Frequently Asked Questions

What time does school start and how early can I drop off my child?

School starts promptly at 8:30 am so please make every effort to have your child at school on time. You may drop off your child starting at 8:00am.

What time does school end and how late can I pick up my child?

SPARC and Mastery Monday (Focus Friday will replace Mastery Monday for the 2019-2020 school year) classes end at 3:15pm. Pick up is between 3:15 and 3:30pm. Please make every effort to pick up your child by 3:30pm. Academic core classes end at 12:30pm, with lunch between 12:30 and 1:00pm. Pick up time for students enrolled in Option A is 1:00pm.

How do I drop off, and pick up, my child?

Pull into the main entrance at 1116 Fury’s Ferry and drive to the right of the church building and circle behind it. You will see our school building directly behind the church. Pull in front of the main school doors and stop. Your child may exit the car on his/her own or wait for a teacher to open the car door. Children should go directly inside the building. After dropping your child off, keep driving straight and turn left at the back corner of the church to reach the main entrance on Fury’s Ferry. Pick up happens exactly the same way, except we will bring your child to your car. Please display your car tag (provided to you before school starts) on your dashboard/windshield. If you would prefer walking your child into (or from) the building, you may do so, but please make sure your car is not blocking car line.

Do I need to send a lunch and/or snack?

Yes! We do not have a lunch service, so you will need to send a nutritious lunch and snack with your child every day. We also do not have a convenient way to refrigerate or warm up lunch, so please pack foods that are fine at room temperature. Lunch time is between 12:30 and 1:00pm each day. Snacks will vary by class schedule but occur roughly between 9:30 and 10:30am.

Is Savannah River Academy accredited?

Yes! We are fully accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission.

What should my child wear to school? Will there be uniforms?

Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, SRA will institute a mandatory uniform policy. Please find details of this policy here.

Do I need to purchase school supplies?

We have a school supply list. Families can opt to purchase these supplies on their own or pay a one time “at cost” fee. The cost will not be marked up; this is not a money-making (or fund-raising) endeavor. We only offer this as a time and cost-saving option, while being sure the teachers are getting exactly what they want for their classrooms. However, you are welcome to purchase your own supplies if that is better for your family.

Will I need to file an intent to homeschool?

If your child is in Kindergarten, the short answer is “no.”

For other grades, you will only need to file if your child is not participating in the entire program (i.e., Monday through Friday 8:30-3:30). The link to do so is:

If you are a resident of South Carolina enrolled in Options A or B (i.e., not the full day/week program), please contact us at