Welcome to the Elementary Virtual Academy!

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    The  growth, development, and success of your child is our primary concern. With that in mind, we are committed to providing each and every student the best education we possibly can while maintaining a safe and nurturing environment.


    I’ve had the pleasure of working in Rock Hill Schools now for over 14 years. I come from a military family, born in Chicago but was raised in Charleston. I attended the University of South Carolina for both my undergraduate and graduate studies. I’ve been in Rock Hill Schools for my entire career in education spanning several schools and numerous titles. I have been so fortunate to have so many professional opportunities to learn and grow. The work of public education is so critical to the success and life of a child, the responsibility I have to help all students is one I hold in very high regard.

    In my free time I explore many interests and passions like pottery, cooking, travel, and being on the water!


    Please feel free to contact me at any time if I can be of assistance to you and your family, we stand ready to serve. Again, I am so excited to welcome you all to virtual learning.


    Eager to work with you this year,


    Derek McQuiston
    dmcquist@rhmail.org
    803-324-7478

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