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South Carolina Connections Academy Report Card

South Carolina’s first virtual charter school, South Carolina Connections Academy, is a tuition-free, accredited public school for South Carolina students in grades K-12. Certified instructors teach numerous core, elective, honors, AP, college-credit, and ACT prep classes. Students can interact with peers via community service projects, field trips, and extracurricular activities.

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Mission Statement

Connections Academy provides a new form of free public school that students attend from home or another location outside a traditional classroom. This is a unique program that combines the strong parental involvement of home schooling, expertise and accountability, and a flexible learning environment. Connections Academy provides all the tools and support students need to learn in the non-classroom setting. We currently operate schools in many states.

South Carolina Connections Academy

Guidance Counselor Or Academic TutoringYes More Info
Social Or Emotional CounselingYes More Info
Special ClassificationNONE
Geographic RestrictionsYes, there are geographical restrictions
Geographic DetailsIn-State Only
International Students AcceptedNo
Enrollment Tests Or RequirementsNo
Campus LocationsNo
Social OpportunitiesYes
Religious AffiliationNONE
AccreditedYes
University AffiliatedNo
Part Time AvailableN/A
Graduation RateN/A
Computer LabNo
Second Language CourseworkNo
Necessary Education MaterialsConnections Academy families receive a combination of textbooks, online textbooks, and workbooks, comprehensive lesson plans, and exciting enrichment courses. Families receive a computer, printer, and subsidy for Internet access; online communication, planning, and learning management tools; online lessons and library resources; and technology literacy courses.
Hybrid LearningYes
Class ScheduleBoth Live and On-Demand
Student Success StoriesThis school is perfect for my son. He has improved dramatically not only in his studies but in his overall health as well. He is more outgoing, likes to do his class work, and is more motivated to do his class work. This school is the best of the best.
Free TuitionYes
Free Tuition RestrictionsN/A
ScholarshipsN/A
LoansN/A
Payment PlansN/A
DiscountsN/A
Other Financial AssistanceN/A

Please review this school’s standardized test scores and read more about our thoughts on state testing below. Understand that the state test scores below can be a useful indicator of a successful school, but they are not the only indicator.

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3th Grade

Math

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
48%
State
70%

Reading

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
70%
State
80%

Science

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
53%
State
55%

Writing

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
45%
State
71%

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4th Grade

Math

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
64%
State
76%

Reading

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
76%
State
76%

Science

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
65%
State
69%

Writing

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
56%
State
72%

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5th Grade

Math

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
58%
State
71%

Reading

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
84%
State
78%

Science

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
69%
State
66%

Writing

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
61%
State
74%

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6th Grade

Math

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
64%
State
70%

Reading

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
75%
State
72%

Science

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
56%
State
60%

Writing

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
74%
State
71%

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7th Grade

Math

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
58%
State
67%

Reading

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
74%
State
69%

Science

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
65%
State
73%

Writing

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
64%
State
69%

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8th Grade

Math

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
54%
State
63%

Reading

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
65%
State
63%

Science

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
62%
State
67%

Writing

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
75%
State
71%

The debate on the importance and value of standardized test scores has raged across the country for the better part of the decade. On one hand, a standardized test is one of the easiest and simplest ways to compare and contrast the success of students in certain schools and school districts. On the other hand, some students’ academic abilities do not shine through on tests. Here at OnlineSchools.com, we see the validity in both arguments, which is why we chose to present test data for each school without any editorial comment. Understand that test scores can be a useful indicator of a successful school, but they are not the only indicator. Also please note that each state offers slightly different types and versions of these standardized tests, so comparing test results from one state to results from another isn’t informative, or fair. If you have any questions regarding the test scores we have displayed, please contact us and we will be sure to answer your questions to the best of our abilities. Thank you.

At-A-Glance
Level:K - 12 Location:Columbia, SC Free Tuition:Yes Schedule:Both Live and On-Demand Status:Public
South Carolina Connections Academy
220 Stoneridge Drive Suite 403
Columbia, SC 29210

(803) 212-4712
www.connectionsacademy.com