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Provost Academy South Carolina

Charter | 9-12 | 900 students

Our school is best known for the flexibility we offer our students.

 
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5 stars

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Posted April 3, 2014

Provost Academy has a great staff always willing to help our families. This school is very flexible allowing students to access their school work 24/7. The curriculum is challenging and the possibilities to participate in any extracurricular activity are endless.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 25, 2013

Provost Academy South Carolina is by far the best school that I have ever attended. I'm currently a senior here, and I have been attending this school for about two years. I love all of the teachers and advisors! You don't miss out on the social aspect of high school because there are so many get-togethers! The academics are really high, and it's a different way of learning. The way of learning helps you remember what you've learned. Provost also prepares you for college a lot better because you gain that sense of freedom and maturity while attending school here. Overall, Provost is an amazing school. I would recommend it to anyone!
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students88%
Female91%
Male83%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled62%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant88%

Math

All Students67%
Female66%
Male69%
African-American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled25%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant67%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
69%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
54%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
55%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
29%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 53%
Black 19% 36%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Theory
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Literary magazine
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Stephanie Cagle
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (800) 801-8040

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • College/career center
  • Internet access
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Junior Achievment
  • GEARS Youth Center
  • Palmetto Health
  • Dorchester Career Center
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Local school participation
Girls sports
  • Local school participation

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Debate
  • Fashion
  • Fitness
  • Literary magazine
  • National Honor Society
  • Pinterest
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Organize cultural events
More from this school
  • Provost Academy is an online, public charter school tuition free for South Carolina high school students Imagine taking all the high school classes you want - on your own schedule at your own pace! Students who enroll in Provost Academy have that flexibility and more. At Provost you can earn a state-accredited, high school diploma while having the freedom to blend your academics with your family, work, health or extracurricular activities. Plus there is the support of great teachers and advisors
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


5 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
195
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
360

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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400 Arbor Lake Dr B800
Columbia, SC 29201
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Phone: (803) 735-9110

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