Do I need Internet access?
Yes. In order to access the curriculum you will need high speed Internet.
Do I need to have a computer?
Yes. In order to access the curriculum you will need a computer that meets basic specifications.
How is my school doing?
Parents can view the school and district report cards on the state’s website (ed.sc.gov). Click “Quick Data” and then “Report Card Portal”. Information is available for all public schools in SC for the last several years.
What is the school report card?
Just like students, our school and the SC Public Charter School district receive a Report Card. The school is measured by three components:
- Testing participation
- Testing performance in ELA and Math
- Graduation rate
What tests does the state require high school students to take?
- End of Course (EOC) – Students enrolled in Algebra 1 Part 2/Intermediate Algebra, English 1, U.S. History, or Biology will participate in the End-of-Course Examination Program. Results of the test will count as 20% of the final course grade.
- An English language proficiency test for students with limited English proficiency.
- WorkKeys assessment and any other state mandated accountability test.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. For students who demonstrate a significant cognitive disability and meet certain other criteria, the IEP team may determine that the South Carolina Alternative Assessment (SC-Alt) should be administered.
How does an extended academic year work? Does that mean I have to go to school in the summer?
SC Whitmore School has a flexible academic calendar. Students can enroll any time of the year and begin coursework. According to state guidelines, students are expected to advance at least one academic year in a year’s time (earning 6 credits per year). Students are not required to go to school in the summer unless they have not completed their assigned courses.
Students at SC Whitmore School have the flexibility to complete their coursework in a schedule that works best for them. Since there are no “semesters” – students will not get pushed ahead or held back by the pace of the class.
Attendance is taken through student login and assignment submissions. As long as you meet the state attendance requirements in a year’s time, your personal school schedule is up to you. Your guidance counselor will work with you to set a schedule that meets the state requirements, and fits your life.
Do you provide a curriculum for children with special needs?
SC Whitmore School has a team of special education teachers that will help tailor the curriculum to meet your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Will there be someone I can talk to if I have a problem?
Yes. Students can write to their teacher or their guidance counselor using the forms in our school, or call the school to speak with an administrator.
How will I get my diploma?
Students graduate from SC Whitmore School in late May/early June. However, if a student completes their graduation requirements prior to this date, we can send a transcript and letter of completion to colleges. Diplomas will be awarded at graduation.