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The South Carolina Preparatory Academy offers a full course offering that meets South Carolina High School Diploma guidelines, including a rigorous college preparatory program incorporating honors courses.
CAREER & TECHNICAL
Because we are a public school, we have access to federal resources to provide an education to students who face additional challenges.
What is a classical approach to education?
Students read, think, and learn with order, depth, and complexity beyond the educational environment. Their education transforms to success in the global marketplace.
Classical education uses methods and content that develop well-rounded graduates. Knowledge builds on knowledge.
Humanities are at the core.
Lessons based on great books such as Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey.
Art, science, and the humanities come together in complete harmony.
Socratic discussions (The leader asks open ended questions. Students respond and think about what others have to say.)
Which classically-based curriculum will SC Prep use?
We have hired Cathy Kinter, one of the foremost experts in classical curriculum development in the United States.
Cathy is assisting SC Prep in our curriculum development to ensure our students are achieving at their highest level. She is currently developing our middle school language arts courses using The Realms of Gold Anthology, which is a literary collection of poems, essays, speeches, and excerpts from biographical works. Cathy has also included Land of Hope into the history and social studies courses.
What is dual enrollment?
Students take college courses and receive high school credit for those courses. Enrolling in dual enrollment course and other college courses while in high school is a great way to get a head start on meeting college degree requirements.
Many students graduate from college in three years instead of four, which equates to thousands of dollars!
Who can take Dual Enrollment?
Students who have a B average and have finished English 2 may qualify to take dual enrollment courses. Lottery assistance funds are available to ALL students in SC who qualify for dual enrollment.
- We hold your hand through the process.
- We help you complete the “paperwork.”
- We help you determine the best dual enrollment choice for your student.
See some common questions and answers below, or call us at 555 555-5555
Who can enroll?
Any student who resides in SC and is currently enrolled in a private, public, or homeschool organization and meets The South Carolina Preparatory’s eligibility requirements.
How much is tuition?
The South Carolina Preparatory Academy is a FREE online public charter school.
What services does SC Prep offer?
The South Carolina Preparatory Academy offers a full array of Special Education and Counseling services.
Do you offer Dual Enrollment?
The South Carolina Preparatory Academy offers a dual enrollment program.
Are there opportunities for social involvement?
The South Carolina Preparatory Academy offers opportunities for social involvement through our live classes, field trips, and other events.
Will SC Prep offer 12th grade next year?
The South Carolina Preparatory Academy will not offer 12th grade in Fall 2021, but plans to add 12th grade in the Fall of 2022.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Covers all school-aged children who fall within one or more specific categories of qualifying conditions such as autism, learning disabilities, speech or language impairments, emotional disturbance, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other health impairments.Disabilities that negatively affect educational performance fall under IDEA.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or Section 504, is a federal law that protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination. The law applies to all local, state, and private agencies or organizations that receive federal funds, which includes traditional public schools and public charter schools. Under the law, people with disabilities cannot be excluded from the programs and services these agencies and organizations provide based on their disability. People with disabilities must be given services and supports that allow them the same access that people without disabilities have.
Child Find Notice
Under a mandate of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), The SC Preparatory Academy will conduct activities to locate, identify, and evaluate any child with known or suspected disabilities who attends the school. Categories of disabilities may include: developmental delay, mental disability, emotional disability, speech or language impairment, deafness and hard of hearing, visual impairment, deaf-blindness, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, traumatic brain injury, autism, and multiple disabilities.
A referral may be made by parents/guardians, school staff, or other concerned persons. Referrals are made when a person reasonably believes a child may have a disability even if the child is advancing from grade to grade. Before referring the student, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parent that the referral will be made.
The SC Preparatory Academy provides interventions for struggling students. Before an evaluation is conducted the student should be enrolled in one of the intervention programs. However, the school will not deny or delay a request for an evaluation.
Click to download a PDF version of the Child Find Notice and contact info.
South Carolina’s mandates regarding medical homebound instruction appear in State Board of EducationRegulation 43–241. Put in the simplest terms, R 43–241 defines “homebound instruction” as teaching that is offered to the student who has an acute or chronic medical condition that prevents him or her from attending classes at school, takes place “in a room specially set aside for the period of instruction,” and is conducted by an individual who holds a South Carolina teacher’s certificate.
Click to download a PDF version of the Homebound Referral.
The Charter Institute at Erskine
We are part of The Charter Institute at Erskine and adhere to the values exemplified in this organization.
The Charter Institute at Erskine and The South Carolina Preparatory Academy do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or immigrant status in its programs and activities.