• HCS Highlights

    Hcs Higlights

    What you'll find at HCS that you might not find anywhere else...

    • The Scholars Academy serves the highest achieving students in grades 9-12 on the campus of Coastal Carolina University and offers college-level and accelerated programs of study.
    • The Early College High School targets students in grades 9-12 who are underrepresented in post-secondary education and allows students to achieve two years of college credit at the same time they are earning a high school diploma.  Students attend school on the campus of Horry Georgetown Technical College.
    • A Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program serves high school students in a central location, aligning curriculum and career interest in these four areas.
    • HCS offers multiple dual credit opportunities through local post-secondary institutions and the Internet.
    • HCS operates its own virtual school to expand, enhance, and personalize course offerings to students.
    • A fine arts program features a full range of instruction in visual and performing arts, including band, chorus, orchestra, drama and visual arts.
    • Child development classes serve identified 4-year olds.  Both child development and kindergarten are full-day programs.
    • Foreign language instruction is available in grade 6-12.
    • High school athletics include football, basketball, baseball, track and field, softball, volleyball, wrestling, soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading, golf and tennis.
    • All classrooms are networked to the Internet and the use of wireless labs is expanding.
    • All schools are equipped with a wireless overlay allowing mobile devices access to the Internet.
    • A laptop initiative for teachers promotes 21st Century learning in the classroom.
    • All elementary classrooms are equipped with an interactive whiteboard as part of a district-wide initiative to provide interactive technology.
    • HCS uses an innovative computer-based testing program for grades 2-10 with tests in mathematics, language, and reading.  It also provides results quickly to enable teachers to monitor instruction and address student needs.
    • The average class size is lower than allowed by the state.  For HCS, class sizes are:  Kindergarten, 25:2; Grade 1, 20:1; and Grades 2-3, 21:1.