New Student Enrollment

New Student Enrollment

Welcome to Summerville High School, Home of the Green Wave!


Welcome to SHS! We have a great team of faculty, staff, and administrators that is here to help you throughout your high school experience. It is our goal that you excel in all areas at SHS!
New enrollments for the 2015-2016 school year are by appointment only on Minday-Thursday. Please call 843-873-6460 to make an appointment.

School Profile
Phone: 843-873-6460
Fax: 843-821-3989 (Main Office Fax) or 843-821-3930 (School Counseling Office Fax)

Address: 1101 Boonehill Road, Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Contact Information
Administration                                                        School Counseling & Records
Kenny Farrell, Principal                                            Pat Toliver, Director of School Counseling                     

John McKissick, Athletic Director                            Rachel Page, Registrar                  

Attendance Area Information
New Student Enrollment
What to expect
A parent or guardian must be present when enrolling. Students will be enrolled between 8am and 2pm.  When you enter the main office, you will be directed to the School Counseling Office where you will complete necessary paperwork and provide appropriate documentation and identification.

Dorchester District Two Parent & Student Handbook

What to bring
The following documents are required when enrolling. All official records will be requested from previous school upon eligibility to enroll, however, not having these items readily available may result in a delay in being scheduled or starting classes while we contact the previous school or wait for the parent or guardian to produce documents.

Enrollment Form:  English Version      Versión del español de la forma de la inscripción

Parent or Guardian Identification: Identification required from the parent or guardian enrolling the student 

Proof of Residence: This must be an electric bill (SCE&G, Berkeley Cooperative, etc) and/or mortgage or lease agreement.  Telephone bills, USPS mail, or driver’s licenses cannot be accepted.  The address on provided documents must match the address on parent or guardian identification. Click the link for more information regarding proof of residency.

Proof of Guardianship: If a student does not reside with their natural or adoptive parent(s), legal guardianship approval through the court system is required
Proof of Immunization: South Carolina law requires all students provide immunization information.  Students from out of state will have 30 days to comply
Official Withdrawal Documentation: Documentation of proper withdrawal from the previous school including most recent grades must be provided

Transcript of Credits: A record of all credits previously earned must be provided to ensure proper placement for graduation.  The transcript provided at enrollment may be unofficial and we will request the previous school send all official records

Attendance Record: Attendance record from the current school year must be provided
Discipline Record: Discipline record from previous school must be provided
Student’s Birth Certificate

Special Service Records (if applicable):
Students receiving special services as part of their Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 Plan are asked to bring the most current copy of their documentation.  Special services and accommodations may not be provided until records are received and reviewed by the School Psychologist (for IEPs) or Administrator (for Section 504 Plans).  A transfer meeting will be scheduled to ensure proper placement and accommodations.

For Students Transferring Within South Carolina:

Individual Graduation Plan (IGP): Most current IGP developed with student, counselor, and parent (or designee) including career cluster/major and projected courses

New Student Course Registration
If you have questions regarding your grade placement or graduation eligibility, you may contact us to review your transcript prior to enrolling.  We can let you know exactly where you stand before you arrive.  This is especially important when transferring from a block schedule school during the school year or if this is your fourth year in high school.

What to expect
Once enrolled, an administrator and/or school counselor will review your transcript and current grades to develop a schedule of courses.  Our goal is for you to graduate high school within four years of when you entered 9th grade.  If you are behind in credits, we will encourage additional learning opportunities to help you graduate on time.  These options may include Apex Learning, Evening School, and/or Virtual School. 

How to prepare
Here are links with useful information for scheduling courses.

South Carolina High School Diploma Requirements

Approved Courses for Computer Science Requirement