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    We invite you to attend the

    Anderson County Alternative School

    2017-2018  Graduation and Awards Ceremony

    Friday, May 25th at 9:30 am

    River Street Baptist Church

    708 East River Street Anderson, SC


    Parking is available in the front and back of church.

    Please do not park in a location that would block drive through areas. Certain areas will be marked for school bus parking.  

    We will not be set up to dismiss any student directly from the church.

    If you wish to pick up your student early on this day, please use the usual on-campus, early dismissal procedure.



    The Alternative School “NAME CHANGE COMMITTEE” met again on January 30, 2018 with the following members present:  Mr. Mike Brock, ACAS Board Chair and County Board representative; Mr. Lance Radford, District 2; Mr. Robbie Binniker, District 1; Mr. Harold Kay, District 5 and ACAS Boards of Trustees; Mr. Jimmy Outzs, District 2 and ACAS Board of Trustees; Ms. April Moore, ACAS Behavioral Health counselor; Ms. Jeri Ruble, ACAS Guidance counselor; Ms. Amber DePolito, ACAS student; Mr. Dillingham, ACAS Director. 

    After discussion, the decision was made to pursue a name change for the Alternative School while remaining true to the established Mission Statement and to solicit input from the various stakeholders to select a new name.  The Committee decided to ask each district’s Planning Team member to share this information with the local Boards and/or other staff members for input and suggestions.  In whatever manner each district deems appropriate, one proposed school name should be submitted to the ACAS Director who will present all the potential names to the COMMITTEE at the next meeting.  Deadline for submission of proposed name changes is Monday, March 19, 2018. 

     "Alternative Education: Setting a Trend, Breaking a Trend." 

    On January 10th, 2017, Mr. Randolph Dillingham and Sgt. Rodney McCullough were invited by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network at Clemson University to take part in a webcast showcasing ACAS. We are very proud to participate with such an important community working toward drop-out prevention. Among the topics discussed were: involving communities in the school, providing wraparound counseling services, modeling expected behaviors, and breaking the pattern of self-limiting behaviors. If you would like to watch the webcast, please click on the link below.


  • Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

  •  Parent News
    •  Emergency Situations Parent Information: The following document is for parents and guardians in case of an emergency at Anderson County Alternative School.

    • School and Childcare Exclusion List: This brochure lists the illnesses for which a child must be kept out of school or childcare. It tells you if your child needs a doctor's note or medical treatment to come back to school or childcare after certain illnesses. Click on the icon below to access the brochure.

    • Please review the student handbook for important dates, an understanding of our school philosophy and procedures, as well as contact information for communicating with your child’s teachers.

    •  In order for all of our students to be successful, we believe it is vital to have open communication between home and school. If you have a question or concern, please don’t hesitate to call or email school personnel. 

    • Wish to learn more about your child’s teachers? Visit their classroom webpages! You can do this by using the drop-down menu, Classroom Pages, at the top of our school’s website.

  • Student News
    • Don’t forget to memorize your Six Love and Logic Principles and The Four Promises…you never know when the next pop quiz will happen!

    Six Principles

    Four Promises  
    • We are always looking for next month’s student of the month candidates! Any staff member at ACAS can make a nomination.

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    "A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent."

    ~ Douglas MacArthur