Mr.  Adrian  Johnson
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Principal's Corner

Welcome Back!!!

Greetings Parent/Guardian(s),

Happy New Year!! The school year is moving extremely fast. We celebrated more than 35 students on December 16, 2015 for not receiving a discipline referral for the months of November and December. I am so proud of the students who are making the right decisions.

Starting January 2016 the school hours will start at 7:40 instead of 8:00. A letter was sent home January 4, 2016. This change does not impact our bus riders; however, car riders will need to make adjustments to students being dropped off at Success Academy on time. The program’s new instructional schedule is below:

 Middle/High School Instructional Schedule

7:20 a.m. - 7:40 a.m. – Intake/Breakfast

7:40 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. – 1st Block

8:42 a.m. – 9: 33 a.m. – 2nd Block

9:34 a.m. – 10:24 a.m. – 3rd Block

10:26 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. – 4th Block

Middle/High school lunch included in 4th block

12:12- p.m. – 1:02 p.m. - 5th Block

1:05 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – 6th Block


The school day will start at 7:40 a.m. Students arriving to school after 7:40 a.m. will need to be signed in by their parent/guardian.

Requirements students must meet to be recommended to return to base school.

At the end of each quarter, students are reviewed on three criteria to be recommended to return back to their base school. The three requirements are the following:

Requirement 1: Student must pass all classes with a 70 or higher.

Requirement 2: Student cannot receive more than two discipline referrals during the quarter.

Requirement 3: Student must have good attendance. Excessive absences can result in student failing the class due to attendance. Also, students with an abundance of absences will be referred to the district truancy officer

Make-Up Hours for Seat Time

High school students with excessive absences will be required to make-up missing days. Starting the week of January 25th , high school students can stay after school from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday to make up hours for absences. Parents will be responsible for ensuring their child is pick-up at 4:00 p.m. A school representative will contact parents about students staying after school.


Parent Orientations

Tuesdays have been designated as Parent Orientation nights

Parent orientation is designed to give parents more information about our program. All parents/guardians are encouraged to attend parent orientation.

 Upcoming Parent Orientation Dates

January 26th

February 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd

March 1st, 8th, 15th& 22nd

April 5th, 12th, & 19th

Dress Code Policy – A copy of the dress code policy is enclosed.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Feel free to contact me at any time at dgore@marion, and/or 843-464-3740.




Sincerely,                                                                                                                      Daris Gore


















Success Academy                                                                               

Student Dress Code                                                         


The following are the dress code rules at Success Academy:

At “ALL” Times… 

  1. Success Academy uniform shirts must be worn.
  2. Success Academy shirts must be tucked in.
  3. T-shirts or undershirts can only be white, blue, or black
  4. Solid brown or black belts must be worn.  No designs or glitter on the belts will be permitted. No red or blue belts are to be worn with student’s uniform.

Bottoms – Khaki pants (tan only), Khaki shorts (knee length); All students are to wear solid tan khaki pants. No cargo pants or shorts, no tan jeans, no elastic waist pants, no parachute pants, no pants with rubber at the bottom.

Pants must be the correct waist size! Sagging is prohibited. Any student that violates this requirement will be sent home for the remainder of the school day.

5.      No other color or material is acceptable.

6.      Pants or shorts must be above or on the natural waist.

7.      Shorts must be at the knee or 2 inches above the knee when standing and pants must meet criteria set forth and adopted by the Marion County School District. 

8.      The Success Academy ID Badge must be worn at all times.

9.      Black, brown, or white solid colored shoe that meet criteria set forth for footwear will be required.

10. Solid black, brown, or white socks only.

At “NO” Time Should You Wear Or Have…


  1. Watches
  2. Earring(s)
  3. Bracelet(s)
  4. Bangle(s)  
  5. Necklace(s)
  6. Ring(s) on hands
  7. Tongue, nose, lip, or eyebrow rings
  8. No gauges in the ears
  9. Combs, hair brushes or picks
  10. Gold, silver or any other color “grills” or other mouth accessories (excluding braces, retainers, or other medically necessary devices).
  11. Safety pins on the outside of clothes
  12. Backless shoes (including Crocs), mesh shoes, sandals, bedroom shoes, flip flops (medically necessary shoes will be judged by the principal or administrative assistant and require a statement from a physician)
  1. Caps, hats, hooded sweatshirts, visors, towels, sunglasses or any type of headgear in the building at any time
  2. Jackets and outerwear that do not button or zip completely down the front of the garment. (No pullovers or hoodies allowed)
  3. Bandanas, head sweat bands, and wrist sweat bands
  4. Clothing implying or promoting the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, violence, weapons, sexual references, gang activity, or ethnic or gender insensitivity.
  5. Clothing with cuts or holes showing the skin underneath.
  6. Purse
  7. Bookbag
  8. Lighters

**Clothing in the judgment of the principal and/or any other member of the Administrative Staff deemed distracting, unclean, unsafe, or otherwise disruptive to the educational process is not permitted. **                                                                                                                                            Note:

1. One uniform shirt will be provided to new students assigned to Success Academy. Returning students will use their shirt from the previous year or purchase a new shirt.

2. Parents are responsible for purchasing a second shirt.   The cost of the shirt is $10.00. Students must have a short and long sleeve shirt.

3. If a student loses his/her shirt, then a replacement shirt for use while at the Success Academy will be $10.00.