Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. We have limited space available. If your child is accepted you will receive an enrollment package with an enrollment deadline by which all forms must be returned. If there is no space available in the grade for which you are applying your name will be added to the waiting list for that grade in the order received.
The applications for the current year are first come, first serve and we do have spots available on all grades. Enrolling in SCCAL now is the only way to guarantee a spot for next year. Current students have first priority for openings next year and ALL new students will go into a lottery for next year. If fewer students apply than spaces remain in any given grade, then all of students will automatically be accepted. If more students apply than there are spots for a grade, then students will be randomly selected with preference given to siblings.
If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of the school or a grade level on the application deadline date, a lottery will be held to determine enrollment. The lottery will be supervised by the Board of South Carolina Calvert Academy and will be held no later than two weeks following the open application deadline. Current students will have first priority, their siblings will have second priority. New students in grades where lottery is not required will be the next priority, siblings of those new students accepted next, followed by new students pulled in random lottery, and then their siblings. then remaining applicants in randomly pulled order.
Eligibility Requirements and Verification
Eligibility requirements are dictated by South Carolina State law and by the South Carolina Public Charter School District. All students must meet these requirements and submit acceptable forms of proof.
All students must be residents of the State of South Carolina and provide proof of residency.
Accepted Proof of Residency:
A mortgage statement or lease agreement.
A gas & electric or water bill from the previous 60 days with name and address.
Under South Carolina law students must meet the following age requirements to be considered for acceptance. An exception may be made for students who have completed kindergarten or first grade in another state with a different age requirement. Parents who do not enroll their children in public or private kindergarten are required by law to sign a waiver to that effect.
Kindergarten: All students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2017.
First Grade: All students must be six years old on or before September 1, 2017.
Accepted Proof of Age
All students are required to submit evidence of immunizations. South Carolina Certificate of Immunization (DHEC Form 1148) or a Religious Exemption (DHEC Form 1126) to enroll. DHEC form 1148 must be completed by a licensed health care provider. Immunization forms will be provided upon acceptance to South Carolina Calvert Academy and must be received by June 12, 2017.
All legal guardians must submit a copy of the court order assigning guardianship.
IEP or 504 Plan
If your student has an IEP or 504 Plan, you must submit a copy of the plan and Eligibility Report.
If you have any questions please call South Carolina Calvert Academy at 803-462-0254.
If you can satisfactorily meet all of the above requirements, you may begin the enrollment process.