• High School Options - Application, Details & Facts


    Application Process

    • HCS will accept applications from January 6, 2020, through February 14, 2020. All students will receive a confirmation number when the application is submitted.

    Applicants will be evaluated based on a scoring rubric. Scoring rubrics can be found on the high school options page.

    On March 13, 2020, students will be notified of their acceptance into programs via U.S. mail. Each student will receive a commitment form, which must be returned to the school, guaranteeing his/her participation in the program. All acceptance forms must be returned to the program school by March 20, 2020, to guarantee a space in the program.

    There will be a waiting list for all AAST and ATA majors, HCS Early College High School, and Scholars Academy until May 31, 2020.

    ECHS will offer admissions to approximately 100 students, Scholars Academy will offer admissions to approximately 50 students. The ATA and AAST will offer admissions to approximately 25 students per teacher per major. There is not a maximum number of students that will be accepted into the IB programs at Aynor and Socastee High. Students may apply for the IB program in grades 8 – 10, provided they have had the appropriate coursework. Students may only enter ECHS, and SA as rising 9th graders. Students may only enter the majors' programs at ATA and AAST as rising 11th graders.

    Acceptance into a Program

    Once a student returns the commitment form, he/she will be transferred in Power School from the base high school to the program school. All of the pre-selected course requests from the base school will be dropped from the student’s record, which means the student is NOT guaranteed the same courses should he/she decide not to go to the program school. Students are strongly encouraged to consider all options prior to completing the application process and making a commitment.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the individual program, or a member of our Learning Services Team at (843) 488-6766.