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For Immediate Release: May 26, 2020 Taylor Fulcher, Chief of Staff tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 South Carolina Public Charter School District Names Finalists for Superintendent Columbia, South Carolina—The South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) Board of Trustees has named its finalists for the next leader of the District. After a rigorous interview process and an analyses of an overwhelming number of talented candidates, Angel Malone and Chris Neeley have been named the finalists. This comes after Elliot Smalley’s departure in...

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For Immediate Release: January 9, 2020 Taylor Fulcher, Chief of Staff tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849   Following record-high 2019 academic achievement results for the South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD), superintendent Elliot Smalley announces May departure    Smalley excited to take on new opportunity as Legacy Early College CEO   Today, with schools in the SCPCSD performing at historically high academic levels , SCPCSD superintendent, Elliot Smalley, announced his plans to transition into a new role as CEO of Legacy Early College in May...

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For Immediate Release: October 1, 2019 Taylor Fulcher, Chief of Staff tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 South Carolina Public Charter School District Charters are Fastest-Improving in the State Since 2015, 23-point increase in graduation rate is tops among all districts Columbia, South Carolina—This year, charter schools in the South Carolina Public Charter School District continued to improve, earning a 9-point gain in graduation rate—a rate which has now grown by 23 points since 2015, faster than any district in South Carolina. In 2019, 72.3%...

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For Immediate Release: April 17, 2019 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 South Carolina Public Charter School District Re-Launches New Schools SC Fellowship for Prospective Charter School Founders Columbia, South Carolina—This fall, the South Carolina Public Charter School District will re-launch its New Schools SC Fellowship, an all-expenses-paid charter school incubation and leadership development program for up to three leaders aiming to open  game-changing new schools in South Carolina’s highest-need communities. Fellows will submit their charter in February 2020...

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For Immediate Release: March 19, 2019 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 Six out of Six Charter Schools Renew with the South Carolina Public Charter School District Columbia, South Carolina—At the South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) March 18th and March 19th Board of Trustees meetings, six out of six eligible charter schools were granted 10-year contract renewals, continuing their service to students and families within the SCPCSD portfolio. All six charter schools have previously been named National...

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For Immediate Release: January 31, 2019 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 The South Carolina Public Charter School District Releases One Million Dollar Grant Opportunity to its Charter Schools Columbia, South Carolina – The South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD), the state’s largest and most diverse charter school authorizer, has released a one-million-dollar grant opportunity to its portfolio of 33 tuition-free public charter schools. The grant opportunity, which was passed unanimously by the Board of Trustees, will award...

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Cheering students. Rousing speeches. Yellow scarves. Big events. You know what that means: it’s National School Choice Week! As this week comes to a close, I’m reflecting on our work at the South Carolina Public Charter School District—a statewide sponsor of charter schools founded on the principles of choice and innovation—and thinking about the role that we play in offering quality choices to South Carolina families. Over the last few years, our schools have made...

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For Immediate Release: December 6, 2018 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 South Carolina Public Charter School District one of only three districts in state named to National Honor Roll for AP access and success Columbia, South Carolina —  The South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) is one of only three districts in South Carolina being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll.  SCPCSD sponsored charter schools earned this...

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For Immediate Release: May 10, 2018 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 South Carolina Public Charter School District Board of Trustees Revokes Columbia’s SC Science Academy’s Charter Columbia, South Carolina—During the South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) May 10, 2018 meeting, the Board of Trustees denied the request made by SC Science Academy to continue in operation after the close of the 2017-2018 school year. On March 8, 2018, after recommendations made by the SCPCSD staff, the SCPCSD Board...

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