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Adult Education and Literacy Instruction

ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION, SPARTANBURG COUNTY
Tammy D. Cooley, Director
459 West Centennial Street
Spartanburg, SC  29303
(864)594-4428 ; FAX: (864)596-8407
EMAIL: tdcooley@spart7.org
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum age-17; All students under 18 must have a school release form.
FEES:
High School Diploma-$25 enrollment fee/year, $40/unit; GED-$25 enrollment fee/year, ESL-$25 enrollment fee/year 
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call for registration information
Basic Education, GED Preparation, High School Diploma, Exit Exam Remediation, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Career Readiness WorkKeys classes. Diploma students may attend daytime labs at the following location: Madden Learning Center (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-12:30 pm). Basic and GED students may attend daytime labs at the following locations: Middle Tyger Community Center (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-12:30 pm); Woodruff Learning Center (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-12:30 pm); Madden Learning Center (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-12:30 pm); Upstate Family Resource Center (Monday- Thursday, 8:30 am-12:30 pm). GED students may attend evening labs at Madden Learning Center, Middle Tyger Community Center, or Woodruff Learning Center (Monday and Thursday, 5-8 pm). ESL Students may attend classes at the Madden Learning Center, Middle Tyger Community Center, or Upstate Family Resource Center.
FUNDING: Federal; State; Spartanburg County
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County School Districts 1-7
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: Jackie Tindall, Middle Tyger Community Center, 439-7760; Libby Evatt, Upstate Family Resource Center, 578-1379; Diane Massingill, Woodruff Learning Center, 476-5623
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110727

ADULT LEARNING CENTER
Basic Literacy Classes
Lisa Thornton, Basic Literacy Coordinator
145 North Church Street, Suite 82
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)562-4108 ; FAX: (864)562-4103
EMAIL: lthornton@adult-learning.org
HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-5 pm; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 5-8:30 pm; Closed on Friday
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Those over 16 years old who need academic help up to the high school level.
FEES:
$25 registration fee
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call or visit for more information.
The Center offers one-on-one and small group tutoring in reading, writing, spelling, and math.  Call if you are interested in volunteering as a tutor.  Training is provided by the Center.
FUNDING: Contributions from businesses and individuals; United Way; SC Department of Education
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110819

ADULT LEARNING CENTER
GED & Pre-GED Classes
Kathy Culberson, Guidance Counselor
145 North Church Street, Suite 82
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)562-4105 ; FAX: (864)562-4103
EMAIL: kculberson@adult-learning.org
HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-1 pm; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 5-8:30 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Those over 16 years old who need academic help up to the high school level
FEES:
$25 registration fee
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call or visit for more information
Help adults increase their education up to the GED (high school) level. Students learn in classes, small groups, through one-on-one teacher instruction, and using the Center's computer, video, and printed resources. The Center does not offer the GED test itself.
FUNDING: Contributions from businesses and individuals; United Way; SC Department of Education
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110819

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English As A Second Language

ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION, SPARTANBURG COUNTY
English as a Second Language
Z L Madden Learning Center
Wendy Griffin
459 West Centennial Street
Spartanburg, SC  29303
(864)594-4428
FAX: (864)596-8407
EMAIL: gcgriffin@spart7.org
OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm;  
CLASS HOURS:  9:00 am-12:00 noon, Monday - Thursday
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum age-17; All students under 18 must have a school release form.
FEE: $25 Registration Fee (for one school year)
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Fill out application. Take a short speaking/listening assessment to determine English language level.
Classes are located at the following centers (in addition to our main location at the Z L Madden Learning Center): Middle Tyger Community Center (Angie Duncan) 84 Groce Road, Lyman, SC (864)439-7760 ; Upstate Family Resource Center (Debra Schumann), 870 Old Furnace Road, Boiling Springs, SC, (864)578-1379
FUNDING: Federal; State; Spartanburg County
PARENT AGENCY:
Spartanburg County Adult Education
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110914

ADULT LEARNING CENTER
English for Speakers of Other Languages-ESOL
Jana White, ESOL Coordinator
145 North Church Street, Suite 82
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)562-4107 ; FAX: (864)562-4103
EMAIL: jwhite@adult-learning.org
HOURS: Monday-*Thursday, 8:30 am-8:30 pm; *The Center closes at 1:00 on Wednesdays.  We are closed on Fridays.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Anyone 16 or older who wishes to improve their English.
FEES:
$25 registration fee
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call or visit for more information.
Teachers and volunteer tutors offer classes in a variety of locations around Spartanburg to help adult non-English speakers improve their conversational skills.
FUNDING: Contributions from businesses and individuals, grants, and the United Way
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: Bill Brasington, Jr., Director-(864)562-4104
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110525
 

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Higher Education

COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, SOUTH CAROLINA
Edna Strange
1333 Main Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC  29201
(803)737-2260 or 737-2287(Edna Strange) ; FAX: (803)737-2297
EMAIL: estrange@che.sc.gov
INTERNET: www.che.sc.gov
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
FEES: $10.00 fee for transcripts
For transcripts of licensed nonpublic postsecondary institutions that have closed, write to this address, call for a transcript request form, or visit the website at www.che.sc.gov to download the form. When writing, please include your name during attendance, city of the college you attended, your social security number and the dates of attendance. The SC Commission on Higher Education maintains the following closed school records:  Alpha School of Massage, Spartanburg; Greenville School of Massage, Greenville; Mansfield Business College, Charleston and Columbia (no Spartanburg records available); Rice Business College, aka Rutledge College, aka Phillips Junior College, Spartanburg, Columbia, Greenville, Charleston; Nielson Electronics Institute, Charleston (electronics program only - no truck driver training records available); Preferred Health Education, Columbia; Solid Computer Systems, all SC locations; Pinewood School of Massage, Spartanburg; Southeastern School of Massage, Spartanburg; Southern Technical College, Columbia; Watterson College, Charleston; North American Institute of Aviation, Conway; Carolina School of Clinical Massage, Irmo. CHE does not maintain any high school transcripts!
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110727

COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SPARTANBURG
Continuing Education/Industry & Business Training
Mike Forrester, Interim Director of C&CE
PO Box 4386
Spartanburg, SC  29305
(864)592-4900
EMAIL: forresterm@sccsc.edu
INTERNET: www.sccsc.edu/cce
SCC's Corporate & Community Education Division specializes in programs that provide training for tomorrow’s job skills today including customized training, private consultation and professional development opportunities to increase your profitability and productivity.  In addition to specialized training for specific customers, community education and personal interest classes that are open to the general public are also available. Training is available at the central campus in Spartanburg, the Tyger River Campus in Duncan, the Cherokee County Campus in Gaffney, the Quick Jobs Development Center in Union and online.  
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties
Date of Last Update: 20110823

COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SPARTANBURG
Dr. Para M. Jones, President
PO Box 4386
Spartanburg, SC  29305-4386
(864)592-4800 (Admissions); toll-free 1-800-922-3679; or (864)592-4748 (TDD)  ; FAX: (864)592-4916
INTERNET: www.sccsc.edu
Investing in the success of Upstate residents for more than four decades, Spartanburg Community College is committed to advancing economic development and educational opportunities in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties.  SCC is a fully accredited, two-year college providing high-quality, affordable education to 5,000 students in degree, diploma and certificate programs and to more than 10,000 students in continuing education and lifelong learning programs. SCC is committed to meeting the needs of its diverse student population through flexible class scheduling including online courses, flexible start dates and weekend classes. Technical co-ops, work experiences and dual enrollment for high school students are additional opportunities that lead to educational and professional advancement. Whether seeking an associate degree in arts or science that will transfer to a four-year university; training for a career in horticulture, computers, business, health and human services, or industrial and engineering technologies; or taking a short, intensive-training program, SCC is committed to academic excellence as is exemplified by an experienced, dedicated faculty.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties
Date of Last Update: 20110823

CONVERSE COLLEGE
Converse II Program for Adult Women
Tammy Stokes, Director
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC  29302-0006
(864)596-9014 ; FAX: (864)596-9160
EMAIL: converse2@converse.edu
INTERNET: www.converse.edu/academics/converse-ii
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm (Office); Day and evening classes
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Women over 24 with high school diploma, GED certificate, or college credits
FEES: $40.00 application fee
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call for application or apply online
A bachelor's degree program designed for women 24 years and older.  Offers individualized advisement and career counseling, reduced tuition, evening and day classes, financial aid for qualified applicants, and a simplified application process.
PARENT AGENCY: Converse College
Date of Last Update: 20110802

CONVERSE COLLEGE
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC  29302
(864)596-9000
EMAIL: admissions@converse.edu
INTERNET: www.converse.edu
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Contact the Converse Office of Admissions at (864)596-9040 or Email: admissions@converse.edu  for an application
Founded in 1889 by Dexter Edgar Converse, Converse College is a four-year, independent, liberal arts college for women with a professional school of music and co-educational graduate programs in education, music, and the liberal arts.
FUNDING: Tuition, gifts from private donors and foundations, grants from public and private agencies
AREA SERVED: Southeastern United States
Date of Last Update: 20110727

EDWARD VIA COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE (VCOM) - CAROLINAS CAMPUS
Natalie Brown, Assistant Director for Marketing, Website & Publications
350 Howard Street
Spartanburg, SC  29303
(864) 327-9814
INTERNET: www.vcom.edu
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) - Carolinas Campus is an independent four-year osteopathic medical school offering the degree of  Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). VCOM - Carolinas Campus has a collaborative partnership with nearby Wofford College for students to share select resources and services.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Contact the Office of Admissions at (864) 327-9808, or via email at admissions-carolinas@vcom.edu.
FEES: Tuition for the 2013-2014 Academic Year: $40,600.
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: Timothy J. Kowalski, D.O., FACN, Vice Dean for the Carolinas Campus
Date of Last Update: 20130521

METHODIST COLLEGE, SPARTANBURG
Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, President
1000 Powell Mill Road
Spartanburg, SC  29301
(864)587-4236
EMAIL: keithc@smcsc.edu
INTERNET: www.smcsc.edu
HOURS: Office Hours (academic year): Monday through Thursday, 8 am-5 pm and Friday,  8 am-1:30 pm;  Office Hours (summer): Monday through Thursday, 8 am-5 pm and Friday, 8 am-12:30 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
High school graduate with suitable SAT scores + HS Class Rank + HS Grade Point Average or GED with acceptable SAT scores.
FEES:
$13,893 for tuition; $7,918 for room and board
APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Contact Director of Admissions at (864)587-4222
The only private residential two-year liberal arts college in South Carolina. The college provides the first two years of university curriculum.  Each year, over 90% of our graduates transfer to continue their pursuit of a baccalaureate degree.  The College offers the following degree programs:  The Associate in Arts, the Associate in Science, the Associate in Criminal Justice, the Associate in Religious Studies
, the Associate in Business, and the Associate in Fine Arts.
PARENT AGENCY: South Carolina United Methodist Conference
Date of Last Update: 20110802

SHERMAN COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC
Admissions Office
PO Box 1452
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)578-8770 and 1-800-849-8771
FAX: (864)599-4859
EMAIL: admissions@sherman.edu
INTERNET: www.sherman.edu
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm ET
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
GPA requirement is 2.7 cumulative on a 4.0 scale, with at least 90 semester hours of college credit.  Of those 90 hours, 48 come from required courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Psychology and Social Sciences.
Students experience focus, passion and success at Sherman College – home to a growing and diverse student body representing 31 states and 15 countries. Located in the economically thriving and affordable Upstate of South Carolina, Sherman College offers a comprehensive 3.5-year program leading to the doctor of chiropractic degree. Students graduate with the knowledge, skills and passion to enjoy their success and make a real impact on the health and lives of their future patients.
FEES:
$35 application fee. We recommend students apply 6 months to one year in advance of the quarter they hope to attend.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Register online
Date of Last Update: 20110819

UNIVERSITY CENTER
Dr. Kultida Dunagin, Librarian
PO Box 5616
Greenville, SC  29606-5616
(864)250-1111 ; FAX: (864)250-8900
EMAIL: kbd@ucgreenville.org
INTERNET: www.ucgreenville.org
HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-9:30 pm; Friday, 8:30 am-1 pm; Saturday, 9 am-5:30 pm; Sunday, 1-5:30 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Must be accepted to member institution
FEES: Tuition and application fees to institutions
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Apply directly to four-year institution
A unique partnership among seven four-year universities and one technical college: Clemson, Furman, Lander, Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina State University, University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina Upstate, and Greenville Technical College. All courses (except Furman) are offered at the University Center located at McAlister Square. Member institutions offer 20 baccalaureate and 25 graduate degrees at the center. Mission: To meet the educational needs of working adults who want to pursue undergraduate or graduate-level degrees without leaving their local area. Nearly 600 courses are available all year long. Brochures are available in the Local Agency Pamphlet File at the Main Library.
FUNDING: Percentage of tuition fees; state funding
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: Dr. Len McCall, Chief Operating Officer
AREA SERVED: North and South Carolina, Georgia
Date of Last Update: 20110802

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE
Thomas F. Moore, Chancellor
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC  29303
(864)503-5200
EMAIL: tmoore@uscupstate.edu
INTERNET: www.uscupstate.edu
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Call Admissions Office at (864)503-5246 for current requirements
FEES:
Full-time (SC undergraduate) $4,573/semester; Part-time (SC undergraduate) $390/semester hour; call Admissions for information on non-resident and graduate fees 
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Admissions Office, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  The university aims to become one of the Southeast's leading "metropolitan" universities.  A broad range of major curricula are provided in arts and sciences and in professional fields of study required by the regional economy, including business, education, and nursing.  USC Upstate offers numerous facilities, which are available to organizations for hosting events such as banquets, business meetings, receptions, theatrical performances or conferences.  For more information call Special Events at (864) 503-5985.
FUNDING: State assisted, private gifts
PARENT AGENCY: University of South Carolina
AREA SERVED: Primarily Upstate SC but has students from various states and nations
Date of Last Update: 20110805

WOFFORD COLLEGE
Dr. Doyle Boggs, Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing
429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC  29303-3663
(864)597-4000(Switchboard); 597-4130(Admission); 597-4182 (Communications and Marketing); Admission Fax (864)597-4149
EMAIL: boggsdw@wofford.edu
INTERNET: www.wofford.edu
HOURS: Office: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Men and women of good character who demonstrate the potential for successful academic work. The college seeks students who are ready to assume responsibility for their own personal behavior and learning, and who will contribute to the campus community.
FEES: Call for fees
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call admission office at 597-4130
Founded in 1854 and related to the United Methodist Church, Wofford was South Carolina's first independent college to receive a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. It continues to be recognized in national guidebooks as a leader in liberal arts higher education. The campus is also known across the U.S. as the summer training camp home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. Enrollment is about 1450 men and women. Campus social life revolves around more than 80 organizations and a Southern Conference NCAA Division I athletics program. Each week, students provide more than 1500 hours of voluntary tutoring and other support to nearby human service agencies.
FUNDING: Student fees; gifts to the college from alumni and friends
Date of Last Update: 20110802

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Other Educational Services

ACHIEVE PROGRAM
Helen Merriweather, Director
325 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)764-1977
EMAIL: hmerriweather@uscupstate.edu
INTERNET: http://www.uscupstate.edu/academics/achieve/
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm; class schedule Monday-Thursday, 9 am-1 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 15 to 21 years of age (15 and 16 year olds accepted under special circumstances); school dropout; residents of Cherokee or Spartanburg county; and must meet certain economic guidelines established by the Department of Labor.
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call, visit
An educational and employment program which serves out-of-school youth, including dropouts. The ACHIEVE Program works with these out-of-school youth by helping them work towards completing their GED, finding employment, and enhancing their self-esteem in order that they might become productive citizens.  Administered by the University of South Carolina Upstate.
FUNDING: Workforce Investment Act
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties
Date of Last Update: 20110722

BETA CLUB, NATIONAL
Joan Burnett
151 Beta Club Way
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)583-4553; 1-800-845-8281
EMAIL:
jburnett@betaclub.org
INTERNET: www.betaclub.org
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Established by the local schools
FEES: Junior division-$15.00; Senior division-$15.00

A non-profit academic, leadership, honor, service organization for Students grades 5-12.
AREA SERVED: Nationwide
Date of Last Update: 20110720

CENTER FOR EDUCATOR RECRUITMENT, RETENTION, AND ADVANCEMENT, SOUTH CAROLINA
Phyllis Archie, Database Manager
Stewart House at Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC  29733
STREET ADDRESS: 525 Eden Terrace
(803)323-4032 ; Toll-Free:
(800)476-2387 ; FAX: (803)323-4044
EMAIL: archiep@cerra.org
INTERNET: www.winthrop.edu/scteach | www.cerra.org
HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 8 am-5:30 pm; Friday, 8-11:30 am
This website is for people looking for a job in the education field in South Carolina.  People can apply online to any of the 85 school districts in the state.  Applicants remain active for one year; to reactivate, call 800-476-2387.
PARENT AGENCY: Winthrop University
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20100804

DROPOUT PREVENTION CENTER/NETWORK, NATIONAL
Clemson University, 209 Martin Street
Clemson, SC  29631-1555
(864)656-2599 ; FAX: (864)656-0136
EMAIL: ndpc@clemson.edu
INTERNET: www.dropoutprevention.org
FEES: Call for fees
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Visit the webpage www.dropoutprevention.org/about/meminfo.htm
The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) was begun in 1986 to serve as a clearinghouse on issues related to dropout prevention and to offer strategies designed to increase the graduation rate in America's schools. Over the years, the NDPC/N has become a well-established national resource for sharing solutions for student success. It does so through its clearinghouse function, active research projects, publications, and through a variety of professional development activities. In addition, the NDPC/N conducts a variety of third party evaluations and Program Assessment and Reviews (PAR).
PARENT AGENCY: Clemson University
AREA SERVED: International
Date of Last Update: 20111228

EDUCATION, SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF
Mick Zais, State Superintendent
1429 Senate Street, 1006 Rutledge Building
Columbia, SC  29201
(803)734-8500 (General Information) or 734-8815 (Communications)
EMAIL: scsupted@ed.sc.gov
INTERNET: www.ed.sc.gov
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110727

FIRST STEPS, SPARTANBURG COUNTY
Sharon Bruton
900 South Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC  29302
(864)327-4920
EMAIL: sabruton@1steps.org
INTERNET: www.1steps.org
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Families with children from 0-5 years of age
FEES: When applicable
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call (864)327-4900
First Steps is a results-oriented, statewide, early childhood education initiative designed to ensure that South Carolina children arrive at first grade healthy and ready to succeed.
FUNDING: South Carolina First Steps; Federal and Private funds
PARENT AGENCY: South Carolina First Steps
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110516

GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES, SOUTH CAROLINA
Dr. Bruce Halverson, President
15 University Street
Greenville, SC  29601
(864)282-3777
EMAIL: brucehalverson@scgsah.state.sc.us
INTERNET: www.scgsah.org
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Current sophomores who are gifted in creative writing, dance, music, drama, and visual arts, and maintain an overall C average.
FEES: Call
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application form, audition, and interview
The public Residential School is a nine-month program which provides pre-professional training in the arts and a rigorous academic program for exceptionally gifted high school students. See website for more information.
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110622

HOMESCHOOLS, UPSTATE ASSOCIATION OF
Connie L. Bailey
PO Box 718
Inman, SC 29349
(864)598-9996
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
MEMBER REQUIREMENTS: Homeschool parent-teacher must have a high school diploma or GED, commit to teach required subjects 180 days per year, and maintain required yearly documentation.
FEES: $75/student or $100/family
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Request application via phone, email, letter or fax and a staff member will assist the applicant throughout the process.
A 501(c)(3), non-profit, SC homeschool accountability association established in 1996 under SC Section 59-65-47. In the past TUAH has served over 1100 families per year until the 2003-2004 school year. Beginning 2003, TUAH chose to better serve Spartanburg County and outlying areas with more individualized assistance for both local homeschool families and school districts. TUAH provides: homeschool counseling; required parent-teacher documents; optional group testing site; high school graduation service, transcripts and diplomas; and high school biology, advanced biology, and computer science labs.
FUNDING: Membership fees
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20111026

INDEPENDENT HOME SCHOOLS, SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF; SCAIHS
Julie Shumpert, Director
930 Knox Abbott Drive
Cayce, SC 29033
(803)454-0427
SCAIHS@scaihs.org
www.SCAIHS.org
HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am-5 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Possess a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Teach the subjects specified in the law for a minimum of 180 days per school year. Document instruction and submit periodic reports. Participate in annual testing program (for grades 3-11).
FEES: For one child, $338.00/yr; for two children, $398.00/yr; for three or more, $458.00/yr.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call, write or download from www.scaihs.org for application
South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools is a non-profit organization founded in 1990. During the 2010-2011 school year, SCAIHS served  873 home-schooling families, representing an enrollment of 1300 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Membership in SCAIHS and continuing compliance with its standards fully satisfies the demands of South Carolina's compulsory attendance laws. SCAIHS offers teaching resources, curriculum counseling, and workshops to its members. SCAIHS offers four high school tracks and a special needs program. It also serves home-school families through the Home School Bookstore located in its office.
FUNDING: Membership fees
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20111028

INTERCULTURAL STUDENT EXCHANGE, AMERICAN
Host Family Program
707 Lakehall Road
Lake Village, AR 71653
(870)265-5050
EMAIL: mail@aise.com
INTERNET: www.aise.com
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
Give a high school student a year in your home and school. You furnish food, bed, and lots of love. They bring own spending money and come fully insured. Many countries to choose from. Learn all about their country and see America through their eyes.
Date of Last Update: 20111228

LEARNING ALLY
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
1-800-221-4792 (customer service) or (866)732-3585
EMAIL: custserv@learningally.org
INTERNET: www.learningally.org
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Documented print-related disability
FEES: Individual, institutional memberships available.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call, write, or visit website
Learning Ally (Formerly, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic RFB&D), is nonprofit organization.
Founded in 1948 as Recording for the Blind, Learning Ally serves more than 300,000 K-12, college and graduate students, veterans and lifelong learners – all of whom cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. Learning Ally’s collection of more than 65,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles – downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices – is the largest of its kind in the world. More than 6,000 volunteers across the U.S. help to record and process the educational materials, which students rely on to achieve academic and professional success. 
FUNDING: Private donations
AREA SERVED: National
Date of Last Update: 20111221

MCCARTHY TESZLER SCHOOL
Cheryl Revels, Principal
175 Burdette Street
Spartanburg, SC  29307
(864)596-8491
EMAIL: cmrevels@spart7.org
INTERNET: mtz.spartanburg7.org
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Developmentally disabled, communicatively handicapped, emotionally handicapped, and children ages 3-21
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Referral from school districts' special education departments for McCarthy/Teszler School
Public School Special Education and Related Services are provided for children ages 3-21 years at the McCarthy Teszler School which is a legal component of Spartanburg County School District 7. Public school services for children with hearing disabilities, are provided through the McCarthy Teszler School.
FUNDING: Federal, State, Spartanburg County
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg School District Seven
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110802

P.E.O., CHAPTER D
Jill Houston
22 Old House Lane
Spartanburg, SC 29302
(864)542-2517
EMAIL: jmhouston@aol.com
HOURS: Meets 2nd Thursday, 10:30 am, at members' homes
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: By invitation
A philanthropic international women's organization with an interest in providing women with increased opportunities for higher education.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20110831

PERKINS IV, TITLE I, INNOVATION ALLIANCES
Wofford O'Sullivan
South Carolina Department of Education
1429 Senate Street, 926 Rutledge Building
Columbia, SC  29201
(803)734-8564 ; FAX: (803)734-3525
EMAIL: wosulliv@ed.sc.gov
INTERNET: www.ed.sc.gov
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-4 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Public School/Technical or Community College (LEA) Authorized to Receive Federal Funding
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit a Local/District Career and Technology Education (CATE) Plan.
Combines secondary and postsecondary education, career planning, and career preparation as students position themselves to engage 21st-Century careers. Students may take applied academic courses in math and science, learning how to apply their academic skills on the job or in postsecondary educational experiences.
PARENT AGENCY: Perkins IV as reauthorized
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20111019

SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND, SOUTH CAROLINA (SCSDB)
Margaret E. Park, President
355 Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC  29302-4699
(864)585-7711 or 1-888-447-2732
EMAIL: access@scsdb.org
INTERNET: www.scsdb.org
HOURS: Switchboard open Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Clients must be SC residents who are blind, deaf, or sensory multi-disabled.
FEES: Consulting, evaluation, and outreach service fees available upon request.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call (864)577-7579 for admission information
SCSDB provides statewide leadership in education and accessibility for individuals who are deaf, blind or sensory multidisabled, their families and the professionals who serve them through: K-12 educational programs on the main campus in Spartanburg, including the Schools for the Deaf, Blind and Multihandicapped; specialized vision and hearing services in local school districts statewide; early intervention programs for infants and toddlers; family and program assistance for students with deaf-blindness; braille and large print services; free assistive phone and alerting devices; sign language interpreting services; summer camps for children who are deaf or blind; and family and professional conferences. The school is based in Spartanburg and has a regional outreach center in Columbia.
FUNDING: State; Federal; Contributions
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110802

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