• FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • General Questions



  • Application and Selection Process



  • After Placement

  • How will I accept the choice selection for my child?

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    The email notification you receive on Friday, February 07, 2020 will include a link to a form that offers you the choice to accept or decline the Choice selection you have been offered.  You must submit this form by Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  If you completed a hard copy application and received your selection notification by letter, you will accept or decline by returning your choice via mail to the District Five office by Sunday, February 16, 2020.

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  • How will I know services consistent with my child’s IEP can be provided at the accepted school?

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    An IEP team meeting will need to be held to determine if appropriate services can be provided at the accepted school.

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  • After the school year begins, is my child committed to their choice for the entire school year?

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    Students can return to their zoned school, but not another school choice.  Parents should put their request to return to their zoned school in writing to the Chief of Planning and Administration, Dr. Michael Harris.

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  • What do we do if my child changes their mind after accepting their placement?

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    Students can return to their zoned school, but not another school choice.  Parents should put their request to remain at their zoned school in writing to the Chief of Planning and Administration, Dr. Michael Harris.  Please note that once the formal notification has been made for your child to remain at his/her zoned school, the decision is final.

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  • What if my child has issues with attendance and/or tardies at their choice school?

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    If a student is habitually late to school, appropriate interventions will be implemented. If the interventions are not successful, the principal at the school the student attends can return students to their zoned school.

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  • What if my child has issues with behavior?

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    If a student has behavior issues, appropriate interventions will be implemented. If the interventions are not successful, the principal at the school thw student attends can return the student to his/her zoned school.

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  • Will my child be allowed to participate in athletics?

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    In all student transfer cases, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to establish eligibility of student participation in activities sponsored by the South Carolina High School League.  In order to participate in such activities, a student must meet all eligibility requirements of the High School League.

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  • Am I required to reapply each school year for the Magnet schools or Magnet programs?

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    No, Magnet school students may remain through the highest grade in that school.  Yearly admission is not required.

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  • Am I required to reapply each school year for School of Choice?

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    No, School of Choice students do not need to reapply each school year. Once the student is accepted, they may remain at the school until the final grade level of that school.

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