Free Public South Carolina Virtual School
Students throughout South Carolina are thriving at South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA), a tuition-free online public school. South Carolina Connections Academy gives students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. Our mission is to maximize academic achievement for students in grades K–12 throughout the state of South Carolina who need options beyond the traditional classroom. Our program offers:
SCCA is South Carolina's very first virtual charter school, authorized by the new South Carolina Public Charter School District.
SCCA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED. AdvancED is an organization representing 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide.
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Welcome to South Carolina Connections Academy
SCCA is not just a fully-accredited virtual school—it’s a tight knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience with:
- Community service projects that connect students to their communities while fostering leadership and compassion for others.
- Field trips that give students and families the opportunity to learn together and make new friends.
- Clubs and activities that foster social development and academic growth.
- An involved community of students and their families.
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South Carolina Connections Academy does not discriminate on the
basis of race, gender, disability, age, religion, immigrant status, or
national origin in its educational programs and employment practices,
and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth
groups. Questions pertaining to Section 504 and Title IX may be directed
to the Executive Director, Amanda Ebel, at 864-631-2507 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org,
220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 403 Columbia, SC 29210.
SCCA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED.
ANNUAL NOTICE OF CHILD FIND
Upon request, South Carolina Connections Academy is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the school receives a referral, the school will appoint an Evaluation Planning team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The school locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in South Carolina Connections Academy.
A school staff member who reasonably believes a student may be a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including one who is homeless, to the school district in which the child is enrolled. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the parent that the referral will be made.
Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a student with a disability, may also refer the child, including one who is homeless, to the school or district in which the child is enrolled.
Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the student is a child with a disability.
A referral may be made by contacting Courtney Boyd, Director of Special Education, South Carolina Connections Academy, at 864-832-1711 or by writing her at the following address: South Carolina Connections Academy, 220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 403, Columbia, SC 29210.