SC Prep Blog

April 7, 2022
South Carolina Preparatory Academy uses a classical approach to education. The classical approach may be a new concept for many parents. It is an ancient method based on Greek and Roman principles of education. And it was employed in the early days of American history. There are a few guiding tenets that make an education “classical.” Here are some of them:
March 6, 2022
Is Virtual School The Same As Homeschooling? Traditionally, homeschooling has referred to students who are educated at home by a parent or guardian. There are also homeschool cooperative groups and organizations that help families with home education. And as technology has evolved, virtual options are now available. So, is virtual school the same thing as homeschool?
February 17, 2022
Benefits Of A Classical, Virtual Charter School Customized Curriculum Most online charter schools targeted to K-12 use unique curriculum styles that may more accurately suit your student’s academic needs when compared to the traditional educational model. SC Prep uses a Classical style education, which allows students to transition from rote memorization to logical thought and then lastly, to rhetoric in which concepts are applied and defended using prior knowledge and classical texts. Many students find this style of education more suitable to their interests through
February 14, 2022
There are hundreds of reasons that you may be considering an online High School education. For example: Is the local high school not challenging your teen enough? Does he or she seem “bored” with the curriculum? Is your child struggling with difficult social situations in school? Does your child need to educate at home for health reasons? Is your family focused on travel for work, family hardship or enrichment? Does your high schooler want to work somewhere that requires daytime hours?
January 10, 2022
We’ve created a video that outlines several reasons the South Carolina Preparatory Academy is an excellent choice for students in our state. Please watch, and carefully weigh all your options when making vital decisions about your child’s education.
December 15, 2021
Some students can become lost in the public education crowd. They get ushered along from class to class and grade to grade with the masses, following a broad cookie-cutter curriculum. As they memorize their way through the education factory, it’s quite possible that nobody ever asks whether they truly comprehend the information they’ve been fed. And they probably don’t have meaningful classroom discussions in which they can apply and challenge their knowledge.
November 16, 2021
It’s no big surprise that educating children at home has been a growing trend over the past few decades. Back in the early 1980s, the number of home-schooled kids was well under 100,000 nationally…and that total has grown steadily in the following years. More and more parents have chosen to add the responsibilities of teaching in their homes.
October 21, 2021
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September 6, 2021
It’s no big surprise that educating children at home has been a growing trend over the past few decades. Back in the early 1980s, the number of home-schooled kids was well under 100,000 nationally…and that total has grown steadily in the following years. More and more parents have chosen to add the responsibilities of teaching in their homes.
August 9, 2021
The South Carolina Preparatory Academy is a trailblazing pioneer in the next level of education for students in 6th through 11th grades. We’re the first online charter school for students throughout the entire state—and we’re a public school, with no tuition. Our virtual learning experience is accessible throughout South Carolina right now—and there are several reasons why this availability is important.
July 11, 2021
So many parents of public school students are frustrated about the content, educational philosophy, and pacing of the classes their children must take. A cookie-cutter curriculum simply doesn’t work for some students, and it doesn’t adequately prepare them for college – or for an eventual career. Without any power to determine the direction of their education, some smart and talented children can become helplessly lost in their generic classroom routines.
June 14, 2021
Many parents believe their children would perform better academically if they could escape the rigid structure of their traditional school routines. After all, not all kids learn the same way—or at the same pace.
May 18, 2021
Your Child Deserves Far More Than A Standardized, Cookie-Cutter Education. The South Carolina Preparatory Academy is an online charter school designed to encourage each individual to understand and thrive, not just memorize and pass. A better learning environment will prepare your middle or high school student more completely for college, and for life. It’s available this Fall, and it’s tuition-free!
May 16, 2021
Making sure a child receives a meaningful education is a large responsibility for any parent. While most families rely on public schools for pre-college learning, some choose private schools, while others opt to teach their own children at home. Each pathway has important advantages, and online charter school is an emerging alternative that combines the best of all three.
April 27, 2021
If you have a child in public school, you know they operate strictly by the clock, and by the calendar.  They may ride a very early bus, start school when the first bell rings, have lunch at a specified time and change classes throughout the day.  Extracurricular activities can’t begin until they’re home from school, and good luck working on homework during their waking hours.
April 11, 2021
When you think about the quality of public education in the past year, the word “uncertainty” might quickly come to mind. Countless students were tossed into at-home learning, and many just weren’t prepared for the transition. Concerned parents have seen that classroom teaching doesn’t automatically translate into living room learning, and they want a better education experience for their children.
February 27, 2021
One of the most common misconceptions about virtual school is that it is a solitary process. In reality, there are countless ways for students to develop a sense of community around their virtual school environment and connect with their peers, teachers, counselors, and family members to create a well-rounded educational experience.
February 14, 2021
In just the last decade, and especially in the last year, our concept of traditional education has completely changed. With the rise in technology, virtual classrooms are becoming an increasingly popular option to provide a more accessible, personalized education for our children than ever before.
January 30, 2021
As the parent of a hardworking child, you’re naturally proud of their efforts and accomplishments. Showing your children that you’re proud of them is a great way to boost their confidence and encourage them, and one of the best ways to ensure that they continue to work hard and take pride in their achievements.
January 14, 2021
You want your child to receive the best education possible, but not all curriculums out there are teaching our children the same things. Though most schools today follow the progressive style curriculum with its focus on professional skills, there are plenty of other styles that may be better suited to the way your child learns and the goals they want to achieve.
December 29, 2020
The 2020 holiday season is nearly over, but there are still plenty of opportunities for family fun this winter season. From Greenville to Myrtle Beach, here are some of our favorite local activities that the whole family can enjoy:
December 14, 2020
In today’s ultra-competitive world, college admissions boards are looking at more than just your grades. They also want to see that you worked to have a well-rounded education complete with extracurriculars that help develop skills that will benefit you throughout college and beyond.
November 29, 2020
The holidays are just around the corner, but students may be more stressed than usual as they scramble to finish all of their school projects and final exams before the semester ends.
November 15, 2020
For many of us, the holidays are the best time of the year. It’s a chance for us to take a break from daily life and celebrate being with our families. This year, however, may be a little different.
October 29, 2020
Stress can be a normal part of daily life, and often serves as a motivating factor for us to finish the work we need to do. But if stress isn't managed well it can become overwhelming, leading students to poor grades in classes and more serious mental health issues like anxiety and depression.
October 14, 2020
Dual enrollment is an opportunity for your child to enroll in college courses while they’re earning their high school diploma. While it can be a great option for students looking to get a jump start on college, the rigorous course load may not make it a suitable option for every child.
September 23, 2020
When it comes to education, there’s one thing we know for certain: not every child learns the same way. Children may need to spend more or less time on a subject, may want to attend a school with a larger focus on sports or arts, and some may be searching for more rigorous coursework.
September 8, 2020
For centuries, education and learning have been foundational pillars for growth and success in any society. It’s understandable, then, that parents want to provide the best education possible for their families, even if that means going beyond the traditional public school route.
September 5, 2020
This has been a landmark year for the education system, and what parents are discovering is the increasing number of schooling options available beyond the traditional routes of public and private school. More than ever, parents and children are beginning to see the benefits that come from learning virtually.
September 2, 2020
Dual enrollment is an opportunity for students to take college-level classes while still enrolled in high school. For a number of reasons, dual enrollment is a great opportunity for students to get ahead in their education while saving both time and money. Here are a few of the greatest benefits of dual enrollment:
August 31, 2020
Despite an almost 20 year history in the United States, charter schools are still relatively misunderstood in the education system. Developed out of a desire for innovative educational opportunities, charter schools combine the best traits of public and private schools to create a unique learning environment for students, teachers, and parents alike. So what is a charter school, and could it be a viable option for you and your family? Here’s everything you need to know: