Districtwide registration includes online for Horry County Schools

vgrooms@thesunnews.comJuly 28, 2012 

  • Horry County Schools’ districtwide registration Tuesday High schools •  Aynor High School | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. •  Carolina Forest High School | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. •  Conway High School | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. •  Early College High School | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. •  Green Sea Floyds High School | 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. •  Loris High School | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; new students unable to attend, call Wanda Todd, 390-6800. •  Myrtle Beach High School | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. •  North Myrtle Beach High School | 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; new students may register with the school’s guidance office Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-noon. •  St. James High School | 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. •  Socastee High School | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Aug. 7 and Aug. 15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Aug. 21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; call 293-2513 for appointment. •  Districtwide programs and schools | Students attending the Scholars Academy, the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program, the Academy for Arts, Science and Technology, the Academy for Technology and Academics and the Connect program will register online as a student at their base high school. Middle schools •  Aynor Middle School | Aynor High School gym, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; completed registration packets may be returned to the school during office hours July 30-Aug. 2. •  Black Water Middle School | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; registration packets may be mailed or delivered to the school Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. •  Conway Middle School | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; registration packets may be picked up Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. before July 31. •  Forestbrook Middle School | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; pre-registered students only need to pick up their schedules; make-up registration will be held Aug. 13-17, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. •  Loris Middle School | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for new students only; open registration throughout the summer Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; registration packets may be returned any time during the summer by mail or in person. •  Myrtle Beach Middle School | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; registration packets also on school’s website. •  Ocean Bay Middle School | 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; for new students or those who have not returned registration packets. •  North Myrtle Beach Middle School | 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. •  St. James Middle School | 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; pre-registered students only need to pick up their schedules; register throughout the summer Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon. •  Whittemore Park Middle School | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Elementary schools •  Aynor Elementary School | Aynor High School gym, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. •  Burgess Elementary School | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. •  Carolina Forest Elementary School | 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; pre-registered students only report to apply for free/reduced student meals, for bus information, to see the school nurse or pay unpaid balances. Pre-registered students who have unpaid balances are not considered as fully registered. •  Conway Elementary School | 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. •  Forestbrook Elementary School | 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; late registration Aug. 20, 3-5 p.m. •  Green Sea Floyds Elementary School | 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; bring completed registration packets that were sent to homes. •  Homewood Elementary School | 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; beginning Aug. 6, students may register Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. •  Kingston Elementary School | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. •  Lakewood Elementary School | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. for new students and those who did not return completed pre-registration materials. •  Loris Elementary School | 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; pre-registered students are asked to attend registration; parents who are unable to attend may register after July 31 Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. •  Midland Elementary School | Aynor High School gym, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. •  Myrtle Beach Elementary School | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. •  Myrtle Beach Intermediate School | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. •  Myrtle Beach Primary School | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; pre-registered students only attend for information on transportation or free/reduced student meals. •  North Myrtle Beach Elementary School | 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; open registration is held Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. •  North Myrtle Beach Intermediate School | 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; pre-registered students are required to attend to get teacher assignments, pay unpaid balances and apply for free/reduced meals. •  North Myrtle Beach Primary School | 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; all students must attend; students who are new to the school may register Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. •  Ocean Bay Elementary School | 7 a.m.-7 p.m. for students new to the school or who have not pre-registered. Students may register throughout the summer Monday-Thursday, 7:30-4 p.m. •  Palmetto Bays Elementary School | 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; open registration held Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. •  Pee Dee Elementary School | 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; pre-registered students only report for information on bus transportation or to see the school nurse; late registration will be held during Open House Aug. 21, 5-7 p.m. •  River Oaks Elementary School | 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; all students must attend registration, even if pre-registered at Ocean Bay Elementary School. •  St. James Elementary School | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; pre-registered students only report for information on transportation, free/reduced student meals or to change significant information. Registration is open throughout the summer, Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. •  Seaside Elementary School | 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; after July 31, students may register weekdays Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 21, with the exception of Aug. 16. •  Socastee Elementary School | 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; pre-registered students only report for information on free/reduced student meals, bus transportation or to pay unpaid balances. •  South Conway Elementary School | 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; late registration will be held Aug. 13, 2-5 p.m. •  Waccamaw Elementary School | 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

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.

Contact VICKI GROOMS at 443-2401 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_VickiGrooms.

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