Horry County Schools serves more than 45,000 students encompassing more than 56 schools in nine attendance areas of Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, Conway, Socastee, North Myrtle Beach, Loris, Aynor, Green Sea Floyds, and St. James. HCS is the third-largest school district in South Carolina, which inspires possibilities for student success through a broad range of unique teaching and learning opportunities.
HCS offers a variety of services to our local community, in addition, members of the community have the opportunity to support the mission of the district through enhanced partnerships that support our students and schools.
Adult Education Programs
The Horry County Adult Education Center offers a variety of services to the public including classes that prepare students to take the GED or TASC. The Education Center also offers courses on improving academic skills, Workforce readiness, ESL, family literacy and more!
The TOP 65 card is issued to senior citizens who are 65 or older and a resident of Horry County for their enjoyment of our school activities including athletic events. Restrictions apply.
Volunteer Opportunities for Parents & Community Members
Do you have an hour a week? Volunteering at a school can have a positive impact on the academic success of a child. Volunteers are needed to serve as academic tutors/homework helpers, reading buddies, clerical/office assistance, monitors for playground/cafeteria, chaperone field trips, etc. Applications are accepted year-round.
- Learn more about Volunteering with HCS or contact your local school for more information.
Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTO)
Members of a school’s PTO supports and enriches the educational opportunities for students. This is a voluntary organization whose focus and goals are to establish a cooperative relationship between our students, staff, and administration and encourage parental involvement at every level.
- For more information contact your local school.
Child Development programs for at-risk four-year-olds
Horry County Schools offers a full-day Child Development (CD) program for eligible students who will be four years old on or before September 1 of the enrollment year. The CD program is an early intervention for at-risk four-year-olds and is designed to prepare children for success in kindergarten. CD classes are taught by state-certified teachers using S.C Early Learning Standards and a state-approved curriculum.
Doing Business with Horry County Schools
The Office of Procurement Services provides goods and services of the highest quality and value to meet the District goals. The Procurement Services team is dedicated to providing the highest quality goods and services at the best value through competitive pricing while protecting the integrity of district funds and adhering to policies and procedures. We strive to maintain fair and equitable treatment of all vendors and to provide quality customer service through academic achievement, constant innovation, employee professionalism, and operational efficiency while facilitating the district's goal of being a premier world-class school system.
- Learn how to become a vendor for Horry County Schools
Summer Feeding Programs
HCS offers NO COST LUNCHES to children 18 years old and younger through the Summer Feeding Program offered during summer break.
- Learn more about Summer Feeding Programs
Playcard Environmental Education Center
Students, staff, and the public are invited to come and experience the unique Environmental Education Center located in the North West Corner of Horry County in Loris, SC. Playcard offers a variety of Free Public events and naturalist workshops including SwampFest, The Bio Blitz, and Astronomy Nights, and Star Parties.
- Learn more about The Playcard Environmental Education Center or contact Ben Abercrombie at 843-756-1277.
School Improvement Council
The SC School Improvement Council was first established in South Carolina law over three decades ago to provide the member training, technical assistance, statutory accountability, and other resources vital to the continued success of community-based School Improvement Councils in each of the state’s 1,100-plus K-12 public schools.
Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or student elected to your local SIC, a community or business representative appointed to your Council, a school or district administrator, or a member of the public committed to quality public education in South Carolina.
- Learn more about the HCS School Improvement Council
HCS Annual Technology Fair
The Annual HCS Technology Fair is a district-wide event that showcases technology projects developed by students in grades P-K-12. Projects are focused on subjects such as animation, web design, digital game design, mobile apps and many more! A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses. Judging opportunities for local businesses are also available!