A Collaboration Between Horry County Schools and Coastal Carolina University
The Scholars Academy High School (SA or SAHS) was established in 2003 through a partnership between Horry County Schools (HCS) and Coastal Carolina University (CCU) to provide advanced learners with a quality education in a supportive learning environment. Its mission is to educate these students at the rate and with the level of academic rigor commensurate with their abilities so that they graduate as confident, responsible, lifelong learners who are prepared to succeed in higher education and in the world beyond.
Each fall/winter, recruitment meetings are held throughout the district to familiarize middle school students and parents with ALL of the HCS high school options and the application process for each. Open houses take place so interested students and their families are able to visit a school they may be interested in attending.
Scholars Academy High School Open House Schedule Options
Thursday, December 2, 2021, 6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 6:00-7:00pm
Thursday, January 20, 2022, 6:00-7:00pm
The Scholars Academy High School minimum entrance requirements are Algebra I and English I. Geometry is strongly recommended. Student selection criteria include PSAT scores, statewide test data, grades, and discipline records. From approximately 200 student applicants, 75 students will be invited to write a timed essay for review by District Office personnel. Approximately 50 students will then be selected for each incoming class at Scholars Academy High School.
2022 APPLICATION PROCESS
The application site will open on January 5, 2022, and close on February 4, 2022 - NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
Scholars Academy applications will be located online at www.horrycountyschools.net
Applicants will receive a confirmation number when the application is submitted.
Need assistance? Call or email the District Office: Karen Bason at 843-488-6766
Students selected for the Class of 2026 will be notified in writing by March 18, 2022.
Scholars Academy student commitment forms must be signed and returned by March 28, 2022.