In compliance with the requirements of the Every Students Succeeds Act, we would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teachers and/ or paraprofessionals. As a public charter school, we are allowed to hire up to 25% of our teachers who do not have SC teacher certificates. For PSA, that means that some of our teachers have doctorate, Master’s, or professional degrees in the content but have not pursued a state certificate. If you have any concerns, the following information may be requested:
Whether the student’s teacher—
o has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
o is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
o is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s and/ or paraprofessional’s qualifications, please contact Tim Gott at 843-300-4118.