Horry County Schools: A Purple Star District

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  • In November 2023, Horry County Schools was named a Purple Star School District by the South Carolina State Department of Education. The Purple Star School program makes a significant commitment to welcome and support military families.

    SC Department of Education Criteria for Purple Star

    • Assign a designated liaison to be a single point of contact for military families and military-connected students who is trained to support issues that face military families, including relocation, deployment, loss, and academic training
    • Create a website specifically for military families to provide current information about schools and the district
    • Adhere to the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission to ensure that students receive transfer credit from previous schools so they will not have to retake classes
    • Ensure that transfer students can participate in sports, clubs, and other school enrichment programs
    • Provide specialized training for school counselors, staff, and administrators.


HCS Resources

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  • Parent Student Guide
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Military Family Resources

  • Free Online Tutoring
  • Military Child Education Coalition
  • Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission
  • Military Compact Rules
  • Purple Star State Resources


About Horry County Schools

  • Horry County Schools is inspiring possibilities for student success through a broad range of unique teaching and learning opportunities.

    Horry (pronounced O-Ree) County Schools is made up of 56 schools within nine attendance areas: Aynor, Carolina Forest, Conway, Green Sea Floyds, Loris, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee, and St. James. Horry County Schools has more than 48,000 students and is South Carolina’s third-largest school district.