TransformSC accepts five schools and two districts into its network


The schools submitted three-year plans that included innovations such as continuous assessment.   File photo

TransformSC has added five schools and two full school districts to its statewide innovation network.

The latest additions to the network are Bates Middle School in Sumter, Hartsville High School in Hartsville, Monarch Elementary School in Greenville, R.B. Stall High School in Charleston, Swansea High School Freshman Academy in Swansea and school districts Lexington County School District 4 in the Midlands and Cherokee County School District in the Upstate regions.

“The fact that more schools and districts are joining the TransformSC network shows how leadership can transform education in South Carolina,” AT&T state president and TransformSC co-chair Pamela Lackey said. “These leaders in our education community are inspiring widespread improvement in student learning and innovative thinking.”

The schools submitted three-year plans that included innovations such as continuous assessment, competency-based progression and blended or project-based learning, The plans were reviewed, evaluated and approved by TransformSC before the schools were accepted into the network.

Schools in the network have access to a variety of supportive opportunities, including help from national experts, mentorship and help in implementing their innovation plans.

“The continued growth that we’ve been seeing over the past year indicates that these transformational practices are having a positive impact on our classrooms,” BB&T state president and TransformSC co-chair Mike Brenan said.

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