumter Academy