ENGAGE South Carolina is a statewide program funded by the Department of Education and offered to South Carolina's local education agencies (LEAs) to assist schools and families with school engagement by providing intensive outreach, engagement, and enhanced support for eligible students in grades K–12.

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Program Overview

  • Participating LEAs refer eligible students to the ENGAGE South Carolina team.

  • ENGAGE Outreach Counselors reach out to students and their families using every tool in our toolbelt — phone, email, text message, social media, and U.S. mail.

  • When we connect with the family, our outreach team will assess their needs and offer them the support of an Academic Success Coach for the duration of the program. There is no cost to them or to you for this support.

  • We will report back to you about our progress and interactions with your students through a dashboard, which is updated weekly. 

Student Eligibility

This program applies to students who:

  • have not engaged during the 2021-22 school year
  • are chronically absent 
  • are academically at risk
  • whose families need additional support to get or stay on track with school

Have questions about eligibility? Schedule time to speak with your ENGAGE Program Manager.

*these criteria apply to both students participating in remote and in-person education offerings

Student Experience


Thank you for your interest in ENGAGE South Carolina. We are now at capacity for the program and unable to take additional opt-ins at this time. If you would like to be put on the wait list for the program, please complete the form below.


Program Results

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Program Feedback

“Any additional resource we can use to help our students and families is excellent. The issue we are seeing is no matter how much we do for some students we are not seeing results. However, the additional resources and help is a great piece to add.”

Adam Hoskins
Landmark Academy
ENGAGE Program

“The program helped the students they were able to reach, and even if only one student benefited, it was good. We had a senior that graduated due to the program, so it was well worth it.” 

Toni Hopkins
Mulberry–Pleasant View Bi-County School District
ENGAGE Program

“The ENGAGE program has helped me become a better student. My Academic Success Coach has helped me be more motivated and excited about learning. They are extremely helpful and always want to know other ways they can help. They are always encouraging me to do better than yesterday! I am extremely grateful I have the help from this program!”

ENGAGE Program student

Next Steps

To get started, fill out our opt-in form. Space in the program is limited, so estimate as close as possible the number of eligible students you would like to refer.

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Independent research shows that students who participated in the program had significant gains in days of attendance, grades, credit earned rate, and graduation rate compared to students who were referred to the program but did not participate.

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