R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy

Principal:  Anita Hunter

Address:   345 Eastern School Road, Sumter, SC  29153

Phone: (803) 495-3247     Fax:  (803) 495-3211



We are excited to welcome students to a new year of learning at R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy. Our motto is “Armed with our S.W.O.R.D.” Students use their S.W.O.R.D daily (Seek Excellence, Work Hard, Observe Rules and Procedures, Respect Self and Others and Do the Right Thing).

Friday, August 28 is the first day of virtual learning for students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Pre-kindergarten will begin Friday, September 4.

Virtual orientation for parents and students will be held Wednesday, August 26, from 9-10AM.  During orientation, Ms. Anita Hunter, principal and Mrs. Elaina Lemon, assistant principal, will review virtual learning and teaching expectations, policies, and procedures. Teachers will host individual virtual back to school meetings.  Additional information and links to the virtual meetings will be posted on the school’s website, Facebook page, and teacher Google classrooms.

Supplies, consumable textbooks, and Chromebook distribution will be Wednesday, August 26 from 5-6:30 PM and Thursday, August 27 from 9-11AM.  Students in grades kindergarten and first and new students to Sumter School District attending R.E. Davis will need to pick up a Chromebook. School supplies will be handed out to all students in grades pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Consumable textbooks will vary by grade level, but may include science, math, and writing.  Masks will be worn and social distancing guidelines will be followed at all times.

When we resume face-to-face instruction at R.E. Davis, students in grades Pre-k through 8th will be expected to comply with the school uniform policy. Students should wear navy blue or khaki pants, skorts, or skirts and red, white, light blue or navy blue collared shirts.

Also, when we resume face-face instruction, the school start time is 7:45 AM. Breakfast will be served from 7-7:30 AM.  Drop-off time for car riders will begin at 7:15 AM.  Car riders should be dropped off in front of the school’s entrance. Afternoon dismissal pickup is 2:45pm at the gymnasium.

We are looking forward to another year of learning, growing, and collaborating.