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Contact: Drew Johnson, Chief Communications Officer
SCPCSD Announces 10-Year Renewals for Five Charter Schools
COLUMBIA, S.C. (MARCH 9, 2023) – The South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) announced that five schools have been granted a 10-year charter renewal. The rigorous review process conducted by the SCPCSD included an analysis of each school’s academic, financial, governance, and operational performance, a site visit conducted by SCPCSD staff, and a review of all submitted materials up for renewal.
Riverwalk Academy, Bridges Preparatory School, GREEN Charter School Greenville, Pee Dee Math, Science & Technology Academy, and Midlands Middle College are the five schools that have been granted new 10-year charter renewals. This reflects measurable accomplishments for these schools and shows the hard work and dedication of their school boards, school leaders, teachers, staff, and parents are paying off in the form of high-quality schools.
“We are thrilled to be able to grant new 10-year charters to these kid-centric charter schools in South Carolina,” said Chris Neeley, Superintendent of the South Carolina Public Charter School District. “These five charter schools are all unique in their educational model, but they are all committed to high-quality academic programs that produce outcomes that are aligned with our philosophy of putting all kids first. We are proud to be their partner, and we look forward to ten more years of growth and progress in the communities they serve.”
A 10-year charter is a coveted and distinct honor for charter schools as it represents the culmination of their hard work and dedication to the purposes of the Charter Act and the goal of closing the achievement gap for students in South Carolina. By securing a 10-year charter renewal, the families served by these five schools have the confidence and knowledge that their children are not only attending a high-quality school but will continue to have the opportunity to reach their full potential at these schools in the future.
About the South Carolina Public Charter School District: The South Carolina Public Charter School District authorizes, champions, and supports the creation and advancement of innovative K-12 public charter schools in South Carolina. We value all students’ unique talents and abilities and hold high expectations for social, emotional, and academic growth inclusively within the diverse population we serve. https://sccharter.org/