• 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.                 



    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.