LLCS FAQ'S

The questions and answers below are specific to LLCS and may not apply to other SC charter schools.  For general SC charter school FAQ's please refer to the Charter Schools 101 page.


GENERAL

Q: Is LLCS part of the Charleston County School District?
A: No. LLCS is part of the SC Public Charter School District (SCPCSD), which means that students from any county in the state of SC may apply to attend LLCS.  LLCS is not affiliated with any local county school district.

Q: What grade levels does LLCS offer?
A: K5 - 12th grade

Q: How long has LLCS been open?
A: LLCS was founded on June 25, 2012.  It's first school year was the 2013-2014 school year.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR & EXTENDED DAY


Q: Does LLCS offer sports?
A: LLCS participates in interscholastic sports and sponsored programs.  

Q: Does LLCS offer a before/after school program?
A: Yes.  Navigation Station is the before/after school care program and is fee based.

Q: Does LLCS offer organized after school activities?
A: Yes.  LLCS provides several opportunities for students to participate in organized after school activities. Some are hosted by parents/teachers at LLCS and others are contracted services provided on campus.  Some are fee based and other are no cost.  Most are seasonal however, some run year long.  Information is sent home prior to the start of each program providing opportunities for students to sign up.

Q: Does LLCS offer tutoring?
A: Yes.   Teachers provide tutoring on an as needed basis and can be scheduled before, during, and/or after the school day depending on grade level and teacher availability. Study hall is not built into any schedule, however, may be offered to high school students after school.   

Q: Does LLCS offer summer camps?

A: Not always.  LLCS is please to offer Summer Camp opportunities.  Interest forms are sent home and are used to determine if minimum participation requirements are met. 

COMMUNICATION


Q: How often does LLCS supply families with school-wide information?
A:  Every Wednesday, LLCS provides - to all subscribers on the current year email distribution list - an "E-Folder Summary" which contains information that applies to the general student body.  Additionally on Wednesday, grade reports, invoices, forms, and/or other documents requiring signatures are supplied in paper format.  Classroom, club, sport, and/or other program information, that may not be considered school-wide, is often provided by the teacher, coach, host, or group leader.   


Q: Does LLCS participate in online Social Media.
A:  For informational purposes only, LLCS manages one official Facebook page and one official Twitter page.  These social media accounts are not interactive and do not replace traditional forms of communication.  Support groups and/or clubs may manage LLCS related social media accounts, however only the LLCS Facebook and Twitter pages are a source of official LLCS information.

Q:  What is the best way to contact a teacher?
A:  Included in each teacher's class syllabus is the teacher's contact information.  Phone messages are promptly delivered to teachers as Instructional time is not interrupted for phone calls.

FUNDRAISING


Q: Does LLCS participate in fundraisers?
A: Yes.   LLCS engages in fundraising activities year round.   Because LLCS is a charter school within the SC Public Charter School District, it receives far less money per student. 


Q: Who "hosts" fundraisers?
A: Support groups such as the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and Athletic Booster Club (ABC) "host" several events during the school year. Additionally, LLCS implements a school development plan each year to raise funds, the cornerstone of which is the Building Fund.

TRANSPORTATION


Q: Is there transportation provided to and from school?
A:  No, however, we are fighting for legislative approval for SCPCSD Proviso 1.93, which supports funding for transportation.
 

SCHEDULE


Q: What are begin and end times for school each day?
A: Drop off begins at 7:30 am and dismissal begins at 3:15pm.  On half days, dismissal begins at 12:00noon.

Q: Does LLCS follow the Charleston County School Calendar?
A: No.  The first and last days of school may fall a few days before or after CCSD's calendar.

Q: When are parents notified if there will be an emergency closing?
A:  LLCS utilizes the current year email distribution list to notify families when closures take place and an alert is placed on the home page of the school's website. Decisions to close school can be made as late as 5:00am the morning of the school day in question.  All students and staff are taken into consideration when the decision to close and/or delay school is made.

Q:  How many make-up days are built into the school calendar?
A.  Five (5) make up days are built into the calendar and are scheduled around Hurricane season and winter. 

MEALS


Q: What meals are served during the school day?
A: Breakfast and lunch are served every full school day.  No lunch is served on days with noon dismissal.

Q: Does LLCS participate in a Free/Reduced Meals Program?
A: Yes. One (1) eligibility form is completely by household to determine if students in that household qualify or disqualify for free/reduced meals. If you need a form, call 843-889-5527.

Q: How much does breakfast and lunch cost?
A: Please call 843-889-5527 for exact amounts.  Cafe meal prices adjust each school year and vary by grade level.    Students qualifying for free meals incur no cost and students qualifying for reduced meals incur a minimal cost as established by the Federal Government.