Inspired News

Weekly news offerings from staff, students, and administrators.

Advisory, Explained!

At Inspire School of Arts & Sciences, we talk about Advisory quite a bit, because we see it as a key component to student success and campus culture.  But, what is Advisory, anyway? Simply put, Advisory is a regular course at Inspire that creates space for...

During challenging times, Inspire students remain engaged in learning

While new data shared by local sources demonstrate a marked increase in failing grades for high school students in the region, Inspire students are rising to the challenge of distance learning in unique and creative ways. Data collected by the school, shows that nearly 67% of students are passing their courses with A or B grades, compared to 52.3% in 2017-2018. Additionally, monthly attendance rates for Inspire average over 99%, compared to 95.7% in 2017-2018. Inspire has consistently exceeded county-wide outcomes in both grade averages and graduation rates, and this trend continues during a global pandemic.

Student Equity Meeting

Dear Students,   Many of us have been mulling over the events of the last several months.  Even though we are in the midst of a tragic pandemic, it is important for us, as a school, to not forget about the brutality that has happened against Black bodies in the...

A Letter of Hope

Dear Inspire Family: As we say goodbye to another difficult year, I want to acknowledge the events of the past weeks, and the extent to which the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police has deepened the wounds of our Black students and families. I stand with...

The Big Red Book

By Theron Hopkins That is what people like to call The Stories of John Cheever, and, if you have seen the book, you are well aware that it is an apt description.  I am looking at it right now, on a bookshelf full of books, and it stands out distinctly.  This book...

Between Grief and Joy

In the first several weeks after our county and state agencies declared the need for campus closures, we were in survival mode. Now that the adrenaline has worn off, I find myself, like so many others, holding two seemingly contradictory emotions inside at once: grief...

The New Logo Story

We have a vision; it will happen. Here’s How… For the last ten years, Inspire has provided an educational experience unlike any other in the Northstate area. At its core, Inspire is a deeply collaborative effort between teachers, parents, students and community...