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North Carolina Schools

Fort Mill and Rock Hill (South Carolina)

Public School Entrance Requirements

Schools: Location, Location, Location...


If you have children or planning on having them in the future, schools can be a huge deciding factor in specific relocation area decision. Your child’s future can be determined not just by their and your hard work, but also by the quality of schooling child receives.


Bellow I have included an interactive map that shows schools quality score. You can also search the map by clicking on the top right corner and entering in the zip of desired location. If you scroll further, I have provided links to school districts and other useful info.

From Preschool...


Excellence in education is a priority for schools throughout the Charlotte area. Educators in both Carolinas are committed to providing the very best environment for your children as they work through the fundamental years.   

Public and private high school offer career minded education and a full venue of girls and boys athletics.

To Postgraduate


Higher education is diverse.  From the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to Johnson & Wales, students will find excellence in education.  Johnson C. Smith University, Winthrop College, Queens College and Central Piedmont Community College are also highly regarded as young and maturing adults seek to build thier careers.

North Carolina

A child entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Oct. 16.
A child entering the first grade must be 6 years old on or before the same date.
A copy of the child’s birth certificate and proof of residency must be taken to the school in order to register the child.

The following basic immunizations are required by state law:

  • DTP - 4 or more doses (the last must be on or after the 4th birthday.)

  • Polio - 3 or more doses (the last must be on or after the 4th birthday.)

  • Measles - one on or after the 1st birthday, a second 30 days or more after the 1st.

  • Mumps - one dose on or after the 1st birthday.

  • Rubella - one dose on or after the 1st birthday.

  • Hepatitis B - 3 doses for children born after 7/1/94, none required for older children.

  • Hib - 4 doses


A certificate of immunization must include the following:

Name and birth date of child
Name of the parent(s) or guardian
Address of the parent(s) or guardian
Sex of the child

South Carolina

S.C. law requires that children between ages 5 and 17 enroll in school.


Schools operate for 180 days each year.


S.C. law requires that all children to be enrolled in kindergarten and first grade present a birth certificate issued by the state of birth and be 6 years of age by Sept. 1 of the current school year. An exception is made for children who have completed first grade in another state that has a different age requirement.


To enter kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1.


All children entering S.C. schools for the first time must be immunized prior to enrolling and obtain an S.C. Certificate of Immunization form.


Certificates may be obtained from the S.C. Health Department or other sources of medical care.


South Carolina requires the following immunizations:

  • measles

  • rubella

  • DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus)

  • polio.

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