ENGAGE South Carolina is a statewide partnership offered by the South Carolina Department of Education to South Carolina’s school districts to assist schools and families disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing intensive outreach, engagement, and enhanced support for students in grades K-12. This program is free for participating districts.

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Program Overview

ENGAGE South Carolina assists districts in engaging students and families who disengaged in their current learning environments, whether it is in-person or virtual and provides support for families and students struggling to make learning work in these changing and challenging times. We know as a result of our work with many schools and families that the challenges they must overcome to succeed in shifting learning environments require significant on-going support, not just one-and-done problem solving.

The program starts with a multi-modal outreach strategy designed to reach eligible students and families you refer via phone, mail, text, US mail and social media. Once re-connected, students are given the opportunity to work with a dedicated coach to help them reach their goals and develop a plan for success . The coach helps to identify and mitigate the obstacles preventing engagement, helps the student learn the skills necessary to succeed in their current learning environment, and provides the support the student needs to stay engaged, helping them continue their educational journey. 

ENGAGE South Carolina

Attendance Recovery Program 

Which Students Qualify?

There are many reasons why a student might be struggling right now — and, as our data shows, even those who were successful in their classes before the public health crisis may need assistance now. This is not their fault, nor is it the fault of their teachers or their schools. Learning environments have shifted in profound ways and many students are struggling with this change. The following students qualify to participate in the ENGAGE South Carolina program. Students who are in grade K-12 and who:

  • have not attended in-person or virtually in 2020 or 2021*; or
  • are chronically absent*; or
  • are a junior or senior failing one or more classes or in danger of not advancing/ graduating*; or
  • are participating in a district’s virtual option; or
  • will participate in a district’s summer offerings*.

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

On-going Support Levels

Graduation Alliance’s Ongoing Support Levels are delivered through Academic Coaches and vary based on the Ongoing Support Level to which the student is assigned. The engagement with students could range from daily outreach to periodic check-ins with students and their families.


Thank you for your interest in ENGAGE SC. 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 a waitlist for the program, please complete the form below.

Thank you for your interest in the ENGAGE
South Carolina program. 

The opt-in period is currently

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Next Steps

Participation in ENGAGE South Carolina starts with your district opting in via this landing page. If your district is currently participating in the ENGAGE South Carolina Program, we ask that you opt in again and provide an updated student referral estimate according to the updated eligibility criteria. Program space may be  limited, so we ask that you estimate as close as possible the number of students you would like to refer. Our team will be in touch with you to confirm your opt-in and discuss next steps, including providing access to the toolkit for sharing information about the program with staff and your community. We will also reach out to your designated data coordinator to make sure they have access to the secure SFTP site, review the data template, and answer any questions they might have.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at EngageSC@GraduationAlliance.com. Please also watch this quick info session video to learn more about the program.

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