Admission Policies

 

Kindergarten


The student should be five (5) years of age on or before September first of 2013 or has substantially initiated a public school kindergarten program in another state that has a different age requirement than South Carolina, pursuant to Section 59-63-20(3) of the SC Code of Laws. A copy of your child’s birth certificate must be attached as evidence hereof.


First Grade


This student should be six (6) years of age on or before September first of 2013 or has substantially initiated a public school first grade program in another state that has a different age requirement than South Carolina or has attended a public school kindergarten program for one full school year, pursuant to Section 59-63-20(4) of the SC Code of Laws. A copy of my child’s birth certificate is attached as evidence hereof.


Residency


When completing the enrollment paperwork, evidence of residency in Beaufort County must be provided to the school: rental or lease agreement or proof of home ownership such as purchase agreement, property tax or mortgage, bill of sale, property title, current utility, cable, water or electric bill for a residence in Beaufort County. (Note: these documents must bear the name of the signature of the affidavit provided in the enrollment paperwork.)

Request for Records


Parental permission is no longer required when authorized school personnel request records. (Family Education Act, Final Rule on Education Records. Federal Registration, June 17, 1976, Vol. 41 No. 118 Page 24673).  It states that the school officials including teachers within the educational institutions and officials of other school systems in which the student may intend to enroll, may receive school records without written consent for such release.

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