SC Prep Blog

December 23, 2023
Intro Online students face the unique challenge of learning in a shared, distraction-filled space, usually at home. Make these three changes for better focus to empower your student and you will help your student thrive in class now and for semesters to come. Don’t worry, they’re easy changes to make. Change #1 – Print a Schedule Life gets busy and it’s easy to lose track of details. Even important details, like when an assignment is due or when that one class meets. And the worst...
December 12, 2023
Myth 1 – Online learning isolates kids Parents who want alternatives to traditional school fear the dreaded taboo so often ascribed to home-centered learning: a lack of social interaction and thus social skills. When you first think about this online learning myth, it makes sense, right? Your child goes from spending six hours a day in a public school with hundreds or even thousands of other students to being at home, with only a few people, for that same amount of time. At least homeschoolers...
December 1, 2023
Welcome to the first (ever) blog contest. Fancy yourself a blogger? Want to win a gift card to your favorite restaurant? Have a school assignment you’re really proud of? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in luck! We’re hosting the first SC Prep Blog Post Contest, and if you’re a student at SC Prep, you’re invited to join. Here’s a brief breakdown of the contest: Each currently enrolled SC Prep student may submit one written work of any genre or any...
October 24, 2023
At The South Carolina Preparatory School, exceptional educators like Joel Picher embody our commitment to providing a dynamic and enriching online learning experience in our tuition-free public charter school. As an esteemed faculty member, Mr. Picher plays a pivotal role in shaping students’ educational journey in grades 6-12, imparting knowledge, values, and a passion for learning far beyond the virtual classroom. Mr. Picher is a dedicated English teacher. With a wealth of teaching experience, Mr. Picher brings a unique perspective to the virtual learning environment....
October 13, 2023
At The South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School (SC Prep), a tuition-free virtual school for students in grades 6-12, we understand that the path to a successful college experience begins long before students set foot on campus. Our mission is to prepare students for this exciting journey, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to thrive in college and beyond. Here’s how SC Prep paves the way for student success and why dual enrollment is crucial in this process. Traditional Education SC Prep offers...
September 28, 2023
In today’s ever-evolving educational landscape, more and more parents are choosing online learning as a viable option for their children’s education. The South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School (SC Prep), a state-wide, tuition-free online public charter school, empowers parents to participate in their child’s educational journey actively. Here’s a practical guide for parents on effectively supporting their grade 6-12 students enrolled in this innovative virtual school. 1. Embrace More Control Parents can play a more hands-on role in their child’s education in the virtual classroom. They...
September 14, 2023
Embarking on an online learning adventure is exciting. Keeping your motivation alive requires practical strategies. Here are three actionable tips tailored to the unique support structure of The South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School (SC Prep), a tuition-free online school serving grades 6-12: 1. Craft Your Personalized Schedule Online learning at SC Prep allows you to create a schedule that suits your rhythm. Take advantage of this flexibility by crafting a daily routine that aligns with your energy levels and commitments. Plan your study sessions during...
September 5, 2023
In our pursuit of educational excellence, The South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School (SC Prep) weaves the threads of tradition and technology to create an education unlike any other. As a tuition-free online public charter school catering to 6th-12th graders across South Carolina, we redefine learning by combining classical education principles with a dynamic online environment. We offer a curriculum that cultivates analytical thinking and a profound grasp of the humanities. At the same time, our online learning platform provides the flexibility needed to accommodate diverse...
August 16, 2023
At South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School (SC Prep), we pride ourselves on preparing students for college and career success. As a tuition-free online school serving 6th-12th grade students across South Carolina, we have honed our approach to combine the best of traditional education with the flexibility of innovative online learning. Join us on a journey through our college and career readiness initiatives, where tradition meets innovation to shape bright futures. Emphasizing College and Career Readiness The world is changing rapidly, and job market demands are...
August 8, 2023
Here at South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School (SC Prep), we are redefining online education by blending traditional values with cutting-edge technology and teaching methodologies. As an online tuition-free charter school catering to students in grades 6-12 across South Carolina, SC Prep stands committed to providing a meaningful and supportive learning environment. At the heart of this commitment are the dedicated Student Engagement Specialists who play a pivotal role in fostering student success and building a close-knit community. Who Are The Student Engagement Specialists? The Student...
July 31, 2023
At South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School (SC Prep), a tuition-free online public school for students in grades 6-12, student success is at the forefront of our mission. That’s why we provide the guidance and tools every student needs to thrive academically and personally. SC Prep goes above and beyond to support our students and empower them to reach their full potential. 1. Personalized Learning for Individual Needs Our experienced teachers work closely with each student, creating tailored plans based on their unique needs and interests....
July 24, 2023
South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School (SC Prep) is a tuition-free, public, online academy that embodies the principles of classical education. Combining traditional education with innovation, SC Prep provides South Carolina students in grades 6-12 with an enriching learning experience rooted in the classical tradition. Let’s delve into what classical education is. The Basic Principles of Classical Education Classical education is an educational philosophy that draws inspiration from ancient civilizations, particularly the Greeks and Romans. It seeks to cultivate students who are well-rounded, thoughtful, and equipped...
July 12, 2023
Online learning has become increasingly popular in recent years, offering flexibility, convenience, and a personalized approach to education. However, there are still some misconceptions surrounding this innovative mode of learning. Let’s consider five myths of online learning and how South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School (SC Prep), a tuition free charter school for students in grades 6-12, disproves each of them in our innovative approach to traditional education. Myth 1: Online Learning is Isolating One common misconception about online learning is that it isolates students, preventing...
June 26, 2023
In today’s ever-changing educational landscape, finding a school that combines flexibility, traditional education, and innovative learning experiences can be a challenge. Look no further than South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School (SC Prep), a tuition-free online public charter school catering to students in grades 6-12 in South Carolina. With our classical education model, career pathways, and dual enrollment options, we are revolutionizing online learning. Let’s explore the top ten reasons why SC Prep is the ideal choice for students seeking an exceptional education. 1. Flexibility SC...
June 13, 2023
On June 2, South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School (SC Prep), a tuition-free online charter school, held its graduation ceremony for the class of 2023. The event was an emotional and joyous occasion, celebrating the hard work and dedication of the graduates, as well as the unwavering support of their families, teachers, and staff. With over 100  attendees, the atmosphere was filled with a sense of accomplishment, pride, and appreciation for everyone’s efforts. Celebration, Gratitude, and Appreciation With 52 graduates in the class of 2023, SC...
April 7, 2022
South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School uses a classical approach to education. The classical approach may be a new concept for many parents. It is an ancient method based on Greek and Roman principles of education. And it was employed in the early days of American history. There are a few guiding tenets that make an education “classical.” Here are some of them:
March 6, 2022
Is Virtual School The Same As Homeschooling? Traditionally, homeschooling has referred to students who are educated at home by a parent or guardian. There are also homeschool cooperative groups and organizations that help families with home education. And as technology has evolved, virtual options are now available. So, is virtual school the same thing as homeschool?
February 17, 2022
Benefits Of A Classical, Virtual Charter School Customized Curriculum Most online charter schools targeted to K-12 use unique curriculum styles that may more accurately suit your student’s academic needs when compared to the traditional educational model. SC Prep uses a Classical style education, which allows students to transition from rote memorization to logical thought and then lastly, to rhetoric in which concepts are applied and defended using prior knowledge and classical texts. Many students find this style of education more suitable to their interests through
February 14, 2022
There are hundreds of reasons that you may be considering an online High School education. For example: Is the local high school not challenging your teen enough? Does he or she seem “bored” with the curriculum? Is your child struggling with difficult social situations in school? Does your child need to educate at home for health reasons? Is your family focused on travel for work, family hardship or enrichment? Does your high schooler want to work somewhere that requires daytime hours?
January 10, 2022
We’ve created a video that outlines several reasons the South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School is an excellent choice for students in our state. Please watch, and carefully weigh all your options when making vital decisions about your child’s education.
December 15, 2021
Some students can become lost in the public education crowd. They get ushered along from class to class and grade to grade with the masses, following a broad cookie-cutter curriculum. As they memorize their way through the education factory, it’s quite possible that nobody ever asks whether they truly comprehend the information they’ve been fed. And they probably don’t have meaningful classroom discussions in which they can apply and challenge their knowledge.
November 16, 2021
It’s no big surprise that educating children at home has been a growing trend over the past few decades. Back in the early 1980s, the number of home-schooled kids was well under 100,000 nationally…and that total has grown steadily in the following years. More and more parents have chosen to add the responsibilities of teaching in their homes.
October 21, 2021
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September 6, 2021
It’s no big surprise that educating children at home has been a growing trend over the past few decades. Back in the early 1980s, the number of home-schooled kids was well under 100,000 nationally…and that total has grown steadily in the following years. More and more parents have chosen to add the responsibilities of teaching in their homes.
August 9, 2021
The South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School is a trailblazing pioneer in the next level of education for students in 6th through 11th grades. We’re the first online charter school for students throughout the entire state—and we’re a public school, with no tuition. Our virtual learning experience is accessible throughout South Carolina right now—and there are several reasons why this availability is important.
July 11, 2021
So many parents of public school students are frustrated about the content, educational philosophy, and pacing of the classes their children must take. A cookie-cutter curriculum simply doesn’t work for some students, and it doesn’t adequately prepare them for college – or for an eventual career. Without any power to determine the direction of their education, some smart and talented children can become helplessly lost in their generic classroom routines.
June 14, 2021
Many parents believe their children would perform better academically if they could escape the rigid structure of their traditional school routines. After all, not all kids learn the same way—or at the same pace.
May 18, 2021
Your Child Deserves Far More Than A Standardized, Cookie-Cutter Education. The South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School is an online charter school designed to encourage each individual to understand and thrive, not just memorize and pass. A better learning environment will prepare your middle or high school student more completely for college, and for life. It’s available this Fall, and it’s tuition-free!
May 16, 2021
Making sure a child receives a meaningful education is a large responsibility for any parent. While most families rely on public schools for pre-college learning, some choose private schools, while others opt to teach their own children at home. Each pathway has important advantages, and online charter school is an emerging alternative that combines the best of all three.
April 27, 2021
If you have a child in public school, you know they operate strictly by the clock, and by the calendar.  They may ride a very early bus, start school when the first bell rings, have lunch at a specified time and change classes throughout the day.  Extracurricular activities can’t begin until they’re home from school, and good luck working on homework during their waking hours.
April 11, 2021
When you think about the quality of public education in the past year, the word “uncertainty” might quickly come to mind. Countless students were tossed into at-home learning, and many just weren’t prepared for the transition. Concerned parents have seen that classroom teaching doesn’t automatically translate into living room learning, and they want a better education experience for their children.
February 27, 2021
One of the most common misconceptions about virtual school is that it is a solitary process. In reality, there are countless ways for students to develop a sense of community around their virtual school environment and connect with their peers, teachers, counselors, and family members to create a well-rounded educational experience.
February 14, 2021
In just the last decade, and especially in the last year, our concept of traditional education has completely changed. With the rise in technology, virtual classrooms are becoming an increasingly popular option to provide a more accessible, personalized education for our children than ever before.
January 30, 2021
As the parent of a hardworking child, you’re naturally proud of their efforts and accomplishments. Showing your children that you’re proud of them is a great way to boost their confidence and encourage them, and one of the best ways to ensure that they continue to work hard and take pride in their achievements.
January 14, 2021
You want your child to receive the best education possible, but not all curriculums out there are teaching our children the same things. Though most schools today follow the progressive style curriculum with its focus on professional skills, there are plenty of other styles that may be better suited to the way your child learns and the goals they want to achieve.
December 29, 2020
The 2020 holiday season is nearly over, but there are still plenty of opportunities for family fun this winter season. From Greenville to Myrtle Beach, here are some of our favorite local activities that the whole family can enjoy:
December 14, 2020
In today’s ultra-competitive world, college admissions boards are looking at more than just your grades. They also want to see that you worked to have a well-rounded education complete with extracurriculars that help develop skills that will benefit you throughout college and beyond.
November 29, 2020
The holidays are just around the corner, but students may be more stressed than usual as they scramble to finish all of their school projects and final exams before the semester ends.
November 15, 2020
For many of us, the holidays are the best time of the year. It’s a chance for us to take a break from daily life and celebrate being with our families. This year, however, may be a little different.
October 29, 2020
Stress can be a normal part of daily life, and often serves as a motivating factor for us to finish the work we need to do. But if stress isn't managed well it can become overwhelming, leading students to poor grades in classes and more serious mental health issues like anxiety and depression.
October 14, 2020
Dual enrollment is an opportunity for your child to enroll in college courses while they’re earning their high school diploma. While it can be a great option for students looking to get a jump start on college, the rigorous course load may not make it a suitable option for every child.
September 23, 2020
When it comes to education, there’s one thing we know for certain: not every child learns the same way. Children may need to spend more or less time on a subject, may want to attend a school with a larger focus on sports or arts, and some may be searching for more rigorous coursework.
September 8, 2020
For centuries, education and learning have been foundational pillars for growth and success in any society. It’s understandable, then, that parents want to provide the best education possible for their families, even if that means going beyond the traditional public school route.
September 5, 2020
This has been a landmark year for the education system, and what parents are discovering is the increasing number of schooling options available beyond the traditional routes of public and private school. More than ever, parents and children are beginning to see the benefits that come from learning virtually.
September 2, 2020
Dual enrollment is an opportunity for students to take college-level classes while still enrolled in high school. For a number of reasons, dual enrollment is a great opportunity for students to get ahead in their education while saving both time and money. Here are a few of the greatest benefits of dual enrollment:
August 31, 2020
Despite an almost 20 year history in the United States, charter schools are still relatively misunderstood in the education system. Developed out of a desire for innovative educational opportunities, charter schools combine the best traits of public and private schools to create a unique learning environment for students, teachers, and parents alike. So what is a charter school, and could it be a viable option for you and your family? Here’s everything you need to know: