• “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Welcome to

Sumter High School

An International Baccalaureate World School   

The Sumter High School website has a wealth of information that is constantly being updated.

Check out our new Hybrid/Virtual Information Section under the “About Us” tab at the top of the website!  Updated for second semester!

Parents and students can find important information under the “Academics” tab at the top of the website.  There is a special section for Parents.

Seniors can find important updated information for Seniors under the “Seniors” tab at the top of the website. Seniors should check this regularly! 


The Counseling tab has several webpages with current information on upcoming workshops, scholarships, dual-enrollment, just to name a few!

Check the website regularly for updates! 

Virtual Educational Request

Parents who wish for their child(ren) to remain virtual once the second semester begins are asked to complete the Virtual Learning Request form.  The Virtual Learning Request form must be completed by the parent/guardian for each student that will receive virtual (online) educational services and instruction through Sumter School District.

Virtual Learning Request Form 2020  (Editable Online)

Please email the editable online form to: shs.virtuallearning@sumterschools.net

Virtual Learning Request Form 2020  (Print Copy)

Print copies of the virtual form can be turned into Sumter High School between the hours of 8:00-4:00 Monday – Friday.

Virtual Learning Request Form 2020  (Spanish)

Dr. Martin-Knox Letter – Covid Update January 15, 2021

USC-Dual Enrollment and Early College Students
Classes have started, January 11, 2021, please login to begin your classes.

Underclassman Make-up Pictures
Legacy Studios will be back on campus on Tuesday, January 19th from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. to take make-up pictures. If you have a student who is a 9th-11th grader who needs to either make-up their picture or needs to take one for the first time to be included in the yearbook, please go to the link below to sign up for a time.
Social distancing will be practiced and masks will be required until time to take the photos.
Contact Mr. Edge, the yearbook adviser, at christopher.edge@sumterschools.net, if you have any questions.


Due to the large numbers of students who have not taken their yearbook photo, we are planning to have a make-up picture opportunity for all grade levels including seniors on January 19th. Before we schedule this event, we would like to see how much interest there is. Please complete this survey as soon as possible so that we can plan accordingly.

Please use the click the image below to provide an announcement for the Gamecock News weekly show.

Due to the change to virtual learning the EOC dates are unknown at this time.  The new dates will be posted as soon as they are available.  

SHS 2020-2021 EOCEP Fall-Winter Letter to Parents

Coping with COVID-19: Resources for Parents and Teens


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