Current Announcements

Released April 22, 2021

With the anticipation of South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signing the resolution requiring all South Carolina schools to offer in-person classes to students five days a week starting April 26, the SOAR Academy will return to 5-day, face-to-face instruction on Monday, April 26, one day earlier than previously announced.

As of Monday, April 26, ALL Horry County Schools will participate in 5-days of face-to-face instruction. Like many school districts in South Carolina, HCS has been working expeditiously to install plexiglass in our schools. As per the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) recommendations, this will allow student spacing of three feet apart. This additional mitigation effort will allow us to safely bring more students back into the classroom and increase our face-to-face instruction from 2 days per week to 5 days per week. While plexiglass will reduce social distancing requirements in the classroom from six to three feet, masks/face coverings will be required in all school areas.

 

Released April 21, 2021

HCS is pleased to announce that the last remaining program school will return to 5-day, face-to-face instruction. The decision for brick-and-mortar schools to return to 5 days of face-to-face instruction does not affect the K-12 HCS Virtual Program.

Beginning on Tuesday, April 27, the following program school will return to 5-day, face-to-face instruction:

  • SOAR Academy

As of Tuesday, April 27, ALL Horry County Schools will participate in 5-days of face-to-face instruction. Like many school districts in South Carolina, HCS has been working expeditiously to install plexiglass in our schools. As per the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) recommendations, this will allow student spacing of three feet apart. This additional mitigation effort will allow us to safely bring more students back into the classroom and increase our face-to-face instruction from 2 days per week to 5 days per week. While plexiglass will reduce social distancing requirements in the classroom from six to three feet, masks/face coverings will be required in all school areas.

 

Released April 13, 2021

Parents of students who will be enrolled in Horry County Schools for the 2021-22 school year will have the opportunity to commit for their students to participate in the K-12 HCS Virtual program. On April 19th, parents of current HCS students will receive an email offering the option for their students to commit to the K-12 HCS Virtual program for the 2021-22 school year.  If you do not receive the email on April 19th, please contact your school to verify that your email address is correct.


If you want your student to attend his/her brick-and-mortar school for the 2021-22 school year, you may disregard the email you receive on April 19th. 

Prior to making a commitment for your student(s) to attend the K-12 HCS Virtual program, we recommend learning more about this program by visiting the following link: https://www.horrycountyschools.net/Page/12440.  You may also want to speak with your child’s teachers, guidance counselor, or school administration. 

All commitments to attend the K-12 HCS Virtual program are final. Once you have submitted a commitment to attend the K-12 HCS Virtual program for the 2021-22 school year, you will not be able to change your decision, as there will be no other opportunities to select a different instructional setting for the first semester of the 2021-22 school year.