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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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For Immediate Release: September 28, 2017 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 Palmetto Scholars Academy Named National Blue Ribbon School North Charleston, South Carolina — Today the U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, named Palmetto Scholars Academy (PSA) as a National Blue Ribbon School. The U.S. Department of Education states, “The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among...

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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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