Welcome to the School District of Oconee County Enrollment Portal
We are pleased you have decided to enroll your child in our district. We want to make the enrollment process as easy as possible, whether you are registering a new student, returning student, applying for school choice, applying for our virtual academy, or are looking for information for our preschool screenings. If you have any enrollment questions, please contact your child's school. If you are new to our district, you may use our School Locator tool to identify the school your students' will attend and reach out to that school.
- Returning Students
- New Students
- School Choice
- 5K Kindergarten
- 4K Students
- Oconee Virtual
- High School Resources
- School Zone Locator
If your student was enrolled on the last day of school for the 2020-2021 school year and you provided an email address, you will receive an email with information on how to register your student. Emails will be sent out during the last week of July. If you do not receive an email with registration information, you may reach out to your student's school.
Please note: If your student has attended SDOC schools in the past but was not enrolled on the last day of the 2020-2021 school year, they will be considered a "New Student" For registration. Please visit the New Student Tab for more information on registering your student.
Welcome to the School District of Oconee County!
We look forward to having your student as part of our schools.
The information below will help you as you prepare to register your student with our schools. If you have questions, please contact the school your child will be attending. The registration link will be active in late July.
- What documents do I need to register my student?
- How do I find out what school my student is zoned for?
- What can I use to show proof of residency?
- Student’s Long Form Birth Certificate
- Student’s updated Immunization Form/Record
- Driver’s License or Identification Card of Parent/Guardian registering student
- Proof of residency
- Copy of any legal documentation (custody, court, safety plans, etc.)
You can upload the documents to the registration system or bring them to the school so copies can be made.
The School District of Oconee County offers students the ability to attend a school other than the one they are zoned for. SDOC School Board Administrative Policy JFB governs the school choice process. Policy JFB includes the following parameters:
- Transportation to a “choice” school is the responsibility of the family. The parent/legal guardian agrees to provide transportation to and from that school on a daily and timely basis.
- The request is submitted prior to the first Friday in June deadline, as noted on the application.
- Owning property in a school attendance area does not automatically qualify a student to attend a particular school. School assignments are made according to where the student resides.
- Space is available at the school of choice.
Note: Eligibility for athletics at the middle and high school levels is governed by the South Carolina High School League. Attending a choice school may affect a student’s eligibility to participate in sports.
If a school receives more applications than space available, a lottery will take place. The following procedures will be used in the lottery:
- Children of district employees working in the attendance area will be given first priority.
- Siblings of children already enrolled in the school by choice will be given second priority.
- If siblings are seeking placement in a choice school, the family’s name will be “put in the hat” only one time. If that family’s name is drawn, then all siblings will be selected.
- The district reserves the right to limit choice enrollment by grade level or program as staffing or funding requires.
Please visit the SDOC 5K Kindergarten site for more information about how to register for programs.
Students who have attended an SDOC 4K program are considered Returning Students. Parents will receive an email with registration information in late July when all other returning students receive information.
The School District of Oconee County will offer a virtual academy for students in grades two through eight for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications are closed to returning students. Students new to our district may still submit an application. Please contact the school your child is zoned to attend for more information.
- What are the requirements for admission to the Virtual Academy?
- Is the Virtual Academy a year-long commitment?
- The parent/legal guardian agrees to provide reliable and sufficient internet to access the required coursework of at least 3Mbps per student in the household per the bandwidth requirements of Google Meet. A wireless hotspot or connection to a mobile phone is not sufficient and will not meet the requirements. Parents should contact their internet provider for details about their speed. Proof of internet service is required to complete the application
- The parent/legal guardian agrees to provide transportation to the district office for any device repairs or replacements that may be needed due to equipment damage or failure.
- The parent/legal guardian agrees to provide adequate adult supervision to ensure classroom rules/participation expectations and behavior expectations are being followed and that course work is being completed.
- The parent/legal guardian agrees to provide adequate adult supervision to ensure the student meets attendance requirements.
- Students will be required to take all state-mandated tests (SC Ready, MAP, EOC, progress monitoring, etc) as well as final exams, from a school building. There will not be an option for remote testing.
- The student should not have more than ten (10) days of unexcused absences in the school year prior to requesting SDOC@Home.
- The student should not have been placed on an attendance plan in either of the past two (2) academic years.
- In elementary school:
- A elementary student should be making adequate progress towards promotion to the next grade level.
- A elementary student should not have any out-of-school suspensions or more than three (3) days of in-school suspensions.
- Elementary students will be transferred to Tamassee-Salem Elementary School for the duration of their participation in SDOC virtual school.
- In middle school:
- A middle school student should not have a failing final grade in more than one (1) class.
- A middle school student should not have more than one (1) day of out-of-school suspension or more than three (3) days of in-school suspension.
- Middle school students will remain enrolled at their home school with remote enrollments to SDOC virtual teachers located at West-Oak Middle School for the duration of their participation in SDOC virtual school.
A student who has been accepted into the SDOC Virtual Academy will remain enrolled for the entire academic year. However, the district reserves the right to require a student to leave the SDOC Virtual Academy and enroll in the school the student is zoned for at any point during a school year under the following circumstances:
- if the student’s attendance record requires the initiation of an attendance intervention plan,
- for elementary school, if the student is failing more than one (1) class at the end of the semester reporting term,
- for middle school, if the student is failing more than one (1) class at the end of the semester reporting term.
VirtualSDOC provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to participate in virtual, asynchronous, high school credit-bearing courses. School District of Oconee County teachers facilitate the courses utilizing standards-aligned course curriculum.
If you live outside the county, it is still possible to attend a School District of Oconee County school by paying tuition. The SDOC Board of Trustees has adopted Policy JFAB Admission of Nonresident Students to govern the admission of out-of-county students. Out of county tuition changes yearly based on funding information from local taxes.
Please contact the Director of Student Services, Safety & Security for more information.
Please note: Children of employees who reside outside of Oconee County may attend SDOC schools tuition free.