Horry County Schools will hold its districtwide registration Tuesday, but an online process has been introduced for students at the district’s 10 high schools and, so far, has seen a smooth transition.
As of Thursday afternoon, 1,798 high school students had taken advantage of the online service to register for the 2012-13 school year, said Velna Allen, executive director for high schools. She said that number is close to 20 percent of about 11,000 students who can use the system.
“We’ve had some questions but no complaints,” Allen said. “Every call we’ve gotten, the parents have been extremely happy and excited.”
Allen said the district would like for students to be registered by Aug. 15, but online registration will remain open until after Labor Day. Students who register late may not have their schedules ready for the first day of school, she warned. Students who are new to the district must still register in person so that previous school records can be acquired and students can be assessed for proper high school credit.
Online registration allows parents to conveniently register their children without missing work or braving long lines. The process saves on paper while solving a common parent complaint of having to fill out multiple forms with the same information.
The school district mailed letters to parents July 16 containing step-by-step instructions for online registration. The system is for those who are currently in the district database, including students in grades 10 through 12 who were enrolled last year and ninth-graders who attended a district middle school. Parents who do not have Internet access may access computers at district high schools.
Online registration is not yet available for students in elementary and middle schools, with the exception of students in grades six through eight who attend Green Sea Floyds High School. All grade levels at all of the district’s 48 schools will be able to register online for the 2013-14 school year. Parents of students in child development through eighth grade should follow directions specific to their school’s registration process.
The first day of school for students is Aug. 22, with the exception of the district’s only year-round school, Daisy Elementary School, which opened July 25. Parents can contact their school; the district office, 488-6700; or visit www.horrycountyschools.net for more detailed information on registration requirements.
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