Dear TSA Generals and Prospective TSA Generals,
Welcome to the Thomas Sumter Academy website. Included in these pages is a plethora of information vital to you, whether you are a current family or a prospective family. The pages of our website have weekly e-letters for both current and prospective families as well as information regarding tuition, payment plans, and financial aid and scholarship information. I invite you to review as much as you feel is necessary.
Thomas Sumter is about academics, athletics, and character development – we pride ourselves in developing the whole child. This past year we started our STEAM program within the halls of our elementary grades at both of our campuses. Science. Technology. Engineering, Arts. Math. It is more than a buzz word here at Thomas Sumter. Each of our elementary students has their own
device – albeit a Kindle or iPAD. They use their devices to access online learning programs such as MobyMax, an excellent math tool, and Reading A2Z, an online reading tool. Both of these tools have enhanced our students comprehension and abilities in both math and language arts. STEAM, however, is more than that – it is a process by which all of our students learn. They set
themselves apart from other students in the area through increased critical thinking skills and soft skills through collaborative learning. Thomas Sumter has also been certified by South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA) as a STEAM school.
In our sixth through twelfth grade, our students bring their own devices. They have the option of having an online e-book or a standard textbook. Thomas Sumter Generals have consistently scored above both the state and national normed test both on the SAT and ACT. We have an outstanding Dual Enrollment program with Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC). This
program enables Juniors and Seniors access to college professors and college courses – on campus. It also enables these students to earn as many as 24 college credit hours – and some earn even more. In speaking with graduates, the Dual Enrollment program has enabled them to even graduate in three years vice four, or use the fourth year to gain their master’s degree. Certainly a win-win scenario.
Athletically, we are very competitive in all of our sports programs from football, volleyball, and cross country to swimming and basketball. We have seen State Champions in football, basketball, and Girl’s softball. State runner-ups in Girl’s Volleyball, and regional and individual state champions in golf and archery.
From a character perspective we not only espouse core values but also learn about character through traits such honor, integrity, and commitment. Thomas Sumter has a very strong Honor Code, Honor Pledge, and Honor Council. Acta Non Verba is more than our our logo – it is a way of life. Our students embody servant principled leadership – through our service organizations such as National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society to our Executive Student Council and Student Council. Our students serve — their school, their community, and their state. Please give us a call. Speak with our students, our parents, and our faculty. Schedule an appointment today and see what the TSA Difference is: Tenacity. Supports. Achievements.
PROUD TO BE A GENERAL
Dr. F.L. Martin III
Head of School
Thomas Sumter Academy