SOUTH CAROLINA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY

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220 STONERIDGE DR
COLUMBIA, SC 29210
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Phone: 803-212-4712
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 12th Grade
  • District: Sc Public Charter District
  • Students/Teacher:
  • Students/Grade: 269.2
  • Number Students: 3500
  • Number Teachers: 75
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 378
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Joshua Kitchens
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (39 ratings)
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    School Reviews (36 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-28
    "For years we were a homeschooling family, and now with SCCA, we're a family that schools at home. What that means is that I'm relieved of the responsibility of determining & purchasing the curriculum & preparing the lessons for my middle & high school students. It's wonderful to oversee now and have them accountable to their teachers - teachers we really love and who go out of their way to be accessible for anything that may come up. The curriculum is challenging but not overwhelming. The portfolio projects are in-depth without being too burdensome to complete. The Live Lesson time is invaluable and pulls it all together. We enjoy the optional activities offered & the college visits have been great. The flexibility allows us to continue volunteer activities and hobbies. I like that they are home where they can really focus on school without a lot of the distractions of the brick and mortar classroom. We can discuss subjects/topics/questions as they come up and take a few minutes to do further research right then, while it's fresh, As a family used to doing things our own way and not caring much for the traditional school model, this is a 'best of both worlds' approach for us."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-14
    "We chose CA for our daughter so we could be more involved in her learning. As a learning coach, I LOVE the flexibility! We can do our daily lessons, and even get ahead by doing the ones scheduled for the next day. Or if she is having a "bad day" we complete her daily classes the following day..As long as it is complete within the week the options are there for our daughter. We also love knowing that she is safe at home away with us learning and not dealing some of the other things we personally about in the bricks and mortar building in her school district. This is new to us this year and we are loving Connections Academy!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-22
    "This is our 5th year with South Carolina Connections Academy. My daughter was in the 6th grade when we started SC Connections Academy. At first, we did not utilize the teachers and quickly became overwhelmed. I finally called our math teacher almost in tears. She explained that my job was Learning Coach and she was the teacher. Now we automatically call when we do not understand something or have a problem. Our teachers are always telling the students if they do not understand any part of the lesson, stop what they are doing and call or email them. Even if that means letting the lesson go overdue one day. If you feel your student is not challenged - you can talk with the school and teacher. If you feel your student is overwhelmed - you can talk with the school and teachers. I have seen students who have be bumped a bit and some that have been bumped down (still in the same grade - just a change level). The main thing is communication. All our teachers at South Carolina Connections Academy have been wonderful."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-26
    "The "Best" and my child and i are so grateful. My daughter grades are A's and B's from D's and F's. My child overall traditional brick and mortar high school grade for 2013 received an "F"."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-20
    "We have been with this school for about 4 years now. And it just hasn't worked for us. The teachers are 50/50. The ones that are great, are amazing. Hands down best in the state. The other 50 percent of the bad teachers...are awful. As in unbearable to work with. Some of them try to teach at HS levels and expectations for new coming Middle Schoolers. In Elm. it was a lot better in regards to that. There is not a lot of instructions. I was hoping there would be more, esp if your student is ahead. Then they suffer on live lessons. They have removed physical books out of some core subjects this year without even telling us in advance. And the principals aren't helpful with problems. They are also hard to reach. We are very disappointed and hopefully getting out of here by the end of this year if not sooner. Sad because this school had a lot of potential."
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