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    The Anderson County Alternative School is a public school program operated by a Board of Trustees that is comprised of representatives from all 5 Anderson County School Districts, a member of the County Board, and an "at-large" member from the Solicitor's Office. Our school is for students in grades 6-12 that have been referred to us from Anderson County Schools or through the court system. Specific enrollment criteria must be met prior to enrollment.

    • Our school has been in operation since 1996 and is a successful model for other alternative schools across our state and the country.
    • We are the only alternative school to offer a boot-camp format and one of the only alternative schools to serve expelled students.
    • Our school serves 20 schools across the county.
    • We have a very caring, capable staff to help students succeed.
    • We provide a very safe, structured environment for learning.
    • Our school offers most of the same courses as a student's home school.
    • We have a faculty/staff of 29 members. Our staff/student ratio is 1:4 at its maximum.
    • Our school has eight highly-qualified, certified classroom teachers.
    • Our school offers a broad range of guidance and counseling services.
    • Uniforms and security screenings provide a safe and secure environment for everyone at this school.
    • Our boot-camp program offers challenging physical training and discipline for young people to get their bodies and minds in shape.
    • Many of our students return to their home schools and continue to be successful in academics, the arts, and athletics.
    • Our former students go on to graduate high school, attend college, serve in our military, or join the work-force.
    • We want our students to succeed and we are proud of their accomplishments.

    We are looking for students who make a real, honest commitment to being successful and getting their lives turned around. If a student meets the criteria for enrollment into our school, take a step to getting them back on track and contact our office at 864-260-5028.

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

    On June 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 be part of 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.