• Registration for the 2019 New Teacher Academy is Now Open

    New Teacher Academy Welcome to Horry County Schools! We are glad you have chosen to teach in our school system, and we are eager to help you get ready for your students.  Please plan to attend Horry County Schools’ 2019 New Teacher Academy. New Teacher Academy is designed specifically for teachers who are new to the profession and/or new to Horry County.  Academy sessions will focus on research-based practices, including effective instructional strategies and classroom management. 

    Participation is not mandatory but highly recommended.

    In preparation for activities required at New Teacher Academy, teachers new to the district should plan to pick up district-issued technology beginning July 22–July 26 between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm from the technology department located in Building C at the District Office on Four Mile Road in Conway.

    If you have specific questions about the pick-up process for devices, please contact Missy Johnson. Educators will need to bring their devices to the New Teacher Academy.

    Pre-registration is also required, so we can plan appropriately for sessions.

    Academy Schedule

    Day 1 of New Teacher Academy

    Morning sessions will provide support for the use of the HCS Document Center, Employee Resources, Email, Google Classroom, Google Suite, Truenorthlogic, digital content, etc. Essential technology skills for teacher and student device management will also be highlighted. Afternoon sessions will be at various school locations in the district based on an educator's content and/or grade level assignment.  These sessions will be hosted in “model “classrooms with learning specialists and lead teachers focusing on tips for setting up a classroom, classroom management, and curriculum and instruction. Participants should anticipate some travel for afternoon sessions.

    Day 2 of New Teacher Academy

    Day 3 and 4 of New Teacher Academy

    • Schools will have an opportunity to host all new teachers for 2 days of targeted support and coaching.  
    • Participants: Educators new to the profession and/or new to Horry County Schools
    • Date(s) and Time(s): 2 days during August 5-7  (The administrator of the educator’s school will identify the dates and times and provide specific information to new educators.)
    • Location: The educator’s base school

    Because this event takes place prior to the contracted school year, most participating educators will receive a stipend for participating in New Teacher Academy.

    For more information contact Angela Rush at 843-488-6951.

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