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Clarendon residents among online school graduates


Reaching out to share that South Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-12 across the state, recently celebrated the graduation of nearly 700 high school seniors during a hybrid commencement ceremony.

Among the Class of 2024 are local graduates from Clarendon including:

Alyssa Gaff (Manning)

Avery Gaff (Manning)

Lacey Barrett (Manning)

About South Carolina Connections Academy

South Carolina Connections Academy is a unique, tuition-free, online public school for K-12 students. Authorized under state law by the Charter Institute at Erskine, we create a high-quality educational experience that keeps students motivated and engaged in a safe, virtual learning environment. In addition to academics, teachers focus on building fundamental life skills, working closely with families to help students learn how they learn best. Here, students gain the skills and confidence they need to direct their own educational journey, learning to thrive in the real world by first learning how to be resourceful and resilient. South Carolina Connections Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accrediting division of Cognia, formerly AdvancED. For more information, call 1-800-382-6010 or visit