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For Immediate Release: May 31, 2017 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org 706-399-8651 Kevin Mason, Director of Communications High Point Academy ksmason@hpaspartanburg.com 864-809-3116 High Point Academy Celebrates SC Public Charter School District Teacher of the Year Spartanburg, South Carolina – A High Point Academy English teacher has been named The South Carolina Public Charter School District Teacher of the Year.  Elliot Smalley, SCPCSD Superintendent, announced April Purser as the 2016-2017 winner. Ms. Purser, is an English Language Arts teacher with 14 years of experience...

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For Immediate Release: May 11, 2017 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org 706-399-8651 South Carolina Public Charter School District Board of Trustees Approves Six Charter Schools in the 2016-2017 Application Cycle Columbia, South Carolina—During the South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) May 11, 2017 Board of Trustees meeting, one charter applicant—Polaris Tech, was approved to open. The two remaining applications heard today were not approved. Today’s board meeting closes out the 2016-2017 SCPCSD charter school application cycle. Polaris Tech states...

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For Immediate Release: March 29, 2017 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org   South Carolina Public Charter School District Recognizes Eight “Schools of Distinction”   It is with great pleasure that the SCPCSD staff recognizes eight schools as SCPCSD Schools of Distinction based on data from the 2015-2016 academic school year. These schools have received this distinction for their exemplary work in the categories of Student Growth (measured by the Education Value-Added Assessment System, Level 5) and/or scoring a 100% Academic...

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For Immediate Release: March 9, 2017 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org 706-399-8651 South Carolina Public Charter School District Board of Trustees Revokes Imagine Columbia Leadership Academy’s Charter Columbia, South Carolina—During the South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) March 9, 2017 meeting, the Board of Trustees denied the request made by Imagine Columbia Leadership Academy to continue in operation after the close of the 2016-2017 school year. On December 8, 2016, after recommendations made by the SCPCSD staff, the SCPCSD...

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For Immediate Release: February 9, 2017 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org 706-399-8651 South Carolina Public Charter School District Board of Trustees revokes South Carolina Calvert Academy’s Charter Columbia, South Carolina—During the South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) February 9, 2017 meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously denied the request made by the South Carolina Calvert Academy to continue in operation after the close of the 2016-2017 school year. On December 9, 2016, after recommendations made by the SCPCSD staff,...

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For Immediate Release: August 11, 2016 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 Garden City Preparatory Academy Loses Appeal to Continue Operation South Carolina Public Charter School District Board of Trustees revokes GCPA’s charter. Columbia, South Carolina—During the South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) August 11, 2016 meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously denied the request made by the Garden City Preparatory Academy (GCPA) to continue in operation. On June 9, 2016, after recommendations made by the SCPCSD staff, the...

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NEXT High School has cleared one more hurdle in its quest to expand to serve students at the soon-to-be-closed Tamassee-Salem Middle High School in Oconee county. On Monday, the South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) Board of Trustees conditionally approved the needed amendment to NEXT’s charter, allowing the school to serve all middle and high school grades at an additional campus. “I love to see this type of grit, determination, and outside-the-box thinking from our school...

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